In the Design Room

Re-Planting the Parking Lot Planter Boxes

Mia decided that along with our showroom remodel we should re-plant the flower bed that welcomes our guest, of course she was right, it was a mess. She chose a lovely mixture of carpet roses, lantana and a few other quick growing, colorful plants. Woody’s Butcher Bloc, directly across the street, along with people stalled in front of the store on East Main and our guest will have a much improved view of Rose of Sharon Florist.

Today in the Design Room

20 Years of Faithful Service

Tracy Signorelli Ramirez

Tracy Signorelli Ramirez

Tracy Signorelli Ramirez

Tracy has officially been employed at Rose of Sharon Florist for Twenty-Years.

Tracy has been an invaluable employee and friend. Through her twenty years with us we have been privileged to watch her life grow both professionally and personally.

When we first went into business, our mentors Burt and Patty Trick told us to never become friends with your employees; we are glad we did not heed their advise.

Our lives have been enriched greatly by Tracy’s tireless support in our store. Pushing against her natural shyness, she has taken the time to get to know our clients and  has become the “salesperson of choice” for many of our customers.

We have obligated her to make the store work, sometimes against great odds, to learn more, to be faster, more cost efficient and tech savvy. And while paying her above our industry standard, it is not enough for the work she does.

As important as Tracy has been to Mia and me professionally, it is in part, because of her that our lives have been rich personally. She was my first choice as a sidekick at countless parties we hosted in our home through the years.  It was Tracy who manned the store while we vacationed, had parties at the beach or attended family funerals. We could always count on Tracy to demonstrate her affections in a practical way by serving us, not only in business, but our family as well.

Twenty years later and the lines have been crossed so many times they have blurred and Tracy is closer than many in our own family.

2015-07-24 A few from the Design Room

07-22-2015 Design Room Shots

In the Design Room

Off to Sales Cooler

Off to Sales Cooler

Assorted Roses

Blush of Burundy for Alyssa

Blush of Burundy for Alyssa

Spring Vase for Denish

Spring Vase for Denish

Rose Duet for Beatriz

Rose Duet for Beatriz

Sympathy for Margaret

Sympathy for Margaret

Sympathy for Margaret

Sympathy for Margaret

Sunny Sentiments for Christine

Sunny Sentiments for Christine

Special Blessings for Mrs Jensen

Special Blessings for Mrs Jensen

Sweet Moments for Louise

Sweet Moments for Louise

Full Blush for Adriana

Full Blush for Adriana

All White for Linda

All White for Linda

Rose Petals for Julissa

Rose Petals for Julissa

Bright for Helen

Bright for Helen

 MIxed Vase for Kathy

MIxed Vase for Kathy

All White for Tracy & Leonard

All White for Tracy & Leonard

Santa Maria Terrace

Santa Maria Terrace

In the Design Room

Designers Choice for Betty

Designers Choice for Betty

Roses for Judi

Roses for Judi

Azalea for Sam and Kathy

Azalea for Sam and Kathy

 Mustang for Larry

Mustang for Larry

 Designer's Choice for Susan

Designer’s Choice for Susan

 In Memory of Dora

In Memory of Dora

Tribute for Rose

Tribute for Rose

Comfort Planter for Rose

Comfort Planter for Rose

Sunlit Meadows for Rick and Yoli

Sunlit Meadows for Rick and Yoli

Roses for Ana

Roses for Ana

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 Gerbera for Betty

Gerbera for Betty

Sympathy for Rose

Sympathy for Rose

Roses for Anna

Roses for Anna

Summer Mix for Susan

Summer Mix for Susan

Tribute for Suzanne

Tribute for Suzanne

Make Her Day for Dana

Make Her Day for Dana

Sunny Sentiments for Gillian

Sunny Sentiments for Gillian

Garden Terrace for Martha

Garden Terrace for Martha

Sunflowers for Ivan

Sunflowers for Ivan

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Red Roses for Corrina

Red Roses for Corrina

 Sympathy for Edwin

Sympathy for Edwin

Sympathy for Howard

Sympathy for Howard

Sympathy for Edwin

Sympathy for Edwin

 Sunlit Meadows for Sharon

Sunlit Meadows for Sharon

Designers Choice for Sjaane

Designers Choice for Sjaane

Farm Fresh Dahlias

It’s Dahlia Time and this gallery shows the exterior houses, interior of the houses and the Dahlias ready for today’s harvest. We are fortunate to have access to these stunning flowers. Mia hand-picks her Dahlias directly from the grower every week.

Dahlia is native to Mexico and declared its national flower in 1963. Originally a food and medicine crop for the Aztecs who consumed the tubers; it is still a part of Oaxacan cuisine today who value the large, sweet potato like tubers.

Today we enjoy them for their ornamental value, vast forms and vivid colors. Like their relatives, Sunflowers, what we would normally consider a petal is actually a flower and the Dahlia as a whole is a flower head or group of flowers in an array.

A few orders