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Flower Shop Network’s Florists Make An Impact Overseas!

While our American soldiers are serving overseas, life still goes on here in the states which can make it hard on families to stay connected and share life and love day to day. Several soldiers are sending flowers to make this connection possible.  Members of the armed service overseas has turned to Flower Shop Network to find local florists near their loved ones.  Check out what these soldiers have to say about the Flower Shop Network!

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Ben Lovelace who is fighting in the middle east sent this testimonial to Lane’s Flowers & Etc in Bonham, TX:

“Thank you very much for your prompt service. My Great Uncle past away and the funeral followed within a couple of days. I am overseas in the Middle East fighting the war on terror and was unable to attend when I email you for flowers. Everybody at the service said they were beautiful. Thanks again, Ben”

It’s always so encouraging to know that even the little things can make such a huge difference in someone’s life.  Our soldiers are fighting hard, and we at Flower Shop Network are happy to provide a service than can let these strong men and women still feel connected to their families despite the distance and hardships.

Michael Lyles who is deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom sent this testimonial to George’s Flowers in Carlisle, PA:

“I am recently deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. I recenntly ordered flowers for wife in which she said they were the most beautiful flowers she had ever received. This was the first time I purchased flowers from Georges Flowers and I just wanted to say I will be ordering more in the near future. Your website was most friendly and easy access from a remote location in which I am stationed. Thank you from a Soldier”

The fact that a man could make his wife feel loved and beautiful from such great distance is something every florist hopes to achieve. Sending flowers can capture the essence of romance even from far away.  We are so proud to have florists nationwide that take pride in their work, and always deliver exceptional flowers to every customer! Flowers can change people’s lives. Especially when a man is trying to send the message love and romance while stationed overseas. Flower Shop Network is honored to take part in helping soldiers share love with their families across the world against all odds.

Michael of USMC,  Afghanistan sent this testimonial to Flowers by Emsile & Company in Barre, VT:

“I’ve ordered flowers on two occasions for my wife. I was really happy with both arrangements, more importantly my wife was very happy. Thanks for brightening up her world, on a couple of special days her husband couldn’t be there.”

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We sometimes forget how hard having a husband overseas might be on a wife.  The importance of sending a the message of joy, love, and hope has not changed, and we are so blessed to know that flowers are still relative to our world today. So much emotion can be captured in a beautiful bouquet and so much warmth and light can be brought to someone’s world with a single gift.  Let this be a reminder to cherish the things that are important in life the way these young men and women cherish their loved ones while they overseas.

Special thanks to these outstanding local florists who delivered these special arrangements, and also a special thanks to the amazing  men and women fighting over seas.  Flower Shop Network is proud to know and serve these our soldiers and are proud to provide exceptional florist services nationwide!

–This Testimonial Spotlight sponsored by the florists of —Bonham, TXCarlisle, PABarre, VT

Vibrant Garden Decor Ideas!

Spruce Up Your Garden

After scouring the internet for new trends this spring in garden decor, I found an awesome trend forming that I simply could not ignore!

The best part—YOU CAN DO IT YOURSELF!

Do you have a bare and bland wall or fence in your garden? You are in luck! People all over the nation are beginning to spruce up their gardens with a few tricks!  Take that fence from bland to beautiful with only a few steps!

Go to your local nursery or home and garden store and pick up a few terra-cotta pots, flowers/plants of your choice, and a few pot hangers that can mount onto your wall or fence. After you come home with these the ideas or limitless, you can spray paint designs onto your new pots, or leave them all natural.  Place them on your wall and fence in a stylish manner to create a more inviting feel to your garden.

For the artist’s garden—take your wall and fence and paint a mural or design that blends with your garden.  You can even incorporate the pot hanging idea into your art design! Either way, these quirky and fun fences and walls provide an element of surprise and beauty to any garden.

Be lavish or be simple, the choice is your’s—express yourself in your garden and be sure to show it off to all your friends!

Find a local garden nursery or a local garden supply store near you and get started today on your stylish garden! Who knows maybe we will see you in the next Home & Garden Magazine!

This blog is sponsored by The Flower Shop Network: Find A Local Florist Near You!

A Quick Note From A Happy Customer!

Here’s a quick note from a happy customer of one of our exceptional florists!

This was passed along to Flower Shop Network from Rebecca who used Flowers By Pat a  Jacksonville, Florida florist:

“My mother loved the arrangement. It looked exactly like the picture except the vase was a beautiful raspberry pink which made the item even more striking. The flowers lasted about 2 weeks! Thank you so much for making her day special!”

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This is one of many great testimonials we receive everyday about our exceptional local florists like Flowers By Pat who is pleasing customers left and right!  Located in Jacksonville, FL, Flowers By Pat has served the community for over twenty four years. They provide beautiful flowers for all occasions and also provide a variety of vases, baskets, scented candles and more!

Their latest best seller is the Suddenly Spring Flower Arrangement! A combination of beautiful bright flowers are perfectly designed to brighten up anyone’s day! If you are in the Jacksonville, Florida area be sure to stop by Flowers By Pat and enjoy the beauty of spring!



This Testimonial is Sponsored by Flower Shop Network’s Jacksonville, FL Florists!

“Keep It Simple, Stupid.” Tips From The Top

“What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.”

This little phrase changed the game for a man named Randy Snow, creative director for R & R Advertising in Las Vegas. Charged with turning Vegas around following the September 11 attacks, Snow and his team brilliantly coined a phrase that has become a pop culture staple. We here at Flower Shop Network had an opportunity to hear Snow speak during lunch today, and it was nothing short of inspirational–and not just for marketers. His ideas are applicable to anyone with an audience to reach.

Snow is clearly a smart man. Although he admits to not coining the phrase himself, he didn’t let it get off his desk. In fact, Snow attributes the idea to a couple of his creative writers (ahem), who brought the idea to him in passing. Snow recognized the magic in their idea and held on to it. This is important for any business, big or small: a good idea is a good idea. Snow said he and his production crew often pause during shoots to rework and rewrite scripts as the ideas flow. They come from everyone from the actors to the cinematographers. The key is he listens. He doesn’t charge himself with coming up with all of the ideas, but he does know a good one when he sees it.

Another key of Snow’s success is research. Snow said following Sept. 11, he and his team went out with paper and pencil and started asking, “What should we do next?” to tourists on the street. The answer: keep being Vegas. Snow said his firm is allotted $7 million in research budgeting to perform focus groups, triads (focus groups of three people), and polls to find their audience and what they’re looking for.

This goes for anybody. Use social media to get in touch with your clientele. Ask them questions. “What are you looking for? How can we make this easier?” Spend time with your consumers and listen. What you want isn’t always what they want. Check out this blog for an example of how you can use social media for your business! Snow said he was met with a great deal of opposition when presenting the “What Happens Here, Stays Here.” campaign. It wasn’t until Mayor Oscar B. Goodman informed them that “Our Las Vegas isn’t their Las Vegas,” that the idea took hold.

Keep it simple, stupid. Snow said he and his team start with a good idea, whether it be print, web, or video, and start taking away things they don’t need. One of the most successful commercials for the campaign contained no dialouge, and yet, the lead in the commercial won an acting award for her role! Another award-winning print ad showed nothing but a lint roller covered in sequins, feathers and fake eyelashes and the phrase “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” That’s all it needed!

Although he was given a surprisingly small production budget, Snow said he never skimped on actors, directors or other crew (“We’ll make it up in catering,” he said). He had only a few seconds to make a point, and he wanted it to be the best few seconds possible. Quality is key. Don’t skimp on the things that matter. Use your resources to create something special. This is where the importance of creativity and knowing your brand come into play. No one knows your brand better than you, and no one knows Las Vegas better than Randy Snow.

There’s No Foolin’ With Our April Flowers!

April is here! With April Fools Day in full bloom nationwide, there are tons of pranks taking place all over the place! At Flower Shop Network we love to feature great arrangements perfect for the upcoming month on our active Bloomin’ Blog— and our April 2010 Featured Flowers are NOT foolin’ around!

This beautiful arrangement is perfect for all of the fun holidays coming up this month! From Administrative Professional Day or as some of you  know it– Secretary Day to Earth Day and even to Easter, these gorgeous spring flowers are sure to win over your recipient!  The delightful flower arrangement is made with beautiful fuchsia Gerberas, peach roses, adorable yellow tulips, green button poms all packaged into cute vase with curly willow foliage! Don’t forget, you don’t have to wait for a holiday to brighten someone’s day—bring some cheer to your office or even your friend’s office with these bright spring flowers!

Find a local florist today!

Just In Time For Rosh Hoshanah

Rosh Hoshanah Flowers - Florist eCommerce Page

Rosh Hoshanah Flowers – Florist eCommerce Page

Just in time for the holiday, a new ecommerce page for Rosh Hoshanah is now available to users of the Flower Shop Network ecommerce websites.

The new holiday page is available immediately to FSN members using our florist ecommerce websites. FSN members that have purchased Advanced Website Controls can turn on and edit the page by accessing website controls inside FSNF2F.com.

If you have questions or would like to provide feedback, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Click here to view a live sample showcasing Rosh Hoshanah flowers, courtesy of Floral Scentsations, a Flower Shop Network local florist in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Modern & Tropical Designs | New eCommerce Page

Modern & Tropical Designs - Florist eCommerce Page

Modern & Tropical Designs - Florist eCommerce Page

Tropical flowers and exotic flowers are being used more and more in arrangements from your local florist. Whether the customer is going for a modern look in their flower arrangements or consumers simply love the exotic look and fragrance that is present in many modern and tropical floral designs – these types of flowers are well in demand.

To cater to exotic and tropical flowers lovers, a new ecommerce page for Modern & Tropical Designs is now available to users of the Flower Shop Network ecommerce websites.

The new Modern & Tropical Flowers page is available immediately to FSN members using our . FSN members that have purchased Advanced Website Controls can turn on and edit the page by accessing website controls inside FSNF2F.com.

If you have questions or would like to provide feedback, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

New Website Page: Passover Flowers

Passover Flowers

Passover Flowers


A new holiday ecommerce page for Passover Flowers is now available to users of the Flower Shop Network ecommerce websites.

The new Passover holiday page is available immediately to FSN members using our florist ecommerce websites. FSN members that have purchased Advanced Website Controls can turn on and edit the Passover page by accessing website controls inside FSNF2F.com.

If you have questions or would like to provide feedback, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

New Website Page: Hanukkah Flowers

Hanukkah Flowers - Florist eCommerce Page

Hanukkah Flowers - Florist eCommerce Page

A new holiday page is now available to users of the Flower Shop Network ecommerce websites. A screenshot of the new page is listed below.

The new Hanukkah holiday page is available immediately to FSN members using our florist ecommerce websites. FSN members that have purchased Advanced Website Controls can turn on and edit the Hanukkah page by accessing website controls inside FSNF2F.com.

If you have questions or would like to provide feedback, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Thought I would share some flower pictures from the 2009 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. The Tulip Festival is held each year in Mount Vernon, Washington and features somewhere between 400 to 700 acres of planted Tulip bulbs and other fresh flowers. If you are a Tulip lover, this is a must-attend event – you truly must be there to appreciate the beauty of the flowers.

Use this link to find out more about the Tulip Festival.

Enjoy the gallery.

Pink Tulip Field

Pink Tulip Field


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