Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day

Love, Love, Love!

It's almost Valentine's Day and it's no secret that people LOVE receiving flowers - and we love handling them!

Puzzled and not sure what to get your significant other? Tired of the same arrangements? Have no fear, Bank of Flowers is here! Across the board from out Bank of Flower's florists, their favorite arrangements to create for Valentine's Day are designer's choice. They are able to create the prettiest combos, using what's in season as well as in style to create unique and beautiful arrangements!

Whether you want a timeless red rose arrangement - perfect for saying "I love you" - or want to skip the red roses all together and go with something completely unique - great for sending to your friends and family that you love - Bank of Flowers has you covered!

Check out some of our arrangements below as well as on our

website

to really WOW the ones you love this holiday.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Melissa B. Maas

~Owner

Bank of Flowers

A Holiday Miracle

My name is Wendy and I'd like to share a story with you about a holiday miracle.  I have been a florist for over 20 years, and have been with Bank of Flowers for just over 2 years. Being perpetually single, the holidays are always a tough time of year for me, this year especially.
A few weeks ago, I was preparing the blog about the new adoptee "Monte" the cat, who joined the Pewaukee store from the Washington County Humane Society.  While on their site to link to our blog, I looked at the dogs who needed homes, and that's when I first saw Mary.  Mary Puppins was the longest resident of the shelter and in need of a home, but I just couldn't afford to adopt her and get all of the necessary supplies to bring a dog home.
All of the shop gals were gathered for our Secret Santa Party just before Christmas, and I got a little stuffed dog that looked like Mary Puppins as one of my gifts.  It sparked a discussion of the shelter dog, and before I knew it, some of my co-workers chipped in and gave me enough money to adopt Mary.  Others gave me the supplies I needed to bring a new dog into my home.  I was so happy, I started to cry.  I got a companion for Christmas, and Mary Puppins got a home!
It's only been a week, but I am happy to report that Mary and I are adjusting very well to each other and we are both very happy.  It's a holiday miracle for both of us!  Thank you to a wonderful team of ladies at Bank of Flowers! 

Wendy Walker
Bank of Flowers







Happy Holidays!

It's hard to believe that Christmas is this weekend!  It sure does sneak up on us fast!  Here at the shop, we are as busy as Santa's elves!  We are knee-deep in hustle and bustle between the designing, wrapping and delivering, and with all of the snow it feels like the North Pole around here!
And speaking of delivering...if you are feeling behind on your holiday to-do list, we are here to help! A bright poinsettia plant or holiday centerpiece makes a great gift for just about anyone on your list.  We even have the cherished Thomas Kinkade collectible in stock for those collectors you know.  Stop in today, or give us a call for your last minute holiday emergencies!





Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at Bank of Flowers in Menomonee Falls and Pewaukee!



Thanksgiving Centerpieces Galore!

The smell of freshly baked pies and fall leaves covering the yard are signs that Thanksgiving is almost here!  This is a time to remind us of all of the blessings that fill our lives.  As we gather with our friends and family this Thanksgiving, why not enjoy each others company surrounded by beautiful fresh flowers?!
Vivid orange roses and gerbera daisies, burgandy hypericum berries and mums, and tufts of bright autumn leaves are sure to illuminate any table.  Here at Bank of Flowers, we carry many different autumn containers such as ceramic pumpkins and pots adorned with maple leaves.  We would love to help "dress" your table this Thanksgiving, so if the turkey, dressing and pie are already checked off the shopping list, bring the flowers!

Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving from my family to yours!

Krista Roskopf
~Manager, Menomonee Falls
Bank of Flowers





Make it Merry!

 Hosting a holiday gathering for family and friends this Christmas?  Looking for some inspiration to make your table sparkle?  Check out these dazzling fresh designs, sure to impress your guests!
This rustic wooden box overflowing with fresh pine and bright holiday blooms creates a stunning focal piece for any room.  Sprinkle a few pine cones or ornaments around for the prefect finishing touch.  When the holiday is over, the charming wood box can be re-purposed as a home decor accent!
Decking the halls with a touch of cranberries!  Deep reds and bright whites with winter greens are the perfect colors to accent a vase full of floating cranberries.  Add a few keepsake ornaments and you're got a custom flower arrangement that can create a rich look to your home for the holidays.
TULIPS in December?!  Yes, it's true.  Bank of Memories & Flowers has holiday tulips in vibrant red and bright white, sure to warm your heart on a cold winter day.  Let us help you get inspired this holiday season!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!

Krista Roskopf
~Manager, Menomonee Falls

The Poinsettia - A Bit of Holiday History

When we see those big, bright red blossoms, we can't help but think of Christmas!  But how did these Mexico-native plants that grow larger-than-life end up in cute little pots in our homes in Wisconsin?  Let's step back in time, all the way back to 1828, when Joel Roberts Poinsett brought the first Cuetlaxochitl plant from Mexico to the U.S. for propagation.


Poinsett was the son of a French physician and an avid botanist.  He was appointed as the first Ambassador to Mexico from the United States by President Madison. While visiting Mexico in 1828, he was amazed by these bright blooms and immediately shipped plants to his South Carolina greenhouses.   There, he grew small versions on the large tree-like plants, and gave them to family, friends, and botanical gardens.


The Cuetlaxochitl plant blooms in the winter months in Mexico, when it cools down, which coincides with the Christian holiday of Christmas.  With it's large vibrant blossoms and blooming season, the Cuetlaxochitl plant, now widely known as the Poinsettia, named for Joel Roberts Poinsett, has become the official plant of the Christmas season, and an important botanical crop, creating more than $250,000,000 in annual wholesale revenue for the industry.   The poinsettias we carry at Bank of Memories & Flowers are grown right here in the Milwaukee suburbs in greenhouses!


Today, December 12th is celebrated as National Poinsettia Day, marking the anniversary of Poinsett's passing.  We continue what Poinsett started so many years ago, giving the gift of an amazing plant as a way to spread joy and cheer throughout the season!

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Wendy Kaye Walker
Floral Designer
Bank of Memories & Flowers

It's not a Feast without the Flowers!


Whether you are hosting, or traveling to be with family this holiday, there's no better way to say Happy Thanksgiving to your loved ones then by bringing a festive fall centerpiece to dress the table.



The rich tones of fall add a warmth and pop of color and texture that makes the holiday meal truly festive.  Lovely lilies, sunny sunflowers, vibrant orange roses, and even the amazing giant kale mixed with fun fall textures really make these Thanksgiving centerpieces the perfect gift.


You've got your turkey, the stuffing, and the pie...don't forget your centerpiece, because it's not a feast without the flowers!


I am truly thankful this holiday season for my amazing family, friends, and shop customers I consider as close as family.  You all make the world a brighter place, and we would not still be here at Bank of Memories & Flowers without our amazing customers and our team here at the store.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Krista Roskopf, Manager
Bank of Memories, Menomonee Falls

The Sweetest Day of the Year!


Here's a little history of Sweetest Day...a holiday founded and celebrated in the Midwest. Sweetest Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in October.  The very first Sweetest Day holiday was announced on October 8th, 1921 in Cleveland, Ohio by a committee of 12 confectioners.


The first holiday was not about giving gifts to your sweetheart, but to let the city's underprivileged know that they were not forgotten.  The confectioners announced the "Sweetest Day of the Year Committee" which handed out over 20,000 boxes of chocolates to Cleveland's newsboys, orphans, elderly, and the poor.


Local celebrities and movie stars assisted in handing out the sweet treats and goodies. Today, Sweetest Day is a day to spread love and sweetness to people in your life you care about.  So go ahead...spread the sweet this Saturday!


Boss's Day Gifts are a Snap!

Boss's Day is Friday, October 16th


Yes, it's here again...a day to say "Thank You" to your boss.  Many of us don't appreciate, or understand how hard it is to be the boss.  You see what goes on while you are there, but you may not get to see the hours they put in outside of work, or the struggles and headaches they go through each and every day.  Boss's day is a day to say how much you appreciate what they do!


Many of us are unsure what to get your boss, or what is an appropriate gift for a boss.  If you are looking for some inspiration...look to Bank of Memories & Flowers!


You can't go wrong with a lovely fresh hand-designed bouquet or a charming plant for their office.  Boss have a sweet tooth?  We carry amazing gourmet chocolates!  We also carry a selection of inspirational books, giftware, and more!  So give us a call and let us take the work and stress out of Boss's Day gift-giving!  Call early for best selection.  We can have your gift delivered anywhere in the Metro-Milwaukee area!   Happy Boss's Day!

~Wendy Walker, Floral Designer
Bank of Memories & Flowers

Make Your Table Sparkle!

Hello dear friends and a Merry Ho Ho Ho to you!

Well, it's that time of the year to deck the halls and this includes your table! Stumped on what to do this year to add festive charm to your holiday meal? We wanted to share with you some gorgeous holiday centerpiece ideas. Don't worry...you still have some time to order your decor if you haven't already. Get inspired by our favorite work that is sure to impress your guests and put a smile on your face long after they've gone!


"Gift of Blooms" Bouquet -  $42.98
This lovely, petite arrangement is perfect for smaller tables or when used in pairs at opposite ends of a larger one. The adorable glass cube is reminiscent of a classy Christmas gift and is decked out with ornaments and a decorative bow to match.
"Elegant Wishes" Bouquet - $62.98
This arrangement is just as classy as it is shiny! The silver goblet-style vase is truly unique and will be the talk of your table. Pure white lilies, sprigs of fresh pine and classic red roses are among the beauties which make this arrangement perfect for your holiday dinner.

 "A Pop of Cranberries" Bouquet - $64.98
Classicaly unique, this arrangement combines numerous textures as well as the element of seasonal cranberries floating in the vase. The ornaments and bow add the perfect festive touch while the tulips and hydrangea will put a smile on your guests' faces as they think of warmer days gone by!

 "Island Christmas" Arrangement - $74.98
 This arrangement is the perfect blend of classy elegance and fun, unique elements. The protea and curly willow add a tropical feel while the traditional greenery and red roses echo the colors of the season. This arrangement is done in a green wooden container which can be used again and again.

The possibilities are endless -- if none of these seem to be right for your table, give us a call or stop in and we'll happily create a custom centerpiece for you. We'd love to be a part of your celebration!

Krista, Menomonee Falls manager