What’s happening in 2018

what's happening in 2018Hello! Happy 2018. I hope your Christmas and New Years holidays went well. Ours did. It is always so nice to take the time to reflect on what is truly important.  I thought I would give you a quick peek at what happening here at Midwest Cut Flowers for 2018! Like always I have a hundred and fifty things I would like to do, but will probably only accomplish a few. Oh well, I am who I am right?

Branding

I finally had a professional logo made! I was so excited with the outcome!! Check it out.

 

The logo combines my flowers and my Etsy shop.  I had Liz from just artin around design it. She was awesome to work with. I would recommend her! I can’t wait to order my business cards, stickers and tags.

Etsy shop

Speaking of my Etsy shop…. I have been lacking in keeping it updated and stocked with wonderful new and exciting items…..That however is supposed to change here in 2018! My plan is to add market bags, aprons and pot holders as I get them finished. My hope is to have a lot of inventory so I can be ready for the fall outdoor market at Mama’s Happy. This was such a great event that I am already in planning stages for it!

Cut Flowers

I have just ordered my flower seeds and dahlia bulbs. Most of my seeds are from Johnnys Seeds and this year I ordered bulbs from Swan Island Dahlias. Here are a few of the new dahlias and seeds that I ordered this year.

September Morn Dahlia Swan Island Dahlias
September Morn

 

Amber Queen Dahlia Swan Island Dahlia
Amber Queen
Johnnys Seeds Queen Lime Orange Zinnia
Queen Lime Orange Zinnia

 

Johnnys Seeds Costa Mix Snapdragons
Costa Mix Snapdragons

I am still hoping to get an order into Floret for some seeds. This is such a great website. It has been fun to follow them as their business has grown. Very inspiring.

Venues

I have another place that I am going to bringing my fresh cut flowers. It is right here in our small town of  Delano.  Red Rooster Soaps  is an occasional shop that just opened in December. Exciting stuff.  Stop by and check it out next time you are in town.

Blog

As for my blog, I am going to try hard and post at least once a week. If I don’t have time to ramble I will just post pictures of what is going on around here.

 

 

 

 

Little video

Sometimes things just take you by surprise. My oldest daughter sent this to me yesterday!  I was so surprised to get it. What a fun gift. Thanks Erica.

It is such a good recap of my first year. I am looking forward to next year. I hope she will do another video for me.

 

5 Reason to give your Mom flowers

Every year I wonder what I should get my mom and mom in law for Mothers Day. Every year I think flowers.  It feels like it goes hand in hand doesn’t it? I put together a little note on 5 reasons to give your mom flowers. There is a lot of history in flowers! Interesting. Who knew?

LANGUAGE

Flowers speak their own language. Certain flowers mean certain things. Example, a rose means love and lilies are said to mean purity and grace. Here is a list of other flower meanings. It has been found that flowers have been dug up in ancient graves. They have a ceremonial meaning.  They are also a way of communicating without saying anything out loud. Mother’s Day makes up for about 24% of the cut flowers sold in the USA. That is quite a number of flowers!!

THERAPUTIC

Flowers make you feel good and lift your spirits. According to a study done by Rutgers University, people who received flowers felt good almost immeditly.    In every case, the recipients responded to the flowers with a heartfelt smile.

MEMORIES

Flowers bring back memories. Remember handing Mom a beautiful bouquet of freshly picked dandilions from the backyard. If you were to ask most women they would be able to tell you when they last received flowers from someone. Who they were from and why.

BEAUTY

Cut flowers are beautiful. When you have a bouquet sitting on your table or desk you take a moment however brief to stop and reflect the color and shape. They scent of the cut flowers is also another reason for flowers beauty.

EMOTIONS

Flowers are a gift that expresses feelings. They communicate human emotion. If for some reason you are feeling down and your loved one brings you a bouquet of sweet smelling flowers you feel that persons love. When I am the one giving the flowers I feel like I am giving love.

I have loved flowers since I was a little girl. I remember being about 10 yrs old and trying to dig up the weeds in the back corner of our yard for my flower bed.  I think about that and smile.  So when I think about what to give for Mother’s Day, I smile and think “flowers”