Exciting announcement!

We are very excited to announce and present to you that Forest Lake Floral, Gift & Garden is changing its name to Lakes Floral, Gift & Garden!  We are the same GREAT business with the same exceptional employees, services and ownership. Our new name and redesigned logo gives us an updated feel to match our…

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…

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…

Sleep, Creep, Leap!

First year sleep, second year creep and third year leap!!  Have you figured out what I’m talking about yet?  A wise person once told me in my quest – bound and determined to learn more about something I loved but new little about … I use this term every Spring through Fall in the greenhouse when customers…

Spring is here!

WOW!! Is it really nearing the end of March already? Tomorrow marks the first day of Spring or the March Equinox (varying from the 19th – 21st of March) days are approximately 12 hours long with day length increasing as the season progresses.  Spring and “springtime” refer to the season, and also to ideas of rebirth,…

Take The Plunge

It’s a beautiful winter morning with the whole day ahead of you; 16 degrees above 0, light snow falling from the sky.  Maybe it’s  a good day to clean up the house, run some errands or hang out with friends – Or enjoy some winter activities such as snowmobiling, ice fishing, snow tubing or jump in a…

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…

Spring is here!

Yes, on Thursday, March 20 Spring arrived. Our days are getting longer, birds are starting to return and we start longing to plant our gardens! Tomorrow marks the first day the greenhouse at Forest Lake Floral will open its doors for the season. Now, that doesn’t mean we are stocked with our garden annuals and…

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,…