Recently, I contacted one of the owners of locally owned and operated Blumz, in Downtown Detroit and “Fashionable” Ferndale, requesting permission to write about his company on our blog. I’d love to highlight a local business for National Rose Month, so I did (very) little research and called a local florist we had just learned about. I asked him if there was anything special he would like me to mention about his company and his response was really very modest. He simply asked for us to mention that they are a full service floral and gift shop.
No problem . . .until I looked further into their website and discovered that they had achieved quite a bit in their seven years in business. So, I’ll mention their full range of services (floral arrangements, gift baskets, candle arrangements, funeral, wedding, corporate affairs) but I also want to highlight just a few of their other nods:
2006 – Received “Spirit of Detroit” award from Detroit City Council
2006 – Received “Beautification Award” from City of Ferndale
2007 – Selected as “Retailer of the Year 2007” by Michigan Florist Association, per the Detroit News
2007 – National Association of Catering Executives (NACE) Award for “Best Table Design”
2007 – NACE Award for Best Table Design
For those of us who are ‘florally challenged’, they even offer classes. Grab a couple of your girlfriends/coworkers/sisters/cousins and ask for a private class. Who wouldn’t love to learn from the best!
On a personal note, I love that Blumz gives back to the community. Not only do they support GLBT activities and organizations, but they also support their local community. We were turned on to Blumz through a networking event held in their Ferndale location. I’m glad we went, and I’m glad we learned about Blumz. Sometimes we get so caught up in our own lives that we forget about things going on to those around us. Give the gift of a personalized gift basket, or an arrangement of someone’s favorite flowers, or something simple, just because. Check out Blumz.com and be prepared to be impressed.
And for those of you, like me, always wondered the meanings of the rose colors:
Red – True Love
Blue – Mystery, attaining the impossible
White – Eternal love, silence or innocence, virtue, purity
Black – Death, hatred, farewell, rejuvenation or rebirth
Yellow – Friendship of dying love, jealousy or infidelity
Pink – Grace
Dark Pink – Gratitude
Light Pink – Desire, passion, joy of life, youth, energy
Coral/Orange – Desire, passion
Lavender – Love at first sight
Red/White together – Unity
Red/Yellow together – Joy, happiness, and excitement
Check out www.blumz.com or contact them directly at their Ferndale location 248-398-5130 or Downtown Detroit at 313-964-5777.