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Geranium Lake Events

September 15, 2011

Haven’t you heard?? Geranium Lake now hosts events! Since our grand opening in May 2011, we have hosted a literal smorgasbord of gatherings from wine tastings, bridal showers, restaurant industry seminars, and even a pizza party for the US Forest Service.

We are happy to open our doors to host your next event so let your imagination run wild and let us take care of the details.

Wondering the cost? Here’s a basic breakdown of what we offer and everything is available for customization.

Basic Layout $725

This rental fee covers the rental of our flower shop and adjacent event space for use under 3 hours total {including set up and take down}. This rate is available almost any time of the year and any day of the week. At this rate, we will not be responsible for rearranging shelving, tables, etc. You agree to use the space as is. You may bring in additional tables, chairs, sound, etc. which is subject to Geranium Lake approval. As with every package, you are responsible for set up and take down, including any cleaning that may be necessary. If the space is not returned in the original condition, we will assess a cleaning fee determined after the event and is subject to our cost*.

Medium Layout $1125

This rental fee covers the rental of our flower shop and adjacent event space for use under 5 hours total {including set up and take down}. This rate is available almost any time of the year and any day of the week. At this rate, our space is subject to your special needs and we can reorganize our shop to fit your needs. Depending on the amount of furniture moving that you require, there may be additional set up fees applied. You may bring in additional tables, chairs, sound, etc. which is also subject to Geranium Lake approval. As with every package, you are responsible for set up and take down, including any cleaning that may be necessary. If the space is not returned in the original condition, we will assess a cleaning fee determined after the event and is subject to our cost*.

Large Layout $1600

This rental fee covers the rental of our flower shop and adjacent event space for use under 8 hours total {including set up and take down}. This timeframe is only available at certain times/dates. Please call to confirm that your date is available. At this rate, our space is subject to your special needs and we can reorganize our shop to fit your needs. Depending on the amount of movement you require, there may be additional set up fees applied. You may bring in additional tables, chairs, sound, etc. which is also subject to Geranium Lake approval. As with every package, you are responsible for set up and take down, including any cleaning that may be necessary. If the space is not returned in the original condition, we will assess a cleaning fee determined after the event and is subject to our cost*.

*We use a cleaning service and will pass any charges acquired on to you per your rental agreement. This fee varies according to the cleaning needed.

Feel free to stop by anytime to take a peek at our amazing space!

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DIY 4th of July

June 27, 2011

It’s hard to believe that the 4th of July is only a few days away.  Finally, summer!

This year, we’re celebrating big and here’s a sneak peek of what Kim has planned this year.  Stay tuned… we ‘ll  be featuring a tutorial each day on creating the elements seen here on Kim’s own 4th of July table.    And, as if that wasn’t cool enough, you can watch Kim do a live demo this Wednesday, on Fox 12′s Good Day.  Big week for us here in the store and out in TV land – enjoy!

 

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Upcycled Floral and Succulent Collectibles

June 20, 2011

Check out our most recent project for a partnership with Ecofabulous and the ebay Green Team! The Green Team has a super cool blog and we are proud that Kim has been featured as an expert. {for the original post click here}

By Zem Joaquin, Founder and CEO, Ecofabulous

I’m a huge fan of both creative reuse and surrounding yourself with plants and foliage indoors. Not only does it increase the indoor air quality but I believe that bringing a bit of nature indoors is good for our emotional well-being too. At the ecofabulous office we’ve all got little succulents on the desks!

When I asked one of our newest contributors at ecofabulous, Kim Foren of Geranium Lake Flowers & Events in Portland, Oregon, for some tips and tricks on easy plant ideas for the office to share with Green Team readers, I was blown away by what she came up with. These ideas are incredibly easy to recreate and add a bit of charm to any space. And now – here’s Kim…

“Succulents are easy plants that require little upkeep, making for great house plants and gifts! The first step (and I believe the most fun) is choosing the containers. Rather than go with conventional pots, kick it up a notch and upcycle unique vintage bowls, creamers, or vases – the options are really endless.”

Shown here are a collection of sugar bowls and cream pitchers that are vintage Belleek china pieces that were filled with simple succulent plants.

Erica Ann Photography

Try using vintage coffee cans, fruit crates, vintage ball jars or as shown here a 1971 Ritz Cracker container filled with vegetable starts that make a perfect gift for your gardener friends. Instead of using a glass vase for flowers on your dinner table, vintage white milk depression glass cups work even better! Anything old and vintage brings charm to a table setting and looks wonderful on porch steps.

Erica Ann Photography

Once you have your containers, planting and caring for your plants couldn’t be easier – no green thumb required. Here are my tips for success:

- When filling your vintage upcycled containers, find smaller scale plants in 2″ or 4″ pots – you can even use small tray packs.

- Carefully remove the plant from its container (a spoon is useful here) and place them in your great “find.”

- Depending on the size of your container you might be need to add a little potting soil to fill in the gap. For succulents, stick to a desert mix potting soil.

- If your container is large enough, put a thin layer of pebbles at the bottom of the container to help drainage.

- When using succulents (echeveria) cuttings, fill containers with potting soil up to the top then place cut succulent in soil (They root easily – it only takes about 3 weeks).

- Water succulents infrequently, approximately once or twice a month.
Be careful not to over water the plants since the water can’t escape from the container.
Succulents can live in these containers for quite awhile, but do require full access to the bright sun

See more ideas from Kim in her column, “Wild, Styled West” on ecofabulous.com.

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KGW’s Drew Carney Visits For Our Grand Opening!

June 16, 2011

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Grand Opening Schedule of Festivities!

June 13, 2011

So, you’re contemplating the best time to drop by for our open house?  Well, we’ve gone a little wild with the schedule of festivities so here’s a little rundown of what’s happening & when… All you have to do is see what looks the most interesting to you, call 10 of your closest friends, and come on in!

12pm              Cookies, Sweets, and Sips by Le Cookie Monkey and Devils Food Catering and Stone Wolf Vineyards!

12:30pm       Come watch a simple, pave arrangement demonstration!

2pm                Come see our summer tablescape set by Drew Carney of KGW

4:45pm         Oregon Ballet Theater performs – - Come meet the ballerinas!

5-8pm            Delish bites by Art of Catering

5-7pm            Music by Retta Christie

6pm                OBT dancers perform once more – aren’t we lucky??

8pm                Party ends… Boo.

We can’t wait to see you on Friday and toast to our new space!  See you soon!

Image by Alan Weiner Photography

 

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Remodel Update #5

April 26, 2011

We’re almost there… today the window decals that have been up for the last 10 years have come down and in it’s place is brown paper waiting to be peeled away for our unveiling! Here’s a peek inside…

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Remodel Upadate #3

April 20, 2011

It’s coming together! Any guesses as to what we’re these things are and what we’re doing with them?

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Remodel Update #2

April 15, 2011

It seems like this week our construction team is buzzing through work! All of a sudden the floors are done, the paint is up and we got a preview of what some of our fabulous curtain walls will look like once they’re all hung. All in all, it’s coming together and we are proud to share a peek of what’s inside…

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Geranium Lake Remodel Update #1

March 31, 2011

Welcome to remodel land!  Here’s a quick tour of where we’re at in the construction process…

Our new move “month” is May – keep your fingers crossed!

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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!

November 22, 2010

Besides the fact the The TODAY Show was preempted this morning by KWG’s coverage of “The 2010 Snow Storm” AND that 103.3 is already playing Christmas music, we are definitely seeing signs of the Holidays everywhere we turn!

This morning marks the first day of our annual Holiday decorating bonanza and this year we began with The Nines Hotel. We were especially excited about this location because
1) it’s our first year to do the entire hotel and
2) we went with a modern, winter wonderland feel instead of the traditional evergreen and holly look.

To pull this one off, we first had to find a flocker (aka. something that blows sticky white stuff resembling snow). Kim remembered her families roots (Christmas tree farm in the 50′s and 60′s) and called Uncle Tim and he had it! Last time the Flock-O-Matic turned on was 1963 and it works great. Kim’s husband, ever amused by her wild ideas, agreed to cover their driveway in a circus tent (yes, it’s red and white striped) and let the flocking ensue! She has since become a Master Flocker.

Our crew of Christmas Elves arrived at 9am and we set off to spread our flocking magic at the hotel. And we’re not done yet… our GIANT silver wreaths are arriving this afternoon and we’ll go back once more to finish the look. Until then… watch out for black ice and enjoy this first week of Holiday festivities!

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