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Flowers In Flight

The team at JP Parker is proud to be a part of a historical weekend this summer! Indianapolis Airport kicked off the commencement of the state’s first year-round nonstop transatlantic airline partnership with Delta. The Paris to Indy flight plans will bring an estimated 50 million dollar economic impact to the Indy area annually. The airline celebrated with Mayor Joe Hogsett, Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch along with Deputy Consul General of France in Chicago Frederic Chole and President of the French-American Chamber of Commerce Juan-Luis Goujon in the send-off ceremony.

 

Our mission was to come up with a beautiful, French-inspired, send-off for the gate at the ceremony. We landed on some lovely, radiant red begonia pots paired with lots of lush shrubs and various greens to bring the strip altogether. It was a win for the team at JP and a win for the city of Indianapolis! We say, “Bon Voyage” Indy travelers and “Bienvenue” French travelers to our wonderful city.

 

SHOP SMALL SATURDAY, November 25, 2017

Support Shop Small by stopping by JP Parker Flowers in Historic Downtown Franklin or our Indianapolis store (located across the street from Shapiro’s Deli off McCarty Street).  

We will be offering unique gifts that keep on giving all year long.  Custom Floral arrangements can be ordered for that special someone, or as corporate gifts, for any time of year.  

Give a floral bouquet or arrangement every week for a month, one a month for 3 months, or all 12 months of the year, delivered to their door!  Simply give us a call or stop by one of our shops and ask us how!  It is the perfect holiday gift of gratitude to brighten up someone’s day, especially through the dreary months of January and February when most of us anticipate the arrival of spring.

Holiday Gift Packages available starting at $50 and up.  Get in the holiday spirit with JP Parker Flowers.  Voted Best Florists on Indy A-list.

Shop Small Saturday

Happy Holidays

 

 

 

Pamela Parker – 2017 Winner of the Starkey Entrepreneurial Woman Award

Small Town Floral Designer Wins Big City Award

Franklin, Indiana. From a flower-loving farm girl, Pam Parker grew into a strong, business-savvy floral designer with big visions for her blooms. Now in her 30th year as the owner of JP Parker Flowers, Parker recently won the 2017 Annual Starkey Entrepreneurial Woman Award.

“At first, I didn’t even hear my name,” Parker said of the event, which took place at Meridian Hills Country Club in Indianapolis. “I was sitting there, thinking about my employees and all the places they were working that day. I was truly shocked that I won. I am so honored.”

Founded by Marti Starkey, the award highlights Hoosier women who start and operate their own successful business ventures. In the mid-1980s, Parker’s story began.       

She established her company based at her family farm. The first brick and mortar store was based in Franklin.                                

Immediately, she made a much bigger name for herself when she was hired to provide Christmas décor at Union Station.

Since those beginning years, Parker has added a second shop downtown Indianapolis. She has provided floral design for the NFL during 2012 Super Bowl. Locally her company services many hotels, restaurants, and major events.

Pam Parker Tucker Farm

Those opportunities are important to her. However, longtime local customers, many of whom she has known for years, still mean the most, Parker said.

 At home on the family farm, acres of peonies bloom every spring. By fall, rows and rows of sunflowers are ready for harvest.

Beautifully preserved, the family barn is now the icon of Indiana agriculture. Hosting farm to table events plus what Parker calls field to vase gatherings.

“Most of the time, flowers, families and friends go together,” Parker said. “At least in my world they do. Dirt under my fingernails goes with all of that, too.”          

Writer: Sherri Coner sherriconer.writer@gmail.com

CONTACT INFO

Pam Parker, owner of JP Parker Flowers, llc

Locations:

801 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis IN 46225    317 624-0500

377 E. Jefferson St., Franklin IN 36131          317 738-9837

940 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis IN 46225   317-624-0500     

 

 

Photo as listed in News Entry of Harrison Moberly, llp Attorneys June 12, 2017.

Fall is Here 2017

As our 2017 Summer Season comes to a close, we want to share our appreciation for all our Field to Vase workers that helped us on the farm this Summer.  Especially our Lead Flower Farmer Larry.  He dedicates himself and his workers to providing the most beautiful JP Parker Sunflowers, Zinnias, Coxcomb, Amaranthus and many other FIELD TO VASE Flowers from our farm.  We graciously kick off our 2017 Fall Season with gorgeous pumpkins from our JP Parker Farm.

Prom Prep 101

Styles change with the times.  This applies not only to prom dresses but also to prom accessories, and the most important accessories are the flowers!   Girls, it’s 2016!  We know it’s traditionally the responsibility of your date to pick up the flowers, but we know you want the flowers to match your dress and it’s even better if your flowers coincide with your date as well.  Don’t worry…we are here to help!  Corsage wristlest or armband, flower crown or hair flowers?  We have the 101 on the styles that will work with your attire and a boutonniere for him to match.  Mark your calendars for our Prom Prep Open House at our Franklin store on Saturday April 16th from 10am to 1pm.  Bring a picture or fabric swatch of your dress and our team of designers will work with you to pick out flowers, ribbon and bling!  We can deliver the flowers to your school or you can pick them up at our store.  Let us help you cross one more thing off of your prom to-do list!boutonnierre Bottom of Home Page y

Planning a Spring Wedding? Learn About Our Favorite Spring Bridal Flowers!

Spring brides have the option to use a variety of local seasonal flowers defined by bright, cheerful flowers in a vast array of perfect pinks, pretty purples and calming

blues.

Spring Wedding Flowers

Spring is the time for new beginnings, so what better time to get married and start your new life together? Flowering bulbs, such as tulips and hyacinths come into season. Peonies are available from late spring to early summer.  The JP Parker farm supplies our stores with hundreds of stems of gorgeous peonies in all colors; they are the favorite flower of many brides. Another popular spring wedding flower is the Hyacinth. The fragrant flowers of the Hyacinth come in shades of red, blue, white, orange, pink, violet, or yellow.

Many of the spring seasonal flowers are known for their fragrance, choose flowers with pretty fragrances that are not overpowering. Just a few stems of Oriental lilies can fill the air with a strong sweet perfume, so they are best used in larger ceremony locations. Stephanotis, freesia, stock, tuberoses, sweet peas and English Garden Roses bring the outdoors in and are truly a pleasure for the senses. They have a light sweet fragrance and are perfect for mother-of-the-bride and groom corsages and bridal bouquets.

Spring seasonal flowers are the most economical for weddings held in March, April and May. You can mix the local seasonal flowers with flowers that are available all year round, such as roses, lilies, gerbera daisies, orchids, anthuriums, and other tropical flowers.

List of Flowers Available in Spring…(most of which are native to Indiana!)

Apple or cherry blossoms, Daffodils, Dogwoods, Forsythia branches, Hyacinths, Hydrangeas, Iris, Larkspur, Lilacs, Lilies, Lily of the valley, Lisianthus, Mini Calla Lily, Pansies, Peonies, Roses, Sweet peas, Tulips…below are some great closeups of some of our favorite spring blooms (many are available year round upon request)!

 

delphinium Delphinium
iris Iris
tweedia Tweedia
cybidium orchid Cybidium Orchid
pink gerbera Pink Gerbera
peony Peony
pink ranunculus Pink Ranunculus
pink rose Pink Rose
sweet pea Sweet Pea
anemone Anemone
calla lily Calla Lily
hyacinth Hyacinth
purple hydrangea Hydrangea
lilac Lilac
lisianthus Lisianthus
purple tulip Purple Tulip

Filler stems round out a bouquet and come in a variety of exciting colors. Stems that are available year-round include:

queen anne's laceQueen Anne’s Lace
solidagoSolidago
waxflowerWaxflower
limoniumLimonium
montecasino asterMontecasino Aster
statice sinuataStatice Sinuata
gypsophilaGypsophila
hypericumHypericum
**Blog Courtesy of Teleflora**