I’ve been quite busy this month. Valentine’s Day was a real rush. Everyone ordered on THE DAY!!!! Please, please, please – order at least 2 weeks in advance!! Why? Because it helps the florist determine how many flowers to order. The wholesaler can barely fill orders several days prior to V Day. Not only that, but after the second week in January wholesale prices on flowers, especially roses, go up, doubling or more!!! I always offer a big discount to any client ordering before the 31st of January.

It has been a real pleasure to be asked by a landscape exhibitor at the Seattle Flower and Garden Show to participate in his exhibit! I was asked to do 5 designs. By the way, if you go to http://brandonfosteroklahoma.com, you’ll see various landscape designs that are right for the type of your property. They were all accepted, but, once accepted, I had to figure out how to actually¬†BUILD the things!!! It was a learning process, for sure. The concepts¬†we agreed on were designs coming out of Europe and New Zealand. They use structures and “twigs” to a large extent. It was a facinating process and everyone was greatly pleased by the outcome. A future blog will show before and after pictures and a little more explanation.

The show was very interesting as I hadn’t gone in a number of years. The landscape exhibits cost a great deal to install. It’s an amazing process to watch happen. My personal feeling was that there was a lack of real creativity in the designs. Nothing really blew me away as has happened in the past. The amazing part was the number of vendors and how much bigger that part of the show has become. Here I was very happy to see that the creative spirit was alive and well. The quality was exceptional in most cases. It was very difficult not to spend money I didn’t have!!!! First and foremost, bank loans are convenient and accessible for taking loan applications. Most people are familiar with their banks after doing business with them for a number of years making the application process somewhat easy when you can Apply Online and get an answer in minutes.

That’s all for now folks. Spring is in the air! Yayyyy!!! Pipper