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…

Delivery experts!

A busy day delivering flowers and gifts for all occasions throughout the Twin Cities and northeast metro.  Cities visited today included Hugo, Blaine, Lino Lakes, Scandia, Stacy, Chisago City, Lindstrom, Ham Lake, Wyoming, North Branch and Marine on the St Croix. 

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…

Minnesota Hardy

Yup, here we are, dead smack in the middle of winter. The holidays are over and the cold weather has set in.  Time to curl up with a blanket and hibernate, right? … WRONG! Not us hardy Minnesotans, it’s time for us to get out – play and enjoy the weather, celebrate where we live and…

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…

Homecoming 2014

As I mentioned in my previous post, it’s the season for celebrating high school homecomings. It’s a timeless tradition as the hometown football team takes on a local rival team and tries to earn the title of defeat! Here in Forest Lake we are fired up and celebrating all week long leading up to our…

Autumn is in the air

As much as I hate to see summer gone and over…I do love the cool October nights and the chance to put on big comfy sweatshirts and warm fuzzy socks! I also Love, with a capital “L” the décor and the festive look of this beautiful season! As if the ever changing leaves from the…

…back to school…

Today marks 2 full weeks under our belts for back to school, at least for us Minnesotans who live in and around the Twin Cities (some schools have been back in session for a few weeks or more)! With 9 days of school done and over, we are slowing but surely getting back into routine….