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

Monday, August 29, 2016

Calling all Crafters

Blumz by JRDesigns is looking for unique local vendors to participate in our annual ladies night out party. Ladies Night Out will take place on November 11th inside our Ferndale store. Admission, food and drinks are free to attendees so that they have more money to spend at your booth! We usually have over 200 people come through the store in just two hours! If you are interested in vending at this years event please email sadie@blumz.com to get more information. We are looking for 20 vendors and when we are full we are full, so if you are interested please reach out now!

Blumz will be picking the best of the best, not everyone who applies will get in!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Sign Up For Blumz by JRDesigns October Terrarium Class Now!

Blumz by JRDesigns will be hosting a terrarium building class on Tuesday October 18th. Each person who attends will be building their own terrarium to take home at the end of class. We will also be sharing some tips about plant care and gardening so you know how to keep your new terrarium happy. 

The class will cost $35 dollars a person; this includes all the basic materials to make your terrarium. We will also be offering a free wine tasting and snacks to anyone who attends the class. 

The $35 fee includes: 

2 succulent/ cacti
A vase
Cut Class
Colored Glass
Blue Thistle
and Billy Balls

There will also be some add items on available for purchase so bring some cash with you in case you want to make your terrarium extra special.

Register for the class now to guarantee your spot, space is limited.

*To register sign up using the link below and choose in store pickup at the Ferndale store on October 18th!
Please email sadie@blumz.com if you have any questions about the class or payment!


Monday, July 11, 2016

Fresh From the Garden is Back for a Limited Time Only!

When you think of Michigan weather you probably think of snow. It's true that we have some very harsh winters but we also have really beautiful summers. For a few months of the year the sun peeks its head out from behind the clouds and the colors of summer start to bloom all around us. Blumz by JRDesgins likes to take full advantage of the summer by planting our own flower garden where we grow some of the most beautiful buds that you have ever seen.

This year's garden features an assortment of fresh flowers including yarrow, dahlias, campanula, dusty miller, hosta leaves, echinacea, sunflowers, snapdragons, marigold , zinnias, gomphrena, feverfew and more. We will be using these fresh Michigan grown flowers to create unique arrangements for our customers that will last,  there is nothing better than getting something fresh from the source.

If you would like to purchase an arrangement made fresh from the garden click here or stop in and pick out something that we just picked!

~Blumz by JRDesigns

Monday, June 6, 2016

National Rose Month: How to Grow a Rose From Teleflora

Roses are some of the most popular flowers of all time, whether they’re given as a gift or planted in a garden. And since June is National Rose Month, it’s the perfect time of year to start thinking about incorporating the blooms into your own garden. Luckily, roses are pretty easy to grow, even for beginning gardeners – it just takes a little bit of research. If this is your first time growing roses, take a look at this guide before you get started:

Understanding Rose Hardiness

There are more than 100 different species of roses with varying hardiness levels. The first step to growing roses is determining the types that are most hardy to your climate zone, which will ensure you plant varieties that will flourish. Most species of rose are pretty hardy overall, so if you have a particular affinity to one variety, you can absolutely still try planting it, even if it doesn’t fall in your particular zone. Keep in mind that most roses thrive in warm temperatures, which means you may have more trouble maintaining healthy rose plants if you live in a northern climate.

Choose Your Type

It’s not just hardiness that differs by variety. Roses come in all different shapes and sizes, from short to tall, and from shrubs to ramblers to climbers. If you’re looking to grow the traditional long, thick-stemmed variety, you’ll want to choose hybrid tea roses which are the best for cutting long-stemmed arrangements.

Sun, Soil and Water

Roses prefer locations where they’ll receiveat least six hours of sun per day, which means it’s best to choose a spot outside of any shady areas in your garden or yards. They grow well in moist, extra-fertile soil that drains well and do best when they’re planted in spots where they aren’t competing with other plant roots. Rambling rose varieties are OK with being planted near other greenery, and they are often used as ground cover in gardens or near trees. Because most roses prefer being secluded, many gardeners opt to grow them in their own raised flower beds (this is an especially good idea if your soil is particularly wet or heavy).

Planting Roses in a Garden

After you’ve decided on the perfect variety and the best spot in your garden, it’s time to get planting. Before planting your roses, soak them overnight in water, and make sure the roots don’t dry out during the gardening process. To plant, dig a large hole where you want your roses to go – it should be at least a couple feet deep and wide enough to comfortably fit the roots. Place the roses in their hole, then cover the roots with a mixture of soil and organic compost or manure. Water the soil immediately after planting.

Planting Roses in a Container

Roses thrive well in containers, but you must make sure the container you use will allow the soil to drain – if it doesn’t, your roses will drown in too-moist soil. Do your research and opt for varieties that don’t require a lot of room for their roots to spread out. Choose as large a container as you can, and plant them as you would in a garden, with plenty of fertilizer.

Caring for Roses

Roses require regular watering and fertile soil. Water them often – about 1 inch per week – at the base of the plant, rather than from overhead to keep their foliage mostly dry. You can also set up a drip irrigation system which will keep the soil moist and the roses happy. Many people recommend using slow-release fertilizer on their roses during the spring, as this will provide just enough nutrients without overfeeding the blossoms.