Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Flower Pot on Green Urbanite

Thank you to Green Urbanite for mentioning us on your blog!! You can see the post here:

or read it below

This is the recycling section of our green ‘lil why, do you ask, am I writing about a flower shop?! Well, it was recycling, in fact, that first brought my attention to The Flower Pot.

Located on the corner of Church and S. Gay is a cute little flower shop with a sign out front that welcomes you in for free flowers if your name is this or that * (each day they present 2 first names that get a free flower) If you are lucky enough to stop by on a Friday, you get a cupcake!

As I peered through their large store front window, it was colorfully decorated in a theme of Alice in Wonderland… which the month before was Valentines. I spoke with Gina McMurray (owner with Mary Beth Carey) and she stated that they do their best to recycle their window sets into the next; the hearts from Valentine’s day became the mushrooms for Alice. Next, they will be flipped and turned into jellyfish for an underwater scene.

As I poked my nose into their business further I learned than there was a lot of “green” here:

*Recycle all paper.

*Collect vases from customers to be reused .

*No chemicals are added to the flowers once they
arrive at the shop.

They are part of a delivery pool with other florists, in which they get together and swap deliveries that are closer to other florists(no sense in driving all the way to Farragut when they are downtown.)And they from time to time participate in a “Be Green to Save Green”, where all deliveries are on foot instead of truck!

Most of their flowers come from elsewhere, but the Gerber Daisies come from an Eco friendly farm. When they can and when requested, they use local flowers from their manager and designer, Liz Horton, who has her own greenhouse.

AND they contribute to the overall happiness of others with “Spread the Cheer Bouquet.” One location starts with a beautiful bouquet and is asked to enjoy the flowers for an hour or so and then put their name on the card, and pass the flowers along! What a great idea!

You can find them at and on twitter and facebook.

A little bit of happiness found in some flowers smells good!

Our spread the cheer bouquet has made its way to Moxley Carmichael

Thanks to Cynthia Moxley for the Facebook shout out!

"Here's the pretty arrangement The Flower Pot sent to Moxley Carmichael. Everyone is supposed to keep the posies for one hour and then pass them to someone else! They are in Ellen Robinson's office now. Once they make it through MoxCar, they'll go to lawyers across hall! Thanks, Flower Pot!"

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Mother's Day Flowers

We're busy here getting ready for Mother's Day in less than 2 short weeks! Here's a sneak peak at some of our featured designs. We are already accepting orders here:

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Happy Administrative Professionals Week!

Use the coupon code PROS10 to receive 10% off an order of $40 or more! Here are some great ideas for arrangements that are a great way to say "Thanks!" and will be sure to brighten up your office space!

Spread the Cheer could be headed your way!

The Spread the Cheer Bouquet has now traveled to Eldridge & Blakney!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Another Spread the Cheer Spotting!!

Our Spread the Cheer Bouquet spotted at the City County Building...

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Another Spread the Cheer Bouquet...

went out this morning! Let us know if you see it! It could be heading for you!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

First email from a spread the cheer recipient!!

This morning we got our very first email from someone who was a recipient of a "Spread the Cheer" bouquet! YAY!!

-----Original Message-----
From: Anne Wallace
Sent: Wed, Mar 31, 2010 4:45 pm
Subject: Thanks

I was a recipient and giver of the "passing flowers" today and I just
wanted to say thank you! What a neat idea and what a great way to make
lots of peoples' day!
I hope that you have a wonderful day and enjoy this beautiful weather.

Take care,