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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!