Sunday, March 14, 2010

March 10th Update!

I received the confirmation from Mologne House and Walter Reed Hospital, our Freedom Petals delivery is on for 22/23 March. Yahoo!

I look forward to seeing some of you to create flower arrangements next week. Please reply to this note with day/time, if you can volunteer a few hours at my house for our monthly crazy and fun flower event. We will be conditioning flowers, taping vases, arranging them and cutting yellow ribbons for the bouquets on 19/20 March. My plan is to deliver 110 arrangements to Mologne House and 25 to Walter Reed Hospital.
Friday, 19 March 9am - 4pm
Saturday, 20 March 8am - 1pm.

Please don't forget your flower clippers, some of you may have left them at my house last month. If anyone is out at Michaels Crafts I still need yellow ribbon (March is tie a yellow ribbon theme), I have plenty of flags.
Please call me if you have any questions. Thanks for all your support by helping to water this garden. It has been a rewarding journey. I have great pictures in my Freedom Petals album from the February delivery to share.

I will need 3 volunteers (another car) that can help deliver our flower arrangements to our servicemen and women at Mologne House on Monday, 22 March.

Latest Updates:
1.) This week Anne Harvey (Herndon Florist) taught me how to use the sticky thin clear tape for the vases. It makes it so much easier to arrange flowers in water. Anne ordered Freedom Petals 8 rolls of tape, one of many Herndon Florist donations. Please check out her shop in downtown Herndon or call to order flowers for someone special. (703 437-4990). She has been an amazing partner.
2.) I also learned from Anne that an electric skillet is handy for melting glue and gluing the oasis to larger flat pots. Before I go out and buy one. Please check if anyone may have an old electric skillet not being used or in the yard sale pile. Let me know!
3.) This weekend I will work on finalizing my new glitzy BLOG (Chris created it). A link will soon be on the way for those more techie then me.
4.) March 11 I will be speaking to a girlscout unit meeting in Manassas (vase drives)
5.) March 15 I will be speaking to the Greenbrier Womens Club and soon the Greenbrier Garden Club. EXCITING!

See you soon and God Bless,

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