Welcome to the Flower Press From A&J's.

All the budding news for you to use.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Flower of the Month

January's Flower of The Month is Carnation

The Carnation is one of  the oldest cultivated flowers. They date back more than 2,000 years and  are rich with symbolism and mythology. Some believe that the carnation got it's name from the word “corone” meaning flower garland. Others think it comes from the word “coronation” because of its use in Greek ceremonial crowns, while still others say it’s derived from from the Latin “carnis” (flesh) or  “incarnacyon” (incarnation),  referring to the flower’s original pinkish color and the incarnation of God-made flesh.

Today, carnations can be found in a variety of natural and genetically altered colors. They represent steadfastness, love, fascination and distinction, but some colors have thier own unique meanings.
White......Pure Love and Good Luck
Light shades of Red........Admiration
Bright Red......Steadfastness
Dark Red......Deep Love and Affection.
Purple......... Capriciousness
Pink........Mother's Love
     This symbolism began in Christian mythology with the belief that the pink carnation first appeared on earth from the Virgin Mary’s tears falling along the trek to Calvary with Jesus. Wherever her tears fell pink carnations sprouted to remind all of a mother's undying love. That's why pink carnations  are given on Mother’s Day. 
This fragrant flower is also the state flower of Ohio, the January birth flower, and the 1st wedding anniversary flower.

At A&J's Floral Boutique(R)  single carnations ar 85 cents. Budvases begin at $6.95. and a beautiful dozen that are hand-tied or designed in a vase are $30.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

More things.........

...........that stay the same. In our last post we mentioned that the more things change the more they stay the same. Well, at A&J's our committment to excellence remains steadfast.

Our fresh flowers and foliages are never warehoused. We receive the freshest botanicals daily. Upon arrival they are immediately inspected, trimmed, cut, and hydrated. We keep abreast of the most recent care and handling techniques for fresh botanicals to ensure the optimal vase longevity for you.

We continually hone our knowledge of floral design and horticulture, as well as color, fashion, and interior trends. All so that we may provide the expert advise you have come to rely on and expect. To have a convenient and informative place where we could share our knowledge we began this online blog last year,
The Flower Press from A and J's is a tool we use to keep you up-to-date on what's going on here at the shop, preview new products and designs, specials.....just all the 'budding' news for you to use....and this year there will be some new recurring monthly posts.

Flower of the Month- Showcasing single genus flowers
Design of the Month - Showcases a vintage or modern floral design
What's New- Showcases new varieties of flowers and foliage plants
Show Your True Color- Showcases colors of the month and what
                                      they express.

As you can see, we are constantly striving to exceed our clients expectations. To this end we have created several services over the years to help our clients.
Our online storefront is open 24/7 at,
http://www.sharonvillehometownflorist.com/ We are proud of our exclusive and award-winning designs available on this site. Creativity is constantly under construction here and new designs are added all the time.

Our Order Desk is open 7a-11p for phone orders 7 days a week.
It can be reached at 513.563.6565.

Clients have come to rely on A&J's Special Delivery. All orders recieved by 12:00p are guaranteed same day delivery. All deliveries require a signed acceptance. Nothing is ever left unattended. Sender recieves an e-mailed confirmation of delivery with a brief description of floral gift, time, and date, for thier records.

Forget your anniversary....forget Mom's birthday? ...We remember those special dates for you with our Date Keeper. You receive a courtesy call reminding you of the occasion, go over your selelction, and make all the 'arrangements' to deliver your floral gift.