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Mid fall update

Autumn is in full force here in Chicago. It’s been quite chilly with lots of rain, and nights with frost, and the leaves have mostly turned to shades of yellows and golds and many have already fallen.

Here at FlowersFlowers, the wedding ‘season’ is slowing down, and in its place, we shift to wedding planning (meetings with brides).

And, of course, besides for weddings, we are busy with all the “every day” events in our lives, from births, to birthdays, to anniversaries, to illness, to ‘just because’ flowers.

The flowers in the shop look very autumnal! One flower that gets lots of comments is ornamental kale…..it looks rather like a rose, particularly when in an arrangement. We have varieties in purple, white/green, and lavender. Very pretty.

We’ve started to get ilex, also known as winterberry. Most people think of winterberry as red berries, but varieties include gold and orange, perfect for fall!

With it being time to pull out the more fragile plants from outdoor containers, these branches can make perfect replacements to transition to winter.

To everyone big and small, have a fun and happy Halloween this weekend!

September 2009

Labor Day is behind us, and the big, lush, hardy mums in the front of the shop signify that fall is arriving; they’re in shades of burgundies and red, yellows and butterscotch. These plants look perfect in urns in front of your home, or in simple baskets on a front porch.

With the days getting shorter and the nights getting cooler, Mother Nature has made a significant transition from summer flowers to fall flowers. The store is filled with shades of oranges and reds and purples.

The hydrangea colors are in transition from the pure pinks and lavenders to the multi-colored antique varieties. Whether you like greens/reds or blues/purples, there’s sure to be a hydrangea variety to love.

And, did we say BERRIES?!?!? We have rose hips, aronia berries, privet, hypericum, and they vary in shades from chartreuse green to reds and oranges to the color of a blueberry. Many berries have all sorts of health benefits, but these will be beneficial to your decor!
The store is filled with gorgeous bright fall colors….let your senses be delighted with red celosia, orange callas, pink zinnias, and much much more.

As the days get cooler, be sure to bring flowers inside to enjoy!