On Colchester Pond

Another week, another trail walk. This week my fellow co-workers tackled trekking around Colchester Pond. Being the only Floridian of the bunch, I had to laugh at all the humidity talk that ensued in Sharon’s description. But then again, they laugh at me during my visits when its 60 degrees outside and I have my… Read more »

Luxury Rewards July Rose Promotion

Attention all Calyx Flowers Luxury Rewards members. Our July Grower’s Special is running now through Friday, July 16th. Special savings, fresh flowers and a splendid vase are why we love sending flowers for every occasion. Hurry! Quantities are limited. Want to be up-to-date on all of our special offers? Then you simply must join our “Calyx Flowers… Read more »

Going to Geprags Park

With the official start to summer occuring last week, my co-workers are now hiking into a new season which happens to be a very beautiful time of year in Vermont. Check out their latest adventure to Geprags Park located in northwestern Vermont, nestled against the edge of the Green Mountains. Sharon gives us our weekly… Read more »

How a Rose Got Its Name

One of the highlights at this year’s Floriculture Expo was the 2010 Rose Naming Ceremony that took place for the first time in the United States on center stage Thursday afternoon.  A crowd of industry professionals gathered to witness the introduction of this new rose variety and its new name of course. Much to the… Read more »

Love, Peace & Daisies

One of the fun summer business trips I look forward to each year is the annual “Super Floral Show”, now known under the somewhat more formal name of “International Floriculture Expo“. It’s a showcase of cut flowers and plants, growers, equipment, giftwares and more, along with a stellar education program offered to attendees. Last week… Read more »

Checking Out Colchester Causeway

Colchester Causeway provided a great outing for six of our employee/dedicated walkers last week. Our narrator/walk coordinator, Sharon gives a wonderful recap of their experience. Read on! The causeway juts 2.5 miles out into Lake Champlain, allowing for ample views of the Adirondacks, the Green Mountains, and several islands. It was hazy yet we could still see the outlines… Read more »

An Accidental Meeting with the Night Blooming Cereus

Happy Friday to all the Flower Lovers! I met up with four of my girlfriends who run this morning for a brisk 6 mile run at 5:45am. Yes, it’s early but the big advantage to me is avoiding as much heat and humidity as possible. However, today there was an even bigger advantage to getting… Read more »

Boston Terriers & Flowers

Hello Flower Lovers. Whenever I’m designing new bouquets for upcoming seasons I always get people passing by commenting on the flowers, their beauty and their color. It’s uplifting to say the least. Quite often you’ll find my Boston Terrier, Laila Jane lying down next to me as I work. She takes an avid interest it… Read more »

Welcome to the beautiful Shelburne Farms

As I talked about a few weeks back, many of the employees at Calyx Flowers’ sister company, The Vermont Teddy Bear Company have been participating in summer trail walks. Last week Sharon provided this recap on the historic Shelburne Farms. Enjoy! This week we walked along the Shelburne Farm trails and dirt roads for about… Read more »

Calyx Flowers & Social Media

Hello Social Media, Hello New Conversations – It’s time for Facebook and Twitter and The Flower Lover’s Blog to become part of our company’s core. It’s funny to reflect on the journey that has brought Calyx to the year 2010. Way back in 1988, the company was founded as the very first to ship flowers… Read more »

Monochromatic Mixtures

It’s no secret that our Calyx Flower Lovers love a bold monochromatic mixture of flowers so I couldn’t wait to tout our newest look – the Blue Hydrangea Bouquet. This is a dramatic combination of billowy blue hydrangeas paired with a similarly shaded blue crackle glass vase. I have no doubt its popularity will rise this… Read more »

Enjoying Vermont Outdoors

A group of employees have begun to take weekly walks at different locales around Shelburne, Vermont. I thought the recap given for last week’s walk was very special and full of flower lover insight. Read on… Our exploration for this week was nearby at Shelburne Bay Park. Given the large parking lot and the people… Read more »

Ready, Set, Grow!

One of my favorite finds for spring – showy amaryllis blooms. How exciting is it to watch the emergence of a tall green stem after seasons of sleep? Then there’s the anticipation of the growing bud and how many days until it opens in all its glory. In today’s hectic world its really nice to… Read more »

The Blossoming Home

Happy Spring! I can’t begin to tell you how truly happy I am now that both daylight savings time and Spring have arrived. Here in Florida I’ve experienced the coldest winter on record in nearly three decades! Now we get the chance to see Mother Nature awaken and bring about a season alive with flowers… Read more »

Natural Wellness

Ever wonder why we give plants as “Get Well” gifts? Sure they are beautiful but what if your recipient isn’t a flower lover? Here’s some interesting facts that may just change their mind and yours the next time you know someone isn’t feeling well. Plants are natural air purifiers. They take in carbon dioxide, release… Read more »