Spotlight flower: Gomphocarpus
This is our first year growing Gomphocarpus aka. 'Balloon Plant' (the big green balls in the photo).It's such a unique plant that we weren't sure how to use it in arrangements, but we found a way!
Interesting fact: Balloon plant is a relative of the Milkweed family.
Tip of the day: pruning perennial grass
Tip of the day: We highly recommend trimming your perennial grass back in the spring. If you trim it back in the fall, there's a greater chance it won't return the following year. It's a two person job- one holding the grass and the other using the shears!
While this variety of grass is no longer on the market, we sell similar varieties.
If you have perennial grass questions, feel free to ask us!
What a year, 2016!
As we reflect on this past year, we just want to say thank you for your continued support! We look forward to serving you in 2017 and many more years to come!
May our New Year resolutions include many flowers, and bigger gardens!
See you in 2017!
Greenhouse in full bloom- mid May
Beginning of May, we delivered 200 baskets to a customer.
Weddings in 2016!
Lots of gorgeous bloom at the Troy Farmers Market.
''Tis the season for holiday shopping!
2016 was a fabulous year! We are excited to once again, offer an 18-week flower bouquet subscription service.
Beginning the week of June 6th, 2017- to the week of October 10th, 2017 (weather permitting), we will deliver/or arrange pick up for a vase of flowers ($25 value) on Tuesdays or Thursdays.
It works like this-every week, bi-weekly, or monthly, we drop off a fresh vase of flowers and take the old vase away.
Your flower arrangement would consist of locally grown flowers designed by us. It would include; Sunflowers, Zinnias, Dahlias, Ranunculus, Snaps, Statice, and more.
Here's a glimpse of the beauty sent out last season for our subscription service!
Beginning December 1st through December 24th- receive 10% off of all flower subscriptions. Use the code: HolidaySave during checkout!
Celebrate Christmas at Miller Flowers!
Join us this Saturday in celebration of Christmas!
9:00 AM– 2:00 PM
•Holidays flowers (Poinsettias, Christmas cactus, amaryllis, and more.)
•Terrariums and plants
•Holiday Miniature Gardens
Holiday Open House special: Spend $50 at Miller Flowers and receive a free 4” Poinsettia (while supplies last). Our local vendors: Jones Bees Honey, The Happy Lark (Jewelry), Annie's Doll Clothes, Aria's Bebe Boutique, and Dandi Lye n' Sudz (soap), and more to be added!
Shop local this Thanksgiving!
As you are planning your Thanksgiving list, be sure to add "Flowers from Miller Flowers"!
You can order by calling 937.547.6099 or by visiting our online store!
A few tips when ordering flowers this holiday:
1. We encourage our customers to shop local instead of from a wire service (Teleflora or 1-800-flowers), since only 25%-30% of the order will go to your local florist.
When you order from your local florist, you support them directly! Not only are you keeping a local family still in business, but you support the local economy.
2. When googling an out of state florist, make sure they have an address and actual store front.
Thank you for supporting your local business!
~From your friends at Miller Flowers
Miller Flowers styled photo shoot
In July, we participated in a styled photo shoot. We collaborated with Morgan Ingram Photography and Beauty By Haley (Make up and Hair).
Here's a few pictures from our shoot. Enjoy!
Bella was a darling model. She wore our flower crown well!
Stunning flowers grown locally at Miller Flowers.
We absolutely love those Green Ball Dianthus!
Tacy Miller even got in on the modeling for this shoot!
Keep us in mind for weddings and other events!
Floral arrangements, mixed containers/baskets, gazing balls, and more- we can help you with all your Mother's Day needs. Can't make it in to see us? We deliver in the Darke County area. Call 937.547.6099 to place an order.
“But he who dares not grasp the thorn
Should never crave the rose.”
― Anne Brontë
Did you know there are over 100 species of roses?
We usually call the spikes on roses "thorns" but in fact, they are technically called "prickles".
Last week, we planted 300 bare root roses.
Our roses are shipped all the way from sunny California.
We trim the stems, roots, and bury them into soil.
In a couple weeks, the tiny buds will turn into leaves and new growth will appear.
This year, we have a couple new roses to share with you.
Get that gardening wish list out, you are going to want to write these down!
New for Miller Flowers: Downton Abbey Rose "Anna's Promise"
The first introduction in a series of garden roses inspired by the Downton Abbey TV series.
Anna's Promise is a stunner! Her blooms are elegant and fragrant,
Wouldn't it be perfect planted with blue Salvia?
Downton Abbey Rose: "Pretty Lady"
Hybrid Tea Rose
Pretty Lady is the second introduction celebrating the Downton Abbey TV Series.
The blooms reach 4-5" in diameter with 45-65 petal count.
This gorgeous rose is fragrant and disease resistant. It is perfect for the center or the front of the bed.
Fragrant and a beauty, Miss Congeniality" is sure to bring excitement to your flower beds.
She sports a bloom size of 3-4" in diameter, and a 25-35 petal count.
She's even disease resistant, which is a major plus!
Hybrid Tea Rose
This rose lives up to its name. It's pretty "Smokin' Hot"!
This vigorous, upright plant features glossy-rich red blooms and a slight fragrance.
Color becomes even more darker in Spring and Fall.
It has a petal count for 25-30.
"Sunshine Happy Trails"
Perfect for the front of a flower bed, Sunshine Happy Trails grows 3' tall and 3' wide.
With blooms like buttery popcorn, they open to semi double.
"Rainbow Happy Trails"
Colors of the rainbow from Spring-frost, this is a stunner!
This plant grows only 4" high, with glossy green foliage and vibrant color.
Plant "Rainbow Happy Trails" in the front border..
It's a beauty! "Watercolors Homerun" is a strong rose, disease resistant to black spot.
It blooms all summer long, the blossoms covering the entire plant. It starts out soft pink with light yellow, and matures to a rich deep pink.
It grows about 2'-3' tall.
When planting your roses into the ground, bury the bud union 2" below the soil line.
It will protect the rose during the crazy winter, freezing and thawing.
Tis the week of Valentine's Day and all throughout the land, florists are designing, trimming, and creating.
The vases were filled with care, the flowers preordered, the holiday of love is HERE!
Roses, carnations, daisies, snap dragons, lilies, ranunculus, and don't forget about the... hydrangeas!
Aunt Mabel would like something, the wife would too, or how about that girlfriend or a longtime crush?
Let's put together a list and check it twice. Call up our local florist and order a thing or two.
I think it's safe to say that we are not poets, but we sure love flowers, and sending beautiful bouquets!
Remember: Valentine's Day is this Sunday, February 14th.
To order for a delivery on Friday or Saturday, call 937.547.6099 or visit our online store.
Thanks for shopping local!