Wednesday, December 9, 2015

New Years Eve, Old Rituals & New Beginnings!

Celebrations are used to mark significant dates and occasions and New Year’s Eve is certainly no new face to the party! In fact, the celebration of Winter Solstice and the beginning of the New Year is one of the oldest celebrations. For most westerners, that day of celebration has evolved and moved from the original dates of December 21st/22nd to the beginning of the Gregorian calendar, January 1st. Other cultures celebrate the New Year on various dates throughout the year. However, even with all the diversity there are some underlying themes across all cultures. The New Year is seen as a time to set things straight, wash the slate clean and reflect. It is a time to say out with the old and in with the new!

In recognition of the many symbols and rituals used to usher in the New Year, this arrangement has
been carefully and thoughtfully created.  A golden rectangular container serves as the base of the design to represent the prosperity of the New Year. Evergreen foliage is used to symbolize everlasting life and to ward off evil.  It also creates a lush bed for the arrangement. Candles are used by many cultures to symbolize life and drive away darkness. The smoke from the candle also represents thoughts and prayers in many cultures.  A garland of cranberries twined with red string or yarn is usually used by The American Indians as a symbol of peace. The berry is also used for its healing properties.  The beautiful deep red of the cranberries is further enhanced by the use of a fresh pomegranate which has been opened to show its seeds. The pomegranate is a powerful symbol of prosperity, it also represents knowledge, learning and wisdom in many cultures.   In Greek mythology, the seeds of the pomegranate are present in some of the stories about the changing of the seasons from winter to spring. A cluster of grapes is placed in the arrangement to represent the Spanish practice of placing 12 grapes in a glass of wine or champagne to toast your guests at midnight. As the wine is drunk the grapes are eaten one at a time, each representing a month of the New Year, a wish is made for each grape as it is eaten. White roses, a symbol of purity and honesty lend their elegance to the display. Stems of wheat are added as they are a symbol of love and charity as well as to guard against conceit. A flourish of ivy to the right invokes the Celtic symbolism of connections and friendships. Ever intertwining, the ivy is an example of the twists and turns our friendships take but also a testimony to the long-lasting connections and bonds we form with our friends that last over the years. Holly is believed to bring good luck and ward off evil. It also symbolizes reincarnation and rebirth. The springs of rosemary are used to symbolize connection and remembrance. Over-sized glittery butterfly wings create drama and hearken back the symbolism of rebirth and change which is also associated with butterflies. Tucked within the center of the design is a very ancient and mysterious symbol found in architecture, art, and sculpture from the early days of civilization; a pine cone. It has long been associated with the Third Eye, the Mind’s Eye or the Eye of Reason. The pine cone is a fitting symbol for reviewing the past and looking into the future.

Finally, masks have been used over the centuries for many purposes,  in many cultures the mask is a symbol of the things that occurred over the last year that you want to hide. At midnight the mask comes off and a  “New Year’s kiss”  is exchanged. The kiss is a mark of purification and the removal of the bad. So, with the beginning of 2016, take this time to start some awesome personal rituals to celebrate life’s continuance and renewal. Celebrate by gathering with friends and family, share a moment to reflect, enjoy a meal, take off your masks, open your mind’s eye and welcome the New Year with a positive outlook. 


-Blumz by JRDesigns

Monday, November 16, 2015

Blumz by JRDesigns Fun, Festive, and FREE Ladies Night Out!

Blumz by JRDesigns will once again be hosting their annual Fun, Festive, and FREE Ladies Night Out at their Ferndale store (503 E. Nine Mile Rd.) on November 20th, 2015. The event will feature over 20 local vendors selling their handmade items as well as FREE food and alcohol from some of the area's best companies. The event will run from 6 pm till 10 pm and ALL are welcome to attend. We will have shopping, entertainment, a silent auction and more! Proceeds from from the silent auction will be donated to THAW (The Heat and Warmth Fund).

Retail Vendors Include: Glass Action, BB’s Bottles, Stella and Dot, Second Chance Candle Company, CS Foxborrow Jewelry, Jamberry Nails, Scarf Central, A.M. Ashmore, Candles by Melinda, Kiki Home Accents, Ruby Sloan, Pure Romance, Designs by Heidi, Letters to Sarah Metalsmithing, Sue’s Creations, AMJ Designs, Mary Kay, MRockStar Desgins, Young Living Essentials and Auntie Hunny Bee Soaps.

Food and Drink Vendors Include: Cabresto Tequila, The Woodward Avenue Brewers, American Coney Island, Dickies BBQ, Pointe Liquor in Hazel Park, Cana Distributors, Treat Dreams Howe’s Bayou, Dino’s, M BrewGarden Fresh and Peteet’s Cheesecakes.

Silent Auction Donors include: Every vendor listed above and The Sterling Inn, Emagine Theatre, Hair Lab, Rosie O Grady’s, Public House, Imperial, The Fisher Theatre, Candlewick Shoppe, Go! ComedyZeke's Rock and Roll BBQ, Fraoches Custom Clothing and B. Nektar.

Entertainment for the evening Includes: Elysium Experience and a chance to take your picture with Studly Santa.

Mark your calendar and spread the word!!

~Blumz by JRDesigns

Thursday, October 22, 2015

The Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce 2015 Gala

Blumz by JRDesigns is proud to be a sponsor at this year's Ferndale Chamber of Commerce 2015 Gala.  We will be getting all dressed up and attending the event on Thursday, November 12th 2015.  We would like to invite all of you to buy a ticket and come out to Twisted Night Club in Ferndale to join in the fun.

We are also asking all of you to take a second and vote for Blumz by JRDesigns. Every year a few lucky local businesses and business people are nominated to win awards. Blumz would love the honor of winning a FACC award this year!  Please take a second and fill out this survey to help Blumz take home the prize, you don't have to share any personal information and it only takes a minute to vote!

Tickets to attend the gala are only $50 dollars in advance.  The Gala will feature food, drinks, and a silent auction.  To learn more about the event visit their website here.

~Blumz by JRDesigns

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Win Tickets to See Dirty Dancing at The Fischer Theater

Every Wednesday Blumz by JRDesigns runs a Hump Day Happiness giveaway. Our designers create a one of a kind Blumz by JRDesigns arrangement and we post it on our Facebook page for people to like, share, and comment on. Anyone who does those three things is entered to win the arrangement.Then, on Thursday we randomly choose a winner to take home the fresh Blumz. As you can imagine, people love winning our flowers, but this week we are making the giveaway a little sweeter.

This week, our drawing will take place on  Monday October 19th and the winner will get a lot more than beautiful flowers.  The winner of this weeks HDH prize will also receive a pair of tickets to see Dirty Dancing at The Fischer Theater on Thursday, October 22nd!!!!  This weeks winner will be drawn on Wednesday evening and they will be able to come pick up the flowers and the tickets on Thursday before the show!

The Fischer Theater is hosting a very special night in honor of in celebration of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Susan G. Komen Detroit Race For The Cure.  $15 dollars from each ticket sold that night will go to breast cancer research.

Special pre-show activities will take place in The Fisher Theater lobby where you can learn about the Susan G. Komen Detroit Race For The Cure. Blumz by JRDesigns will have a table in the lobby where we will be giving way a beautiful Think Pink arrangement to one lucky attendee.  We will also be handing out a single pink rose with a Think Pink discount card attached to the first 200 people through the door!

Add us on Facebook and make sure to enter to win this Monday!!!!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Get 25% off Blumz by JRDesigns Top 5 Bestsellers When You Shop Online

Internet shopping is all the rage these days. You can sign online, click a few buttons and have something sent anywhere in the world, including flowers.  Blumz by JRDesigns has our own easy to use online store where you can buy flowers and send them in just a few clicks and we have noticed that a lot of you enjoy shopping this way, so we decided to run a special.  Blumz by JRDesigns is offering 25% percent off its top five best selling arrangements through the end of September when you shop online.  All you have to do is visit our site, pick out one of the five arrangements and enter the code "save25" at checkout.  This deal will run through September 30th and is for online orders only!

Here are our five top sellers with links to buy:

Happy Savings! 

~Blumz by JRDesigns

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Blumz by JRDesigns Back to School Contest: Enter to Win!

September is in full swing, the kids are back in school and cold weather is on it's way.  Soon, it will be Halloween and then the holidays!  It is amazing how fast the seasons fly when you are having fun! Back to school means new teachers and lots of happy parents.  In celebration of the 2015/2016 school year we are running a very special Blumz by JRDesigns giveaway.

Blumz by JRDesigns  is running a back to school contest for all the moms, dads, kids, and teachers that are making a difference.

Flowers are a great way to tell your teacher how much you appreciate their hard work, to tell mom how much you appreciate all those homemade lunches, or to tell dad how much you appreciate his help with your English homework! Flowers are a great way to show someone how much you care.

This contest is your chance to win a beautiful arrangement for someone special to you.  The winner of the contest will receive flowers to give to to the person that they nominate. To enter to win the contest you must visit Blumz by JRDesigns on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and post a photo or short paragraph telling us who you would like to nominate and why.  This contest is meant to celebrate all the great teachers, parents and mentors who work so hard to make the future better and brighter for all of us.  This is also a great way to score some brownie points!

We will draw one lucky winner on October 9th, 2015 and they will have the chance to come in and pick up a one of a kind Blumz by JRDesigns arrangement to give to the person that they nominated.

Let flowers and Blumz by JRDesigns help you kick off the school year the right way!


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Help Local Floral Designer Jerome Raska Become the Next Mayesh Design Star

If you have ever worked with Jerome Raska AIFD, AAF, PFCI, CAFA, CF, you know how talented he is.  He can create one of a kind floral designs, effortlessly execute almost every aspect of a wedding, and consistently come up new ideas to keep things fresh.  He is known as an excellent teacher and an innovator within the floral, wedding, and event industry.  In fact, he travels all over the world to teach up and coming designers throughout the year.

Jerome's talent is unsurpassed, so his team at Blumz by JRDesigns encouraged him to enter the Mayesh Design Star competition. Blumz by JRDesigns worked with the talented staff at M1 Studios to film a contest entry that features the creation of a unique textured bouquet.
Jerome did a great job and was chosen as one of Mayesh’s ten finalists.  Now, Jerome need our votes to make it to the last round.

To vote for Jerome please click here and vote for number seven.  You can only vote once and they don't ask for any information, you simply have to click a button.  Please take a second (literally) and click here to help Jerome make it through to the next round!

Voting ends Friday, September 11th and the winners will be revealed on September 16th!

Watch Jerome's entry here.
Vote for Jerome to be the next Mayesh Design Star here.  

~Blumz by JRDesigns

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Trend Alert: Fresh Floral Jewelry

"Life is too short to wear boring jewelry"- Anonymous 

Have you ever heard anyone say "I have too much jewelry"?  Yeah, we haven't either.  Everyone loves a little something special to accent their outfit.  Some people prefer gold, some silver and some go for something a little more unique.  Floral jewelry is one of the biggest up and coming trends, whether you are going out for the night or attending a special event, floral jewelry is one way to guarantee that no one else will be wearing the same thing! 

This up and coming trend was popularized by Wendy Andrade, a jewelry and floral designer that published a book called Fresh Floral Jewelry.   Wendy travels around to different places to teach her the art of floral jewelry design to other creative florists.  She recently sat down with the  the Blumz by JRDesigns design team and taught us more about floral jewelry making.  We created a few fun designs with her and learned more about this trend.  We are really looking forward to creating some unique wearable pieces for our clients when they attend parties, events, and weddings.  We wanted to show you some of the amazing things that we can create with a few fresh Blumz. This is an extra special way to add a pop of color to your outfit! 

Check out some of the different things that we can do, and call us (248-398-5130/ 313-964-5777) to order something special for your next event.  

~Blumz by JRDesigns

Monday, August 17, 2015

Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of ArtWorks Detroit and Help Raise Money for the Michigan AIDS Coalition

On Friday, September 18th Artworks Detroit will celebrate its 20th anniversary in historic Corktown Detroit to raise money for the Michigan AIDS Coalition.  Blumz by JRDeisgns co-owner Jerome Raska is a proud board member of this important organization.   To raise money for the foundation they will be hosting a party at The Alchemy Warehouse located at Warehouse C, 2051 Rosa Parks Blvd., Detroit, MI 48216.

The night will feature the opportunity to bid on over 150 pieces of art, a strolling fashion show by Walk Fashion Show, appetizers, drinks, and live entertainment. Tickets to attend the event are $75 dollars and they can be purchased here. Proceeds from this event go towards M.A.C.’s ongoing HIV/AIDS counseling, testing, prevention and education efforts in Metro Detroit.

To learn more about M.A.C. visit their website here.

~blumz by JRDesigns

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Blumz by JRDesigns $1 Rose Special #PetalPower

 This Friday, August 14th Blumz by JRDesigns will be running a special on America's favorite flower, the rose.  For one day only we will be selling all of our 40 cm roses for a $1 dollar a piece!  That means you can get a dozen roses for only $12 dollars!!!  To purchase roses at this special price you must use the phrase "petal power" when you are checking out! #petalpower
This special is for cash only sales, no debit/credit cards or gift cards will be accepted.  This deal is not valid on deliveries, only on walk in sales (no phone orders).  For a small additional price you can add greens or other fresh flowers to enhance your bouquet. This special is only valid on August 14th, 2015. 
Blumz by JRDesigns
 Detroit / Ferndale
313-967-5777 / 248-398-5130 
1260 Library Street, Detroit, MI  /  503 E Nine Mile. Ferndale, MI

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Apply to Be a Vendor at the 2015 Blumz by JRDesigns Ladies Night Out Event

Did you know that Blumz by JRDesigns has an event space located within the walls of their Ferndale store on Nine Mile? This space is rented out throughout the year for all sorts of events including baby showers, work parties, weddings and more.  This year on the 20th of November, it will feature 20 local vendors, food, drinks, and a one of a kind shopping experience called Ladies Night Out that will help holiday shoppers get a jump start on their gifts.

We are looking for 20 local vendors who would like to participate in this year's Ladies Night Out event. Since we can only feature 20 vendors we want to make sure that each vendor brings something special and unique to the table. We want shoppers to get a once in a lifetime experience that they cannot get anywhere else.  If you are a vendor who thinks that you make or sell something special please send an email to sadie@blumz.com that explains who you are and what you do.  If it sounds like your business may be a good fit for the event we will email back details on how to sign up to be part of the fun. 

Please send your submissions in today, we will be reaching back out to everyone as soon as possible. We looking forward to hearing more about each and every one of the potential vendors out there and we hope to see a lot of you at the event on November 20th!

~Blumz by JRDesigns

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Welcome to Detroit!- #ASAE2015

Photo from Visit Detroit 

The 2015 ASAE Conference will take place in Detroit from August 8th through 11th. This means that we will see a lot more people out and about in downtown Detroit for the next two weeks! We are excited to welcome these individuals to our fair city and we hope that they enjoy their stay in Detroit. To help our guests figure out where to eat and what to do while they are visiting Blumz by JRDesigns has put together a short list of some of the best things Detroit has to offer.

 Don't forget, if you have any last minute event or floral needs, Blumz by JRDesigns has a store conveniently located in downtown Detroit to help you out. We even rent tuxedos if you get invited to  a big event that you weren't planning on attending before you left!  Welcome to Detroit, please enjoy your stay!

Here is a list of great restaurants that you might want to check out while your in town:

Slows BBQ- Slows is known for it's BBQ and they offer a variety of unique sauces to dress up your meal. They are also known for their mac and cheese, which is a must try if you visit.  Slows has two locations, a full service restaurant at 2138 Michigan Ave. and a to-go carryout location at 4107 Cass Ave.  The food is so good that there is usually a wait when you get there.  We suggest eating a snack before you go and grabbing a drink while you wait for the table, we promise it is worth it! 

Roast- This restaurant features a menu that was created by world renown chef Michael Symon. They are known for the Roast burger but we have never been disappointed with anything we have ordered. Here's an insider tip, there is a special happy hour menu that is served from  at 4:30 pm- 6:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday. This special menu is only served at the bar and features some of their best items at a deep discount. Roast is located at 1128 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226.

Green Dot Stables- Do you like a good slider? How about a menu that features drinks, appetizers, and food for under 3 dollars an item? That's what Green Dot Stables has to offer. They are one of the most unique places in town and the food is not only great, it's very affordable. Don't forget to give the daily mystery meat a try!  Green Dot is located at 2200 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48216.

Supino Pizzeria- Every city has its own signature pizza and Supino is Detroit style pizza done right. They are located at 2457 Russel St., they have limited hours so make sure you check the website before you head over!
Vicente's Cuban Cuisine- This place is located right next to Blumz by JRDesigns, which means we order for their a lot!  We suggest trying the Grand Cubano or the Vegetarian Cubano. The restaurant is located at 1250 Library St., Detroit MI.

Any Restaurant in Mexican Town-   There are a ton of great places to get south of the border staples like margaritas, burritos, tacos and more. This is a great place to go if your really hungry and unable to wait, every restaurants has exceptionally fast service! Check out Eater Detroit's list of the best places in Mexican town here.

American Coney/ Lafayette Coney- Their is a long standing debate in Detroit, which is better Amercian Coney or Lafayette coney? Stop into both and have a little something and weigh in on the
debate. Which do you think is better? American Coney is located at 114 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226 and Lafayette is right net door!

The Fountain Bistro- This bistro is located in the heart of Campus Martius. This spot has a great happy hour and a good brunch menu. The best part is, this restaurant is within walking distance from Cobo Hall! (800 Woodward , Detroit).

Bucharest Grill-  This place is one of a kind. You place your order at the counter and wait for it to be delivered to your table. Their Greek salads are to die for and their vegetarian pita comes stuffed with fries. Plus, its pretty cheap!  Bucharest Grill is located at 1623 Michigan Ave. Detroit, MI.

Fun Things to Do:

 Take a Stroll on the River Walk- The River walk is a fun place to go for a walk, a jog or a stroll.  There are lots of beautiful pieces of art and greenery to see.  There are a few places to grab an ice cream or a drink and their is a great view of the Detroit River. This is a fun and free way to experience Detroit.

Visit the Spirit of Detroit and The Joe Louis Fist-  These two Detroit staples are located right by Cobo Hall and are must see stops while you are in Detroit. The Spirit of Detroit was built in 1958 and represents a lot of different things to a lot of different people, some see it as a symbol of the relationship god has with his people and some people see it was a symbol of the strength of Detroit. The fist was dedicated to the city of Detroit in 1986. "It represents the power of his (Joe Louis) punch both inside and outside the ring. Because of his efforts to fight Jim Crow laws, the fist was symbolically aimed toward racial injustice". Both are staples of downtown and worth a visit.

Visit the Motown Museum- Detroit is known for it's music. We are the birthplace of  the Motown sound and Motown records. You can visit the place where is all started while you are in town. The museum is filled with Motown artifacts, photographs and other memorabilia. The museum is located inside Hitsville USA at 2648 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48208.

Tuesday – Friday
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Closed: Monday
Last tour starts one hour before closing

Visit the DIA- The DIA  holds more than 100 galleries, a 1,150 seat auditorium, and a 380 street lecture hall,  an art reference library, and a conservation services laboratory. The museum features a wide variety of collections, for an overview of what they have in house right now click here.  The are currently featuring a special collection of Diego Rivera's work that is a must see. The museum is located at 5200 Woodward Avenue and it is only $12.50 for adults to get in for the day.

DIA Hours:
Sunday10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
a.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Eastern Market- Every Tuesday and Saturday the Eastern Market fills with local vendors that are selling all types of fresh foods including fruits, vegetables, meats, and breads.  There are also over 150 little shops that are open throughout the week in and around the market,  The Dequindre Cut is also within walking distance of the market, this is a great place to take a stroll.  There is literally always something new and fun to see in the market,  for a full list of activities and more information visit their website

Campus Martius- Campus Martius Park anchors a two square block district that is the commercial center and heart of downtown Detroit. During the summer they host all sorts of outdoor events, most of which are free to attend. The park is also walking distance form a lot of the city's best night life.  For a full list of events visit their website here.

Have a great time exploring the city that we are proud to call home!

~Blum by JRDesigns


Thursday, July 30, 2015

Your New Favorite Plant: The Braided Ficus

The best part about summer is being around all the green things that grow outside.  It's  beautiful to watch the trees, bushes, plants and flowers come alive every spring and it is heart breaking to watch them all lost their leaves every fall. The best way to get through the change of season is to make sure that you have something green and leafy inside to cheer you up!  

One of our favorite house plants is the weeping fig aka the braided ficus.  This is a low-maintenance plant that is popular for use indoors. The  trunks of a weeping fig are braided while they are young and pliable and as the tree grows  the braided trunks grow together into a permanent braid.  These plants only need to be watered every five to seven days. The best way to tell if they are thirsty is to stick your fingers into the dirt and only water when the soil is dry to the touch 

Blumz by JRDesigns carries a variety for four to five foot tall braided ficus plants. They
 sell for $69.99 each( including the pot).  These plants are also a great gift! Stop in and see us in Ferndale or Detroit and pick one up for your home! 


Thursday, July 23, 2015

Blumz: Make Someone Smile

A smile is such a simple gesture, but sometimes a smile can turn your whole day around. In fact, it was Mother Theresa who said “We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do”. It’s true you never really know what sharing a smile will do, which is why we sought out to deliver a lot of smiles around Ferndale and Detroit this past Monday. Blumz by JRDesigns participated in Teleflora’s annual Make Someone Smile campaign and walked away getting more from the smiles that we got then the ones that we gave!

Every year Teleflora asks florists across the U.S. to join in and hand out their signature Be Happy® Bouquets to those who need smiles – such as hospital patients, senior citizens living in nursing homes and assisted living homes, and recipients of Meals-on-Wheels programs. The Be Happy Muggs are donated by the company and each florists reaches out to distributors within their community to get plants and flowers donated to fill the mugs with before we head out into the community to hand them out. This year Blumz by JRDesigns participated by filling 48 mugs with plants that were donated by Tropical Distributors. We visited Ferndale’s own Hilton Nursing Home and gave smiles to the residence. They were overjoyed to welcome us into their facility and loved receiving a plant. A lot of the women talked about being former gardeners and told us it meant a lot to get a plant to take care of and enjoy. We were smiling so big when we left that you would think that we were the ones getting the gift.

After sharing some smiles in Ferndale we headed to The Mariners Inn in Detroit to share some more smiles with the staff and residents. Mariners Inn is a in house treatment program that uses art to help people recover from alcohol addiction. They have 90 residents in their program at all times and they work really hard to help get them back on their feet. We shared smiles with the staff and with the residents of the facility. Everyone was excited to get the mugs with the plants inside. We were blown away by the positive response and the great work that Mariners Inn does for the city of Detroit, we were delighted that they let us in to share some smiles and joy with everyone there.

Give a smile week runs through this Saturday, July 25th. We wanted to share this story to encourage everyone to share a smile with someone this week. Life can be rough but it's a lot easier when we show each other a little support, a litte understanding, and give each other a big smile to help all of us get through the day. If you would like to send a Be Happy Bouquet display to someone who might be feeling down you can purchase one here. Smile, life is wonderful!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The Grand Circus Gala

Thursday, July 15th Grand Circus Park will be filled with Detroiters looking to enjoy a festive evening under the big top on Woodward Avenue. The night will feature live music from neighboring entertainment venues, cocktails, appetizers and more. This is the first year that the park is hosting the gala and from what we can tell we are all in for a treat.  All proceeds raised throughout the night will go toward improving the park and making it a nice place for all of us to enjoy for years to come.

There are two types of tickets that you can purchase for the event. The first is a $75 dollar ticket that includes 3 drink tickets and a free day pass to check out the Boll Family YMCA. The second level of tickets are $150, these ticket include the pass, unlimited drinks throughout the night and a six-month membership to the Detroit Historical Society. To purchase tickets to attend this event click here.

Blumz is honored to be sponsoring the event, in fact our flowers will be displayed throughout the park and a lot of #TeamBlumz will be at the event hanging out, having some drinks, and getting to know our Detroit neighbors.  We are looking forward to putting on something nice and hanging out in the park, we hope to see a lot of you there , having fun, and raising money to make this city bigger, brighter and better for all of us! 

The gala starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m. For more information about the event and the park click here.   


Monday, July 13, 2015

Download the Blumz App and Get $5 Dollars Off Your Next Order

Have you ever heard the phrase "there is an app for that"?  These days there really is an app for everything including ordering flowers.  Blumz by JRDesigns has launched a new mobile app to make ordering flowers easier than ever.  You can order flowers while your waiting in line for a coffee or on the go.  First time app users can also get $5 dollars off their first order if they use the code Q5DAP.  Did you forgot to send mom a bouquet for her birthday, whip out that phone and send them to her now! Just make sure that you select Blumz by JRDesigns as your preferred florist so you know that you are getting the freshest designs in town.  To learn more about the app and to download it please click here.


Friday, July 10, 2015

Fresh From the Garden Blumz

Blumz by JRDesigns is much more than your typical florist, we also handle all things wedding and have a large garden where we grow a lot of our own Blumz during the warmer months.  Our garden is full of beautiful Michigan grown greenery that we plant and nurture ourselves.  We also work with a few other local growers to stock all sorts of Michigan made Blumz in our cooler.  This week we started picking some of those fresh flowers and created some new arrangements to be featured on our website. We are calling this line of arrangements the Fresh From The Garden line, you can check them all out on our website here.   These original arrangements were created in our design room and each one is prettier then the next. You can purchase any of these arrangements online and have them sent anywhere local you would like, we can guarantee it doesn't get any fresher then this!

~Blumz by JRDesigns

Thursday, July 9, 2015

The Canna's are in!

Summer is finally here, and that means our garden is in bloom!

During the summer we have access to a wider selection of unique, fresh, and locally grown flowers.  That means, that each week we will have new items in stock and on special.  Blumz will be carrying and selling fresh from the garden flowers straight from the soil throughout the entire summer.

This week the Canna's are in!

Canna's are a beautiful tropical plant that grow on dark green stalks,  when they bloom they open up wide and let their colors shine.

The flowers come in a variety of colors and are only in bloom and in stock for a limited time.  This week we have them on special for $4.99 a bulb or $19.99 for five bulbs.  They are already planted and ready to open any day now!

This is what they look like before they bloom:

This is what they look like in their full splendor:

And finally, this is what they look like after a few years of growth! These beautiful babies are about to bloom right outside the Ferndale store.

Stop by our Ferndale or Detroit store this week to get something fresh, beautiful, and unique to brighten up your house , your patio, your office your business and your day!  

~Blumz By JRDesigns

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

FREE Parking in Ferndale Every Monday this Summer

Ferndale is the coolest place to live outside of the city of Detroit,  Blumz is lucky to have locations in both cities.  Our Ferndale location is just a few blocks outside the heart of downtown Ferndale, it is walking distance from all the shops and restaurants that make the city so great.

We are lucky enough to have our own large parking lot, so when you visit us you can be assured that you will always find a place to park for free, but we cannot say the same for all the businesses in the area. A lot of the spaces in Ferndale are surronded by parking meters that charge you to park and visit.  But, this summer the city is inviting you to come and visit for free.

Ferndale is celebrating "The Dog Days of Summer" by offering free parking in all city lots every Monday through Labor Day.  Mondays are the perfect day to come down and have lunch or dinner at one of the city's great restaurants. We suggest some BBQ from Zeke's, some pizza from the W.A.B. or something delicious from M-Brew.  These are just a few of the great places that you can check out while you are in town.

 Before you head home, we suggest that you stop by Blumz and see our store for yourself.  We will have lots of fresh from the Garden Blumz in stock and on special throughout the summer along with lots of new gifts and candies to treat yourself or give to someone special. Parking can no longer be the reason you cannot come to Ferndale this summer.  Come down and see all the great things that this city has to offer for yourself! 

~Blumz by JRDesigns

Monday, June 29, 2015

Rainbow Roses Are Back!

Last Friday The Supreme Court of The United States of America ruled that all people whom wish to marry will be able to do so in all fifty states, even if the person they wish to marry shares the same gender as themselves.  This was huge news and a lot of our customers came into the store to purchase flowers and gifts for loved ones to celebrate. In fact, we had one customer come in and buy a huge bouquet to propose to her partner of the last 20 years.
(Our lovely customer getting ready to propose, BTW she said yes!) 

We are delighted to see so many people celebrating their love.  In honor of that we made a special order and got a fresh shipment of Rainbow Roses in stock today!  We will only have them in stock for a limited time so make sure to call or stop in ASAP!  These beautiful stems are 4.99 a stem, $49.99 a dozen , and $59.99 for a dozen vased.

We look forward to planning a lot more weddings this coming year. Remember Blumz is a one stop wedding shop that handles everything from tuxedo rental, invitations, tenting, lighting, officiant services, and of course the flowers!  We love everything about weddings, so the idea of more weddings is the best news we have ever heard!  Wedding season is truly here!

~Blumz by JRDesigns

Red White and Blumz: The Freedom Rose

This design was created by Blumz by JRDesigns designer Paul Sawyers . An arrangement like this costs around 64.99. Call us now to place an order. 

This is the last week of June which means that National Rose Month is coming to an end.  We had a lot of fun giving away roses, sharing facts about roses, and featuring special roses each week this month  A lot of you even stopped in to pick yourself up a dozen to enjoy. Thank you for sharing all your pictures with us over the last month.  For the last week of the month we decided to go even bigger.  Fourth of July is just around the corner and its time to celebrate America, summer, and of course Roses.

This week our featured rose will be the Freedom Rose. Known for its signature red color it is the perfect rose to create a beautiful Forth of July arrangement. A dozen of these red roses will brighten up your holiday weekend!

This Design was created by blumz Designer Shelley Habian. An arrangement like this costs about $89.99.  Call us now to place an order! 

This week we have 40/50/60/ and 90 centimeter roses in stock. They are priced as follows:

40- $2.99 stem, $29.99 a dozen, and $39.99 for a dozen vased.

50- $3.99 a stem, $39.99 a dozen, and $49.99 for a dozen vased.

60- $4.99 a stem, $49.99 a dozen, and $59.99 for a dozen vased.

The 90 cm roses are $9.99 a stem, they are not only tall but the roses are huge!

Check them out! They come up to our wedding and event planner Megan's waist and she is not a short woman!

 This is the perfect time to pick up some red roses. Thanks for celebrating National Rose month with us! Let's end rose month with a bang, a red white and Blumz bang!

 Please note Blumz will closed this Saturday and Sunday so please get your orders in now!

~Blumz by JRDesigns