Seedleaf Compost Pick-Up

Seedleaf Compost Pick-Up

For those of you who lack the space (or the desire) for your own compost bin, Seedleaf offers a compost pick-up service.  Diverting your vegetable trimmings from the landfill couldn’t be easier than this.  

Kentucky Native Café is fortunate enough to be one of Seedleaf's compost partners and each week during café season we fill up five gallon buckets to keep our trimming out of the garbage.  

February 07, 2019 — Robin Michler
Signature Valentine's Designs

Signature Valentine's Designs

Are you looking to capture the season, the romance, and the beauty of Valentine's Day? That is what we look to do when creating one of our signature designs.  Your eye will move from the romantic wispy gestures, to the opening spring bulb flowers, and finally come to rest on the large open cut roses.  
February 06, 2019 — Robin Michler
Red Open Cut Roses at Michler's Florist

Open Cut Roses

Are all cut roses equal?  You intuitively know they are not — at a glance you can tell some blooms are more vibrant, lush, and impressive than others. 

While there are a number of variables such as weather, rose variety, and freshness, it is the flower “cut stage” that consistently differentiates the roses at your local florist from the mass market retailer.  

February 05, 2019 — Robin Michler
Hosting a Terrarium Workshop

Hosting a Terrarium Workshop

The popularity of terrariums began in the Victorian Era and have continued because of the delight it brings with the personalized little world within it. Small ferns, pileas, and begonias can be nestled among mosses and other foliage plants creating a miniaturized woodland landscape.
January 25, 2019 — Holli Friley
Chinese Money Plant (Pilea peperomiodes)

Chinese Money Plant (Pilea peperomiodes)

Pilea peperomiodes is a time tested house plant commonly called Chinese Money Plant because this plant originates from southwest China and has unique round leaves, which, as the plant matures, form a mound that looks like a pile of money.  The round peltate leaves and naturally shininess are why you have probably seen this plant photographed in a Scandinavian furniture ad, Instagram post, or Pinterest board.
December 20, 2018 — Robin Michler
New Wine for the Holidays

New Wine for the Holidays

If you are looking for a holiday gift for a wine enthusiast, we just added a Clarendelle Rouge from Bordeaux, France to our new wine selection. This classic French wine defines itself in its wonderfully refined balance of three traditional Bordeaux grape varieties (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc).
December 18, 2018 — Robin Michler
Potted Cyclamen Michler's Florist

Cyclamen

A flock of heart-shaped petals flare upward and hover over deep sliver-green foliage on the houseplant favorite, cyclamen. Clusters of bowing buds wait to lift up their petals alongside the mass of flared blooms forming months of showy bloom time. You can find colors of red, pink, purple, and white.
December 11, 2018 — Holli Friley
Sugar Plum Trees

Sugar Plum Trees

Introduced to Lexington by Jean and Karl Michler after seeing them on a trip to Chicago about 65 years ago, they became a Christmas tradition at Michler's.  In an age where styles change so fast, it is refreshing to make a custom tree for you year after year, decade after decade.
December 11, 2018 — Robin Michler
Hardy Hibiscus

Hardy Hibiscus

These hardy hibiscus varieties bring a tropical feel north a few zones. They bloom in the middle of summer when heat and humidity are high. They like full sun but if it is particularly hot, they would appreciate a little shade. They look great planted toward the back of a flower bed so they can tower above and compliment it's plant neighbors.
July 13, 2018 — Holli Friley
Local Zinnias and Sunflowers from Greenhouse 17 at Michler's Florist

Flowers of Greenhouse 17

It's not uncommon for us to hear that plants make people happy but one of our favorite flower growers, Greenhouse 17, takes the idea to much greater heights. Greenhouse 17 is a safe, peaceful organization aimed at helping survivors of domestic abuse. A large part of the healing and restorative process takes place on 40 acre plot of land brimming with things green and growing of both edible and cut-flower varieties.
June 28, 2018 — Holli Friley