Friday, December 4, 2009

Christmas Gift Ideas!

O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum...
Mix it up!

The Lenox Holly- Day Bouquet Have a Ball!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Great Ideas for Bosses' Day!

OMG! We almost forgot about Bosses' Day tomorrow. Did you? It's ok if you did! The Flower Pot has you covered! Consider going in on a gift basket with your co-workers to impress the all mighty boss. All of The Flower Pot's Gift Baskets are made to order and we can accomodate special requests. Want to make a great impression by including the boss's favorite candy, drink or DVD? No problem! We can put almost anything you'd like in our baskets.

Candy from the Cubicles Basket! This basket has cookies and candies that everyone in the office can enjoy!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Flowers in "Love Happens"

Jennifer Aniston's new movie "Love Happens" opens today and if you're anything like us you'll be drooling over the gorgeous arrangments made in her character's flower shop, Eloise's Garden.

In the movie, Eloise appears to create this design (below) as the camera moves in 360 degrees around her design bench. In reality, she had some expert help to make sure the completed design turned out to be a smashing composition.

The finished bouquet contains some of the most premium flowers you can buy. The design contained some of the most premium flowers you can have in a flower shop – lilies, hydrangea, viburnum, ornithogalum, purple phalenopsis orchids, gentiana, eucalyptus and ivy. The container was a natural wood stump hollowed out to create a vessel. The approximate value of the bouquet was $500-$750. It was especially elaborate to show the artistry of designing flowers. The magic of flowers is going from individual items to a beautiful composition.

There's also a scene in the movie in which Aniston's character, Eloise, creates an arrangement while jamming on her iPod. The scene will end up being about 15 to 20 seconds, but it took about seven hours to film.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Cupcakes for a Cause

From September 21-27, The Flower Pot and hundreds of bakeries and florists nationwide are teaming up for CancerCare’s sixth annual Cupcakes for a Cause™. The funds raised will go to CancerCare for Kids®, a program that provides free support services for children affected by cancer. The Flower Pot will be selling the Cupcake in Bloom with proceeds going to CancerCare for Kids.
CancerCare for Kids is a national program that helps parents and children cope with a cancer diagnosis through free professional services like counseling, support groups, education, and practical help. All CancerCare services are free, and available to people across the country in both English and Spanish

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Help wanted

The Flower Pot is hiring! We're looking for a full time floral designer with great customer service skills! Must be computer literate and enthusiastic :-)

If you're interested: Email a resume or information about your experience to

Monday, August 24, 2009

Free Flowers at the Flower Pot

If your name is Thomas or Tyanna bring your I.D. to the Gay St. store to pick up your FREE Flower!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Welcome back to campus!

Today is the first day back in class over at the University of Tennessee. This year we've partnered with the UT Parent's Association and come up with some great care packages and gifts for students! Members of the UT Parent's Association get free delivery on campus!

Milk & Cookies
A dozen fresh baked cookies w/ 8 oz. packages of milk delivered to your student's dorm or apartment. $29.99

Exam Cram Bucket

You could satisfy the sweet tooth of everyone in the dorm with this bucket of great treats that everyone knows and loves. $69.95

Game Day Snack Basket

Healthy fruit, crackers and other snacks to tide a student over while watching the game or studying. $79.99

Monday, August 10, 2009

Names for Monday August 10th

If your name is Darren or Trisha bring your I.D. to get a free Flower from
the Flower Pot on Gay St.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Pictures from Mayes Wedding, June 20, 2009

Thanks to Lauren Mayes for sending us the link to her wedding photos. They are just gorgeous! Gary did a fabulous job on those flowers!

Flowers by Award Winning Designer and Flower Pot wedding specialist, Gary L. Anderson
Photography by Hayley DeBusk

Monday, August 3, 2009

Names for Monday August 3rd

If your name is Rick or Rain
come in to our Gay St. store to receive a free flower
i.d. required!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Boomer @ Work

The City of Knoxville announced yesterday that they have the intention of making Knoxville the Pet Friendliest Community in America. They even launched this website:
In honor of that, we thought we post some pics of our own canine employee, Boomer.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Names for Wednesday, July 22

Today's names are Kelly & Billy! Bring in your ID for a free flower today!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Specials! Roses and Bud Vases

$9.99 Cash and Carry Roses

Names for Monday July 20th

If your name is Becky or Bradley bring your i.d. to the Flower Pot to receive your free flower!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Great customer email

Thanks David! This email made our day!

Subject: Thank You!
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 15:09:47 EDT

I ordered a $75 vase of fresh flowers for my mother who is a patient @ Univ Tenn Medical Center on Tuesday afternoon and explained that I wanted them delivered that day if at all possible.

You definitely went above and beyond, the call of duty!

My mother was so pleased to get a nice arrangement of such bountiful variety of colorful, fresh and fragrant flowers. I called 4 local Knoxville florists and everyone explained that same day delivery is not available and the earliest they could deliver to UT was later the next day.

I called the Flower Pot and the order taker was so nice and accommodating and willing to have the driver make another trip to UT to ensure my mom got her flowers the same day.

I will be sure to use your shop in the future for all my florist needs and will tell other family and friends likewise of what a pleasure doing business with your shop is!

Keep up the good work.

Best regards,



FREE CUPCAKE FRIDAY! Today's cupcakes are chocolate with strawberry frosting. Free w/any purchase.

White Chocolate Popcorn by Sally Lane Candy Farm- $2.50/bag

Today's names are Tonya and George! Bring in your ID for a free flower.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Flower Pot Flower Cart Thursdays at Bliss

The Flower Pot Flower Cart will be in front of Bliss Gift Shop on Market Square
Thursdays 11:00-1:00 with an assortment of fresh cut flowers
If you miss us please stop by our shop at 700 South Gay St.

Names for Wednesday, July 15

If you name is Randy or Candy come by and see us for your free flower! (bring i.d.)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Names for Tuesday July 14th

If your name is Carol or Gus please stop in at our stop with your I.D. to receive a free flower!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Specials July 13-July 15

Glads $7.00 a bunch
Dozen Roses $10.00

Names for Monday July 13th

Come in for a free flower if your name is Barbara or Leon!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Names for Wednesday, July 8

Today's names are Jack & Jill. If your name is Jack or Jill bring your ID in to get a free flower!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Jane Jenni has arrived!

The Flower Pot now has adorable custom fit personality prodcuts by Jane Jenni. We've got sweet buttons featuring every personality and ceramic mugs featuring some of our favorites! Check out a sneak peak below.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

A Very Flower Pot St. Patty's Day

We didn't have the blog on St. Patrick's day, but what we did have was fun! I thought I'd share our photos. Better late then never!

Always willing to pull a publicity stunt we decided we would ask local entrepeneur, Gregg White (former owner of Nama and La Costa restaurants) to walk the streets of Knoxville as a flower delivery leprochaun. It turned out that most of the publicity was awarded to Gregg but it was a great time and we did at least get our name mentioned in this article:

Gregg White, leprechaun, and Allison Easterday, attorney, share their St. Patty's day cheer outside The Flower Pot

Gregg attracts attention from the ladies as he delivers flowers to the offices at 21st Mortgage.

Mary Beth & Gina hanging out at the Crown & Goose after work.
Gina enjoys a green beverage.

Names for Thursday, July 2

Today's names are Chris & Lynn! Bring in your ID today and recieve a free flower!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

5 Tips for Longer Lasting Flowers

Last night the Flower Pot gang attended a care and handling seminar. We learned so much we thought we'd we would pass along some great tips that you can use at home to make your flowers last longer.

1) Disinfect the vase or container that holds your flowers with household disinfectant or bleach. If you bought the flowers already arranged at The Flower Pot then your vase has already been disinfected, although you may want to do this process several days after you bring your flowers home.

2) Refresh the water in your vase or container every other day. We learned last night, "If you wouldn't drink it, neither will your flowers." Bacteria can grow among the stems dirty water so its important to give your flowers a a fresh drink. Some homemade remedies for keeping water purer and staving off bacteria growth include placing a copper penny, tablet of aspirin, vinegar, lemon, or vodka in the vase.

3) Re-cut the stems of the flowers. A few days after being cut, the bottom inch or so of a stem will dry up and die, even in water. If the tip of the stem is dead then water can't get to the part of the stem that is still living so its important to cut off the dead and make room for the living. If you cut the stem at an angle it provides more surface area for the stem to soak up water.

4) If you are arranging the flowers yourself be sure that your vase is not over-crowded. Flowers do better and are happier when they have a little breathing room~ just like us!

5) Feed your flowers. An easy way to do this without flower food is to place a sugar cube or 1 tsp. sugar in your water. In nature, a plant uses photosynthesis to convert sunlight into energy so you are simulating that process by providing the flower with the necessary nutrients and energy to live longer.

Names for Wednesday, July 1

Today's names are Craig & Joan. Bring in your ID today and recieve a free flower!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Our Favorite Wedding Flower Trends

In honor of the end of June and wedding season I thought I'd share some of our favorite wedding flower ideas from this year.

The Floral Monogram~
Monograms have been a wedding staple for many years now. They're classic and elegant. One of our favorite trends, and favorite things to make is a monogram out of flowers. By either working your monogram into flowers or building a monogram out of flowers you create a design that is elegant, fun, and unique. Its a great option to place on church doors, hang in nature, or a liven up blank wall in your space.


We love this for its simplicity and organic qualities. Its also really fun to use! Wheatgrass is easy to work with, cost effective, and can give you an awesome "living" centerpeice. Its great for outdoor spring and summer weddings or for brides who want to bring the outside in!

Curly Willow~

If you want tall arrangments for your table centerpieces or space decoration you can't beat curly willow. Its tall wooden branches are whimsical and fun. You can also hang votives, small paper lanterns or create a place card tree from the branches!