World Health Day

Hello flower people! We had a wonderful turnout to International Women’s Day. Thank you to all of the lovely people that stopped by to celebrate the women in their lives! The next day that we are celebrating is World Health Day, Friday April 7th, 2017. If you haven’t heard of World Health Day, like I hadn’t, it is such a great day to celebrate and spread awareness for numerous health problems that need our attention.

This year the theme for Health Day is: Depression-lets talk. This is such an important issue, that everyone faces at some point in their lives, whether it be a loved one, co-worker, or you yourself.  Depression is a rising issue with teens and young adults, and so many people feel as if they can’t talk about it, and that is what makes depression such a serious issue. Depression has such a stigma, so the goal this year is for more people to seek help for their depression, and to get rid of the stigma. It’s thyme to change the way people think! Don’t think you’re going to kale the vibe if you open up to someone.

Maybe you know someone who’s been having a hard time lately, maybe you’ve noticed a family member or friend that’s been especially down for the past while. What better way to show you care, than flowers? Beautiful bright colours to show happiness, and brighten their day are the perfect way to break the ice and show that you are there for them. Whether it is a gorgeous bouquet, or just a small bunch of gerberas or tulips, anything can go a long way. It’s the thought that counts. Can’t make it to one of our stores? Try our easy on-line ordering system http://fransflowers.ca/shop/

Though flowers are a great start, you or your loved one may need to talk, and just don’t feel comfortable with the people you are closest to. If that’s the case, try calling a help line, 310-6789. We all go through tough times, and talking is the best thing you can do.

Hopefully you are all having a lovely start to spring. Come stop by the kiosk and say hi and take some time to smell the roses! Let’s celebrate World Health Day together and Make someone SMILE today!

-Natalie

International Women’s Day

Hello fellow flower enthusiasts!

So here we are in March, and next on the agenda is International WomeWomens day specialn’s day. Valentines day has come and gone and we just wanted to say thanks a bunch from the Frans’ Flowers family for making it such a success! We all had a great time making and selling bouquets, and probably eating too much chocolate… We hope you all had a lovely Valentines Day with whomever it is you love!

Now it’s thyme to celebrate all the wonderful women in your life. It is a day that recognizes and respects the social, political, and economic achievements of women around the world. It was first celebrated in 1909 In New York, and has since grown so much. Every year there is a new theme. Past themes have been: Gender Equality, empowering women and humanity, ending violence against women, and so many more! This year’s theme is: Be Bold for Change. Now especially, we need gender equality, and Be Bold for Change stands for a more gender inclusive world.

There are so many ways to celebrate, and stand up for International Women’s Day. We at Frans’ Flowers believe that a beautiful bouquet is the perfect way to show the women in your life that you love and appreciate them – we are even adding a little sparkle!! Or you could get them a lovely potted plant, we can always add some sparkle to your favourite flowers!

We are always stocked up with plenty of beautiful mixed bouquets, roses, and potted plants, such as orchids, and mums.

If you haven’t botany thing for your mother, sister, wife, friend, flowers are perfect to show your appreciation and love for them. Hope thistle help you remember this important day, so no woman feels under appreciated.

If you’d like any custom orders, or have any questions, please feel free to contact us!

If you’re interested in learning more about International Women’s Day, check out the website at https://www.internationalwomensday.com/

We will be posting much more frequently on this blog and are very excited about it! I know I’m super excited to use all my flower puns. Hope you all are having a great start to March!

-Natalie

Thanksgiving Flowers

Thanksgiving Flowers

Fall Flowers

Thanksgiving Holiday

Thanksgiving – Originally from the European Harvest Festival, a celebration of the fruitful harvests in the Fall, by the sharing of food with family and friends in the community. Although the date of the celebration has changed over the years, the tradition has continued. It is still a time for sharing a meal with friends and family, reflecting on all that we have to be thankful for.

After a busy week of preparing Thanksgiving flowers for our customers, Frans and I relax and enjoy the warmth and comfort of home. Sitting around the fireplace with family and friends, playing games and of course a great meal!!

Saying “Thank you” with flowers?

What flowers are appropriate for Thanksgiving?? Anything goes! From elegant white, warm and vibrant, to a bright, cheerful bouquet.

If you are hosting a dinner choose some flowers that compliment your table décor or that just make you feel good!! A bunch of flowers, mixed bouquet or maybe some gourds to create a central focal point to your table. Don’t forget you want to be able to see your guests!! Cut the flowers down short and put in a 4″ – 6″ vase. This also gives the flowers a fuller look and typically extends their life (if the water is kept full and clean).

If you are going for dinner you can’t go wrong with a beautiful mixed flower bouquet – maybe with a wheat stem, bull rushes or grasses to give a feel of “harvest” while adding a cute accent to the bouquet!! Make sure your host gives the stems a fresh diagonal cut and places them in fresh water with the flower food!.

So – whether you are going out for dinner, hosting in your home or just having a quiet day, enjoy the time off to give Thanks and reflect on your year.

“Bring a Smile” to your Thanksgiving with a special Frans’ Flowers bouquet!

Cheers!!

 

Fall Wedding Flowers

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Fall Rustic Wedding

Fall Wedding Flowers on a budget!!

What a great time of the year to get married, the beautiful fall colours, fresh crisp mornings and falling leaves. But what about the flowers!! So many great choices of wedding/event flowers are going out of season – it is the time to say goodbye to local sunflowers, dahlias and calla lily so what is left?! This blog is Frans’s view on how to create cost effective and beautiful flowers during this season!!

While local flowers in general tend to be less expensive, there are some import flowers that can stay within a tight budget!.

Import Flowers:-

Roses – beautiful, classic roses often from Ecuador or Kenya. The vast array of colours make roses a great choice, whether you use them as your main flower or in mixed bouquets. Love roses? order a box!! Buying in bulk is a cost effective way to get your choice of colour or variety.

Hydrangeas – a lovely “old fashioned” flower that provides a fullness to any bouquet or table centre. Choose large white or blue blooms for a cost effective option. Put a nest of babys breath around and you have simple, beautiful arrangements.

Babys Breath – this tiny beauty has made a huge comeback in the past year, once a filler flower it is now being used as a main flower. Creating a cloud of tiny blooms for table centres, chair or aisle deco, bridesmaids bouquets etc. Add a splash of colour with greens, eucalyptus or add to your favourite flowers. An inexpensive way to bring a romantic feel to any event.

Carnations, large spider mums, Spray roses, – used as accent flowers, these all provide texture and colour to any arrangement.

Local Flowers:-

Don’t forget our local, year round, favourites! – gerberas, alstromeria, lilies and many varieties of mums!

The fall is also a great time of the year for exciting greens, berries and accent flowers. Smoke tree, eucalyptus, grasses, asters, sedum, kale etc. Add a few funky greens to personalize your flowers.

** While I have tried to include all the readily available product through the Fall season, there are many more flowers available. We are always available via e mail to discuss your ideas!!

 

 

 

Fall Flowers – Asters, Sedum

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Sedum

Asters

Asters

Fall is coming, bringing with it some exciting flowers to give our bouquets a fresh, fall look. Check out these two fall flowers that have amazing texture and give a nice full look together with a pop of colour. Wow!!

Asters – sometimes called “The enchanted flower” gets its name from the Greek word for “star”. Lush texture and a variety of vibrant fall colours, make these wildflowers a great accent to all bouquets. They are available in shades of purple, red, dark pink and white.

It is the September birth flower, and the 20th Anniversary flower. It sends the hidden message “Take Care of Yourself For Me”.

Mostly these flowers are seen as great perennials in the garden, but they are long lasting as a cut flower. Don’t forget your gloves! – The foliage has a tendency to become slimy, so be sure to remove any leaves that will be under the water. Give them a fresh cut and fresh water every few days and these beauties will last at least a week.

Sedum is a succulent plant that has a full head of tiny blooms, it is available late summer to fall and it also makes a great addition to a fall floral bouquet. Most commonly in a lovely lavender/pink colour.

Look for both of these flowers in our fall bouquets!

Administrative Professionals Day

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What is “Administrative Professionals Day” and how did it start??

The first official “Secretary’s week” started in June 1 – 7th, 1952, with Wednesday June 4th, being “Secretary’s Day”. It was introduced to increase awareness of the secretarial profession as there was a shortage of qualified secretaries. The celebration was soon moved to the last full week of April in 1955. It has remained there ever since, with Wednesday still being the focal point of the week.

For many years Frans’ enjoyed that busy Wednesday of Downtown businessmen happily buying flowers, to recognize their Secretary’s and Assistants hard work and loyalty.

In 2000 the name changed to “Administrative Professionals week” to recognize the vast range of skills and expertise that office support workers bring to business and government offices. No businesses run without support from many team members, lets continue to make this a day to celebrate and say “Thank You” to all our support workers and co-workers.

Who do you want to say “Thank you” to on Wednesday April 22nd, 2015??

 

Frans’ Flowers Website

location-coquitlam-centreWelcome to Frans’ Flowers Blog

Our New Website is launched!! Now all the beautiful flowers you see at our kiosks are available on-line. We have up-dated all of the pages to help you find which flowers are in season and included planning guidelines for your event. Want to send flowers to a loved one?? Check out our NEW e-commerce section, you can now send Frans’s flowers to anyone within the lower mainland with the click of a button!

Take a minute to check out our site and enter our free bouquet draw!

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