Thursday, January 26, 2012

Warm Arrangement in The Cold Winter Days

Roses, peonies, astilbe
ginger, french tulips, pine branches
and tuberose.

All in a warm peach, orange color palette and lighting. These were taken just before the solstice.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Mellow Yellow

Paul Munro, Kaitlyn McQuaid and Leah Mulder were working at the flower shop. Paul said, "Lets make bouquets", so the two girls said "O.K.". They hastily rummaging through the bounty of flowers to create masses of beauty. Suddenly, they were all inspired. By what? This generic flower, yarrow? How can they be inspired by a flower that is usually in your grandmas basement or in a mediocre fall wreath?

Kaitlyn, Paul and Leah knew a different use for it. To add cheer to a snowy day, they tossed it with olive braches, poppies, daffodils. They mixed it with tulips, hyacinth, roses and so much more.

If you're just a lil' chilly and feeling slightly generic, stop in. These florist can show you that one generic flower, is someone else beautiful inspiration.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Winter Outside

This means you have to bring spring inside. Don't worry the forecast is only predicting about 7 inches of snow by tomorrow. Everyone is wondering if we are prepared. Well this is what we do know...

1. Paul, Martha, and Ammie are at the shop today. 
2. They can make o.k. bouquets.
3. Paul Munro made the one featured today. 
4. They can help you bring beauty home! 

We have an abundance of flowers, please call us via 773-506-6295. We deliver as long as you order before 2 pm. If you would like to visit us we are here: 5059 N. Clark, Chicago, IL 60640.

These colorful images with were taken by Kaitlyn McQuaid, who is a photographer and one of our florists.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Who Inspires You?

To be honest with  you, our customers, inspire us. Kristen Ekeland came in the store this Sunday while my friend and coworker, Martha, and I were setting up the shop. We were listening to Angus and Julia Stone.  She was buying some wonderful pieces for her website photoshoot. Kristen is an awe-inspiring wedding invitation designer. Please take the time to look at her work. It is a very exciting since she is also featured on Martha Stewart this month!

The hydrangea and the vintage lace handkerchief are from our shop! 

Thanks so much for your inspiration Kristen.

Monday, January 16, 2012


Tulip are so great because they remind us of what is to come in a few months. Tulips are simple, linear, and can also be extremely interesting. Drop in and grab a bunch or two. They are starting at $6.50 a bunch right now. The supply is limited and they go fast! They are perfect for adding some bulk to any mixture of flowers.

A romantic and "yummy" use of tulips with mimosa, football mums, craspedia, and spray roses. 

What Colors Mean?

Did you know in some cultures people wear yellow underwear for prosperity? What about pink for romance? Some even wear white for peace. We have all of the floral colors you might need. Sometimes you might want to just focus on one color because it means something to you. If you want to send a gift of prosperity or romance think about what the colors mean. We can help you figure it out.

Just a few examples of monochromatic arrangements. 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Marguerite Gardens: Caldrea Case Special Offer

Did you know if you would like to buy a case of Caldrea (six of the same item) we give you 10% off. Thats pretty nice! We are paying for your sales tax and a wee bit more! Just thought we would let you know the secret specials we offer that we know but, you might not. Just want to keep you informed.

Ginger Pomelo

Mandrin Vetiver ( Our New Favorite) 

Sea Salt Neroli

Basil Blue Sage 

Sunday, January 8, 2012

The New Year

The new year means we are cleaning our shelves. Packing up the holidays and saying hello to the newness of the year. There is so much to be thankful for, such as blue skies in January! So we have coined a word for our year and it is "FRESH". Just think fresh and new and inspiration. Simply hoping these images can help you get an idea of how great greens and whites work together. 

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Flower Power

Did you know we offer flower power? Your thinking what is "flower power". Flower Power means the more you buy in our store, the more flowers you recieve. If you spend $200 in our store we will give you $25 in free flowers. It can be an accumulation of your purchase, not just all at one time. It is our simple way of tell you Thank you! We love flowers and we know you do too! Feel free to come in and ask, it is really simple. All we need is your name so we can keep track of your purchases. We do not send you any emails. We just want to know you by name. If you already have one, make sure you tell us to add it to your flower power at check out.

The Marguerite Gardens Team

Monday, January 2, 2012

One of Our First Weddings

This was one of our first wedding back in 2009. Simple orange and green center pieces. These fish bowl vases were filled with mini green hydrangeas, orange sweetheart roses, orange tulips and berzillia.

The boutonniere was wrapped with silk thread to match the tie.