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…

Embrace the season!

With 10 inches of snow on the ground and temperatures dipping below zero at night, it sure feels as though Christmas is just around the corner but in reality it is still Autumn and Thanksgiving is next week.  Each year it is seems as though we are in a bigger rush to get to Christmas…

One Stop Shop

In the world today, your options are endless…endless in gift buying, decorating your home, recipes, DIY projects, crafting, photography, your wedding and so much more! The internet has opened us up to a world we never new possible. You can google anything your little heart desires and even if you don’t know what it is…

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,…