Valentine’s Day 2016

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“Sleeping Beauty” A lush design of premium flowers: lilies, roses, larkspur, stock, spray roses, in an 8″ white “Jordan” vase. $70.00. 

 

 

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“Meredith”  Three red roses, baby’s breath, & greens in a stack of hearts ceramic vase with matching ribbon.  $35  Add a mylar Valentine balloon for $3.50

 

 

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“Charlotte”
Three pressed glass vases in purple, red or fuchsia in a metal wire basket, filled with fuji mum, fragrant purple stock, pink spray roses and novelty greens. $35

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“Elizabeth”
Six red roses and novelty greens arranged in a 9 3/4″ square base metallic red vase with an open heart window. $42.00

 


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“Ariel”

Twelve red roses in a bouquet resting on a silver wire and pearls collar dropped into an 8″ red glass vase. $60.00. Also available in copper wire.

 

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“Ariel”- One dozen rose bouquet resting on a copper wire and pearl collar, dropped in an 8″ red glass vase. $60

 

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“Princess Leia”- Six red roses arranged in a large white hydrangea with mini carnation buds, surrounded with red midolini orbs- all in a 5″ Rosy Posy vase. $45

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“Grace” Lilies, spray roses, stock in a 5″ Rosey Posey vase. $40 

"Don't Take The Girl" Pint red mason jar filled with daisies, alstroemeria lilies, red carnations, pink carnations, delphinium, & stock  $35

“Don’t Take The Girl”
Pint red mason jar filled with daisies, alstroemeria lilies, red carnations, pink carnations, delphinium, & stock $35

"Don't Take The Girl" Red Quart Mason Jar filled with roses , lavender daisies, blue limonium , red carnations,  white asters, and lavender stock.   $45

A returning favorite: “Always On My Mind” from 2015. $35. Red roses, lavender stock, white asters, red carnations, & daisies in a quart size red Mason Jar. $45

 

Welcome, 2016

New Years Day is the time to reflect on the past year and make plans for the new year.

We spent the week between Christmas & New Year’s selling Christmas for 60% off to those thrifty folks who snatch up the high quality Christmas garlands, wreaths, arrangements, and ornaments to store for next year.  We’ve brought spring silk flowers out of storage to make room to store fall and, soon, the remaining Christmas merchandise until next fall.

There have been many conversations, like every year at this time, discussing the good and the bad from the past year, and brainstorming ideas for 2016.  I got my paint and brushes out and I’ve started painting what doesn’t get out of my way.  Soon, I hope to get a new tee shirt design to introduce to our customers for spring.

We are happy to announce that in 2016 we will give incentive points to our customers when they make a purchase and they can be redeemed later. Yay, customer rewards!!!

Next up for us is getting super organized for Valentine’s Day!

All of us at Ravenna Florist & Greenhouse are so thankful for our loyal customers who continue to let us serve them and all those new customers who came to see us through the holidays.  It’s an exciting time for our community with the opening of three new restaurants and the reopening of a favorite cafe.  We look forward to all the things happening here and the new people we will see visiting Irvine and Ravenna as a result!  We wish you a happy and prosperous new year and hope to see you and talk to you soon!!July26,2015 047

Be Grateful, Be Thankful, & Eat Pie! It’s Thanksgiving!

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Thanksgiving is almost here!  Call us to place an order for your Thanksgiving centerpiece, either to place on your table or to take with you for your hostess.

Click on Flowers on the menu, then click on ravennaflowersngreenhouse or FLOWERSHOPNETWORK to browse Thanksgiving flowers and place an order.  Or call us at 606-723-2175 to place an order between 8:30 and 5:00 Monday thru Friday.  We will close at noon on Wednesday, November 25 and remain closed until Friday morning at 8:30 am.  Happy Holidays!

Embroidery is now available at Ravenna Florist and GIFTS!

 

In July  of this year, we welcomed Leah Williams, of Pins & Needles Custom Embroidery, into our shop!  Leah occupies the front, right side of our space.  This means that you can walk into our shop and order custom monogramming and embroidery on something you bring in or you may also purchase items that Leah has in stock.

The wreath featured here is something we have collaborated on, combining a monogram and a wreath for a very unique display for your front door!

Christmas is fast approaching and Leah can solve any gift giving dilemna with a personalized item!  Come in the store and see what she can do for you!

 

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Scarecrow Contest is September 19 !!

10646664_10152433185104611_6819777778586671990_nResidential, business, & non profit entries accepted. Contest wood frame is required & can be purchased at RF &G for $10. If you already have a frame from past entries, you may reuse it. We REALLY, REALLY, REALLY want any one who has a yard or even an apartment to make a scarecrow this year!!! This contest has always been about decorating our community for fall to create a fun, colorful, welcoming atmosphere for everyone. Estill County is beautiful, especially when the leaves change,and lots of people visit us to see the color. Let’s say “WELCOME TO ESTILL COUNTY!!!”

Call the shop at 606-723-2175 for more info.  Contest rules are available with entry form when you pick up a frame to build on.

Living in the Wedding Happy Place!!

We are having the busiest wedding season we have had in a few years.

With Pinterest & Hobby Lobby, weddings have changed a lot for us, but we have found a “happy place” now with our brides. We provide the bouquets, boutonnieres, and corsages for everyone to carry and wear, and the bride, along with family and friends, decorate the venues. DIY is a big deal now, but we are okay with that! Our expertise is with the fresh cut flowers and brides are choosing to turn that over to us.   We often sell fresh flowers to brides at a low markup for them to decorate the reception themselves, also.  I really love Pinterest and like the fact that brides come in for their consultation armed with photos of what they want! Some of them make boards for me to refer to when I create their bouquets.

I am proud to say that in the last eight years, only three brides have not accepted my bid for their wedding flowers.  Most all of our brides and their mothers heave a sigh of relief when I give them a price, and then they say “That’s not bad at all!!  We thought it would be a lot more!!”  The majority of our brides are girls who bought their prom flowers from us in high school, and said the same thing then!  I must not be charging enough, LOL!!

We try to keep our prices reasonable. We are not a wealthy community.  We are all pinching our pennies to get by today.  I will never try to overcharge anyone for their flowers!  In fact, in the case of premium flowers, such as peonies, hydrangeas, and garden roses, our mark up is less than it is on other flowers.  Please understand that we have to charge for the time it takes to create bouquets, corsages, and bouts, but our rate is less than in bigger towns.  I want girls to have the flowers they love for their special day and I don’t want money to stand in their way!!

Let me add one other thing: Quality, attractive, lifelike silk flowers are fairly pricey these days, so if you are thinking silk to save money, but would really rather have real flowers, let us give you an estimate.  Estimates are free!!!  No commitments, no hard feelings if you decide to stay with the silks!  We do sell very nice silk flowers, but we can’t compete with the variety of flowers and colors that Hobby Lobby has, so we understand if you are purchasing your flowers there.

If you are getting married, give us a shot at your fresh flowers!  If you have been told that we are too high priced, you have been talking to someone who is misinformed!!! Don’t believe rumors!  I would be happy to show you pics of recent weddings we have done and some of our brides would probably talk to you if you’d like.  Call the shop to set up an appointment for a relaxed, laid back, consultation.  I’d love to talk to you!Tess, Jordyn, may 29, 2015 008

 

The Top Plants For Butterfly Gardens:

According to newprocontainers.com blog, The following are the top ten plants to attract butterflies to your yard:

*Butterfly Bush.   (Buddleia davidii)lo_behold_blue_chip_jr_buddleia-2092

*Coreopsis

Blackeyed Susan     (Rudbeckia)

South American Verbena.   (Verbena bonariensis)

Anise Hyssop

*Aster

*Salvia

*Purple Coneflower.   (Echinacea)bright star

*Tall Garden Phlox

All plants on this list marked with an asterisk are available at Ravenna Florist & Greenhouse.

JUNE IS PERENNIAL GARDENING MONTH.  GRAB UP SOME PLANTS (6 OR MORE ARE 20% OFF) AND BRING THOSE BUTTERFLIES TO YOUR HOUSE!!

Memorial Day 2015

Memorial Day is early this year!  It caught a lot of people by surprise!

We have been busy taking orders, making arrangements, and delivering to cemetaries all over Estill County.  We take orders from customers who  live out of state and place flowers on the graves of their loved ones who are buried here.May23,2015 026 May23,2015 021 May23,2015 020 May23,2015 011