Thursday, March 30, 2017

Easter Lilies and Your Pets

This year we will celebrate Easter on Sunday, April 16th. For many of us it is a special day to spend with friends and family eating, laughing, and celebrating. It's also a great time to purchase an Easter lily!  In fact, lilies make the perfect hostess gift!   Blumz carries a wide selection of everyone's favorite Easter plant but before you grab a lily, you need to make sure that it is safe for your pets!

We did the research for you and we are happy to say that as long as you do not have a feline the lilies are fine! But, if you have a kitty you might want to rethink your choice.  Lilies are safe for all animals except for cats. This is the offical statement form the Society of American Florists:

"The National Animal Poison Control Center says certain types of lilies can cause renal failure in cats that have ingested any part of the lily. SAF recommends keeping lilies out of the reach of cats. It is important to note that lilies do not pose a problem for other pets or humans".

So, if you or the person you are purchasing a lily for has a cat its time to rethink your purchase! 
Give us a call at (248) 398-5130 / (313) 964-5777 or visit our website to order something special today! 

- Team Blumz 

Friday, February 24, 2017

Celebrate International Women's Day With Flowers

International Women's Day celebrates women's accomplishments and advocates for gender equality. Honor an inspiring woman in your life by sending her hand-delivered flowers on March 8th!


International Women’s Day began in the early 1900's during a time when American women were becoming more vocal about their oppression, socially and legally, and organizing to bring about change, most notably by the suffragists.


Many people give give small gifts or send flowers to celebrate International Women's Day. In some countries men and women give flowers, postcards with poetry, chocolate, and other pleasant gifts to their mothers, wives, grandmothers, sisters and daughters.  It is a day to celebrate all of the women in your life! 

Monday, January 23, 2017

A Valentines Day Deal from Blumz!

Valentine’s Day (Tuesday, February 14th)  is right around the corner and Blumz by JRDesigns is your one stop love shop for the holiday!  It’s no surprise that Valentine's Day is our favorite day of the year, we love to celebrate love and we know exactly how to help you show your love to everyone in your life this holiday. Flowers, chocolates, balloons, and stuffed animals are a great way to convey your love for someone but, there is more to it than that! Choosing the perfect arrangement and surprising you valentine when they least expect it can make the day even more special!  We hand make jaw dropping designs that actually capture and convey your love to the receiver then we hand deliver those flowers to surprise them!    

To help you find the perfect gift this year we have created a new line of arrangements for Valentines Day and we have a very cool special that you can take advantage of to get more for your money!

We are offering a free box of chocolates and a balloon for every Valentine's Day order that you place with us and have delivered on or before Feb. 13th, 2017. If you would like to order online use the code  VAL2017 to get this offer or mention it to an associate when you come in or call us at (248) 398-5130 or (313) 964-5777.  This deal is only good if the flowers are delivered on or before the 13th, it does not apply to walk in orders or flowers delivered on or after the 14th.  

Order early, get the flowers delivered early from a local shop that makes beautiful quality floral designs and get more for your money this holiday!

~ Team Blumz

Monday, December 5, 2016

Bring Your Pet to Blumz Ferndale This Saturday and Win Big!

This Saturday, December 10th Blumz by JRDesigns in Ferndale is inviting you to bring your pet into the store to win big this holiday season.  We love pets and we love meeting our neighbors so we are inviting you to bring your furry friends into our Ferndale store wearing their favorite holiday outfit!

From 11 am - 2 pm on Saturday we will be taking a picture of every pet that visits us and we will be posting those pictures on our Facebook. Then, over the next week we will be asking all of our followers to vote by liking the photo of the pet that rocked their outfit the best. After a week, the pet with the most likes will win a $50 dollar gift certificate for their owner to stock up on holiday decor or pick up some fresh flowers this holiday season.  Ferndale is kicking off the holiday season on Saturday with their Holiday Ice Festival so we wanted to get into the fun. Visit Blumz Ferndale with your pet, take a photo and you will be entered to win big this holiday! Plus, you can check out all the cool gifts and decor that we have in stock for you or another pet lover in your life!

~Blumz by JRDesigns 

Friday, October 21, 2016

Blumz Petals It Forward In Detroit!

Last Wednesday, October 19th Team Blumz drove two vans of flowers to Campus Maritus Park in Downtown Detroit to hand out 1000+ bouquets to unsuspecting Detroiters.  We planned to be at the park for about three hours but all the bouquets were gone in less than 45 minutes! In fact, there was a large crowd of locals waiting for us and waving when they saw our vans pull up.
Our team of six quickly handed out bouquets to everyone that greeted us and then set up our flower cart in the park to start surprising the people of Detroit.  We gave each person that we encountered a bouquet to take home for themselves and one to give to someone else to make them smile, the way they were smiling when we gave them the bouquets in the first place. Everyone knows that it is fun to receive flowers but we suspect that they learned something we already knew. It's even more exciting to give flowers to someone else and watch their face light up with joy.
Our team expected to make everyone else smile on Wednesday but instead found out that at the end of it all we were the ones that were grinning.   It was a pleasure to take some time out of the day to do spread some love and positivity in the heart of the Motor City.  We truly appreciated all the smiles, hugs and sincere thank you's that we received!
We know that there is power in flowers and we encourage you to petal it forward in your own lives whenever you can. This can be any type of kind gesture. For example, you could buy the coffee for the person in line after you at Starbucks, or you could help a friend move, you could even  send someone an unexpected bouquet of flowers.


Monday, October 3, 2016

Petal it Foward Detroit


Blumz by JRDesgins is hitting the streets of Detroit on Wednesday, October 19th to hand out 1000+ flowers to Detroiters to help brighten their day as part of the National “Petal it Forward” campaign sponsored by SAF. Each person will receive two bouquets- one to keep and one to share.


The “Petal it Forward” program is in response to the release of new data from the Society of American Florists (SAF) showing the positive emotional benefits of flowers. Research shows that both giving and receiving flowers yields these positive results!


Blumz by JRDesgins:


503 E Nine Mile Rd



1260 Library Street


Ann Arbor:

By Appointment Only


Wednesday, October 19th 2016

11 am- 2 pm


Campus Martius-

800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

~Team Blumz

Saturday, October 1, 2016

The Story of Sweetest Day

Have you ever wondered why we celebrate Sweetest Day every October?  Well, here is the origin story of the holiday.

"Over 60 years ago, a Cleveland man, believing that the city’s orphans and shut-ins too often felt forgotten and neglected, conceived the idea of showing them that they were remembered by the distribution of small gifts. With the help of his friends and neighbors, he distributed these small remembrances on a Saturday in October. During the years that followed, other Clevelanders began to participate in the celebration ceremony, which came to be called “Sweetest Day.”

 In time, the Sweetest Day idea of spreading cheer to the underprivileged was broadened to include everyone and became an occasion for remembering others with a kind act or a small remembrance. And soon, the idea spread to other cities all over the country. Sweetest Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in October as a day to make someone happy. It is an occasion which offers all of us an opportunity to remember not only the sick, aged and orphaned, but also friends, relatives and associates whose helpfulness and kindness we have enjoyed. It is a reminder that a thoughtful word or deed enriches life and gives it meaning".

Many of us see Sweetest Day as a holiday for couples like Valentine's Day, but its actually a very different holiday.  It is a day to do something sweet for all the people in your life! So, celebrate Sweetest Day with all the sweets in your life this Saturday, October 15th!

~Blumz by JRDesigns