Prom

Gorgeous dresses, sparkly jewelry, fancy shoes, nails, hair, beautiful arm candy and list goes on! Okay, okay, it’s not actually candy you wear on your arm or your date ūüôā The “candy” I’m talking about are fresh beautiful flowers turned into an intricate, custom wrist corsage made just for YOU! At Lakes Floral, Gift &…

St. Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day, also called St. Valentine’s Day – is the Holiday celebrated every year on February 14th when lovers express their affection with greetings and gifts (traditionally flowers). The holiday has origins in the pre-Roman pastoral annual festival of Lupercalia, held on February 15th. It was observed in the city of Rome to avert evil…

Forest Lake has all the Fall feels

As the seasons begin to change we are greeted with cool crisp evenings and warm sun filled days. To help ourselves ease into this transition we fill our time with pumpkin patches, hay rides and sweet apple orchards adorned in our flannel shirts and cozy sweaters. Here in Forest Lake we don’t fall short (no…

Tropical Plants

Many if not all the house plants we enjoy and grow in our homes are often found along the sidewalks of Florida’s outdoor shopping malls or in the landscapes of homes in the South. A small Schefflera in your home has a cousin growing like a hedge in states zoned tropical. So how do we…

Shop Local This Valentines Day

Last year an estimated 224¬†million¬†roses were produced and distributed for Valentines Day. Of those 224 million Forest Lake Floral sells an estimated¬†5,000¬†roses on Valentines Day.¬†While many florists buy roses from distributors in California or South America, Forest Lake Floral buys flowers fresh from local distributors right here in Minnesota. One of our distributors we take…

Day of Remembrance

Memorial weekend is finally here!¬†¬† While many look at this weekend as a time for relaxation, heading to the cabin for the first time this season and attending BBQs – it’s a time to remember those lost while serving in our country’s armed forces.¬† Memorial Day is a federal holiday here in the United States…

Breath of fresh air!!

As I mentioned in my last post, the greenhouse is now open!!! You can only imagine the excitement , joy and the amount of smiles we are seeing on people’s faces when they get a glimpse of the bright fresh flowers blooming with envy! When you walk through Forest Lake Floral’s greenhouse, it literally puts…

Creatively Type A

Yup, this is me – spot on! Oh my poor husband, there have been many of days that the latter of this quote has been oh so true!! Being Type A can be a blessing or a curse – depending on the situation – to an employer or to your significant other!¬† Having a competitive,…

Valentine’s Day…What’s the point?

Sometimes our lives become so busy with our day to day schedules we forget the real reason why we are in a relationship with the ones we love and more importantly; we forget to tell them why too! Sure, you may give them a quick kiss as they run out the door in the morning…