Archive for October, 2010

Special Delivery

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

As I always like to say, “Nothing can match the joy of receiving fresh flowers.” That’s why I love to surprise my friends and family members with a colorful creation from the Calyx Flowers’ birthday collection. It’s easy to find just what you’re looking for as we have so many different variety of flowers in wonderful color combinations.

 Today’s featured bouquet is the Happy Birthday Orchid Bouquet. Here we’ve used three different varieties of orchids that are flown in from the growers in Thailand.  It’s very striking and the cute “Happy Birthday” sentiment stick included with our as shown bouquet (left) makes a thoughtful statement.

Send your best birthday wishes today! And one more tip for today, orchids are extremely easy to arrange so do not fret as we’re sure your special recipient will find joy in arranging them as well. Have a great day!

Exclusive Luxury Rewards Special on the fabulous Telstar Blue Iris Bouquet

Monday, October 18th, 2010

It’s Monday morning and we have quite the deal for our favorite Flower Lovers! We’re offering the very beautiful Telstar Blue Iris Bouquet for only $39.95. This type of savings does not happen very often at Calyx Flowers so if you’re even thinking about sending flowers this week – DO IT NOW!

The bouquet is fifteen stems and comes with an adorable ceramic vase that has a quilted like exterior. What’s great about this bouquet is that its occasion neutral – meaning you can send it for any occasion whether it be a birthday, anniversary, get well, thank you or just because reason. It’s great for all ages too!

Luxury Rewards Telstar Blue Iris Bouquet
Luxury Rewards Telstar Blue Iris Bouquet

And if you’ve always been intrigued by these blue beauties here’s a bit of Iris trivia for you from the Calyx Flowers Floral Library

  • Iris was the messenger of the gods and goddess of the rainbow linking earth with other worlds. The reference of the Greek word is to the colors of the iris flower. Iris, from the Greek for rainbow, in fererence to the wide range of flower colors.
  • The iris has been the symbol of France as far back as the 6th century AD. It became known as the “fleur-de-lis” or flower of Louis, in honor of the kings of France.
  • Remember quantities are limited so don’t wait too long to take advantage of these special savings. To sign-up for email notifications on all Calyx Flowers’ special offers simply click here. Enjoy!

    Fresh-Cut Orchids: An Inside Look at Stylish Sprays

    Thursday, October 14th, 2010
    Orchid Blaze Bouquet
    Our October Cover Bouquet

    For those of us who like to make a strong statement when sending flowers in a stylish fashion, fresh-cut orchids are the go-to blooms. This fall Calyx Flowers is showcasing a modern selection of orchids in a wide array of unusual varieties and autumn colors.

    Orchid Blaze Bouquet  graces our October catalog cover. This beautiful bouquet is a combination of three different mokara varieties alongside striking tigertail arandas. Tropical ti leaves and curly willow provide a final touch. What’s great about our bouquets is that they are available to purchase many different ways. Customers can select the “shown” look which is the bouquet with the decorative vase that we show in our catalog or on the web site. Or you may want to just send the bouquet with a glass vase and we have that too. Have too many vases at home? Order just the bouquet. We try and accommodate everyone’s desires.

    Fun Orchid Fact from one of my favorite books, “Easy Orchids” – Did you know that orchids have been known to drape themselves exotically in trees and rocks? They draw their nutrients from water that falls upon their roots and from decomposing organic matter that often builds up around the roots.

    A Very Special Bouquet: Roses For A Cause

    Wednesday, October 13th, 2010
    10% of revenue raised will go to fund breast cancer research.

    10% of revenue raised will go to fund breast cancer research.

    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

    If you have ever had a friend or even friends diagnosed with breast cancer like I have in the recent years, you know how devastating and tough this disease really is. So to honor the many individuals affected by breast cancer Calyx Flowers in 2007 started our “Bouquets for Breast Cancer” program. Each year we donate 10% of the revenue raised by the sale of these flowers to fund breast cancer research. It’s all about making a difference.

    Our featured bouquet for 2010 is the Pink Ribbon Roses Bouquet. It’s a bouquet of vibrant beauty that will have your recipient saying, “Oooo la la roses!” when it arrives in splendid fashion. I just love the way the pink roses combine with the intriguing light green roses which are a variety called “Super Green.”

    If you’ve thought about sending flowers, Pink Ribbon Roses Bouquet is a great choice to give this October. I’ve sent it to my survivor friends and here’s a quick shout out to my dear friend Tracy – May you continue to heal and continue to fight. You have more strength and courage than I could ever imagine having. You are in my thoughts and prayers daily. Love you!

    Congratulations to our Fair Trade Certified Rose Winners!

    Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

    Yesterday we were the featured partner with FairTradeUSA to celebrate our adopted Fair Trade Day.  They highlighted our beautiful selection of Fair Trade Certified roses that make gift giving easy and meaningful. We offered three lucky people a chance to win a bouquet of these lovely roses by telling us who they would like to give them to and why on their Facebook page. Here are the 3 winners’ entries – so inspiring. We hope their recipients enjoy the roses!

    Betsy Ann Brinson My Mother. I am disabled, and she has always been there for me and loves me unconditionally. She has been through a lot in her life, yet she is very strong, kind, and generous. She always will offer help, even to strangers, and genuinely expects nothing in return. She is loving and never judgmental of others. I can’t do many nice things for her, so it would be fantastic to be able to do something for her as a nice surprise.

    Erik Stordahl I believe my wife deserves some roses. Next Monday she has her final CT scan to determine if her ovarian cancer is in full remission. What a way to celebrate! We also run a coffee roasting business that only uses fair trade coffee, so this surprise would provide a huge impact on her.

    Gloria Kaley I would give them to my dearest friend,Lisa. She has suffered so much loss and tragedy the past year..the loss of her beloved mother,a brother,her lively hood.Had a stroke followed by brain surgery and has had no follow-up care or rehab,a devastating flood ruined her home,still in disrepair,and now,she faces news on a condition of health that has rocked her to her very soul..she gets the prognosis today. Thru all of this and more,she has kept a positive attitude,been a source of strength and comfort to those around her who struggle and cares for her family and many pets without complaint or hesitation.She has never lost her sense of humor. One of the finest Women I have had the good fortune to meet in his life,I would give them to her. She deserves some beauty and happiness in her life. I would give her the world if only I could. Thank you. Blessings,Gloria.

    October is Fair Trade Month

    October is Fair Trade Month