Michler's News: Flowers, Gardens & Design
Spring is near and we are gearing up for a busy season. In order to care for our plants and customers, we are in need of one or two dedicated employees to join our team.
This position is heavily focused on working with plant material. Therefore, a strong knowledge of botanica and horticultural experience is preferred. Greenhouse and landscaping work requires prolonged standing, walking, lifting, squatting, and bending, sometimes in extreme heat or cold. The applicant must have the stamina and schedule to work until the job is done. Absolutely no smoking during the workday will be permitted. The starting hourly wage will be between $8 and $10 plus vacation pay, depending on level of experience.
Examples of duties include: propagation, watering, weeding, cleaning, helping customers, providing assistance to managers, preparing new garden beds, mulching, planting, and constructing stone paths and patios.
If you are interested in applying for a position, please fill out this application and bring it by the shop.
Each year we fill our shop to the brim with vibrant flowers to help you spark the flames of love.
You can help us ensure your Love's delight by calling us now at 859-254-083 or ordering online.
Does your passion have a sweet tooth? Our supply of Lexington honey is running low, so order soon if you plan to add a jar of honey to your bouquet. The bees won't replenish our stock until May.
What are all of the blue polka dots for?
With this lovely cool weather, it is finally time to plant! As a bonus to our fall gardeners, everything you find tagged with blue polka dots is on sale.
Hungry? All of our well rooted fruit trees, berries, and grapes are 10% off.
Buy one get one free specials abound for many of our most popular flowering perennials and grasses. Want more details on sale plants? Click here for a pdf list . (Alas, lots of great sale items are missing from this list--you will just have to come and find the polka dots...)
Not a gardner? Send your friends our Autumn Zinnia Special: Grown, planted, cut, designed, and delivered 100% in Fayette County.
Pear 'Sekel'These pears are growing on one of our pear trees, but they could be your backyard snack.
Hibiscus 'Turn of the Century'This perennial favorite has got the buy one get one free polka dots.
Autumn Zinnia SpecialLocally cut zinnias in warm tones combined with golden grasses emanates the pleasant Autumn sun.
Five generations, 111 years, and still in full bloom.
Join Michler's family and staff for herb-infused beverages, hor d'oeuvres, and live music.
When: Monday, June 4th 5-8PM (John Michler will lead a historical tour of the Greenhouses at 6pm)
Where: Michler's, 417 E Maxwell Street. There is a parking lot in front of the greenhouses and a lots of street parking available.
Why: Experience the magic of our historic glass greenhouses with flowers, music, and friends.
How: RSVP on Facebook and share the event with your friends. (If you are not Facebook inclined, surprise us.)
PS We will have lots of buy one, get one free specials, so your garden doesn't feel left out of the party.
Susan Smith-Durisek recently wrote a article in the Herald-Leader titled "Whether for peace or healing, gardens provide respite"
She selected 12 distinct local gardens for people to explore during this coming year. Michler's is honored to be chosen as January's destination:
There is an indoor world under glass at Michler's Gardens and Greenhouses (Michlers.com), 417 East Maxwell Street. You'll find orchids in bloom, a living green wall, and bonsai trees that thrive year-round. A visit is perfect for a quick, inspirational pick-me-up.
Usually January is a quite time at Michler's, so it has been exciting to have people stop by to check out what is in bloom. As luck has it, we have phenomenal orchids that are blooming now, so come by to explore.
You can follow Susan's blog here: http://gardening.bloginky.com/
*Weekly special have been replaced with our selection of monthly and seasonal specials found under "shop" in the menu.
We have decided to launch a new weekly specials collection. For the first week we had to choose a few special arrangements, so we selected our most popular red rose arrangements of the season. Each arrangement uses elegant white flowers to balance the scarlet red.
Michler’s Woodland Christmas:
Jessamine and John Michler have brought in moss, rock, and bark from the backwoods to make Michler’s a living terrarium.
Join us for a first look at our new winter selection featuring:
Vibrant plants and flowers
PS John will be making wreaths at our wreath workshop throughout the open house
Thanksgiving is upon us, and, as always, Debbie and Rachel are designing fabulous centerpieces that capture the autumn's vibrant colors before they fade into winter.
As our designer's hands are busy making floral arrangements, and our garden crew hustles to make final preparations for the winter, we want to take the opportunity to step back and say thanks.
Naturally without our customers and supporters we would not have been Lexington's perennial favorite florist and greenhouse operation for 110 years. So, thank you for your loyalty and your suggestions that help us become a little bit better each year.
We would also like to extend a thank you to all of our staff, who have become family to us. An intelligent and caring staff is why our plants are healthy and our flowers fresh.
Cheers to a fragrant and lively Thanksgiving!