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What's with the Flower Beards?

Glad you asked! This month Country Elegance is celebrating No-Shave November. We have asked some of our favorite bearded men to come into the shop for a little beard makeover to help us spread awareness about men's health issues.  This month is all about you guys. Cancer is terrible and we want to help in the fight. If you were sending flowers anyway. This is perfect. If this inspired you to send someone you love flowers, great! If you would rather bypass the flowers and donate directly, awesome. To help celebrate we are posting a new Fall Designers Choice for the month of November. It's the same favorite arrangement except during November 20% of each Fall Designer's Choice arrangement is going...

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Petal it Forward 2017

As a part of the Society of American Florists, Country Elegance participated in Petal it Forward.  On October 11, 2017, florists nationwide will randomly surprise people on the street with flowers in more than 450 cities in all 50 states, plus D.C. and Canada. Lucky recipients will receive two bouquets — one to keep, and one to share with a friend, family member, co-worker, or even a complete stranger. There will be a lot of smiles going around as the country experiences flower power. Follow the fun #petalitforward. Today Country Elegance went Down Town to 'Petal it Forward' and we met some really incredible people. Thank you to every person we met. We love flowers and it was incredible to share...

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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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