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Friday Flower Frenzy

Flowers aren't cheap. They are considered a luxury product and we agree. Someone has to grow them to maturity, cut them, put them on a truck, drive them to a wholesaler where they get divided, put on a different truck and sent our way. From there, we hydrate them, prune them, arrange them and finally they make it to you. We should really have a whole article on the journey of a bloom, we'll save that for another day. That being said, we love flowers. They are beautiful, they smell nice, they change how a room feels. We think that's pretty magical. And something we want to share. It's part of why we do Friday Flower Frenzies. We want everyone...

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Building the perfect bouquet

It can seem tricky but we promise, it's not so daunting and it can actually be pretty fun.  1. Know what you want — or at least a vague idea. Even something as basic as knowing the colors you seek will help us in the right direction. 2. Understand flowers. Flowers are living goods and they look best when in season. In this way, flowers are similar to produce. Grocery stores always have tomatoes, but when tomatoes are in season, they taste better and are more affordable. The same can be said about flowers. Asking for what’s looking best or what’s in season will help you have a fuller, more vibrant bouquet for your wedding. 3. Trust your designers. We do...

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Designs of the Valley

Designs of the Valley is our new series of classes to highlight the things we love most, the natural beauty around us and floral design. Grand Junction and it's surroundings are a beautiful place that we call home and we want to highlight the best of what we have and who we are.  Our classes will be revealed and once they are the designs will be available for purchase in our new collection of local arrangements.  We are so excited to be taking this on. Many of us in the shop are Grand Junction natives and are proud to be showing off corners of our hearts. Each of our teachers will be presenting a piece of the valley that speaks to...

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Firefly Frameshop & Gallery

200 W. Grand Avenue, Suite 7B Grand Junction, CO 81501  (970) 628-4774  The next time you are sitting down at Roosters to a delicious meal of wings, stop by Firefly Frame shop and Gallery a couple storefronts down. As a local business supporting others in our community is very important to all of us. Firefly is first a local business and second a supporter to local artists which is part of the reason we feel they deserve the spotlight this week.  Wandering through the gallery it is remarkable to witness such a beautiful pairing of frames and artwork. Christina is also an artist herself and the back of her shop is dotted by personally crafted pieces just ready to join one of...

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Dead or Alive?

 One of our most commonly asked questions, especially on our Friday Flower Frenzy* is where are the pretty roses? Our answer, these are the pretty roses!  Roses are sturdy flowers but the process from cutting the stem to getting them to our shop is a journey. The outer most petals are guard petals and these petals are left on as the roses travel to protect the bud from collecting too many scrapes and bruises.   We clean up the roses by taking off the guard petals, cutting the thorns off and cutting the stem to the correct length to work perfectly in our variety of arrangements.  This process can leave these roses looking like a whole new flower. The type of...

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