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Welcome To Belleview Florist Summerfield

Welcome to Belleview Florist Summerfield’s Blog Webpage!  You can visit our business website here!

On this site, we will be blogging about our products, community events, and our favorite businesses.  If you need our services, please call (352) 245-3857

Belleview Florist is a family owned and operated floral and gift shop. Since 1949 our family has operated Floral Shops in this area. This location has served Belleview and Summerfield Florida for over 38 years.

WE ARE THE ONLY FLORIST LOCATED IN BELLEVIEW!

We are committed to our customers and strive to serve you with quality products and good service.flowers

We have a large selection of cut flowers available each day. Also, blooming plants, European gardens, dish gardens, and larger foliage plants. Our accessory items include Mylar balloons, plush animals, silk flowers and a nice selection of gifts.

We deliver to hospitals and funeral homes in Belleview, Summerfield, Ocala and The Villages. We service all Belleview and Summerfield Zip codes.

OPEN HOURS

MONDAY THRU FRIDAY 8:30 – 5:00

SATURDAY 830 – 12:00

SUNDAY CLOSED

 

 

Belleview Florist, Inc.
10693 S.E. 58th Ave.

Belleview FL 34420

(352) 245-3857

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The Importance of Wedding Flowers

A wedding is a positive ceremony that celebrates two people getting married. This is a gathering where relatives and friends gather to rejoice with the lucky couple as they begin their new life together.   Preparing for the day is a major ordeal as everyone including the wedding planner want an occasion that is talked about for years.

And yet, it is not the amazing food or delicious cake that will bring back memories, but the minute details that take such meticulous planning.

The trend in 2017 is to strive for individuality in all aspects of the wedding.  Consider the boutonnieres, the bridesmaid flowers, the brides’ bouquet and centerpieces.  Now, the idea is to ensure that all these variables and more are in sync with each other.  It is not unusual now to see all bridesmaids carrying different bouquets to celebrate their individuality.  wedding flowers

Traditional white blossoms are set to contrast with colorful blossoms.  The traditional romantic look that we are all accustomed to have given way to bold and powerful flower arrangements.  Also, single color, aesthetically pleasing flower arrangements have now replaced the soft mix of varying color flowers.

Other accessories can be arranges with flowers to make a bold statement.  These accessories could include ribbons, laces, pearls, etc.  Most bridal parties enjoy searching for and choosing wedding flowers.  Some popular choices include cascade bouquets. These include carefully picked blooms that are arranged in a flow that would be described as artistic in relations to the bride’s dress.
And don’t forget the table décor!

All aspects of the décor are important for flowers including the containers that hold them, the candles that surround them.

Let’s face it, flowers have the potential to make a huge difference in any wedding, large or small.  These flowers can be of any variety, traditional or nontraditional.

Other uses for flowers in a wedding could include, thank you gifts for guests, bride hair accessory, or even a floating arrangement in a water feature.

Whatever your needs are, call us for all your wedding flower needs!

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Spring Flowers

Hey, winter is almost over, especially here in Florida, but many people are currently dreaming of warm summer breezes and leaves on the trees.

Somewhere during the long winter months, the majority of people become extremely anxious for signs of spring.  Flower lovers start the lookout for crocus which are usually considered the first spring flowers, however there are minor bulbs that can bloom much earlier.

These plants are not very tall and have flowers that are smaller but when planted in a large group become as powerful and effective in landscaping as bulbs which are much larger and flowering.  Examples would be daffodils and tulips.spring flowers

Often times, gardeners will overlook minor bulbs in favor of the larger, showier bulbs including tulips, hyacinths, and daffodils (they bloom later in the year).  But these minor bulbs have an important place in the landscape as they make the season of bloom longer
Minor bulbs are often overlooked in favor of the showier larger bulbs such as daffodils, tulips, and hyacinths that bloom later in the year. But minor bulbs have a very useful and important place in the home landscape because they extend the season of bloom, thus a longer time to enjoy flowering bulbs.
The flowering bulbs are best if they are purchased and planted in the fall.  So while you will have to wait a little while before buying, the wait will be worth it.

If you need more information on any type of flowers, contact us at Belleview Florist!

So, with no more delay, let’s take a look at a few spring bulbs to look for in gardens the next few weeks (or plant yourself!)
Glory-of-the-snow (Chionodoxa luciliae)

Winter aconite (Eranthis hyemalis)

Common snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis)

Netted iris (Iris reticulata)

Spring snowflake (Leucojum vernum

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A Business I Love!

When you live in a small town like Belleview, Florida, there simply isn’t a large number of small businesses to choose from.  Luckily, we are located only 8 miles from Ocala and 10 from The Villages.  So our choices expand greatly when you add in these two towns.

We have many favorite restaurants, stores, and service establishments.  One thing we don’t have is a favorite bar or nightclub (We don’t drink!).

Today though, we want to talk about a company that makes steel buildings.  Steel buildings are very nice because they can be installed very quickly, they are not expensive, don’t rot or succumb to bad weather and don’t need staining or repainting every year.

We decided we needed some storage at Belleview Florist, so we decided on a steel building.  We called several companies and checked reviews and finally settled on Central Florida Steel Buildings and Supply.  And are we glad we did!

They are a relatively new company in Ocala that broke off from another company.  We were actually one of their first buildings in the area.

After calling them on the phone, we felt pretty sure we had found our provider.  They were extremely friendly yet professional on the phone and spoke to us in a way that we could understand what they were saying.  There was no “hard-sell” at all.  Just information.

After hiring them, they listened patiently to our needs and drew up plans for a building perfect for our property.  The NEXT DAY, they showed up and began installing the building.  A day later, we were loading our stuff into our new building.

We just can’t stress enough how good these guys are.  When you have a business like a flower shop, you find that you need plenty of storage and now we have that.

If you are in need of a steel building, they do garages, carports, sheds, custom buildings and carports and probably many other types.  Give them a call and tell them Belleview Florist sent you!

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Another Business I Love!

Another business I love happened because we had an emergency.  Late one night, our toilet began making a strange noise and began running without stopping.   I hurried to shut off the water and clean up the flooded bathroom.

What a mess!

We obviously couldn’t keep the water off forever so we needed immediate help.  But it was 3 am!

Where to go?

Google of course.

We found several plumbers that offered 24 hour service.  There really wasn’t time to look for reviews as we needed something done quickly.

We called the first one that stood out.  Joe The Plumber.

Now, that is a famous name in plumbing due to some political activity a few years ago.  But we didn’t care about that.  We just needed our water back on.

Joe The Plumber himself answered the phone in a groggy voice.  After hearing the problem, he took our address and said he was on his way.  Coming from Ocala, we assumed it would be a while before he got there, but no.  20 minutes later, he was knocking on our door.

He assessed the situation, found the problem and went to work.  In less than 30 minutes the water was on and the toilet was fixed.

Now to the bad part, the bill.

We were cringing thinking of a service call at 3 in the morning and labor.  But we were shocked at the bill.  It was completely reasonable and we paid it happily.  We were so impressed with Joe

You can find him like we did on Google and call him anytime of the day or night. You can find his website here!

I highly recommend him!

 

 

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A Used Truck In Ocala- Where To Go?

Buying A Used Truck In Ocala

I had been telling my son that I would buy him a truck when he got his drivers license for many years.

The time had come.

He was anxious and ready and I was panicky worried about money after checking the costs of trucks, even those with high mileage.

How was I ever going to afford it?

Fortunately, I knew a guy who owned an Ocala used truck dealership, Howard Kleinberg.  Now, I can’t say we were the best of friends as he as from the North and I was a Southerner!

However, we got along pretty well.  It hit me one day after a few weeks of fruitless searching that I should give Howard a call.  And so I did.

He had a bunch of trucks on the lot, but also told me he could get whatever I wanted.  Well of course, I wanted something inexpensive that would last many years.    used truck in Ocala

We took a ride out there and test drove a few trucks.  My son found a very nice Chevy, red in color and very low mileage that he absolutely loved.

Once I was sure this was the one, I sat down with Howard and began the process of deal-making.  It is a situation that most of us dread.  I acted confident and pretended to know what I was talking about.  And lo and behold!  After a few minutes, his price had come down and I was a happy man.

My son drove out of there with a new (used) truck for a great price and he is still driving it today.

Buying a used truck in Ocala is not a simple process as there aren’t many choices.  However, finding Crown Auto and Fleet Services took care of all our problems.

If you ever need a truck, check them out at http://crownautofl.com or call them at 867-7977.

 

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