"Flowers...are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty out-values all the utilities of the world."  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1844

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Floral Quote ~ Max Muller



"A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love."


~Max Muller


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Monday, December 28, 2009

Floral Quote ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge


"Love is flower like; Friendship is a sheltering tree"


~Samuel Taylor Coleridge


Photo courtesy of barrysclipart.com

Monday, December 21, 2009

Floral Quote ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.



"Remember that children, marriages and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get."


~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


Photo courtesy of barrysclipart.com

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Upcoming Events - January Bridal Shows

January is a month full of wedding shows in the Portland, Oregon area. Brides-to-be, get ready to mark your calendar with several important upcoming events!



*Tacoma Wedding Expo.
Date: Jan. 2-3, 2010
Location: Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall, Tacoma, WA


*Oregon Wedding Showcase
Date: Jan. 9-10, 2010
Location: Eugene, OR


*NW Bridal Showcase
Date: Jan. 9-10, 2010
Location: Comcast Area, Everett, WA


*Bridal Inspirations Wedding Expo.
Date: Jan. 10, 2010
Location: Best Western Lakeway Inn, Bellingham, WA


*Portland-Vancouver Wedding Expo.
Date: Jan. 9-10, 2010
Location: Clark County Event Center, Ridgefield, WA


*Portland Bridal Show
Date: Jan. 16-17, 2010
Location: Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR


*Seattle Wedding Show
Date: Jan 16-17, 2010
Location: Washington State Convention & Trade Center


*Southern Oregon Wedding Expo.
Date: Jan. 23-24, 2010
Location: Medford Armory


*Lynwood-Everett Wedding Expo.
Date: Jan. 30-31, 2010
Location: Lynwood Convention Center


Most of the bridal shows offer daily fashion shows and lots of chances for giveaways as well.



*Time-Saving Tip! Print your name, wedding date, and contact info. on address labels for an easy way to cut time filing out vendor and giveaway forms!


Best Wishes,
Miss Judy Bloom


*For more great tips on planning your perfect wedding flowers ~ visit our "Getting Started" page!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Poinsettia Care 101

Poinsettias are a perfect addition to any classic holiday decor.


Enjoy Judy Bloom's Poinsettia Care 101 tips for enjoying your bright blooms throught the whole holiday season-



*When choosing your poinsettia, look for a plant with an abundance of green foliage and sturdy stems. Wilting, breaking or drooping are signs of a weak or unhealthy plant.


*If possible, choose a poinsettia that has not yet been wrapped with foil or paper. This means the plant has had ample time and space to breathe properly - adding foil or paper often reduces the necessary air flow to the base of the plant and roots.


*After selecting your perfect holiday poinsettia, protect it while you travel home by simply placing in a large shopping bag. This will help protect the poinsettia from harmful winds and cold temperatures.


*Daily Care-Remove any dead or wilted leaves and check dirt for moisture level. If dirt is dry to the touch, add a glass of fresh, room-temperature water.


*True or False? Poinsettias are poinsonous.


False. Despite what most traditionally believed, recent scientific research, in agreeance with the Society of American Florists, has claimed low toxicity levels in this popular holiday bloom. In a study in the early '90s, researchers even found the plant beneficial, by lowering air-borne pollutants in the home.



However you celebrate - add a fresh touch to your decor with flowers!


Best Wishes,


Judy Bloom

Floral Quote ~ Hans Christian Anderson


"Just living is not enough...One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower."


~Hans Christian Anderson


Photo courtesy of barrysclipart.com

Thursday, December 10, 2009

MoleSkin GiveAway Link!

Stop by tea for bini and enter this fun MoleSkin GiveAway!


Good Luck!


Miss Judy Bloom

Floral Quote ~ John Lennon


"Love is the answer, and you know that for sure; Love is a flower, you've got to let it grow."


John Lennon


Photo courtesy of barrysclipart.com

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Floral Quote ~ Georgia O'Keefe



"When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not."


Georgia O'Keefe


Photo courtesy of barrysclipart.com

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Did you know...? December Birth Flower


Did you know...?


The December flower of the month is the daffodil. This flower is traditionally celebrated with birthdays and seasonal celebrations. Daffodils offer a cheery accent to any arrangement and are available in shades of yellow, orange and white.


Daffodils are thought to represent faithfulness and modesty. These bright blooms offer a soft, sweet scent and a tall sturdy stem.


For more floral tips and wedding day ideas, visit our "Getting Started" section to see how Judy Bloom can help plan your dream day!


Best Wishes,
Miss Judy Bloom

Friday, December 4, 2009

Trend Watch ~ Hyacinths - Eco-Friendly Option


~Trend Watch~


Hyacinths are a fragrant flower, perfect for winter wedding celebrations! A member of the lily family, this bulb flower has a strong, sweet smell.


Bulb flowers and other potted plants are a great eco-friendly option because you can re-use them after your event and enjoy long after your special day is over.


Hyacinths are available in a range of colors including beautiful, soft, pastel pinks, blues, purple, white and cream.


*Planning Tip* Display potted hyacinths as centerpieces or ceremony accents then giveaway as a thank-you for extra special guests & helpers!


Whichever flower you choose, Judy Bloom is here to help! Don't forget - Judy Bloom offers free, personal consultations to help you browse books, ideas and fresh floral options for your perfect wedding day!


Best Wishes,
Miss Judy Bloom


(Photo courtesy of princesssassy0217.blogspot.com)

Free Networking Event ~ Dec. 16th


Free Networking Event


Weds., December 16th - 5:30pm to 7:30pm


Hosted by PDX Mindshare


@ Paddy's Bar & Grill, Portland, OR


More Info at pdxmindshare.com


or Contact pdxmindshare@anvilmediainc.com


Hope to see you there!


Judy Bloom


Photo courtesy of barrysclipart.com

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Floral Quote ~ D.H. Lawrence

"The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure." D.H. Lawrence




Photo courtesy of barrysclipart.com

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Did You Know....?



Peonies are a popular wedding flower but have a short seasonal availability.


If you want these, lush, romantic blooms at your wedding, be sure to plan ahead! The short season for peonies is generally only March - June.



(Photo courtesy of -theknot.com)

Free Networking Event ~ Dec. 10th



Free Networking Event


Thursday, Dec. 10th ~ 5pm-7pm


"SwapMeet - December"


Hosted by OEN


More Info at oen.org/events.aspx?


Hope to see you there!


Judy Bloom


Photo courtesy of barrysclipart.com

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Trend Watch - Bridal Bouquets


Browse wedding flowers by color, season and even real weddings -


Find ideas for your perfect bridal bouquet at theknot.com


...Don't forget-Judy Bloom is happy to work with brides of all budgets. After your personalized consultation, we are happy to prepare a pricing proposal and edit flower choices as needed.


Start planning today to gather your bouquet of ideas for your dream florals!


Best Wishes,
Miss Judy Bloom


Photo courtsey of theknot.com and Andrea Polito Photography

Monday, November 30, 2009

Floral Quote ~ Olver Wendell Holmes


"The Amen of nature is always a flower"
Olver Wendell Holmes


Photo courtesy of barrysclipart.com

Friday, November 27, 2009

Floral Quote ~ Rabindranath Tagore


"By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower."
Rabindranath Tagore


Photo courtesy of barrysclipart.com

Monday, November 23, 2009

Floral Quote ~ George Carlin

"I like it when a flower or a little tuft of grass grows through a crack in the concrete. It's so fuckin' heroic."
George Carlin

Friday, November 20, 2009

Floral Quote ~ Abraham Lincoln

"Die when I may, I want it said by those who knew me best that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow"
~Abraham Lincoln

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Floral Quote ~ Shigenori Kameoka

"Find the seed at the bottom of your heart and bring forth a flower"
~Shigenori Kameoka

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Floral Quote ~ Kahlil Gibran

“Love is the only flower that grows and blossoms Without the aid of the seasons.”
Kahlil Gibran

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Floral Quote ~ Albert Camus


"Autumn is a second spring where ever leaf is a flower"
Albert Camus


Photo courtesy of barrysclipart.com

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Networking Event ~ 2nd & 4th Thursdays


Join local business leaders for a night of networking in a low-pressure, relaxed setting. The Damascus-Boring Kiwanis Club meets every 2nd & 4th Thurs. at the Roundtable Pizza on 16021 SE Happy Valley Center Dr.


Visitors are always welcome


More info at: http://kiwanisofdamascusboring.org


Hope to see you there!


Judy Bloom

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Floral Quote ~ Hazel Lee


“I held a moment in my hand, brilliant as a star, fragile as a flower, a tiny sliver of one hour. I dripped it carelessly, Ah! I didn't know, I held opportunity.”
Hazel Lee


Photo courtesy of barrysclipart.com

Friday, November 6, 2009

Free Networking Event ~ Nov. 18th

Free Networking Event


Weds., November 18th - 5:30pm to 7:30pm


Hosted by PDX Mindshare


@ Paddy's Bar & Grill, Portland, OR


More Info at pdxmindshare.com


or Contact pdxmindshare@anvilmediainc.com


Hope to see you there!


Judy Bloom

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Oregon Garden Club Meeting

Join othttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifher floral enthusiasts at the Sandy Garden Club on the 1st Wednesday of every month!


Meet at 9:30 am at the Community Presbyterian Church at 3929 SE Scenic Ave.


For more info., call 503-668-9230


Hope to see you there!


Judy Bloom

Monday, November 2, 2009

Floral Quote ~ Gerad de Nerval

“Each flower is a soul blossoming out to nature”
Gerard de Nerval

Friday, October 30, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Floral Quote ~ John Muir

"There is that in the glance of a flower which may at times control the greatest of creation's braggart lords." ~John Muir, A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf, 1916

Friday, October 23, 2009

October Give-Away! Custom Felt Orchid!

Judy Bloom is excited to end the month with a GIVE-AWAY from Ohio artisan, "Nestings!"


"Nestings" is a creative felt/fabric artist who gains inspiration from the natural world and geometric patterns/shapes. The simplistic designs are an instant, elegant addition to any room!



"Nestings" and Judy Bloom are excited to give-away a
FREE CUSTOM FELT ORCHID to one lucky winner!


Add your *comment* on this blog with your favorite color to be entered in the drawing!


Contest will close on October 30th and winner will be announced on November 1st.


Good Luck!


Judy Bloom

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Eco-Friendly Event Oct. 29th

Stop by for an eco-friendly evening of business networking and information -
Sponsored by the Sustainable Business Network of Portland,


Oct. 29th features "Elements of a Sustainable Economy"


at the Ecotrust Conference Center in NW Portland


A dynamic discussion and convergence of business and updated eco-informative event!


$15 advance for SBNP members; $20 advance for non-members; $25 at the door


RSVP to Robyn by Oct.26th at 503-232-2943 or email contact@sbnportland.org


More information at www.sbnportland.org

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Floral Quote ~ Claude Monet

"I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers." ~Claude Monet

Friday, October 16, 2009

Felt Floral Creations~! FREE SHIPPING All Weekend!




Judy Bloom LOVES these funky, felt, floral creations!


Handmade with love by "Nestings" -


Though orchids are typically an easy-care item - these felt florals are even easier to care for! Just place in pot - and - voila! Instant elegance!



Handmade by a graduate student in Columbus, OH - Order Now for holiday gifts!



This Weekend Only! - FREE SHIPPING IN U.S!

Special Offer for Judy Bloom blog readers! (*Big Thank You to Nestings!*)

National Boss' Day - October 16th

Did you know...?
Today is National Boss' Day!


Celebrate & say "Thank You" with a fresh vase of flowers or a long-lasting, elegant orchid plant!



Simple actions can make a big difference! Earn brownie points with fresh blooms!


~Judy Bloom~

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Floral Quote ~ Adabella Radici

"A flower's appeal is in its contradictions - so delicate in form yet strong in fragrance, so small in size yet big in beauty, so short in life yet long on effect." ~Adabella Radici

Fresh From the Garden


A few cosmos decided to blossom despite the cool, Portland weather - a lovely surprise!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Floral Fun ~ Handmade Hair Accents!


Judy Bloom loves to support sustainable and handmade -


You can browse an array of handmade goodness on etsy.com -


One of my fav. sellers is PetalMix!



PetalMix is based in Northern California and displays quality products and unique color/pattern combinations. Part Japanese/English, PetalMix fell in love with kanzashi when viewing photographs of Maiko and their traditional garments.





Elegance, beauty and style combine in these floral creations -





Be sure to check out the full rainbow of colors and styles at the full shop, PetalMix.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Late Autumn Gardening

The garden season is not over yet! Portland is getting cold and I am occassionally waking up to frost on the ground. The rain has caused my sunflowers to droop but I still have a bounty of tomatoes to look forward to!





I enjoyed a lot of "Sweet Million" small, cherry-like tomatoes and was impressed with the harvest. My late autumn "Better Boy" tomato plant has yet to produce more than 2 ripe tomatoes but I have about 20 large ones waiting on the vine...


I think next year I would like to add more yellow-pear tomatoe plants as well as a few more eggplants - Ah well, always something to do :)


Happy gardening -


Judy Bloom

Monday, October 12, 2009

Upcoming Event - Networking on October 22nd

Business Networking Event!
Mark you calendar to network with local Portland business owners and entrepreneurs! Oregon Entrepreneur Network is holding a free networking event this October!



Thursday, October 22nd from 5-7pm
SwapMeet - October
@ Someday Lounge
125 NW 5th Ave.


Hosted by Oregon Entrepreneur Network
More information at www.oen.org


Hope to see you there!
Best Wishes,
Judy Bloom

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Floral Quote ~ Susan Polis Shutz

"Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair..." ~Susan Polis Shutz

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Couture Trunk Show at Ania Collection 10/22-10/24

Ania Collection is a downtown Portland bridal shop specializing in the latest trends, designers and most importantly, highest quality clothing and customer service.


On October 22-24, 2009, Ania will be holding a couture bridal trunk show, featuring designer Tara Keely. Keely is a captivating designer with breath-taking gowns and styles that are sure to fit every event theme. Romantic, elegant and some of the hottest styles today - be sure to stop by this exciting show!


Appointments are preferred to ensure the highest customer service - call Ania Collection at 503-796-9170.


Best Wishes,
Judy Bloom

Monday, October 5, 2009

Floral Quote ~ Lydia M. Child

"Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words. They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of their character, though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning." ~Lydia M. Child

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Oct. 8th Networking Event

Business Networking Event!


Mark you calendar to network with local Portland business owners and entrepreneurs! On October 8th, stop by NedSpace in the SW for a free luncheon and learn about making your business more eco-friendly.


Thursday, October 8th from 12-1pm


Free @ NedSpace
920 SW 3rd


"Become an Eco-Entrepreneur"


No RSVP needed.
Hosted by www.truology.com; Contact angeltrue@truology.com for more information


Hope to see you there!
Best Wishes,
Judy Bloom

Friday, October 2, 2009

Floral Quote

"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other." ~Chinese Proverb

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Oregon Wedding Showcase - Oct. 3/4; Oct. 17/18

Mark your calendar!
The Oregon Wedding Showcase is coming soon!


In Salem, OR on October 3rd & 4th and


In Eugene, OR on October 17th & 18th


This bridal show / expo features "Something For Every Bride at Salem & Eugene's Largest Bridal Show"


Browse through the tables of vendors and pick up some information to compare and inspire!


*TIP for BRIDAL SHOWS: Print address labels ahead of time with your Name / Phone # / Email Address / Wedding Date - Then, use those labels to save time when filling out forms for more information, or entering contests for prizes! Be prepared, save time and stress and the bridal show will be a breeze!*

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Ikebana Event ~ October 10th & 11th in Portland, Oregon

Don't miss an exciting event this October 10th & 11th, Sat & Sun, from 10am-4pm.
Demonstrations will be offered by experienced teachers both days at 2pm.


Ryusei-ha: Exploring the Beauty of Nature through Flowers


Ikebana is a traditional floral art form celebrating both nature and honoring the Buddha.


Admission to the exhibit is free with garden admission price.


Find more info at the official site.


Hope to see you there!


Best Wishes,
Judy Bloom

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

About Judy Bloom

Judy Bloom is excited to offer a wide variety of fresh organic and local flowers. We design personalized, creative bouquets and event accents to complete your picture-perfect day!


Our designs begin with your vision, which you create while collaborating with your personal design stylist, who will work with you every step of the way!

A creative eye and artistic style is shown through the original work of lead designer, Judy Bloom. Originally studying both botany and art, Bloom has an eye for composition and color. She then went on to graduate from basic and advanced classes at Portland's well-established, Floral Design Institute.


"I enjoy encorporating the freshest flowers with interesting seasonal foliage. I think that manipulating greens can add a fun flair to traditional florals. I enjoy taking the natural element and pushing it to its creative limits."


"Most importantly, is to fulfill the brides vision of her flowers. Though I use my skill and expression to create the perfect floral accent, communication is key to ensure we both have the same picture for the end result."
-Judy Bloom


For more information, visit our Links or for a personal consultation,
Call 971-344-2562

Friday, September 25, 2009

Fall Gardening Tip

*A fresh layer of mulch about 1-2" thick can help moderate soil temperatures as well as protect plants as they adjust to cooler fall and winter weather.*

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

DIY Fall Gardening Tip

Fall is a great time of the year for garden bed maintenance. One important part of your garden is, of course, the soil. Nutrient rich soil can result in brighter blooms and higher yields. An affordable & eco-friendly way to fertilize your garden is with compost! It's easy, free and your plants will love the vitamin-packed punch it adds!


For more information on starting your own compost bin, visit these informative sites:
Compost Instructions


How to Compost


Best Wishes,


Miss Judy Bloom

Friday, August 28, 2009

Celebrate Your Day - Your Way!

Judy Bloom Flowers creates contemporary, personalized designs for your special events! Wedding designs begin with your free consultation to start browsing fresh, vivid florals and planning your perfect bouquet! Judy Bloom Flowers is happy to work with all budgets and offers several "pre-priced" and "do-it-yourself" packages, for fast and affordable flowers. For more elaborate displays, your personal coordinator will wal you thru every aspect of fresh and romantic flowers to fit your style and needs.


Browse our photo gallery for a few samples of our fresh, floral creations! Contact by email or phone to schedule a personal consult and start your planning today!


judybloomflowers@hotmail.com


971-344-2562


Best Wishes,

Miss Judy Bloom

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Personal Consultations

Judy Bloom is happy to offer free, personal consultations with every bridal client. During your initial consultation, you will sit down with your personal wedding designer and discuss your wedding theme/style and floral plans. Browse iyr professional portfolio as well as a collection of contemporary wedding books.


During the consultation, you will begin to narrow down colors/flowers and floral options as you are walked thru all important aspects to create an enchanting wedding day you will never forget! After your designer is able to gather these ideas, a personalized plan with floral options and pricing will be presented within 3 days. You are then able to easily browse and edit your floral options to fit your personal needs and budget.


Judy Bloom works with a variety of wedding day budgets and guarantees your satisfaction! To schedule your personal consultation, contact by email or phone-

judybloomflowers@hotmail.com

971-344-2562


Best Wishes,


Miss Judy Bloom

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Getting Started

First of all...Congratulations!


Your wedding is both an exciting and busy time! Wedding flowers are a beautiful and vital part of your wedding - the bouquet you carry and the floral decorations you display can help set the theme and mood for your special day.


Many brides begin to discover their favorite flowers as they begin to browse magazines, books and online.


You will notice there are often certain colors/trends by season and also flower availability.


The best way to decide on which wedding designs you like best, is to start with your wedding season. Then consider the theme/ambiance you want to create for your once-in-a-lifetime, special day! Is your theme garden enchantment, romantic reds, summer celebration, winter wonderland...?


Best Wishes,


Miss Judy Bloom

Monday, August 3, 2009

Celebrate August with Fresh Gladiolus

Happy birthday to all the August born babes out there! :) This is your month to celebrate and what better way than with the August birth flower, the Gladiola!
Gladiolas are fragrant, summer flowers that can grow up to 3-4 feet tall. They come in several colors and bi-colors and bloom all through August. Traditionally, gladiolas are known to represent strength because of their sword-like features.
Add an accent of tropical ti-leaves to balance visual texture of the soft, ruffled gladiolas with the smooth, flat ti leaves. Adding an exotic foliage like ti leaves creates an interesting spin on a seasonal standard.
Whatever flower you fancy, be sure to send your favorite August born babe an instant smile-with a fresh vase of flowers!

Best Wishes,
Miss Judy Bloom

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Judy Bloom's Home Gardening Adventures - SuperTea Mix


My veggie garden needs a vita-boost!

I recently added a new nutrient to my garden "regime" and will keep you posted on results! I am very excited!

It is an interesting blend called "SuperTea Mix" by the Guano Company. It is a high quality fertilizing tea made of a mixture of 100% organic compounds including bat guano, seabird guano, earthworm castings, seaweeds and natural composts. Seaweed has been shown to be high in carbohydrates as well as almost every basic building blocks necessary for plant growth. Bat guano and earthworm castings are also proven to benefit plants naturally with their own organic cellulat components.

SuperTea Mix can be purchased online or at your local gardening center. Online vendors include:
http://www.ecogrow.com

http://www.ecogardensupply.com

And of course...
http://www.amazon.com

Approx. $20 per 2 lb. dry bag; Also available in liquid nutrient as well.

Happy Gardening!

Best Wishes,
Miss Judy Bloom

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Free Gardening Workshop - July 22nd & August 4th

Stop by & get your garden on!

Free classes will be hosted in White Salmon this July 22nd with a follow-up lecture on August 4th.

This series of eco-friendly and inspirational workshops are being offered by Underwood Conservation District, Klickitat County Solid Waste and Columbia Gorge Garlic. On July 22nd, a class will be offered following their series "Better Soil, Better Gardens.". This workshop will feature guest speaker, Ian Glasser, of Columbia Gorge Garlic.

August 4th will follow-up with a demo. about compost biolog and choosing your composting system. This class will be led by John Longfellow of the Klickitat County Solid Waste Dept.

For more info. on this series, please call Emma Bishop at 509-493-1936.

Don't forget to mark it on your calendar!
July 22nd @ the Whitson Elementary, 7-8:30pm;
August 4th @ the White Salmon Library, 7-8:30pm

Best Wishes,
Miss Judy Bloom

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Flowers Brighten Up Real Estate Market


Adding flowers adds an instant invite into your home!

Flowers are proven to bring a smile and reduce stress as well. What could be better for both you and your potential home buyer?

Adding fresh plants, flowers or succulents also follows the current green/eco-friendly trend, welcoming a bit of nature into your house. This easy and affordable accent is sure to get you noticed!

Potential home-buyers also appreciate the feel of a home that is "move-in ready", so adding the accent of fresh blooms can help welcome buyers to their new home.

Choose hardy flowers that will help stretch your money and last for 2 weeks+! A fresh vase of sunflowers, chrysanthemum, carnations or alstromeria are all varieties that will make great long-lasting picks. Impress with the exotic simplicity of several stems of orchids in a glass bud vase. Accent with river rocks or jewels in the base to up your new decor another notch!


Best Wishes,
Miss Judy Bloom

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Wedding Planning ~ Out-of-Towners

Welcome your out-of-town guests with a fresh vase of flowers waiting in their hotel room! Send a special "Thank You" and kick off the start to your wedding day celebration!

A fragrant vase of yellow roses is a traditional sign of friendship...or opt for fresh blooms in your wedding colors! Ask Judy Bloom for additional gift baskets available as well as local and organic options!

Judy Bloom is happy to help add a special, personalized touch to your special day! For the beginning to a lifelong romance - contact Judy Bloom to start planning your bridal flowers today!

Best Wishes,
Miss Judy Bloom

971-344-2562

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Wedding Trend - Consult the Stars

No doubt that many people like to look towards the stars or astrology when looking for love.

Today, many brides are consulting the stars when it comes to bridal flowers as well. A popular trend today pairs astrology signs with the appropriate floral choices.

Examples include the astrologic sign, taurus, which is appeased by the fresh blossoms of poppy, rose and foxglove.

To see which flowers fit your sign best for visit http://horoscopes.aol.com/astrology/flowers-aries-taurus-gemini-cancer-leo

Consider choosing fresh flowers for your wedding that compliment both you and your sweetie’s signs!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Blooms On A Budget - Celebrate the Season!


Don’t forget! An easy “Blooms on a Budget” tip is to choose flowers that you know will be in season during your wedding. Not only is this money-saving but eco-friendly as well! When flowers have to be shipped, this causes unnecessary and excess waste to be created through both packaging and distribution as well.

Judy Bloom is making an eco-friendly effort to work with local farmers and provide you with an easy, updated list of available florals, as well as a great opportunity to benefit from our relationships with a variety of local and organic farmers in the portland oregon area. Ask your personal Judy Bloom designer which flowers will be best for your wedding season! We are happy to help and available by phone or email! Personal consultations are available free for every bridal client, offering a time to browse floral availability and creative options.

Is your wedding in the winter season? Have no fear - Judy Bloom is here to help! With local and organic options, grown in greenhouses during winter, as well as other sustainable and eco-friendly winter options.
Call 971-344-2562 to speak with a friendly florist today or simply email to set up a free consultation with your personal design consultant!

Best Wishes,
Miss Judy Bloom

Friday, May 8, 2009

May Flower of the Month

Did you know...? The traditional May birth flower is Lily of the Valley. This fresh bloom signifies a return of happiness; sweetness; purity of heart.

Lily of the Valley is a beautiful spring flower known for its sweet fragrance. It can be found in season all year round and is available is white and occasionally pinks, purple and blues.

Lily of the Valley is also a frequent find in weddings. Since white is a traditional wedding color, signifying purity, Lily of the Valley adds a delicate, romantic addition to a bridal bouquet!

Best Wishes for the month of May!

Miss Judy Bloom

Creative Designs for Todays Contemporary Bride-
Flowers To Celebrate Life!

971.344.2562

www.judybloomflowers.com

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Tuesday May 5th is National Teacher's Day!

Celebrate National Teacher's Day with Fresh Flowers!


Tuesday, May 5th is National Teachers Day! Show your appreciation for your favorite teachers!


Judy Bloom Flowers offers daily delivery in the Portland Metro. and surroundings; as well as wire service options for domestic and international shipping!


For Every Occasion -
Flowers to Celebrate Life!<
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Call 971-344-2562 to speak with a friendly florist or


Order Online at judybloomflowers.etsy.com


Best Wishes,


Miss Judy Bloom


971-344-2562


judybloomflowers.com

Thursday, April 16, 2009

April 22nd is Administrative Professional Day!

Celebrate that special person who helps keep your life in order!! April 22nd is Administrative Professional Day!


April 22nd is a special day created to recognize the work of secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists, and other administrative support professionals!


Send fresh flowers to celebrate this important day! Judy Bloom Flowers offers daily delivery of fresh floral arrangements for every occasion!


Call 971-344-2562 to speak with a friendly florist or


Order Online at judybloomflowers.etsy.com


Best Wishes,
Miss Judy Bloomm


971-344-2562


judybloomflowers.com

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

April 10th is National Sibling Day!

Send a Smile with Fresh Flowers on April 10th,National Sibling Day!!


Surprise your sibling - let them know how much you care! Brighten up the day with a fresh vase delivered locally, or send flowers anywhere in the US or internationally with Judy Bloom's wire service option.


Call 971-344-2562 to speak with a friendly florist or


Order Online at judybloomflowers.etsy.com


Flowers to Celebrate Life!


Best Wishes,
Miss Judy Bloom
971-344-2562
judybloomflowers.com

Monday, April 6, 2009

April Birth Flower

April's Flower of the Month is the Daisy! This friendly, fresh bloom is traditionally known for representing innocence. The bright, cheery blooms also portray playfulness.


A popular option in daisies is the large gerbera bloom. This fresh, contemporary version of the daisy is available in a variety of vivid colors - reds, pinks, peaches, magenta, orange, yellow, white and more!


Opt. for a cute bud vase duo of gerbera daises in your choice of colors - only $32!


Call 971-344-2562 to speak with a friendly florist or


Order Online at judybloomflowers.etsy.com


Send a Smile with Fresh Flowers!


Best Wishes,


Miss Judy Bloom


971-344-2562


judybloomflowers.com

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Virutal Flower Garden!!


Check out Judy Bloom's latest online venture - a vitural Flower Garden!!


Send your photo submissions to our daily flower photo blog!


Take a peek to see fresh florals everyday!


flwrgarden.blogspot.com


Best Wishes,
Miss Judy Bloom


971.344.2562


judybloomflowers.com

Friday, April 3, 2009

April 4th & 5th Ikebana Exhibition

Mark your calendar for an exciting event this Saturday & Sunday April 4th & 5th at the Portland Japanese Gardens.


From 10am - 7pm exotic floral arrangements will be featured by local Saga Goryu school of ikebana. This exhibition is celebrating Hana Matsuri, the Flower Festival Celebrating the Birthday of Buddha.


Ikebana is a style of floral arrangement that was originally created to honor Buddha.


Stop by the Portland Japanese Gardens to be a part of this special event! At 2pm both Saturday and Sunday the garden will feature special events related to the ikebana exhibition. Admission to this event is free with garden admission.


Visit the official PDX Japanese Garden site for more info.:


www.japanesegarden.com/events/ikebana


Best Wishes,


Miss Judy Bloom


971.344.2562


judybloomflowers.com

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Romantic, Fresh Wedding Flowers!


Romantic, fresh flowers set the mood and tone for your wedding!


Judy Bloom Flowers is excited to create personalized designs to compliment your dream day!
Customizing your special day - your way!


Beautiful, elegant, romantic.


Let Judy Bloom take care of all your wedding day flowers - bridal bouquets, bridesmaids' bouquets, corsages, boutonnierres, and all ceremony & reception accessories!


Organized and experienced - quality, caring customer service that counts!


We offer one-on-one consultations where you are able to meet your personal wedding-day designer, as well as browse books for ideas and discuss your floral options.


*All of Judy Bloom's bridal clients receive a FREE Toss Bouquet with purchase!


Call 971-344-2562 to speak with a friendly florist today!


Best Wishes,


Miss Judy Bloom


judybloomflowers.com


971-344-2562

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Fun Floral Finds on Etsy.Com!

Check out Etsy.com for an array of creative, handmade items for all across the world!!


Search by color, content or even location!


Here are some of my favorite floral finds from etsy.com!


Vintage Inspired Red Rose Ring


Unique Floral Photography Print


Inspired? Polymer Clay Flower Beads


Did you know...even Judy Bloom is on Etsy?? Visit our etsy site - judybloomflowers.etsy.com


Best Wishes,



Miss Judy Bloom

judybloomflowers.com

971.344.2562

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Saturday's Floral Quote



"I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck." ~Emma Goldman

Friday, March 27, 2009

Quote of the Day~!

Floral Fun with MissJudyBloom's Quote of the Day!!


”I am the lover’s gift; I am the wedding wreaths;/I am the memory of a moment of happiness;/I am the last gift of the living to the dead;/I am a part of joy and part of sorrow.”

-Khalil Gibran, “Song of The Flower”

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Flower Care 101


The best tip for lengthening flower life is one of the most simple actions that can make a huge difference!


Simply cut flower stems and change water every 2-3 days and enjoy flowers for many more days to come!


By changing the water, you are removing stagnant bacteria and cutting stems allows flowers to get a fresh "drink" of water.


Best Wishes,


Miss Judy Bloom


971-344-2562


judybloomflowers.com


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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

March Birth Flowers



The March birth flower is traditionally known as the Daffodil. This flower spreads sunshine and has long been known for comfort and fragrance. Available in vivid yellows and whites.


"Daffodil" is the common name for the "Narcissus" flower.


Send a bountiful vase of daffodils this month and receive 10% off this monthly special!*


Best Wishes,


Miss Judy Bloom


971-344-2562


judybloomflowers.com


Order Online 24/7

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Brighten Up Rainy Days with Fresh Flowers!


Bring some natural beauty indoors with a fresh floral arrangement from Judy Bloom Flowers!


Spring trends include bright reds, pinks and oranges accented with vivid greens.


Call 971-344-2562 to speak with a friendly florist!


Best Wishes,


Miss Judy Bloom


971-344-2562


judybloomflowers.com


Order Online 24/7

Friday, February 20, 2009

PDX Spring Home & Garden Show!

Don't miss out on this years 2009 Spring Home & Garden Show at the Portland Expo Center!


Over 1,000 booths, 18 designer gardens, bold ideas & concepts to inspire everyone with an appreciation for the outdoors!


View new designs, colors trends, materials; Pick up a few new plants or products; Even an orchid show & sale!


Weds - Sat 10am-8pm; Sun 10am-6pm


Pdx Expo Center ~ $10 general adm. & $3 off w/a Fred Meyer rewards card!


Bring your camera, pictures are encouraged! Get inspired at this years event!


More info. at the Official Site
Best Wishes,


Miss Judy Bloom


971.344.2562


judybloomflowers.com


Order Online 24/7

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Edible Flowers


Edible flowers are an fun addition to a special meal! They are easier to find than you would think and often found in your local grocery store!


Not all flowers are edible and be careful not to use any flowers that may have been exposed to harmful chemical ( i.e. flowers from a garden store, florist, or side of the road!)


Some common flowers which are easily edible include:



Alliums, Carnations, Chrysanthemums, Gladiolus, Peonie, Roses, and Sunflowers


Add flowers to any meal by simply tossing them in with your salad!


Best Wishes,
Miss Judy Bloom


judybloomflowers.com


971-344-2562

Monday, February 16, 2009

NW Flower & Garden Show! Feb. 18-22


Grab your friends and pile into the car, hop the train or bust your bikes up to Seattle, WA for the final NW Flower & Garden Show!


After 20 years, 2009 will be the final show for the garden extravaganza!


This years theme is "Sustainable Spaces. Beautiful Spaces.". Find an amazing display of world-class show gardens, exotic orchids, crafty containers, fresh flowers and green plants; as well as informative seminars, helpful garden gurus and inspirational floral designs.


Don't miss this exciting event!


February 18-22; Weds-Sat 9am-8pm, Sun 9am-6pm


Washington State Convention Center; 7th & Pike, Seattle WA


For more info, visit the Official NFGS Site


Best Wishes,


Miss Judy Bloom


971-344-2562


judybloomflowers.com


Order Online 24/7

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Stop and Smell the Roses!


Flowers are still the perfect pick for Valentines Day! Stop and smell the roses at Judy Bloom Flowers!


Call 971-344-2562 for delivery or


Stop by the shop on NW 17th & Raleigh


Friday & Saturday 10am-6pm



Best Wishes,


Miss Judy Bloom


971-344-2562


judybloomflowers.com


Order Online 24/7

V-Day Just Days Away!!



Get in gear for Valentines Day, this Saturday, with fresh flowers from Judy Bloom Flowers!


Flowers are still the perfect pick this V-Day!


Fresh hand-wrapped bouquets only $10!


1 Dozen Roses - $32/wrapped or $50 w/vase


Call 971-344-2562 for delivery, Order Online 24/7, or


Stop by the shop at NW 17th / Raleigh in the bright red ActivSpace building!


Best Wishes.


Miss Judy Bloom


971-344-2562


judybloomflowers.com


Order Online 24/7

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Online Ordering at JudyBloomFlowers.Com!

Judy Bloom Flowers is excited to announce the addition of online ordering!


View our fantastic floral arrangements and click the "Order Online" button to get transferred to our secure online ordering site.


We choose to use Etsy.com as a safe and secure way for you to place your order with us. Etsy.com is a wonderful creative outlet and we are happy to have our floral arrangements as part of the etsy community!


Local deliveries are available in the Portland Metro. area and surroundings. Deliveries Mon-Sat - Same-day deliveries by 1pm.


Best Wishes,


Miss Judy Bloom


judybloomflowers.com


971-344-2562

Corsage Creations!



Check out a few of our latest "Corsage Creations" from Judy Bloom Flowers!


We are proud to provide affordable, contemporary designs personalized for you and your special event!


Call 971-344-2562 to speak with a friendly florist!


Best Wishes,


Miss Judy Bloom


judybloomflowers.com


Order Online 24/7




Saturday, February 7, 2009

Ania Collections Bridal Event

This morning I dropped off two beautiful bouquets for an event at downtown Portland's Ania Collection bridal boutique.


At Ania, they were show-casing couture gowns by designer Augusta Jones.


I created two fresh, simplistic designs to be appropriate accents for any contemporary wedding.




This fun bouquet is full of lush, local roses in both pink and bright green. Roses are accented with fresh, deep pink alstromeria, as well as light pink matsumoto asters. Greens are kept to a minimum and flowers are arranged with light and "lacey" plumosa greens.




A whimsical, white bouquet of fresh poms, white roses, yellow roses and seasonal green accents.


For more information on Wedding designs by Judy Bloom Flowers, visit the "Weddings" section on our site.


We offer free consultations by appointment to start planning your dream wedding flowers - call 971-344-2562 to set up an appointment with a friendly florist.


Best Wishes,


Miss Judy Bloom


971-344-2562


Judy Bloom Homepage

Thursday, February 5, 2009

February Birth Flower




Iris is celebrated as the birth flower in the month of February. Known for expressing the meaning of prosperity and warmth, Iris also welcomes the coming of Spring.


Send an Iris arrangement in the month of February and receive 10% off!*


Best Wishes,
Miss Judy Bloom


judybloomflowers.com


971-344-2562


(*Discount on orders over $40. 2/1/09 - 2/28/09.)