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Oscars on the Avenue

03 Mar

written by Richard O’Mara

Last night I had the opportunity to act as auctioneer at the Oscars on the Avenue Event hosted by St Marks Area Main Streets.  SMAMS has been an active organization who’s mission is to improve the quality of the business environment and  community life along a one mile stretch of Dorchester Ave.  They organize the beautification of the area, The Ashmont Peabody Farmer’s Market  along with Holiday Tree Lighting and numerous other things.

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It was great to see the community come together, all decked out, some in tuxedos and gown, suits and outfits befitting movie stars!!  A Silent Auction was held and I auctioned off five live auction items that helped raise an additional $3000.00 to the proceeds of this event!  I am a firm believer in giving back to the community and had a blast…..Thanks SMAMS for inviting me to play such a prominent role in their event.

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Spring Wreath Gallery

27 Feb

These beautiful inspired wreaths are a sure sign that spring is here! They are a warm and welcome addition to the front door, but don’t limit them to your front entrance, they can be hung inside as well.  Over a mantle or in an entryway, even in the bathroom or hallway. The possibilities are endless!

Valentines designs

05 Feb

 

Not sure what to get your sweetheart for Valentines Day? Stop draggin’ her heart around and steal her heart instead with these breathtaking designs.

To order any of these flower arrangements either for local delivery or pick up call 617-825-8582 to view more fantastic designs head on over to our order flowers page  

“My heart skips a beat for you” wpv14 This monochromatic design is sure to make a dramatic statement. Roses, Gerbera Daisy’s and Tulips.

As shown $75.00 Regular $65.00 Premium $90.00

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“Take another little piece of my heart” wpv16  Sweetheart roses are  delicately designed in the shape of a heart and placed on a hedge of mixed greens in this low 6″ x 6″  design As shown  $60.00 Large $75.00 Premium $90.00

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“Unconditional Love”

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“Dear Sweetness” Vd018  This combination of soft spring  blossoms hydrangea, spray roses and  ranunculus are just a few ingredients that create this lovely blend of

sweetness. As shown in a 4x 4 vessel is only $60.00 a larger and more substantial version would be $80.00 and for the best show on this particular design would be

$100.00

 

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“Double your pleasure”  A classic way to say I love you  with 2 dozen medium stemmed roses, a sure  way to speak to her heart.

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One of our beautiful brides featured in the knot

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We were excited to learn that one of our September Brides will be featured in an upcoming issue of the knot ! Could it have been the gorgeous wedding flowers that we provided? I’d like to think so, but everyone knows that as beautiful as they are,  flowers alone don’t make the entire wedding the special […]

What are you doing for your sweetheart Valentine’s Day?

27 Jan

It’s just around the corner, so what are you doing for your sweetheart? Of course, every woman expects flowers on  this particular holiday, and how nice when they  are delivered to the office…don’t just send them….WOW them!  Roses are a great choice and typically the first thing that comes to mind when you are thinking about  flowers for your Valentine, but keep in mind they are not the only choice…often times a bouquet of one type of flower can make a great impact and can be a refreshing and welcoming change.

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for example a beautiful bouquet of fragrant  Hiacinth’s can really make a statement

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After all love is in the air right? Yea right, the only thing that I see in the air lately is snow.This winter sure has had plenty of it, these cold blustery days  make me long for warm weather. Since we live in New England, that isn’t going to happen for a few more months.  The best we can do is to think warm thoughts, and send warm sentiments to your Valentine.  A beautifully designed spring flower arrangement of  tulips,  hiacinths or roses is enough to make her heart melt. (If only it worked for the snow).

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Phillips Chocolates….after you have successfully warmed her up you may need to sweeten her a bit…we also carry Phillips chocolates here in the shop. An 11oz box of assorted  chocolates is the perfect size to accompany that blooming bouquet, but  1 pound box is enough to offer her co-workers a tasty treat. Either of  these can be added and delivered locally with your flower delivery. Call the shop today 617-825-8582 and beat the mad rush.

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International Lonely Bouquet Day

11 Jan

 

written by: Janet Harrold

I’ve recently learned about a movement called “Lonely Bouquet Day” It was started by a woman named Emily who lives in Belgium. It was her way of spreading joy through the gift of flowers. As soon as I finished reading about this I couldn’t wait to get involved. I thought…what an easy random act of kindness to participate in. My only problem/dilemma was that I did not want to wait until June 29th (That is the actual date for The Lonely Bouquet Day).  So instead, I chose to spread the good will immediately and regularly. Today, I will put a sweet bouquet together -add a little note with it and drop it somewhere special, in hopes that someone who really needs it will find it. The note will read something like this… “Adopt me please! Here I sit all alone, waiting for someone to just take me home. I’m fresh from the garden and made with care, enjoy me yourself or possibly share”.   Because it is the first time doing this, it may be a  good idea to leave a clue on our facebook page…so, be on the lookout for a clue as to where this lonely bouquet will be left. I will  also be accepting suggestions of places to set our blooming treasure around town. If you know of a particular place, office, restaurant, hospital, nursing home or any random location, please leave it in the comment section provided. Of course we may not be able to leave these lovelies everywhere that may be suggested, we will do our best to entertain as many as we can.

Our 3 day Wedding Show Extravaganza

28 Dec

written by Janet Harrold

Is it the romance that encompasses us this time of year, is it perfect timing or is it simply the  magic in the air?  During the Holiday Season, many lucky couples get engaged. That is just one of the reasons why we plan our annual Wedding Show right here at the shop.  Whether you are having a small, intimate gathering of our closest family and friends or a large luscious wedding of your dreams with a guest list of over 200 people. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to attend our upcoming wedding show.

For over 30 years we have been creating beautiful designs and staying current with floral trends so that we can remain one of Boston’s premier florists. You can expect to find beautiful flowers, textures, colors and fragrance in all of our designs. We know that these are all important components to make your wedding day as beautiful as it can possibly be. Our in house wedding show is designed as a resource so that you can come in and ask questions, hold bridal bouquets, take pictures and speak with other vendors with absolutely  no obligation. At this event you will have the opportunity to talk with our wedding consultants and get lots of great ideas to ensure that your wedding day is just as you envisioned. Regardless of whether or not you decide to choose Cedar Grove Gardens as your wedding florist, this show will help you make realistic choices by showcasing the different seasons and numerous ways to interpret floral design.

Our goal is to open your mind and your eyes with fetching displays of beautiful floral designs, to narrow down your choices and redefine your life long dream. So be sure to stop by and take advantage of this FREE event for ideas, resources and answers. slider 1140x 871

Wedding Show Dates and Times:

January 31st 5:30-7:30

Saturday February 1st 1-4

Sunday February 2nd 12-2

Cedar Grove Gardens Wedding Show from HDsince1980 Productions on Vimeo.

Can you say Super Stocking Stuffers

18 Dec

My ideal stocking is something that is filled to the brim with both practical gifts and fun little treasures…make Christmas morning memorable… here are a few fun ideas.

“Lucky Feathers”  have charms in just about any symbol that you can think of…

lucky feather charms

Keep your mind sharp with these mini books and knowledge cards, great for kids and adults!
wisdom and wit mini books

knowledge cards

a little fig and ginger jam is quite delicious…

fig and ginger jam

who doesn’t need a good joke this time of year…
dog and dirty jokes

Blithe-and Bonnie soap products…

Blithe and Bonny soap assortments

do you sleep with dogs???

Pawsome baseball caps

Pawsome baseball caps

the dog lover….

For the dog lover in your life...

For the dog lover in your life…

oohh la la….why not add a bit of this to my hot chocolate…

Chocolate Peppermint Martini Mixer

we have a large variety of Barr-Co soap products…
Barr-Co Bar Soap

Barr-Co Pure Veg. Soap

jigsaw puzzle anyone… yes, this will fit in a stocking…
Christopher-Marley Puzzle if you are looking for something a little more on the intricate side we have great selection of pottery from Judy Jackson stoneware…start your collection now and yes, they will fit in your stocking!

pottery These are just a few of our options, the shop is  full of  great ideas and a wide selection of uncommon and unique gifts. What are some of the things you would like to see in your stocking this year?

 

Fresh Floral Creations For your Holiday Table

13 Dec

Your holiday table demands more that the classic china and tempting desserts…it deserves fabulous fresh blooms. When choosing your holiday centerpiece think about texture, fragrance and beauty…three things that Cedar Grove Gardens just happens to specialize in. To order any of these flower arrangements either for local delivery or pick up call 617-825-8582