Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Bloomster's Christmas Boutique Now Open!

The holiday season is upon us and Bloomster's invites you to swing by the shop to enjoy this years Christmas Boutique. You will find a lovely array of holiday merchandise perfect for your home this season. Ornaments, Ribbon, Candles & Fully Decorated Trees are but a few of the lovely holiday decor items you will find this year. Bloomster's Holiday Boutique is certainly your one stop shop for all that is unique this wonderful season. We look forward to providing you excellent service as usual!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Small Business Saturday®

Receive a free pre-selected ornament with any purchase this Saturday and help support a local business this holiday season. First there was Black Friday, then Cyber Monday. Now there's Small Business Saturday on November 26, 2011.

This November 26 is a big day for everyone at Bloomster’s. It’s the second annual Small Business Saturday®, when people across the country come out and shop to support their favorite local businesses.

This cause is asking millions of people to shop small at their favorite local stores and help fuel the economy. When we all shop small, it will be huge. This is the perfect way to celebrate America’s small business.

We hope to see you stop by the shop this Saturday after Black Friday. As always we look forward to giving the personal experience that only small shops can give.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A Cypress Manor Wedding

Kristina and Shawn - The Cypress Manor Wedding... from Larisa Marr /HD Video Memories on Vimeo.

A lovely video by Larisa Marr at HD Video Memories, capturing the natural essence of this organic like wedding that Bloomster's was selected to do a variety of the floral and design work for! As a premier San Jose florist, Bloomster's was happy to be a part of this event.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Bloomster's is proud to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For every Premium Pretty N' Pink Bouquet and Pink Sunshine Bouquet that is ordered during the month of October, Bloomster's will donate $5 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Bloomster's Designs on Vimeo!

Regina and Andrew, Mission Santa Clara & Rosewood Sand Hill from Thomas Hughes Films on Vimeo.

Check out this fun video that showcases some of the work we did at a recent wedding at Mission Santa Clara and Rosewood Sand Hill.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Triton Fall Floral Festival

Bloomster's is again excited to participate in the Annual Triton Fall Floral Festival on October 15 & 16, 2011. As a local San Jose florist, Bloomster's was one of the florists chosen to feature a floral design created through interpretation of Triton Museums collection of art. Below is a look at last years contribution by Bloomster's.

Monday, September 26, 2011

A Unique San Jose Florist

Presenting Bloomster's Floral Designs - Part 1 from Larisa Marr /HD Video Memories on Vimeo.

As a premier San Jose florist, Owner Kren Rasmussen gives a behind the scenes look on what it takes to run such a unique business. Tom Vo, from Tom Vo Photography, ask some basic questions that will give the viewer a bit of insight on the in and out operations of an everyday florist based in San Jose. This is part one of a two part interview with Kren Rasmussen, AIFD., owner of Bloomster's.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival

Bloomster's, your premier San Jose florist, will be participating yet again in this years 35th Annual Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival. We are excited to be back with even more sunflowers than last year!

This weekend on September 18, 2011 at Almaden Lake Park, Bloomster's will be passing out a sunflower to the first 3000 attendees that visits our booth and lets us thank them for over 24 years of supporting our business in Almaden Valley.

Voted one of the best festivals in San Jose, that features something for everybody! All proceeds of the Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival are donated to non-profit organizations and local schools in addition to supporting merit based scholarship programs for local students.

We look forward to seeing everyone this weekend and we hope you enjoy the sunflowers!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

New Almaden Days

Bloomster's is proud to be our communities premier San Jose florist, which is why we will be participating through donation in the annual fundraiser, New Almaden Days. The event will be held by the New Almaden Community Club on Saturday, September 10, 2011, beginning at 11:00am.

The funds raised from this event will be used to support the local community and maintain the historical significance of New Almaden, the first mining community in California.

We urge other local merchants to contribute as well by contacting board member Jennifer Deghuee, (408)927-7411 or jdeghuee@att.net, at the NACC.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Heart of the Parks Celebration 2

As your leading San Jose florist, Bloomster's is excited to support the Martin-Fontana Parks Association's 2nd Annual Heart of the Parks Celebration on Sunday, August 7, 2011 at Jeffrey Fontana Park. We will be donating for a raffle two lovely 13' Trees to support our Neighborhood Parks.

The Martin-Fontana Parks Association is a non-profit organization to work with PG&E and the City of San Jose to ensure safe delivery of power while preserving and enhancing the beauty and function of TJ Martin and Jeffrey Fontana parks that stretch 1.2 miles beneath PG&E high tension power lines.

Raised funds will be used to plant new replacement trees in areas of the parks which are not directly under the lines most affected by tree growth.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation

Bloomster's would like to recognize Chicago Title for supporting the Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation for more than 18 years running through the annual Santa Clara County Slo-Pitch Tournament, which has raised a total of $250k since its inception.

This year Bloomster's will be donating to this cause that will aid the organization that grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses.

This year the tournament will be held August 8, 10, & 12, 2011 at Twin Creeks Sports Complex in Sunnyvale, CA. For further information or to make a donation, please contact any Bay Area Chicago Title Sales Representative or email our Chicago Title contact Sharon Hunter.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

2011 AIFD National Symposium "Imagine"

Bloomster's kept busy this 4th of July weekend preparing the 2011 AIFD National Symposium "Imagine." Bloomster's was given the prestigious honor of providing floral decor at the coveted Annual AIFD National Symposium, where top floral designers across the U.S. and abroad meet to showcase current trends in the market place.

For more information on this event please feel free to view the AIFD Symposium Brochure. To attend this event, you must register accordingly. The Symposium will continue from July 4-9, with the following schedule and AIFD recommends the following hotel accommodations.

To view the entire album of the work we showcased at this event, please visit our Bloomster's Facebook Page.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Graystone Elementary Home & School Club

This year Graystone Elementary Home & School Club reached out to us and asked if we would like to make a donation towards their Spring Celebration 2011 Event. Of course, Bloomster's was more than happy to oblige.

We have been told by the event co-chairs Holly Case & Katrina Healy, that the fundraiser was a huge success with over 600 guests and 756 items auctioned.

The donation of goods or funds helped raise money for technology, science, library, music programs, and all of the other vital programs funded by the Home & School Club at Graystone Elementary School.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Recommendations from Friends!

Facebook now allows you to write recommendations for your favorite business, so that your friends can see what's hot and what's not! Simply go to any business or place page that you "like," and you have the option of writing a recommendation on the right hand column side of that business's or place's facebook page.

Bloomster's encourages our fans on facebook to take the time and write a recommendation for us based on their experience with our services. We continue to appreciate all the support that is shown on our Bloomster's facebook page and it is our mission to continue servicing our clients with our unique designs and floral arts.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Bloomster's Landscape Designs

A vivid look into the creative details Bloomster's can bring to your yard!

Video Edit By: Eric Dennis, erdennis6@gmail.com
Music BY: Radical Face - "Welcome Home, Son"
Landscaping By: Kren Rasmussen, AIFD. Bloomster's

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Bret Harte Middle School Silent Auction 2011

On May 11, 2011 Brete Harte Middle School held its annual silent auction event to raise funds to support their sister school, The Doris Dillon School in Cambodia. Efforts for this event went to nursing and providing scholarships for girls in impoverished families. Bloomster's answered the call and provided a donation for the silent auction to help support those abroad that have limited opportunities.

The Doris Dillon School is a schoole serving over 200 7th-9th grade students from four remote villages in Cambodia. The Doris Dillon School project is run through American Assistance for Cambodia, which has already built over 400 such schools through the Rural Schools Project.

You can read more about this story of inspiration in the San Jose Mercury News.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Santa Clara County Firefighters Memorial Golf Tournament 2011

Bloomster's was honored to to contribute through donation to the Santa Clara County Firefighters Annual Charity Golf Tournament this year held on May 16, 2011 at Spring Valley Golf Course. Bloomster's is proud to recognize those who serve the community so courageously.

The Tournament's mission is to provide a social event to gather employees, families, peers and community members to remember the lives and dedication of their fallen brothers and sisters.

Monies donated and generated in excess of expenses will be placed into the Santa Clara County Firefighters Memorial Trust Fund to be used to benefit the families and charities of Santa Clara County Firefighters and Emergency Workers.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Presentation High School Fashion Show 2011

Bloomster's would like to congratulate the Presentation High School girls on the success of their "On Tour" 45th Annual Fashion Show, which netted $150K for their financial aid scholarship program.

As stated on their website, "At no time has the need for this show, which supports financial aid at Presentation High School, been more important. The cost of education continues to rise." We could not agree more with this statement, which is why Bloomster's was happy to support their show and plans on doing so again next year on March 23, 2012.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Los Alamitos Silent Auction 2011

Bloomster's is thrilled once again to participate in the Annual Los Alamitos Silent Auction on September 24, 2011 with a donation. With the theme of "Walking on Sunshine," their goal this year is to raise money for their award winning SMART (Science, Music, Art, Robotics & Technology) Programs.

With public schools taking the brunt of severe state budget cuts, Bloomster's is more than happy to do its part to support education and encourage others to do the same.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

2011 Gilroy Home Tour

The Gilroy Assistance League is excited to announce their seventh annual Home and Garden Tour, "Impressions", which will be held on Mother's Day weekend, Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7.

Bloomster's is thrilled to provide decor for the home tour this year to showcase the floral arts. We are pleased that our participation this year is welcomed and we look forward to leaving our mark through embellishments of various kinds within the residence we are assigned.

Directions to our Home and Garden Tour: From Highway 101, take the Masten Avenue exit and drive West. Masten turns into Fitzgerald Avenue when you cross Monterey Road. Continue on Fitzgerald and take the first left onto Green Valley Drive through the gates. Continue to 10748 Green Valley Drive to check in.

Tickets: $25 in advance; $30 the day of the event.

To buy advance tickets, please call 408-706-6235 by Thursday, May 5.

100% of all proceeds benefit local children’s programs

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Bloomster's Featured In Yahoo! Green

How to keep cut flowers looking fresh
By Trystan L. Bass
Posted Mon May 2, 2011 9:31am PDT

You receive a lovely bouquet of cut flowers on a holiday or just to brighten your day. But you don't want them to wilt overnight.

If you search online, you'll find all kinds of tricks to make cut flowers last longer: add a crushed aspirin to the water, put the flowers in 7-Up, put a copper penny in the vase, add a few teaspoons of bleach or vinegar in the water, etc., etc.

We asked professional florists if any of those home remedies work and what they recommend to keep cut flowers looking good. All the experts agree that commercial flower preservative works better than anything you can concoct at home -- and most florists hand a little packet out free with the bouquet. But that's not the most important thing for keeping cut flowers looking fresh.

According to Kren Rasmussen at Bloomsters, which has been creating floral designs in San Jose, California, for nearly 20 years, cool temperatures and fresh water are the real keys. Keep your flowers in a cooler area of the home and feed them fresh water every day. "People do not realize how much water flowers drink, it really is amazing," says Rasmussen.

"By re-cutting the stems daily, cleaning the vase daily, and placing the flowers in fresh water with floral food, you will be amazed as to how long flowers will last," he advises. Depending on the exact flowers in your arrangement, they should last between 5 and 14 days if treated well.

Clean, fresh water in the vase will do the most to keep cut flowers looking pretty. Adrianna Citti of Citti's Florist, a San Francisco Bay Area florist for 45 years, agrees. "The best way to increase the life of your fresh floral bouquet is to cut the stems on an angle when you receive the bouquet and to fill the vase with water daily," she says.

"Every other day, it's great to change the water," is Citti's advice. "This helps reduce the bacteria, which will prolong the life of the flowers."

There is one home remedy that can revive drooping stems. Rasmussen recommends: "If you have a bottle of alum from your spice rack, you can dab some alum on the bottom of the stem. This help to encourage the flower to draw water and to rehydrate." But again, this is really just helping the flowers get more water.

Monday, May 2, 2011

2011 Willow Glen Home Tour

Yet again Bloomster's was excited to participate this year in the 29th Annual Willow Glen Home Tour. We were excited to showcase our work at two locations this year. One for a house on the tour itself and another for the Home Tour VIP Party. Bloomster's would like to thank those involved for yet another successful year and are happy that our efforts were truly appreciated!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Facebook Friday Deal

Today we are offering a ten stem bunch of double dutch tulips in a variety of colors for only $10. Offer is available for walk in customer's. An economical and convenient way to surprise someone or just add a little color to your home for the weekend. Stop by on your way home to enjoy these wild looking bunches! Bunches cannot be taken apart to mix color or style.

Double tulips have extra petals. The extra petals make them resemble other varieties of flowers more than single tulips. Double late tulips are even sometimes called "peony" tulips. Like the regular single varieties, late and early varieties of double tulips exist. The blossom of the double late flower grows as large as 6 inches across. Double early and late tulips bloom at the corresponding time of their single flower counterparts.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Facebook Friday Deal

Today we are offering a ten stem bunch of lovely purple tulips for $10. Offer is available for walk in customer's only. An economical and convenient way to surprise someone or just add a little color to your home for the weekend. Save more money by checking into Bloomster's via you facebook mobile app to receive an extra 20% off this deal. Offer is available this Fri. & Sat. only while supplies last. Limit 3 bunches per customer. Stop by on your way home to enjoy these tempting bulbs!

Tulips are spring-blooming perennials that grow from bulbs. Depending on the species, tulip plants can grow as short as 4 inches (10 cm) or as high as 28 inches (71 cm). The tulip's large flowers usually bloom on scapes or subscapose stems that lack bracts. Most tulips produce only one flower per stem, but a few species bear multiple flowers on their scapes. The showy, generally cup- or star-shaped tulip flower has three petals and three sepals, which are often termed tepals because they are nearly identical. These six tepals are often marked near the bases with darker colorings. Tulip flowers come in a wide variety of colors!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Facebook Friday Deal

Today we are offering one bunch of vibrant spray roses for $10 in a variety of colors. Offer is available for walk in customer's only. An economical and convenient way to surprise someone or just add a little color to your home for the weekend. Stop by on your way home to enjoy these precious gems!

According to the American Rose Society, the definition of spray in rose terminology is "Several flowers buds which arise from one peduncle and develop into many flowers on short pedicels." There can be anywhere from three to 150 rose flowers in one spray. This flower formation is also referred to as cluster, inflorescence and candelabra. There are many types of rose bushes that produce sprays of blooms but there are variations within the types.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Italian American Heritage Foundation

The Italian American Heritage Foundation of San Jose is an organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the spirit of their Italian Heritage.

On March 26, Bloomster's was extremely pleased to donate a gift certificate to the IAHF Crab Feed Event held to help raise funds for the organization. Bloomster's was happy to hear that the event was a success and is always happy to support the diverse San Jose community!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Facebook Friday Deal

Today we are offering a 5 stem bunch of fun Sunflowers for $10. Offer is available for walk in customer's only. An economical and convenient way to surprise someone or just add a little color to your home for the weekend. Stop by on your way home to enjoy These large beauties! Offer is available while supplies last.

The Sunflower is an annual plant native to the Americas that possess a large inflorescence (flowering head). The sunflower got its name from its huge fiery blooms, whose shape and image is often used to depict the sun. The sunflower has a rough, hairy stem, broad, coarsely toothed, rough leaves and circular heads of flowers. The heads consist of 1,000-2,000 individual flowers joined together by a receptacle base.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Notre Dame 160th Anniversary Celebration

Notre Dame's annual auction is coming up May 13, 2011 to help raise funds for the schools Tuition Assistance Program. Bloomster's is proud to donate a gift certificate for the auction that will go to supporting the exemplary education for young women of all backgrounds in downtown San Jose. We encourage other to donate to keep education in our local community a number 1 priority!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Facebook Friday Deal

Today we are offering one bunch of gorgeous Pink Enchantment Lilies for $10. Offer is available for walk in customer's only. An economical and convenient way to surprise someone or just add a little color to your home for the weekend. Stop by on your way home to enjoy a bit of spring aroma!

Enchantment Asiatic lilies grow 3 to 4 feet high, with various color blooms. Enchantment lilies flower in June. When cut, the blooms are very durable and long-lasting.

Friday, March 4, 2011

The 27th Annual Bouquet To Arts

Bloomster's is excited to participate once again in this years fundraiser for the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco!

The 27th Annual Bouquets to Art will feature 150 floral arrangements by prominent Bay Area designers and garden clubs, to interpret and complement the museum’s permanent collection.

Bouquets to Art is the largest fundraiser held to benefit the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and one of the country’s premier floral events. Organized and produced by the volunteer members of the Fine Arts Museums Auxiliary, Bouquets to Art raises funds to support acquisitions, special exhibitions and education programs.

Bouquets to Art Hours
Tuesday through Saturday, March 15–19, from 9:30 am–5:15 pm
Extended hours on Friday, March 18, until 8:45 pm
Museum members-only night on Wednesday, March 16, from 6–8 pm

Get you tickets today to join us and the many other floral designer's out there that will interpret the fine arts through the use of flowers.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Hospice of the Valley Annual Western Gala - Hats & HeARTs

Bloomster's Is proud to announce our donation to Hospice of the Valley, who will host the annual Western Gala - Hats & HeARTs at the spectacular Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara. Bloomster's encourages all who can to donate as well, which will help raise vital funds to further expand hospice and grief support services to meet the ever-increasing needs of our community!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Bloomster's Featured on TheHomeLounge.com

It was no doubt that Bloomster's was excited to be a part of The Home Lounge as we were welcomed to their Little Black Book feature, from which the companies displayed have been personally invited by Steve & Christine Perry as part of their network of affiliates. Membership to the Little Black Book is by invite only, which made our addition all the more special.

Today we were yet again honored by The Home Lounge through the featuring of Bloomster's in one of their Preferred Vendors Articles posted on their Haute Topics Blog. Bloomster's appreciates this recognition and looks forward to a continued respected relationship with Steve, Christine, and TheHomeLounge.com!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Bloomster's Voted Top-Rated Florist for Quality!

Over the weekend, Bloomster's was listed as one of Checkbook's top-rated florist for quality through the San Francisco Chronicle and SFGate.com! We would like to thank everyone for their continued support of our business, which we believe is a direct result of this honor.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Almaden Country School Auction

Is happy to donate a Bloomster's gift certificate for the Almaden Country School Auction, good for 4 free one dozen long-stemmed roses artfully designed in a vase with filler and greens, which will go towards funds for specifically targeted educational programs, technology and campus improvements. The School House Rocks event will be held on March, 5, 2011 at the San Jose Marriott at 5pm, will include a party atmosphere unlike any other school auction, featuring live music, silent and live auctions, dinner and dancing. The live and silent auctions provide an opportunity to bid on an array of student creations, valuable collectibles and exciting get-away packages.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Valentines Day Gift Idea!

A Valentines deal you can fall in love with...

This offer includes two dozen long-stemmed roses artfully arranged in a vase with filler and greens, and a certificate for a one-weekend-night (Fri., Sat. or Sun.) stay at the historic Saint Claire Hotel in downtown San Jose. A deeply romantic way to show your loved one how very special they are!

Normal retail price of $375. That's a $100 SAVINGS! Certificate is sent with arrangement. Bloomster’s is not responsible for making your reservations at the hotel. Call us today 408.268.5518 or place your order online!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011