As many of you know, we have been honored to be in the running for the Best of Citysearch and we are being selected in the category of Best Florist in New York City. To us this would be such an honor! To everyone that we work with, to all our clients that have helped to put us on the map, we would are so grateful!
If we have had the chance to work together in the past, if you like us, if you feel that we deserve to stand a chance to win, please follow this link and give us your vote of confidence. To vote for us and/or to post a comment, click here:
When you are done, visit our new website… still under construction, but you can navigate it. It will be a while before we are completely up, but in the meantime we are waiting for your thoughts and comments on how to improve it. Tell us what you like! Go to: www.starflor.com.
Over the years we have had many opportunities to meet many of our clients and to be of service in many different ways. For all that we have been able to do and for all that you have helped us accomplish, we will always be grateful. Thank you for helping top put Starbright Floral Design on the map as one of the premier florists in New York City and for making us your “go to florist” for all your floral and gift giving requests… We have always said that if there is something that is an issue that has come up with our service, we want to know about it so that we can make it right for you – no matter what it takes. If you are pleased with our service we want you to tell the whole world about us!
So here is the favor.. for those of you who know us, for everyone that has ever experienced the Starbright Standard: We have been nominated by Citysearch as a contender in the Best of Citysearch poll to be voted The Best Florist in New York City. This is quite an honor! An even greater honor is to know how many of our friends and clients are supporting us with their votes on Citysearch right now.
If you would like to vote for us and if you truly believe that we deserve to be called the Best Florist in New York City in 2009, then please go to this link:
And now the reward! You will not see this posted anywhere else! THIS IS AN OFFER THAT IS EXCLUSIVELY POSTED FOR THOSE WHO READ OUR BLOG… Give us a call at any time in the month of September and mention that you have read this blog entry – we will in turn give you a 50% discount, that is right – half price, for any floral request that you may have to deliver flowers anywhere in Manhattan. Yes, mention that you have read our blog and get your flowers HALF PRICE in September!
We are very grateful for all that we get to do together. Thank you from all of us at Starbright Floral Design…. (www.starflor.com)
The question comes up often. We think about this when we want to send someone flowers for any occasion (I Love You, Just Because, Get Well, etc.). If you want to send someone a bouquet that is going to last, if you want the flowers to appear fresh for a long period of time, ALWAYS-ALWAYS pick a vase over a basket. Here are the reasons why:
Flowers drink water and in a basket they are arranged in a small square of a sponge-like material that is meant to absorb water and then let the flowers “drink” from its absorption. It is highly unlikely that even half of the water that is in the sponge ever makes it to the flowers themselves.
The exact opposite happens in a vase. There is an abundant quantity of water in the vase and ALL the water goes up the flower stem and to the bloom. There is no question that the person who receives the flowers will enjoy them longer if the flowers are in a vase. PLUS it is easier to see if the vase is low on water (add), or if the water is murky (empty and refill). After the flowers have been in the vase for about 3-4 days it is a good idea to take the stems out one-by-one clean out the old petals and cut the bottom of the stem at an angle. This cleans up any bacteria that has collected at the bottom of the stem and has “plugged up” the passage of water to the bloom itself.
Sending someone flowers is a very thoughtful gesture and is truly appreciated. You should see the smiles that we see all day long as we deliver flowers to “Ms. Jones”! That is only half of the flower receiving experience. The other half is how long the flowers live. Imagine getting a phone call a full ten days AFTER the delivery and the recipient of the gift says something like: “You won’t believe this, but your flowers are still amazing!”
There are really only three factors that can make this happen:
Selecting a florist that has fresh flowers.
Sending flowers in a vase of water and not a basket with a sponge.
Taking good care of the flowers by replenishing the water, fresh cutting the stems, etc.
Having flowers in the home is a little bit like caring for a micro-garden. It is an extremely therapeutic and very rewarding. Keeping flowers alive as long as possible is a pleasant challenge for the mind and the heart. It really gives us pleasure and helps us take our mind off things.
So remember: Send lots of flowers to lots of different people! AND make sure that the flowers you send are in a vase and not a basket! No sponge!
Visit our website at www.starflor.com, or give us a call at 800.520.8999 and all of us at Starbright Floral Design will be thrilled to hear from you and to help in every way possible.