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!