Monthly Archives: October 2011

Local Grown Fresh Eucalyptus

Discovering About Eucalyptus

 As a new, diva florist 4 years ago, I never laid my eyes on anything with a name like eucalyptus; in fact, I had no clue if it meant an animal friend, a yummy treat, or a vet trip.  It began one day as there was much commotion by Lynn; she was yipping and yaying at someone carrying in buckets & buckets of the oddest looking things I ever saw; so I just had to investigate.    As you know, we canines investigate with our nose and I had no idea what I was in for!  Well let me tell you- it was quite memorable; they were so soft but ever so strong smelly and I wasn’t impressed.  Why would anyone want it in a flower shop?  But with Lynn’s infectious energy I knew it must be something special so I gave it chance.

How To Love Eucalyptus

It’s wasn’t easy for me to like it but as time went by; I learned this plant is a favorite because of that smelly scent.  I even kind of grew to like it for my room now and again as it rids any and all possible odors like my abc bones (already been chewed)  or my so undignified scent when I come in from the rain.  I will also admit that I find it really easy to arrange because it drapes over a vase just perfect; and it fills in the occasional empty spaces in my designing perfectly too.

And of course… the wreaths are really cool because they hang away from your nose farther; canine easy to make-unless

you are like my grandmamma-who likes ready made by us….then we do that too.  I like the mini wreaths-they make quicker than Lynn’s big ones and less sticky time.

If you want to venture into aromatherapy, there’s nothing easier to start with.   It keeps its scent for years if you just want to dry it, or you can steep (like soak) it in oil for a real potent scent.   Lynn ties a little bunch to our showerhead which seems to open its scent gates big time with the steam.  I hear so many people in the store sneezing with allergies-ugh.  This is the best remedy for that.  Try it, bet you’ll love it.

Nothing Better Than Local Grown Eucalyptus

As a eucalyptus connoisseur now, I too anxiously watch for those incoming buckets every year.  The local grown eucalyptus has big round leaves and so soft you can mash it with one paw.   Its stronger smelling and lasts for weeks.   In the winter we get it from Cally (CA), and it is nice but not as paw friendly being stiffer and much smaller leaves.  Except….for the ‘willow’ leaf variety which of course is my winter favorite.

All in all, the quality is the best-the grower brings treats, and it is the longest lasting air freshener.   I’m telling you it is the best.

The Best Eucalyptus Deal in the World!

The buckets (and my farm treats) only come to the store from August to about Thanksgiving so it is a seasonal excitement that you just have to experience with me.  Leaning on the grower last week, I am thrilled to say he and I have come to an agreement I wanted to benefit both you my friends and my greyt friends.  Guess what? Every week from now until Nov. 5th you can have a big, freshly cut, growers bunch for only $12. dollars.  Do you know how big a bunch that is?   Like almost 30 stems!  Wow, this is enough for one super large vase or bucket, 5 smaller vases, or about 10 little bitty’s and one for your best friends area.   The greatest buy!

And want to know the best part?  $2. dollars of every bunch sold will go for treats to my friends waiting at the greyhound rescue!  Love, love it.     He is so nice to do this as these big bunches usually sell for $20. dollars.   He loves racing-so I hit his soft spot I think when I said “race cars not dogs”  hehe I’m a flirt.   So please help me make a big splash for my other friends; this will be so yummy for their long waits at the adoption kennel.  You can stop by any day, sometimes we sell out so you should maybe order your bunches for pickup on Friday or Saturday at the shop.  If you know someone who is sinus stuffy, maybe has an odd smelling place, or with

abc bones laying around….call me-we’ll deliver them a bunch or 2 with a big ribbon.   I looove our nice ribbons-they don’t itch.   My very own, promotion- I like being a diva florist.  Yay!

  Belief-it’s what gets you there….  love & leans,  Willow

My flirt mode 🙂

 

 

 

Robert Redford Speaks Real….as always

Second to my Mom; one of my favorite mentors and inspiration-he always speaks real.  I learned from them both to stand up on what I see and walk the talk……

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Thanks Bob,

Lynn