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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!


October 2009

We have seen a trend towards having weddings in September and October, and though the weather in the Chicago area can vary from hot and sunny to cold and rainy at this time of year, it’s a great time to have a wedding! Of course, any time is a great time for a wedding. 🙂

And, just because it’s fall doesn’t mean the flowers need to be autumnal! Here’s a couple of recent photos from some of our recent weddings.

And, FlowersFlowers has a new chuppah! Its got a wonderful prairie style architectural look, and we think that many Jewish couples will love to use this for their wedding day, whether it’s decorated simply with just a talis, or more elaborately with flowers and tulle.


August 2009

Welcome to the first blog from FlowersFlowers!

Summertime brings the most beautiful Dutch hydrangea to the shop; you’ll see lovely, lush blooms in pinks, lavenders and blues, as well as in antique shades which are almost too gorgeous to describe with their multi colored hues.

In addition to flowers from Holland, at this time of year, we are able to have local Midwest flowers! The local beauties include cranberry viburnum, Annabelle hydrangea, zinnias, salvia, ageratum, and much more, with changes every week, depending upon what the local growers are growing and what’s ready for them to pick.
Our customers are always asking where the flowers come from – and, at this time of year, they truly are arriving from all over the world! The cymbidium orchids are coming from New Zealand, the mokara orchids from Thailand, the dahlias are from California, the roses are from South America.

Whether you’re looking for flowers to brighten your kitchen, to send to your sweetheart, or to make your wedding day memorable, there’s a wide selection to select from in August.

Thank you for joining me in my first blog!

Joanne