Locally Grown Tulips

American Tulip Day is just around the corner and nothing says Spring quite like a bouquet of fresh Tulips! We visited our friends at Len Busch Roses, which is located in Plymouth, Minnesota, to go behind the scenes to learn how they grow their beautiful tulips! Continue reading “Locally Grown Tulips”

Upcycled Paper Towel and Toilet Paper Rolls – 5 Ways

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We all have waited for Spring and with Easter coming I thought I would do a few crafts using Fiora Toilet Paper Rolls. We all have the empty rolls so why not have some fun and use them.

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Funeral Flowers

From flowers to statues, what should you send to a funeral?

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 What is the right thing to send?

What do you send to someone who has lost someone they love and care for? We suggest that you send something that you feel the family would like and something that you can say you were proud to see at the funeral home or church. In the past, funeral arrangements looked a lot the same, and very traditional. Now when we take a funeral order we ask the sender if they’d like something traditional or nontraditional and 75% of the people pick nontraditional. People are choosing stepping stones and angels and creating something that the grieving family can have as a keepsake.

Work within your budget

Most people have a price point in mind relating to what they’d like to send. So if you want to spend $30.00-$35.00 we would suggest a plant, anything in the $40.00 range and up and we can do a really nice fresh arrangement. Sometimes the sender wants to know what has been sent by others already so they can send something different. Everyone is different, and we work with everyone to make sure they get what they want.

We can help you at Coborn’s Floral

Working with the families planning the funeral can be very tough and rewarding at the same time. Some families want to have everything that was loved by the deceased represented somehow. In that case we do the best we can and suggest that the person ordering the arrangement bring in some personal items. Again there is no right or wrong way to celebrate the life of your loved ones.

A comment we once had from a guest that I will always remember is: “When I walked into the funeral home I saw this beautiful piece from the back of the room, it was a unique design. I was hoping the whole time as I was waiting to get to the front, that it would be the one I sent….and it was!” She was so happy and the family members all wanted to take that same piece home with them. The guest and the family were happy, and I was too. That is the experience I want all of our customers to have. So it doesn’t matter if you’re consoling the grieving family or if you are part of the grieving family, we can help you. We will make it as easy as possible to make the celebration of life perfect for everyone. We encourage you to ask questions, because planning a funeral is hard and we can make it just a little easier if we know what you want.

So in conclusion, work within your budget and send something that you feel good about and something that honors your lost loved one in the best way possible.

Coborn’s Floral Manager, Sauk Rapids, MN

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A Rose is a Rose is a Rose

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Wow how the summer has flown by and now we enter into August. The last month before school starts and everyone’s summer becomes a memory. The flower gardens still look very nice and soon the fall mums will be coloring our front porches. With all the summer and fall colors that brighten our world we still look at roses to be a special flower. Yes some of us are able to grow them in our short MN growing season but our greenhouse growers still do a great job providing us with them year round.

During the month of August we have a rose special of a dozen roses for only $7.99, which is a savings of $7.00. This gives our guests a great opportunity to have fresh flowers in their homes and offices. It’s a great time to give someone a gift of roses. They can be a friend, neighbor, family member or the love of your life. There is a saying that certain colored roses mean different things, but that isn’t as important as choosing the color that strikes your eye. Some people just love orange or yellow or pink, and because they’ve been told that red is for love, that’s the color they go with. Well people, it’s time to pick your colors and enjoy roses for their beauty.  The colors have been grown in so many different shades and colors and bi-colors that anything goes.

Even though I’ve attached the meaning of the roses on the bottom does not mean I agree or disagree with the meanings, it’s just that everyone needs to choose by personal preference. Personally I like to mix it up a little bit and get different colors by the mood I’m in, or by what mood my husband is in.

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How to Create a Birch Tree Cake

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With cake decorating comes a lot of requests for some really fun and different cakes. One of the most recent cakes I was asked to make was a cake to look like a Birch Tree. This has become more and more common as people have been using the woodsy theme for Weddings, Birthdays and even Baby Showers! So for my blog today I am going to show you how to create a Birch Tree style cake with matching cupcakes. However, this time around I am going to show you in a video! The videos are below, have fun creating! And remember to comment to my blog with photos of your creations or any questions you have for me!

How to Create a Birch Tree Cake

How to Twist Colors with Frosting and make matching Cupcakes for your Birch Tree Cake

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