Monday, July 18, 2011

2011 Facebook Friend Referral Contest

Who wants to win a FREE dozen red roses??

It's our first annual Facebook Friend Referral Contest. Do you have lots of friends, family and co-workers? Why not introduce them to our flower shop and our Facebook page and win some free red roses for you in the process. All they have to do is like our page and write your name on our wall, who ever has their name on our wall the most by July 31, 2011, will win. It's that easy. I can't wait to see who wins!!

So send your friends to right now!

Following us on Facebook is the quickest and easiest ways to hear about upcoming specials, contest, and free prizes as well as see beautiful picture of what we do in our store day to day. We will also start playing the name game in August. If you see your name on our wall on Facebook, all you have to do is come in to get your free flower. We will pick two new names each week so theres many chances to win!

To order the Item RM-352 Fly Me Away Premium Red Roses now, click here. When you care to send the VERY best! Our premium long stem roses from Ecuador are hand delivered in an upgraded red vase using premium foliages, curly willow, and topped off with two dancing butterflies.  Approx size is 34"h x 20"w

Monday, June 13, 2011

How to Care for Your Spathiphyllum

What do I do with it now?

So you've just received a new plant and now you need to know how to keep it alive right? Well the spathiphyllum is an easy care plant that can go by many names- spathiphyllum, spath, peace lily, or what we commonly call it in our flower shop, a closet plant. But don't be fooled by the name, you can't really keep it in a closet if you expect it to live.

The spath is a tropical flowering plant in the same family as the antherium. It have long medium green leaves and grows a white bloom. Generally it is grown as a house plant. The spath or closet is know as an air purifier and it helps remove toxic chemicals from the air like formaldehyde.

Caring for your closet

The closet plant likes low-medium light and high water. It's best to water with room temperature water, generally once a week allowing the soil to dry slightly between watering. Lightly misting the leaves at most twice weekly will also be beneficial because the closet likes high humidity. Cold drafts will harm this plant as well as direct sunlight. Remove spent blooms to ensure continued blooms. Black leaves mean over watered. Poor drainage, too frequent water, or standing in water will cause root rot. Re-pot your plant every 2-3 years to ensure a long lifetime with your hardy plant

Ideas for sending a closet plant to your friends

Closets are one of our most popular plants and we can decorate them up any way you can imagine. Armatures (like the one above) and trellises can be made out of bamboo, curly willow, or birch wood (see above). Whether its fun and bold like the first picture, natural like the armature or inspirational like the picture below, we can create something for everyone. Our only limit is your imagination.

Click here to order item RM-440 Peaceful Prayer. Or go to to browse our plant selection.

Monday, April 18, 2011

How to care for your Dwarf Schefflera Arbicola

Oh no, my plant is loosing leaves!

Dwarf schefflera arbicolas can go by many names, they like to keep you confused I think. Here at Enchanted Florist we just call them scheffs, our sweet wholesale plant lady Maria calls them arbicolas, but you also might here dwarf scheff, dwarf umbrealla tree, or just umbrella scheff. Or any combination of those!

When you first bring your (we'll say scheff) home, its common for them to go through an acclimation period. Don't panic if your plant starts to drop leaves or thins out, it's perfectly normal!

Most often, like in the picture above, you see the plants as full bushes with thick leaves forming a fingered umbrella shape, or like below with a braided trunk seen often with ficus trees. Scheffs can stretch and grow out of shape so selective pruning if perfectly acceptable.

How to care for a schefflera

Scheffs can adapt to a wide variety of light levels, but they perfer high light if possible, especially if they are of the verigated variety. They have an extensive root system and if outside will often grow toward a water source. Do not let them sit in water, not even in the saucer as this will promote disease.

Scheffs are part of the aralia family and like most in the family, they are prone to spider mites. If kept indoorsm clean plant and leaves often and remember to ckean the under side of the leaves as well where the mites like to hang out.

What type of plant do I send to a friend?

Scheffs and closet plants are both great options when sending a plant to someone who doesn't have the greenest of thumbs. They are easy care, low maintenance plants that should grow well in most houses. Our plants can be decorated to fit any personality or to match any home. Below, our scheff is decorated with a birchwood armature and butterfly. Click here to order item RM-413.

And as always, you can call us and talk to our staff about any plant problems or questions you may be having.

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