Thursday, April 12, 2012

Minnesota Twins Welcome Home Luncheon

Lexington Floral was proud to be a contributing sponsor for the 2012 Minnesota Twins Welcome Home Luncheon on Wednesday, April 11th. We created fun "Twins" themed centerpieces for the luncheon that was held at Target Field in Minneapolis. We were given the opportunity to provide centerpieces for this event through our Saint Paul Chamber of Commerce.

The centerpieces featured red and white tulips and white wax flower in a cylinder vase. To get the "Twins" blue in the mix we included blue gems at the bottom of the vase. To finish it off we lined the inside of the vase with curly willow.

A few of us employees from Lexington Floral were lucky enough to be able to attend the event. We enjoyed having Twins infielder Alexi Casilla sit at our table for lunch! We also learned about the upcoming season from other Twins players and the coaches. The centerpieces were raffled off to one person at each table and all proceeds went to the Twins Community Fund.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Easter Lilies

About the Easter Lily
The Latin name for the Easter Lily is Lilium longiflorum. The Easter Lily is native to the Ryukyu Islands of southern Japan. The beautiful trumpet-shaped white flowers symbolize purity, virtue, innocence and hope.  Over 95% of Easter Lilies used in the U.S. market are grown in parts of California and Oregon. The white lily is a fitting symbol of the greater meaning of Easter.

Making The Easter Lily Last
In the home the Easter lily prefers cool temperatures. Avoid placing the lily near excess heat, fireplaces and heating ducts. The Easter Lily will do best next to a window with natural daylight but avoid direct sunlight.

Easter Lilies prefer moderately moist, well-drained soil. Water the plant thoroughly when the soil surface feels dry to a light touch, but avoid over-watering. If the pot is wrapped in decorative foil, be careful not to let the plant sit in trapped, standing water. 

After the last bloom has withered and has been cut away, you can continue to grow your Easter Lilies, and even plant them outside in your garden to enjoy them for years to come. Once the lilies have finished flowering, place the potted plants in a sunny location.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Lexington Floral on Pinterest

Lexington Floral joined Pinterest! We have been hearing a lot of buzz about Pinterest lately and wanted to see what it was all about. Brides often will bring in photos found on Pinterest or e-mail links to their pinboards. We wanted to take the opportunity to share photos of our floral work with everyone!

What is Pinterest?

  • Pinterest is a website that allows users to organize and share all the beautiful things that are found on the web. People use pinboards to plan their wedding, decorate their homes and organize. 
Our Lexington Floral Pinterest Page

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spring Home Decor

It is that time of year to freshen your home decor. Stop into Lexington Floral to browse our new spring and summer decor. We offer a variety of decorative plates and bowls, vases, lamps, photo frames, clocks, silk arrangements and much more! We also offer in home interior decorating with one of our talented designers.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Saint Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick's day is only a few days away! 

Each year Lexington Floral orders a few special green flowers to help our customers celebrate. Why green on Saint Patrick's Day? Originally the color associated with Saint Patrick's day was blue, over time the color green became more affiliated with Saint Patrick's day. Green ribbons and shamrocks were worn in celebration as early as the 17th century. 

Shamrock Plant

Green Carnations

Green Spider Mums


Saint Patrick's Day Arrangement

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Prom 2012

Prom 2012 is fast approaching! 

Prom is always an exciting time of year at Lexington Floral. We look forward to working with all of our younger customers and seeing all the beautiful dresses! Each corsage and boutonniere is hand made. We are excited to offer several new accessories this year including:

  • Multi Color Squin Wristlets
  • Multi Color Rhinestones
  • Beaded Flower Bracelets
  • Flower Gem Picks
  • Wire Accents 
Below are some of our favorite corsages and boutonnieres from over the years! 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Meaning of Color

Roses are one of the most popular and colorful flower in the world. Each colored roses carries a meaning with it. Knowing what the meaning of each color helps determine the rose that is appropriate for each occasion. 

Here are some of the most common rose colors and their meanings.

Red = Love, Passion, "I love you", Courage, Beauty

Pink = Appreciation, Grace, "Thank you", Gentleness

Yellow = Joy, Gladness, Friendship, Delight, Welcome Back

Lavender = Love at first sight, enchantment 

 Green = Hope, Youth, Good Fortune 

White = Purity, Heavenly, Sympathy, Innocence