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Administrative Professionals Week Flowers ~ April 24th - 28th

Administrative Professionals Week, also known as Professional Secretaries Week, is a time to recognize support staff for their accomplishments and contributions to corporate success. Research from Texas A&M University reveals one gift of appreciation in particular that will naturally lift an employee's mood, create a lasting memory and boost productivity. The research demonstrates that flowers and plants enhance people's ability to generate ideas and solve problems.

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Step Into Fall With Flair

Harvest Gold Center PieceFall is a beautiful time of year. All of the leaves are changing, people are preparing for the upcoming holiday season, and the smell of Pumpkin Spice everything is back in the air.

With all of the fun of fall, we thought it would be great to talk about some of the different floral arrangements you can do to brighten your home or office as the days get a little shorter.

Now is the time to make your home comfy and cozy with the perfect floral accents. By using non-traditional items such as vases, you can create a conversation piece as well as a center piece. Try using a pumpkin (real or something from the craft store) or a wicker basket. Candles also make a great addition to floral center pieces. Pair a spiced cider candle with your fall bouquet to create the perfect ambiance.

Orange, red, and yellow roses make up our Golden Harvest arrangement. Complete with fall accent leaves and two pillar candles, it’s a great place to start if you need inspiration.

What are your favorite fall colors to use? Do you go with the more traditional red, orange, and yellow or do you spice it up a bit with something different? Share your arrangements with us! 

Flowers Deliver Happiness

Most of us get excited when someone brings you a fresh bouquet of flowers or you get a special delivery of flowers at the office, but did you know that flowers may actually trigger positive responses in the body?

According to a behavioral research study conducted by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, nature has given us a simple way to improve emotional health with flowers. The presence of flowers not only triggers happy emotions, but also heightens feelings of joy, reduces stress, and affects social behavior in a positive manner that is far beyond what we had previously perceived.

Isn’t that exciting? Something so simple as the pure act of getting flowers can help you feel happier?! "What's most exciting about this study is that it challenges established scientific beliefs about how people can manage their day-to-day moods in a healthy and natural way," said Jeannette Haviland-Jones, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at Rutgers and lead researcher on the study.

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The results of the study were:

  • Flowers have an immediate impact on happiness. All study participants expressed "true" or "excited" smiles upon receiving flowers, demonstrating extraordinary delight and gratitude.
  • Flowers have a long-term positive effect on moods. Study participants reported feeling less depressed, anxious and agitated after receiving flowers, and demonstrated a higher sense of enjoyment and life satisfaction.
  • Flowers make intimate connections. The presence of flowers led to increased contact with family and friends.

The study also explored flowers on display in the home. In homes where flowers were displayed, visitors viewed the home as more welcoming and open to sharing.

So it’s not just a warm and fuzzy feeling you're having, it’s actually chemicals in your body reacting to the colors, smells, and the sight of flowers.

The next time you send someone flowers, think about what kind of impact you want to make on that person. Are you trying to brighten their day? Did they just lose a loved one? Are you trying to woo a special someone on a date? The floral choices you make can have a direct effect on those around you, so what do you want to say?

We hope its “Have a wonderful day!”

Creative Flower Ideas for Your Next Summer Party

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Whether you are planning a summer BBQ or a large scale dinner party, flowers can help you set the mood. People go to parties to have fun and socialize. What better way to show your creativity, add character to your party and dazzle your guests than with decorative floral arrangements.

Here are a few simple and inexpensive ideas to add that extra special touch to your party:

  • Dress up candles and mason jars: Dress up outdoor or indoor candle decorations with simple flowers. Place votives on flower petals or leaves; add ribbons to pillar candles; or add small flowers to a bowl with floating candles. Why leave mason jars empty after they have been used. Paint them in your favorite color (or to match your party theme) and place a complementary arrangement in each!
  • Buffet Flowers: At Lindskoog Florist we can provide you with several floral designs in different sizes to match your party motif. Place them throughout the buffet table so everyone can enjoy them upclose.
  • Decorate a Cake with Flower: Want to dress up your dessert cake or even a pie? We can provide you with the perfect flowers to compliment the dessert. Wash the flowers thoroughly and allow them to dry. Cut the stems to about 1 inch. Dip the ends into melted paraffin and allow them to dry before inserting the stems directly into the cake. Foliage or flat flowers such as pansies can be placed flat onto the cake.
  • Posies in the Punch: Make a punch float by placing washed fruit or edible flowers into a tube cake pan. Fill with water to about 3 inches. Freeze it and pop it into the punch bowl flower side up as guests arrive. Make sure that you replace the float when the ice melts.
  • Double Duty Decorations: Create some outdoor ambiance while keeping those pesky bugs away with this “Bug Off” mason jar. All you need is a mason jar, floating candles, citronella oil, mint, lemon, lime, and rosemary. You can also create a centerpiece to go with the “Bug Off” candles by using the same color flowers. Use green colored Dahlia’s and yellow Gerbera Daisy’s! To find out how to make the "Bug Off" candles, click here.

Weekly Re-freshening of Flowers

Have you ever walked into a hotel lobby or an office reception area to be greeted by fresh flowers? Fresh flowers help to invite you in and bring smiles to faces of the people passing through. Lindskoog Florist, being positioned perfectly in downtown Minneapolis can give you and your organization the perfect solution to making all that pass through your doors feel welcome with fresh flowers.

To answer all your questions about the wide verity of fresh flower options that we can offer we’ll set up an appointment with you and come visit with you, in your space, to lay out our programs. Depending on your needs we can provide mid-week refreshing to you to keep your floral arrangement beautifully fresh throughout the week. The other big advantage is that since we are right downtown we can get your flowers to you Monday morning… FIRST thing.

Want to know more? Give us a call and we’ll design a program suited just for you and your needs.

Rich in Minneapolis History

Lindskoog Florist has been a traditional retail florist in Minneapolis for 110 years and we continue to share important moments with our clients.

Carl Lindskoog, the founder of Lindskoog Florist, moved to the United States from Sweden in 1902 with two of his brothers. Operating their own business came very natural to the family, as one of his brothers opened up a concrete company; Carl opened Lindskoog Florist in 1905. The store was first located at 1400 E. Franklin Avenue N Minneapolis. With such a strong family connection, two of Carl’s children took over the shop in 1946. Donald and Mildred Lindskoog ran the shop together until Mildred passed away in 1963.

Donald continued to grow the business and eventually passed it on to his son Richard (one of our current owners) in 1988.

Lindskoog Florist is currently owned by Richard Lindskoog and John Moorhead. The two met in the Army reserve in 1968. They were both in a Hospital unit until 1974. John was a Dental Technician and Richard was an OR Tech (scrub nurse). They became close friends over the years and when John retired from General Mills in 1994, he came to help at the store on Valentine’s Day and never left!

The business has grown to over 15 employees working in our 3000+ square foot located on one of the busiest downtown Minneapolis skyways. Our buying power allows us to purchase direct from growers and we observe all of the latest care and handling techniques to guarantee your flowers and plants are the freshest available anywhere.

Roses are our leading type of flower sold. But we now carry many more varieties than we did years ago. We import from South America, Hawaii, Thailand and even from Holland and Europe.

Our favorite part of running a floral business is to see or hear that they have made someone happy or brought a smile to a customer's face. The flowers can help express emotions for our customers and we take that very seriously.

We are very proud of our 100 plus year history of satisfying customers and look forward to the next century of “Expressing Emotions with Flowers".


Treat Your Mom on Her Special Day

cupcakes.jpgMother’s Day is just around the corner and we are happy to announce some great new products to incorporate into the gifts we offer. At this year Oscars, all of the swag bags were filled with great spa products from Soapy Bliss Bath & Body Bakery. In just a few short weeks, we will be carrying some of their amazing cupcake bath bombs and lush lotions so you can give your mom the star treatment. In addition to the spa products, we will also be carrying elegant scented candles from Jazz Candles. What better way to show your mom how much she means to you than with a custom floral arrangement and unique spa gifts.

We all know how important Mother’s Day is, but where did the holiday come from?candles.jpg

The first celebrations of Mother's Day can be traced back to the ancient Greeks, who worshiped the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele. During the 1600s in England, a special day was set apart as Mothering Day which was a day of taking small cakes and trinkets to mothers.

The first Mother's Day observance in the United States was a church service held at the request of Anna Jarvis in Grafton, West Virginia (the burial place of her mother) on May 10, 1908. Because of her mother's fondness for them, Anna wore a carnation to that first service. She went on to play an active role in encouraging the government to establish a national holiday to honor mothers everywhere. By 1911, Mother's Day was being celebrated throughout the United States, as well as in Mexico, Canada, South America, China, Japan and Africa. On May 9, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the second Sunday in May as National Mother's Day and asked all Americans to offer their respect and love for mothers publicly.

mothersday-2.jpgMother's Day has become a day that focuses on recognizing mothers' and mother figures' and their importance to us. This Mother’s Day, why not try something different to celebrate the special mom in your life. 

Here are a few tips to pamper your mom:

  • Invite her to brunch or dinner at her favorite restaurant and have a flower arrangement delivered right to your table for all to see. Our creative designers can help you put together the perfect arrangement.
  • Give your mom something to relax with by wrapping a new book and having us place it into a fragrant flower bouquet with a note that reads "Today is your day to relax!" We can also incorporate some of the amazing Jazz Candles to really help set the mood.
  • Make a special tribute to your mom by sending a decorated "Mother's Day Tree." The week before Mother's Day, bring several of your favorite family photos to us at Lindskoog Florist and we can attach them to a plant or miniature tree using colorful ribbons. Prepare the photos ahead of time by pasting them onto pretty comothersday1.jpglored papers or put them in small frames.
  • This one is great for kids- Let mom know you think she is your greatest treasure with a treasure hunt! Visit Lindskoog Florist and pick out several pretty stems of flowers. We can put them in tubes for you to keep them fresh. Once the treasure hunt has started, give her clues as to where she can find each of the flowers. At the end of the hunt, have an empty vase ready with a card telling her how much she means to you. You can then arrange the flowers in the vase together to make it a special moment to share.
  • Breakfast in bed is a treat that every mom loves. Dads and kids can prepare a special morning for mom by greeting her with a homemade breakfast in bed, on a tray adorned with fresh flowers. Even if you are not sure what her favorite flowers might be, our floral designers can help you pick out something she’s sure to love.
  • Present Mom with a vase of her favorite flowers. On each stem tie a "coupon" for a chore that you promise to do.

Remember, these are just a few ideas to help you get creative with your gift for Mother’s Day and we’re here to help! We can help you by preparing a special arrangement or gift for your mother to enjoy her special day!

New Website for Lindskoog Florist

Welcome to our New Lindskoog Florist Website!
Ordering Flowers in Minneapolis is easy!

How to Place an Order - There are two easy ways to place your order with
Lindskoog Florist:

1. Order Online: When you browse our online categories and products a "Choose Options" button will appear next to each picture of an arrangement. Click the button and follow the on-screen instructions.

2. Order by Telephone: Once you have decided upon an arrangement from the online categories and products, simply make a note of the name of the arrangement and call

(612) 333-5357 or (800) 708-3729.

Lindskoog Florist offers delivery Monday-Saturday to the Minneapolis and St. Paul area. Give us a call or Contact Us with any questions!

International Women's Day

Did you know that March 8, is International Women’s Day? It’s a day to honor and celebrate the achievements of women from around the world.

With efforts dating back as early as 1908, the occasion is an official holiday in more than two dozen countries and continues to grow.

International Women’s Day is a time to recognize the amazingly influential women throughout history and today. It is also a time to celebrate the amazing women we interact with on a daily basis and to express respect, appreciation and love. Does the woman in your life - mom, sister, daughter, friend, spouse, or co-worker- deserve to be celebrated? Honor, respect and love translate so beautifully with flowers.

Here are just a few ideas to get you started:

Giving flowers to clients and employees is a sophisticated way to recognize workplace accomplishments. A mixed floral arrangement of reds, rich oranges and fuchsias inspires and energizes.

Say "I appreciate all you do" to teachers and childcare professionals with flowers in bright oranges and lime greens. Those colors together are contemporary, generate energy and excitement, and are perfect for showing thanks and appreciation.

A flowering plant or a garden-style arrangement with greens and soft pastel hues – no matter what the flower – will send the message of love to your mom, grandmothers, aunts, sisters and daughters.

Last Minute Valentine's Day Ideas to The Rescue

Valentines Day is just days away! Some of you may already have something romantic planned with the perfect flowers picked out. But for those of us who may have put it off until two days before, there is still time to get the perfect gift for your Valentine.

Valentine's Day is the biggest floral holiday of the year. But this year, give that special loved one something unique! It's the perfect time to show your sweetie how much you care and surprise them with a twist on the traditional flower arrangement.

Here are a few tips to make this Valentines Day extra special for the love of your life without breaking the bank:

  • Add a burst of spring to your Valentine's winter with flowers such as lilies, alstroemeria, iris, tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, or freesias. A spring arrangement in a casual basket or clear glass vase makes a perfect accent for a romantic dinner.
  • Try something new. Instead of giving your loved one a bouquet of a dozen red roses, skip the old standby branch out. Explore some of our other beautiful options!
  • Why not try a basket of a dozen homemade cookies made fresh every day from Dave’s Downtown (best cookies we’ve ever had). http://www.davesdowntown.com/
  • Send your sweetheart's pet some Valentine's Day flowers 
  • Flowers aren't just for girls. Send something to your man as well. Pick something a little more manly, but why not show him you care with a custom bouquet.
  • Order local. Of course we may be biased, but we think supporting the local economy is key!

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