A newsletter by harkins, the florist
A whole lot a' shakin' goin'
We've added a couple of spooktacular
arrangements to our line up this month. A scary skull booquet which will have
you shakin' in your shoes, and something a little more tame for the faint of
We've hollowed out a cute, little, seasonal
gourd, and added a colorful mix of autumn flowers. This is certainly no trick,
it's sure to brighten up your holiday party table! We're offering this wonderful
design at $35.
We've made our ghoulishly scary skull design
with a couple of pincushion protea and peacock feathers, along with curly
branches and hanging spider. This arrangement is $45
The largest, most exotic flower ever to pass through the
shop is the Heliconia Rostrata, a really large tropical flower hanging
from a large stalk, from South America. The flower can be from one to two feet
Once upon a time, we happened to have one of these in
bright pink in stock. Within the trade, they are called “Sexy Pink.” The wife
of a local car dealer who lived on the lakefront and wrote the book on
nouveau riche , loved unusual flowers in huge, over-the-top arrangements.
Sexy Pink seemed to be the perfect focal point for her centerpiece.
Making the delivery was one of our drivers who had
undergone brain surgery at Charity and definitely was not the brightest light in
the chandelier. Even he knew things weren’t going right when the lady
declared, “that THING is DEAD! I’m going to get my garden shears and cut it
“Now, ma’am,” said the driver, “I don’t think you should do
that. Let’s call the shop and ask.”
Fortunately, I was in to take the call, and, after some
verbal jousting, I was able to convince her to leave Sexy Pink hanging.
Why did this whole exchange bring to mind Granny of the
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