Memorial Day is May 30, 2016

May23,2015 026We are ready to assist you with your Memorial Day needs!  In our garden center, we have lots of beautiful Knockout Roses, perfect for cemetery planting, as well as annual bedding plants.  Our bedding plants have been inside our greenhouses for the last week, staying warmer and drier than they could have out in our wet, dreary weather.

In the flower shop, we have many silk flower monument saddles, vases, and Memorial Gardens arrangements.  Remember, we do deliver to area cemeteries.  Our out-of-town, or elderly, or disabled customers can call us and we will take flowers to graves for them.  Thanks to the Estill County Historical and Genealogical Society, we have references that enable us to find grave locations.

It is our plan to be closed for the Memorial Day holiday on Sunday & Monday, if possible, so call us or come on over to Ravenna and pick out what you want in memory of your loved ones today through Saturday, May 28.

I’d like to add that we enjoy our out of town visitors we meet during this time of year!  We help people locate cemeteries in Estill and hear interesting stories from our visitors.  I would also like to recommend to anyone searching for a grave to go by the Estill County Historical and Genealogical Society on Broadway.  They are open on Saturday to assist you!


Have a safe and happy Memorial Day!

This entry was posted on May 19, 2016.

Mother’s Day is May 8



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Ombre Jordan Vase with tulips, daisies, stock, and mini carnations $40

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Coral tin planter with tulips, alstroemeria lilies, carnations, hypericum berries, and roses. $50

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Teal tin planter like the coral one above $50

Ombre Trumpet Vase filled with lilies, wax flower, and mini carnations.  $70

Ombre Trumpet Vase filled with lilies, wax flower, and mini carnations. $70

This entry was posted on April 28, 2016.

Spring- Where did you go?

We enjoyed spring in March with the unusually warm weather, but April has not been as pleasant!  We are looking forward to our major shipment of blooming shrubs, perennials, and rose bushes the week of April 18.  The first stock of annual bedding plants will hopefully happen the last week of April, but that depends on the temperatures.  We have thousands of tomato plants happily growing in both of our greenhouses, along with some herbs and lots of geraniums.  This is the first year since we tore down the old greenhouses and built two hoop houses that we have had heat in both houses.  So, we have been able to improve our production practices.  We are soooo looking forward to this spring season!!!!!!!!!!

This entry was posted on April 8, 2016.

Spring Break Prom Special Is Now Underway!

It’s Spring Break for Estill County Schools, so this is the perfect time to get the flowers, the tux, and the garter ordered!  Parents and students both will never have this much free time again before PROM 2016 is here!!

Place your order and pay for it now through 3:00 pm on Saturday, April 8, and take advantage of a 20% discount off your total!  This is the only time this will be offered!


This entry was posted on April 5, 2016.

“Never stop learning, no matter how busy you are.”

It is easy to say “I don’t have time to go to that floral design seminar tomorrow” or “I’m so tired and I haven’t had a day off in weeks so I’m skipping the design class I signed up for.” WRONG.   We should all learn everyday to keep our brains functioning efficiently, to prevent boredom  or burnout, and just because it is fun to learn!

I “made” all my employees go with me Sunday to a prom flower learning session.  I always want to find a new way to do something I’ve done a thousand times. I get bored easy!

So , we learned all kinds of fun stuff yesterday!  We were presented with a “Prom Buffet” of flower jewelry!  Necklaces, bracelets, rings, flower halos, boutonnieres, and more!  Most all were created from colorful wires, and shiny baubles, and of course, flowers.  Tell me what you think!

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This entry was posted on March 21, 2016.

The Easter Bunny has been unleashed at Ravenna Florist & Greenhouse!

Spring is almost here, starting with an early Easter on the last Sunday in March.  So many things happen at this time of year, the busiest time of the year for Ravenna Florist and Greenhouse, Gifts, and Garden Center!

We took our first Estill County Prom 2016 order today, and we will be completing our inventory of bracelets, ribbons, and bling in the next week.

Easter has changed quite a bit over the years for the typical REAL florist, but we still enjoy providing decorative accessories for our customers to enjoy. Gone are the days of Easter corsages, Easter lilies, and ladies’ hats on Easter morning, but Easter still signifies that Spring has begun!!

Our greenhouse is full of baby plants and many many more plants will be arriving to fill up our GARDEN CENTER in April and May.

The second Sunday in May is Mother’s Day, the day to tell Mom how much you love and appreciate her!  We’ll be helping out with that with fresh  cut flowers, blooming plants, and gifts.

We will wrap up this crazy, busy time of year with Memorial Day, by honoring those loved ones who have passed away with permanent floral arrangements, plants, and cut flowers for the cemetery.

It is our pleasure to serve all our wonderful customers during this busiest time of the year and we look forward to it!  Spring, hurry up and get here!!!


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This entry was posted on March 5, 2016.

We are so excited for spring, we wet our plants!

We have had a couple of setbacks to begin our spring growing season.  We transplanted our baby cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower plants, placed them in our greenhouse, and the heater quit over night, and they all froze!  So… for the last 3 or 4 weeks , we have replaced every part on that Hot Dawg and it still won’t work!  Meanwhile, our shipment of geranium and herb plugs came in and we couldn’t pot them because we had no where to put them.

It was our plan this spring to install a heater in our other greenhouse, so we purchased it and replaced the non functioning one with the new one!  The sick heater has gone to Lexington to be diagnosed on it’s mysterious condition.  Hopefully a cure can be found and it will come back to Ravenna to live in our other greenhouse!

Enough of the greenhouse drama!

Yesterday, Meranda and Dani transplanted almost of our little plants into their big pots!!  Yay!!!

If it makes you feel good to smell fresh, clean dirt when the weather is crappy like it is today, stop by for a fix at RF & G!!  Spring IS right around the corner!


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This entry was posted on March 2, 2016.

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. 




“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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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



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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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


This entry was posted on January 31, 2016.

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

This entry was posted on January 1, 2016.