Wednesday, March 6, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Flowers: March 17th at Florafinos!

 Green Flowers at Florafino's!!

Send a green St. Patrick's Day bouquet with a card that say's "Top of the mornin' to ya" and you'll discover more than a pot of gold - you'll discover a smile on the face of an "Irish" friend.

St. Patrick's Day is a celebration of Irish and Irish American culture throughout the US.; celebrations include parades and huge displays of the color green, the Chicago river is actually dyed green!

Decorate your St. Paddy's Day party with emerald green flowers!

Do you know why people pinch you for not wearing green on St. Patrick's Day? We wear green to symbolize the Irish identity and to make up for the past when they could have been hanged for wearing green or speaking Gaelic. When Ireland was under English rule, Irish people were not allowed to wear the color green, as the color represented Ireland. Now, everyone is "Irish" for the day and we wear green in support.

Have a St. Paddy's Day bouquet delivered to celebrate the luck of the Irish

St Patricks Day flowers are a great way to celebrate the holiday, along with the corned beef and cabbage of course! Vibrant arrangements of green flowers are the perfect St Patricks Day decorations. Although it might be hard to find shamrock or a four-leaf clover this St Paddys Day, an arrangement of green orchids or carnations tied with a green ribbon will lend the same festive spirit to your St. Patrick's Day party.

Friday, February 8, 2013

10th Annual Bridal Prom & Pageant EXPO 2013

YES! Florafino's Flower Market will be here!!!!
Calling all brides, please come and join us for a fun filled day at Colony Square Mall!!!

Valentine Rose Meanings

RED roses show love, passion and respect. Red roses of any color say "I love you"; deep red roses imply unconscious beauty.

PINK roses communicate happiness, appreciation, admiration, friendship, sympathy.

LIGHT PINK roses denote grace, joy, gentility and admiration.

DARK PINK roses are to signify thankfulness.

LAVENDER symbolizes love at first sight and enchantment.

WHITE roses signify spiritual love and purity; but of the soul; bridal white means happy love. White roses can also signify secrecy reverence humility, innocence, or charm.

YELLOW shows "I care"; friendship, joy, gladness or freedom.

CORAL roses imply desire.

PEACH roses indicate modesty.

ORANGE roses display a feeling of enthusiasm, desire and fascination.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Mood Flower Power

- Increase Energy with red roses: Because red has the slowest vibratory rate and longest wavelength, it stimulates adrenal glands, boosting energy.
- Enhance alertness with sunflowers: Yellow light waves stimulate the brain, making one alert, clearheaded and decisive. And because people generally associate yellow with the sun's rays and daylight, it's said to help people feel more optimistic.
- Relax with bells of Ireland: Green affects the nervous system, allowing people to breathe slowly and deeply, slowing the production of stress hormones and helping the heart relax.
- Boost confidence with irises: The color indigo stimulates the brain's pineal gland, which is the regulator of sleep patterns. Indigo also helps to free the mind of worries, fears and inhibitions.
- Get a good night's sleep with delphinium: Blue triggers the production of melatonin, a brain chemical that helps with relaxation and sleep. Blue also stimulates the thyroid gland to release thyroxin, a hormone that regulates metabolic rate.
- Prevent allergies with orange Gerber Daises: Orange strengthens the immune system and the lungs, which can ward off spring allergies. Orange also has a strong beneficial effect on the digestive system and can stimulate the sexual organs.
- Relieve stress with lilacs: Violet has a cooling effect, alleviating "hot" conditions like heat rash and sunburn, and suppressing hunger and balancing metabolism. It also stimulates the pituitary gland, the part of the brain that releases tension-fighting beta-endorphins.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Easter Lily Time!

Caring For It Indoors:

  • Choose a sunny or bright location so it will receive plenty of light during the day. Keep away from heat sources (like a heat register) since it prefers being cool at night.
  • Water well each day.
  • Once it blooms and the leaves begin to yellow, keep watering until ready to transplant outdoors (allow the leaves to die naturally before pruning them).

To Move Outside:

  • When all danger of frost has passed in the Spring and the soil can be worked, plant the bulb 6 to 8 inches deep in the soil. Choose a location where it will receive lots of sun and make sure the soil is well-draining. Top the soil with about an inch or two of mulch to help keep the roots cool during the hot summer.
  • It may bloom in the Fall of the same year it is transplanted but it more typically does so in late Spring of the following year (May to June).

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

9th annual Southeastern Ohio Bridal Prom & Pageant Showcase

Yes Florafino's Flowers Will be here!
Stop by and visit our exhibit and view and hold our beautiful wedding bouquets and see what specials we have in store!

You are invited to join us for the ninth annual Southeastern Ohio Bridal Prom & Pageant Showcase – the original, the classiest, the largest, and the most organized expo of its kind that is designed. Hosted again at the Muskingum County Conference & Welcome Center
The event will take place Saturday, January 14 th, 2012. We run a first-class event, covering everything from delicious samples, flowers, door prizes, and fashion shows… to live entertainment, demonstrations, and unparalleled hospitality.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

JUMBO Amaryllis ARE in!!!

  • Planting Period: October until the end of April.
  • Flowering Period: Late December until the end of June.
  • Flowering time is 7-10 weeks.
  • Larger bulbs produce more flowers.
  • Always store un-planted bulbs in a cool place between 40-50 deg. F.

Amaryllis-One of a Kind

Of all flowering bulbs, amaryllis are the easiest to bring to bloom. This can be accomplished indoors or out, and over an extended period of time. The amaryllis originated in South America's tropical regions and has the botanical name Hippeastrum. The large flowers and ease with which they can be brought to bloom make amaryllis popular and in demand worldwide. The amaryllis comes in many beautiful varieties including various shades of red, white, pink, salmon and orange. There are also many striped and multicolored varieties, usually combining shades of pink or red with white.

Preparation for Planting

The base and roots of the bulb should be placed in lukewarm water for a few hours. Remember, if you cannot plant the bulbs immediately after receiving them, store them at a cool temperature between 40-50 degrees F.


Plant bulbs in a nutritious potting compost, many are available pre-mixed. Plant the bulb up to its neck in the potting compost, being careful not to damage the roots. Press the soil down firmly to set the bulb securely in place after planting.

Planting picture

Placement and Watering

Plant the bulb, or place the potted bulb in a warm place with direct light since heat is necessary for the development of the stems. The ideal temperature is 68 to 70 degrees F. Water sparingly until the stem appears, then, as the bud and leaves appear, gradually water more. At this point, the stem will grow rapidly and flowers will develop after it has reached full growth.

Flowering Period

Bulbs will flower in 7-10 weeks as a general rule. In winter the flowering time will be longer than in spring

Set up your planting schedule between October and April with this in mind. To achieve continuous bloom, plant at intervals of 2 weeks for stunning color in your home or garden.

After-Bloom Care

After-Flowering. After the amaryllis has stopped flowering, it can be made to flower again. Cut the old flowers from the stem after flowering, and when the stem starts to sag, cut it back to the top of the bulb.
Leaf Growth and Development. Continue to water and fertilize as normal all summer, or for at least 5-6 months, allowing the leaves to fully develop and grow. When the leaves begin to yellow, which normally occurs in the early fall, cut the leaves back to about 2 inches from the top of the bulb and remove the bulb from the soil.
Bulb Storage. Clean the bulb and place it in a cool (40-50 deg. F), dark place such as the crisper of your refrigerator for a minimum of 6 weeks. Caution: Do not store amaryllis bulbs in a refrigerator that contains apples, this will sterilize the bulbs. Store the bulbs for a minimum of 6 weeks.
Plant Again. After 6 weeks you may remove bulbs whenever you would like to plant them. Plant bulbs 8 weeks before you would like them to bloom.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

"Roses and Quotes"

And I will make thee bed of roses, And a thousand fragrant posies.
Marie-Antoinette, Queen

Bread feeds the body, indeed, but flowers feed also the soul
The Koran

Where flowers bloom so does hope.
Lady Bird Johnson

The World is a rose; smell it and pass it to your friends.
Persian Proverb

What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.
Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

Take time to smell the roses.
Gardening Cliches

Earth laughs in flower.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.
Emma Goldman

True friendship is like a rose: We don't realize its beauty until it fades
Evelyn Loeb

He who wants a rose must respect the thorn.
Persian Proverb

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns,
or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.
Abraham Lincoln

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Secretaries Week "Fun Facts"

Secretary week is April 24-30 and Administrative Professional Day April 27

Surprise your Secretary with Beautiful flowers, gift/candy basket, plants and more

check out our website or call 740-452-8285 and ask for our "in house" specials!

add a "Thank You" Balloon or "Great Job" to put that extra smile on your secretary's face!

National Secretaries Week was created in 1952 through the efforts of Harry F. Klemfuss, a New York publicist. Working in conjunction with the National Secretaries Association, later known as the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), Klemfuss wanted to encourage more people to consider careers in the secretarial/administrative support field.

The official period of celebration was first proclaimed by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Charles Sawyer as "National Secretaries Week," which was held June 1–7 in 1952, with Wednesday, June 4, 1952 designated National Secretaries Day. The first Secretaries Day was sponsored by the National Secretaries Association with the support of corporate groups.

In 1955, the observance date of National Secretaries Week was moved to the last full week of April. The name was changed to Professional Secretaries Week in 1981, and became Administrative Professionals Week in 2000 to encompass the expanding responsibilities and wide-ranging job titles of administrative support staff.