Thursday, December 2, 2010

Bloomster's Christmas Boutique


The Christmas Elves are at it again and they were generous enough to drop off some of the more unique holiday items you can only find here at Bloomster's. Drop by anytime this month of December for your holiday decor needs with a wide selection of artificial trees, ornaments, trinkets & much more!


Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Break Up...Why My Orchid Left Me!


Orchid lovers beware! This human - plant relationship is doomed from the beginning. This is often time the subtle realization that accompanies the excitement of receiving a beautiful orchid arrangement on a special occasion. All of you out there that are familiar with the stunning brilliance of an orchid presentation, know that time will soon cut short your new found relationship with your plant.

"Was it something I said or did?" You find yourself asking as the reason for the early departure of your once budding relationship. The answer from the orchid is all too familiar, " It isn't you...it's me!"

Only in this case, the orchid is telling you the truth! The orchid is a very stubborn plant that requires a my-way-or-the-highway type environment to flourish in.

Here is what you need to know to keep your new companion happy and in your life:

1. Orchids thrive in a humid environment. Fill a simple plastic tray with water and rocks and place the orchid on the tray. The rocks will keep the container from submerging into the water. The water from the tray will naturally evaporate thus creating a bit of humidity near the orchid.

2. Orchids are picky drinkers. Only filtered water for these socialites. Although tap water is drinkable water to our standards, it falls short of satisfying the needs of the orchid. Minute traces or chlorine can be found in tap water that can cause unfavorable side effects for an orchid.

3. Water your orchid every other week. A little goes a long way with an orchid. You should only use a quarter of a cup. Anymore and you might risk smothering your relationship. Another way to make sure you don't over water is to use ice cubes. Generally, 3 to 4 ice cubes in the same time frame will suffice. However, don't mistake this for putting your relationship on ice.

Naturally, every bloom will eventually wilt, thus ending this needy one sided rocky relationship. However, the steps above will help give your new companion the tools needed to turn a short fling into a happily ever after.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

15th Annual Rose Garden Homes Tour


Your premier San Jose Florist is once again excited to participate at the 15th Annual Rose Garden Homes Tour, hosted by St. Martin of Tours School. Swing by to take a glance at some of Bloomster's unique floral designs specially catered for inside the home!

Gather your friends, put on some walking shoes and enjoy a peek into some of the Rose Garden neighborhood's most lovely homes; featuring a delicately-restored, French-style estate that was once a home for unwed mothers; a newly-remodeled traditional house with a modern addition; a lovely family Colonial; and the first floor of a historic Dutch Colonial.

The gardens and pavilion of the historic Dutch Colonial, complete with salvaged bricks and pillars, will also be the setting for our fabulous Boutique and Luncheon.




Buy Your Tickets Today!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Assistance League Floral Demo




Kren Rasmussen, owner and operator of Bloomster's, shows his intrigued audience the secrets of floral design. Please enjoy these snippets from the demo and we hope that you walk away with a little bit of the magic that Kren is able to incorporate in all of his designs!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Bloomster's Joins The Fight To Save Tree's At Local Parks




Bloomster's is proud to have participated through donation to the first ever Martin-Fontana Parks Association Membership drive and fundraiser. The money raised from the drive will be used to help save the remaining trees at these two parks from being removed by PG&E. Visit their site to learn more and see what you can do to help!

Monday, August 23, 2010

34th Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival


Bloomster's is proud, yet again, to be a part of this years Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival! Come find us at our booth and receive a complimentary sunflower to thank our local community for all their support these past 23 years!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Floral Classes Coming Soon!


Bloomster's is proud to announce that it will be offering floral classes to the public with designer and owner Kren Rasmussen. Come join us at this fun family environment and learn the secrets behind floral design presentation. Classes will start this Holiday Season, so check back often for enrollment dates and sign up for some holiday excitement!


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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Bloomster's In The Home & Office



Here is a compilation of our favorite home and office designs for you to enjoy!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wish Upon A Wedding


Bloomster's would like to introduce to you Wish Upon A Wedding. Please take the time to read about their mission as described on their website below:

"As the World’s first nonprofit wedding wish granting organization, Wish Upon a Wedding provides weddings at destinations across the United States for individuals facing life-threatening illness. It is a chance for couples to enjoy a very special day, without any thoughts of existing health issues, while surrounded by their closest family and friends.

By celebrating the courage & spirit of these couples, we help create lasting memories that will be cherished for years to come. It is our hope that others facing similar situations will find hope, strength, and the promise of eternal love.

Officially launched in January of 2010, Wish Upon a Wedding currently has 15 chapters to serve Wish Applicants. We service couples residing in or wishing to get married within 300 miles of any one of our chapter locations. New Chapters open regularly.

If you would like to be a part of our Wish Granting Team {or know someone who would} please submit a Wish Granter application."


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Leland High School's Denim to Diamonds


On May 7th at Saint Anthony's Catholic Church, from 6:30pm to midnight, Leland High School Booster Club will be hosting the 2010 Denim to Diamonds dinner, dance and live auction show.

Bloomster's will be donating Four, 1 Dozen Roses Arrangements to go up for auction and be distributed throughout the year. All proceeds are to benefit the Leland High School Athletic Program.

Tickets will be $65 per person. For more information please contact Cathy Sheehan at cathysheehan313@yahoo.com or purchase your tickets online.


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Humane Society of Silicon Valley "Furball Event"




This year we will be taking part in the Humane Society of Silicon Valley "2010 Furball Event" on April 17th.

Bloomster's will be providing as a donation, fun canine inspired floral artwork to help embellish this charitable event. A couple of these much anticipated floral designs will be a fire hydrant made completely of flowers along with a custom dog house from which Bloomster's will create a "Green" roof made entirely of plant life.

Check back for photos on this furrific event!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Weddings & Events by Bloomster's



A tasteful compilation of photographs that best represents the floral arts that Bloomster's brings to every occasion.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Martino Interiors To Host Floral Demonstration


Martino Interiors in Los Gatos is hosting a floral demonstration event at their studio featuring Kren Rasmussen, founder of Bloomster's. Kren studied at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark and learned his craft by working with Erik Bering, florist to the Danish Royal Family. Kren will show you how to create striking floral arrangements, combining them with home accessories, while creating beautiful vignettes and centerpieces. Admission is FREE, but reservations are requested as seating is limited. For reservations please call 408.354.9111 or email at info@martinointeriors.com. We look forward to your attendance!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Tradition Of The Easter Lily




There are many different varieties of a traditional Easter flower. The most agreed upon one today is that of the Easter lily, which is looked upon as a symbol of purity. However, the lilies dominance as the most traditional Easter floral did no alway reign.

Many countries in the world have different Easter flowers. For example, in the United Kingdom and Russia, the pussy willow is the traditional flower for Easter. What's more, to dig even deeper into history, the narcissus has the most ancient association with easter than any other flower. This is still the tradition in some parts of Europe.

This year if you decide to purchase an Easter lily, search for one that has several unopened buds. The buds and leaves will eventually open and last longer in your home. To help aid in your Easter lilies longevity, keep the soil moist and place the plant in a light airy and cool environment to prolong the life of the flower. Another easy tip to save your furniture from stains is to remove the yellow pollen bearing pods in the center of each flower.

Stop by today to glance at our selection of dressed Easter lilies for your home!


Thursday, March 25, 2010

26th Annual Bouquet to Art Exhibit




Bloomster's is inviting you out to de Young Museum for the 26th Annual Bouquets to Art exhibition. Bloomster's will be featured as one of the exhibitors at this exquisite showcase of floral interpretations. Bouquet To Arts is an annual event hosted by the San Francisco Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums featuring fresh floral designs which interpret works from their collection. Purchase your tickets for opening night and be the first to view the 150 floral displays exhibited throughout the de Young’s galleries, while you savor wine and food pairings created by McCall Associates and sway to music by the Moodswing Orchestra. General admission tickets are available as well following opening night. Bloomster's has been proud to participate in this fundraising event for 18 consecutive years and this year Bloomster's will provide a complimentary floral arrangement to anyone who brings in their ticket stub within 2 weeks after the event!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

4th Annual Pertner's Posse Fundraiser BBQ


Bloomster's is proud to partner up this year with the Almaden Relay for Life with a contribution at the 4th Annual Pertner's Posse Fundraiser BBQ. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society - Almaden Relay for Life to help fund cancer research.

Come join the festivities Saturday, May 29, 2010 from 6:30pm-10:30pm at the Santa Clara County Horseman's Hall - 20350 McKean Road, San Jose, CA 95120.

To compliment your $50 donation per person will be a Texas BBQ with all the fixin's, beer & wine, raffle, and entertainment & dancing! To RSVP email Kim Pertner - kpertner@valin.com & bring your donation to the BBQ.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010

Supporting Our Athletic School Programs




Valley Christian Athletics will be holding their 9th annual fundraising event to directly benefit the K-12 Valley Christian students, athletes, and coaches. The Warrior Nation Bocce Night fundraiser will be held on Saturday, March 27, 2010 at Campo di Bocce in downtown Los Gatos.

Bloomster's is delighted to join this effort through a donation of floral goods. The winner of our auctioned goods will receive a Dozen Roses Arrangement to be delivered to a location of their choice 4 separate times throughout the year. Bloomster's is proud be joining many other community minded businesses as a bronze sponsor this year.

All donations will help in purchasing safe and state of the art equipment for the student body and athletes, maintenance of facilities, athletic team building functions, providing for travel expenses, and building and furnishing new and existing facilities.

Buy tickets today and help keep athletic programs in our schools.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Silent Auctions Unite

This spring Bloomster's has partnered up with three different schools through donations of plant baskets up for grabs at various silent auction events. Each plant basket is valued at $75 and proceeds from each event will go towards the funding of school programs such as the arts, sciences, music & sports.

These silent auctions will be held by Graystone Elementary School, Reed Elementary School, and Silver Oak Educational Partnership. Look for these gorgeous plant baskets at the following locations and keep in mind your bid will go towards a mutual goal of educating our children for future success.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Cupid Is Teaming Up With Bloomster's!




Are flowers a part of your "love language"? If not Bloomster's can help. Cupid is teaming up with Bloomster's this Valentine's Day to make sure your message of "love" is understood. Yes, Love is in the air and Bloomster's invites you to swing by and take a glance at our wide selection of Valentine Bouquets and Traditional Long Stem Roses.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Valetines Day Is Right Around The Corner!


Let Bloomster's help you send that subtle hint this Valentines Day. Send your significant others email address to love@bloomsters.com and Bloomter's will make sure they get the "hint" with access to our Valentine's Day Floral Collection and Free delivery. Save money and be envied this Valentines Day with a gorgeous bouquet of flowers from Bloomster's!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Floral Fantasy with The Assitance League




Bloomster's is teaming up with the Assistance League of San Jose this spring for a fundrasing floral presentation. Proceeds will go towards the common goal of improving lives in need.

Every 18 months the members present a Floral Fantasy brunch and flower design presentation demonstrated by Kren Rasmussen, owner of Bloomster’s in San Jose. Floral Fantasy is always a sold out event and you are encourage to purchase tickets early to secure a reservation.

The Assistance League of San Jose relies on support from the community. Their programs are funded totally through contributions, grants and fundraisers. Bloomster's encourages you to donate now and continue the spirit of giving.

Monday, January 18, 2010

The Harker School Fashion Show




It is that time of year again! Since its inception in 2004, Harker's annual fashion show fundraiser has become a highly acclaimed - and incredibly fun - Silicon Valley event.

Once again Bloomster's is happy to be participating in this renowned Bay Area event. Bloomster's will be donating 15 centerpieces for a total value of $1200 to help make this fundraising event as successful as possible.

"Blending the latest styles from their fashion sponsors - with high-energy student performances by Harker's outstanding performing arts groups - the event is non-stop entertainment. Both the luncheon and dinner gala also feature sumptuous showcases, while the evening event includes a fast-paced live auction of one-of-a-kind adventures followed by dancing the night away. And it's all for a great cause: all proceeds benefit Harker’s Scholarship Fund, professional training for faculty, and much-needed projects such as a new Library at the Upper School."

Bloomster's expects an exceptional showing and is very proud to be a contributor for the successful up bringing of the children of Silicon Valley.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Santa Clara Bridal Showcase

Bloomster's was happy to have its presence felt this past weekend at the Santa Clara Convention Centers Bridal Showcase. Bloomster's teamed up with Photographer Tom Vo with Alccolade Photography.

Bloomster's was happy to donate two floral design to Alccolade Photography to have a visual representation of our work at their booth. We would like to send out a special thank you to Mr. Vo for his promotional efforts of Bloomster's floral design work and as always, it was a pleasure to work together with him in this familiar atmosphere.