Saturday, September 3, is the 5th Annual Revive River Drive
Guys, let’s revive romance on River Drive, too! A lot of couples spent a lot of time driving up River Dr to Main St in Ravenna, turning left up Third St, and making the turn around the Wig Wam, then heading back down to River Drive again.
On September 3, a lot of those same couples will be cruising that same route, reliving “The Good Old Days” with the one they love!! Stop in at Ravenna Greenhouse along the way and pick up a bouquet of “Crazy Daisies” for a touch of romance from the old days!!
Hello, out there, cyber land! I’ve been locked out of our website for two months! It was a major goal of mine to do some serious work online this summer while business is slow, but, that didn’t happen! Hopefully, I can get something done in August. Today was the first day of school for the kids here.
We grownups at the flower shop will start soon and work all month to be ready when FALL hits September 1, 2016!
There is lots to look forward to in September: On Labor Day weekend there will be a 2nd annual Picnic in the Park in our lovely Ravenna Veterans Park on Friday night, and then Revive River Drive will return on Saturday night.
On September 17, our annual event, the Ravenna Railroad Festival , will be happening in the Ravenna Veterans Memorial Park. Don’t we have a fabulous park, especially for such a small town???
In the week between those events, a couple of milestone birthdays will be happening in the family. One will be a 30th birthday of the creator of many artistic endeavors, including our custom designed etched glasses, and the other is the 60th birthday of the “Boss”!
We have a lot of catching up to do on here, so I better get to work! Thanks for tuning in!
We 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!
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!!!!!!!!!!
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!
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!
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!!!
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!
And here are a few pics from 2015 to make you feel better, also: