Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Valentine's Day Tips


Valentine's Day is Monday, February 14th, and it's coming soon! This is an important day to many women and here is your opportunity to score brownie points with your sweetie.

This year it is on a Monday and if you forget and try to order that same day, you take a chance on us being sold out of her favorite flower, or not being able to get it there in time. And remember, the most important part of this is that her flowers get to her before any of her coworkers do. And our flowers are generally delivered in the order they are placed.

Start the celebration off early. We suggest you surprise her on Thursday the 10th, or Friday the 11th and include a card message saying that you "Just couldn't wait to say I love you." Instead of wondering if you will remember she will be surprised you thought ahead. And of course her coworkers will be ooohing and aaahhing, impressed at how thoughtful you are.

While beautiful bouquets of red roses are the traditional gift, we have other colors or roses including yellow, purple, white, and many shades of pink. This is the perfect opportunity for you to show off a little if you know her favorite color. In addition to dozen rose bouquets, we have tulips, lilies, gerberas, and stargazes. Add a few balloons, a teddy bear, and chocolates and she's sure to feel like a princess.

There’s a big plus with early delivery Thursday or Friday – you’ll be able to choose morning or afternoon…..or specific hours if she works shift or part-time. On Monday, we will deliver everything as promptly as possible, but we are unable to guarantee time deliveries…. and there’s the possibility that we will miss her if she leaves to run an errand.

Here’s a quick review of the benefits of sending your order early:
■Your “Valentine” is the center of attention at the workplace, while others are still waiting and hoping.
■They know you thought of them early – it’s not a “last minute” effort.
■Hundreds of deliveries will be made from 8-5:30 on Feb 14th….by sending early, your Valentine will feel loved all day.

AND REMEMBER...The unexpected generates more excitement and gets more brownie points! So check out our website and order now!

Friday, November 12, 2010

The Myth About Poinsettias

Busting the Poisonous Poinsettia Myth

Probably the biggest myth that we at Enchanted Florist and other professional florists face is the myth that poinsettias are poisonous. Well rest assured that they are not in the least bit harmful to you, your children, or your family pets. Poinsettias are the most widely tested consumer plant on the market today, proving the myth about the popular holiday plant to be false. Here are some great statistics to ease your mind:

-Scientific research from The Ohio State University has proved the poinsettia to be non-toxic to both humans and pets. All parts of the plant were tested, including the leaves and sap.

-According to POISINDEX, the national information center for poison control centers, a child would have to ingest 500-600 leaves in order to exceed the experimental doses that found no toxicity.

-A study from the Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University found that out of 22,793 reported poinsettia exposures there was essentially no toxicity significance of any kind. The study used national data collected by the American Association of Poison Control Centers.

Did You Know???

Did you know that the poinsettia has a special day all its own? By an Act of Congress, December 12 was set aside as National Poinsettia Day. The date marks the death of Joel Roberts Poinsett, who is credited with introducing the native Mexican plant to the United States. The purpose of the day is to enjoy the beauty of this popular holiday plant. So, be sure to give someone you love a poinsettia on December 12, National Poinsettia Day! Order Now!

We get in poinsettias of all sizes including red poinsettias, white poinsettias, pink poinsettias, poinsettia trees, small 4" poinsettias, and other sizes including 6", 8", and 10" pot sizes. All some festively decorated with Christmas greenery such as pine and cedar as well as other adornments like Christmas ornaments, angels, bells, or can be customized to your decor!

Christmas Open House

Annual Christmas Open House
Thursday December 9, 2010

Come join us in celebrating our Annual Christmas Open House with good food, great friends, smart sale shopping, and a fun time!

What's going on this year:

*20% OFF Christmas Silk Arrangements
*20% OFF Christmas Gifts
*GREAT DEAL!! Get 1 bunch of wrapped to go tulips for $14.95
*Buy a bolt of ribbon, we'll tie your bows for FREE

Great refreshments will be served including wassail that is for sale in the store

Raffle Drawing for Free Gifts including 1 Free Bouquet a month for a year

Get Tickets for the Raffle 4 Ways:

*1 ticket for coming
*5 tickets for bringing a friend
*1 ticket for every $10 you spend
*1 ticket for bringing your invitation

Monday, November 1, 2010

Wow!! 12 Weeks of Tulips

12 Weeks of Tulips Delivered to Your Home or Office

Have you always wanted to design flowers? Now is the perfect opportunity!

Makes a great present because it's the gift that keeps on giving!

Get fresh tulips delivered to your home or office for 4 months!

Program Details:
*1 Bunch (10 stems) of tulips every Monday afternoon
*Tulips are guaranteed to last a full week if kept cool & cared for properly
*1 vase of appropriate size delivered Monday January 17th 2011
*Price includes 12 bunches of tulips, 1 vase, & delivery each week
*Program runs Monday January 17 2011 thru Monday April 11 2011
*Tulips will be delivered to your home or office, must be in our delivery area
*All tulip bunches must be delivered to the same address
*Save 20% by paying in full up front

Just give us a call to sign up!

Payment Options:

OPTION 1- (Save 20%) Billed in full on your December 2010 Enchanted Florist statement - $125

OPTION 2 - (Save 20%) Pay by check, cash, or credit card in full by January 12, 2011 - $125

OPTION 3- Billed in 3 installments to your Enchanted Florist statement in Dec 2010, Jan 2011, Feb 2011 - $150

OPTION 4- Billed to your credit card in 3 installments Jan 12 2011, Feb 12 2011, Mar 12 2011 - $150

Thomas Kinkade's Santa's Workshop Bouquet

Click here to order now!

Oh what fun it is to celebrate Christmas at the North Pole with Santa and his elves as they prepare for their Big Night. Nestled in roses, this hand-painted scene, with its softly-lit cottage, will bring years of joy.

Thomas Kinkade has done it again with his Santa's Workshop, and combined with red roses it makes the perfect keepsake gift for his fans young and old. And starting at only $62.95 it can't be beat.

Visit Enchanted Florist's store for this and other works by Thomas Kinkade at
2519 Strawberry Rd Pasadena, TX 77502

Call us to place an order at (713) 944-4303

Or visit us online at

Friday, October 22, 2010

The Truth About Deceptive Floral Listings

If you type Houston, Tx and florist into any search engine, can you tell which of those are true local florists with a brick and mortar store and who is just pretending to be local?? Currently over half of those who appear to be local are really order gatherers.

What is Order Gathering?

The term 'order gatherer' was coined several years ago to describe floral service marketers, both real and virtual, that aggressively promote the sale of flower arrangements and related gifts which they intend to broker to local florists for fulfillment, primarily via affiliations with national florist wire services. Some of the common order gathering companies are ProFlowers, FTD, and 1800Flowers.

Why Local Florists Oppose Most Forms of Order Gathering?

Real local florists' concerns about some of the order gatherers' commonly used advertising practices occur on several counts including:

•the use of misleading ad titles and text that confuse consumers by featuring specific city names - when the order gatherers do not operate local flower shops that directly service the locations and where their sites or print ads fail to clearly inform consumers as to how these orders are 'serviced.'
•the use of the phrase 'we delivery to' when the brokers only 'relay to' or 'forward to' local florists for fulfillment, implying a service which they do not provide.
•the failure to itemize and explain all fees to consumers, making price comparisons difficult.
•the fraudulent claiming of 'free delivery.'
•the failure to inform consumers that delivery charges will be deducted from the value of dollars sent to local florists.

The average 'service fee' of $11.00 USD, a privilege fee charged just for forwarding orders to local florists, boosts the cost to consumers, giving the appearance that florist-delivered flowers are higher priced than they need be.

Local florist end up getting the blame when your husband tells you he spent over $75, and you are not happy with your small bouquet.

Let us break down a $75 bouquet ordered from an order gatherer versus your local florist:

ORDER GATHERER $75 BOUQUET: $11 average service fee, about $5 tax, leaving $59 for the bouquet. They will advertise free delivery, but when the order finally arrives to the local florist, they will still deduct a delivery fee of about $7 leaving $52 for your bouquet.

LOCAL FLORIST $75 BOUQUET: about $7 delivery fee, about $5 tax, your bouquet will be $63

Also, if you pick out a picture from a website or selection guide, your local florist will be able to immediately tell you what flowers and containers are currently available. When a local florist fills an order for an order gatherer, they are allowed to substitute flowers and containers as necessary and are not required to let you know ahead of time.

At Enchanted Florist, you can check us out 24/7 online at or at our actual store at

2519 Strawberry Rd Pasadena, TX 77502

Much of this information has come from the very informative website so feel free to visit their website for more information on deceptive ads including comparisons to actual order gatherers.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

We have a new and exciting product in at Enchanted Florist that we using with a twist. New in store are insulated lunch totes. Of course we are using them to make gift baskets and gourmet baskets, but we are also using them as plant covers. This reduces basket use, and many people throw the baskets away if the plant dies later. But in addition to this, our totes are made from recycled water bottles.

A few plastic water bottle facts:

Americans buy an estimated 29.8 billion plastic water bottles every year.

Nearly eight out of every 10 bottles will end up in a landfill.

Recycling a single plastic bottle can conserve enough energy to light a 60-watt light bulb for up to six hours.

We also try do do our part and recycle in other ways. We reuse vases and baskets that customers bring in, we reuse cardboard boxes of all sizes as much as possible, some of our glass vases are made out of recycled materials, we plan our delivery routes to cut down on gas and emissions, and keep our spoilage of fresh products to a minimum.

It's important that every person and business do their part and try their hardest to keep waste to a minimum!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Rainbow Roses

Rainbow roses are exactly what they sound like, a colorful box of crayons all built into one rose. And yes, they are real but can only be purchased cut or dried, no rose bushes just yet. Each one is different. They are just one of the new and exciting creations developed in the last few years, new technology just doesn't include computers anymore.

They were designed by Peter Van de Werken, who owns a flower company close to Den Bosch in southern Holland. They are made by inserting dye into the stem of the roses while still growing, resulting in the colors being absorbed by the petals of the rose. They are difficult to make and are slightly higher than traditional roses.

People either love them or hate them, and they go over great with Gen X. We are carrying them in our store now on a regular basis and can add them to any floral bouquet we make, just ask! We also send them out as a dozen long stem roses in a vase. But no matter how we fix them up, it's rave reviews from the recipients of the very special roses.

Call us now or visit our website to place your order today!

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

All About Us

Enchanted Florist is located at:
2519 Strawberry Rd
Pasadena, Texas 77502

You can contact us- 
by phone (713)944-4303, 
by fax (713)944-3909
Toll Free (800)446-1982

Our Five Flowering Vases
Visit our website at
On Facebook at
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Enchanted Florist is a full service florist. We can handle your corporate functions, birthdays, get wells, weddings, sympathies, new babys, thank yous, anniversiary, Christmas decorations, and whatever else you may throw are way. Our fabulous designers will create that memorable moment for you.

We carry daily a large variety of fresh flowers: roses, rainbow roses, gerbera daisies, hydrangeas, stargazer lilies, asiatic lilies, calla lilies, snapdragons, delphinium, iris, and much more. Flowers such as tulips and peonies are carried seasonally. In addition we have green & blooming plants, gourmet food, balloons, plush animals, and several different gift lines.

We love creating unique arrangements

Yes we deliver! Local delivery is available. We serve Pasadena, Texas and surrounding areas: Houston, Deer Park, La Porte, Webster, Clear Lake, Pearland, Friendswood, League City, Seabrook, Kemah, Baytown, Galena Park, Channelview, Bellaire, Downtown Houston, and the Houston Medical Center.

Hospitals include but are not limited to Bayshore Medical Center, Patients Medical Center, Kindred Hospital, Memorial Southeast, and Clear Lake Hospital. All Medical Center Hospitals including Texas Childrens Hospital, Texas Womens Hospital, St. Lukes Hospital, Methodist Hospital, and MD Anderson.

Funeral Homes include but are not limited to Pasadena Funeral Home, Grandview Funeral Home, Niday- Fairmont Funeral Home, Niday Funeral Home, and Leal Funeal Home.

Enchanted Florist of Pasadena has been family owned and operated by Debbie Wright, AAF, TMFA for over 25 years.