Friday, July 2, 2010

Welkes House of Roses and Flowers Buy 12 Get 6 For $6

You say you love flowers and you are looking for a special value? How about buy 12 roses and get 6 for $6.00? Sound Good? Well hurry in as this offer ends tomorrow. Roses delivered in a every color of the rainbow including long stem red roses. Delivered in a box, in a bowl, a cube, or in a tall vase filled with the quality you have grown to trust from Welkes House of Roses and Flowers since 1901.

During the warm summer months, why not bring in the beauty of fresh flowers and plants?

Many studies have been done on how having flowers and plants in your work area or your home is proven to lift your spirits. Why not lift your spirits or someone that you love.

interested in viewing more roses from Welkes? View our online catalog at

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Christmas Flowers and Gifts Delivered in Milwaukee, Welke's House of Roses says "it's NOT too late!

Christmas Flowers and Gifts Delivered in Milwaukee,
Welke's House of Roses says;

"It's NOT too late!

Welke's House of Roses, Milwaukee's local florist will be delivering Christmas Flowers and gifts up until Christmas Eve.

Christmas Centerpieces, wreaths, decorated table top Christmas Trees. All gifts delivered by hand with care by Welke's House of Roses, Milwaukee's Best Florist, Since 1901. If you need a last minute gift we have a large selection of poinsettia's in all colors, Fruit baskets, Gourmet baskets and more. All of these make great Christmas gifts for
friends, family, and business associates.

Flowers and Plants as Office Christmas Gifts

•Make an impact: Ask local Milwaukee Florist, Welke's House of Roses, to deliver a beautifully decorate wreath, festive floral arrangement or a showy poinsettia to your most valued clients.
•For something creative and fun, ask Welke's to create an arrangement presented inside or down in a vase. Beautiful mini callas or tulips styled inside a glass container make for a welcome addition when combined with fresh seasonal foliage or decorative grasses.
•Take a coffee mug with your company logo to us. We will deliver the coffee mug filled with Christmas flowers or a plant.
•Door swags made from fresh greens.
•A large fruit and flower basket can be enjoyed by everyone in an office. Ask us to include plants in the basket.

If you do not see what you are looking for, give Welke's House of Roses a call at 414-442-8640 or shop for flowers online at

Friday, December 11, 2009

Welke's House of Roses, Milwaukee Florist Celebrates National Poinsettia Day

Welke's House of Roses Celebrates National Poinsettia Day

Did you know that the poinsettia has a special day all its own? December 12 was set aside by an Act of Congress as National Poinsettia Day. Need a Poinsettia Delivery in Milwaukee? Welke's House of Roses, a local Milwaukee Florist will hand deliver a poinsettia or other Christmas gifts right up until Christmas Eve (while supplies last). Welke's Flowers has the best Poinsettia's in Milwaukee and the largest selection of colors: Select from Red, white, marble, jingle bell, burgandy (monet) and more. Shop online at or call today for same day delivery Local: 414-442-8640 or Toll Free: 877-211-7673 Welke's is a real local Milwaukee Florist, with two locations to serve you. 5528 W North Ave Milwaukee, WI 53210 and 1020 Legion Dr Elm Grove, WI 53122.

Back to the History of the Poinsettia:
December 12th This was the date of the death of Joel Roberts Poinsett (1779 -1851), son of a French physician and the first US Ambassador to Mexico from 1825-29 who brought this native Central American plant to the US. Poinsett, who later founded the Smithsonian Institution, had attended medical school, but was particularly interested in botany. When he visited the Taxco del Alacon area of southern Mexico in 1828, he was fascinated by the brilliant red “flowers” blooming in the tropical highlands during the short days of winter. He immediately sent cuttings back to his own greenhouses on his Greenville, South Carolina plantation to propagate. He gave them away to friends and botanical gardens, and eventually a plant made it to Robert Buist, a Pennsylvania nurseryman who is thought to be the first person to have sold the plant under its botanical name, Euphorbia pulcherrima. The common name “poinsettia” came into general usage in the mid 1830’s.

The tiny central flowers in cyathia,
surrounded by colorful bracts.

Native to the mountains on the Pacific side of Mexico and Guatemala, this plant in the spurge family (Euphorbiaceae) was used by the ancient Aztecs to make a purplish dye from the colorful “flowers” for use in textiles and cosmetics, and made the milky sap into a preparation for treating fevers. The showy, colored parts of the “flowers” are actually colored bracts (modified leaves) and the real flowers (reproductive parts) are in the little yellow parts (the cup-shaped cyathia) in the center. Nowadays, the traditionally red bracts against the dark green leaves make this a favorite as a Christmas decoration, although poinsettias now come in a variety of flower colors including white, cream, salmon pink, rose, scarlet, mauve, and streaked or mottled. There are over 100 varieties of poinsettias available, including some with orange, pale green, cream and marbled leaves instead of the normal bright green leaves. Most commercial cultivars have much wider bracts than the species.

Poinsettia now comes in a huge
variety of colors.

This subtropical evergreen or semi-deciduous shrub is somewhat temperamental and rather particular about temperature. It does not do well when temperatures get below 50°F and its lifespan as a container plant is shortened when temperatures go above 70°F. Flowering is initiated by short days and long nights (12-14 hours) in fall, so it can be difficult to get a plant to rebloom unless it is kept in a room without any supplemental light after sunset for about two months in the fall. Any incidental light during this time will interrupt the flowering process. Watering should be reduced during this time.

In nature, E. pulcherrima is a very rangy, almost weedy-looking plant, with long, thin, sprawling stems up to 16 feet tall, each topped with colorful bracts. The tree or shrub is covered with leaves in the summer rainy season, but normally flowers when leafless or nearly so in winter. In order to produce short, bushy plants with multiple flowers, growers can apply plant hormones, graft two different varieties to improve branching, or infect plants with a phytoplasma that causes the proliferation of axillary buds.
Poinsettia needs moist, well-drained soil, but cannot tolerate sitting in water. Drain any excess water from the pot or saucer it sits in. The leaves and branches of this plant are somewhat brittle and susceptible to breakage. Broken parts are easily rooted in sand to create new plants.
The milky sap from poinsettia can be irritating to individuals who are sensitive to the latex, but the plants are not deadly if ingested – it is most likely to just cause vomiting or diarrhea. Sap can cause temporary blindness if it gets in the eye, however, so care should be taken when handling these plants.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Winter Wonderland At Welke's House of Roses

Welke's House of Roses, Milwaukee Florist turns into winter wonderland during first snow storm of the season. The Milwaukee and Elm Grove elves are working hard to get you Christmas flowers hand delivered.

If you have not entered our Win a Christmas Centerpiece for your Christmas feast
Click here

Christmas is just 16 days away and Welke's is here to help you with your shopping list. From the comfort of your home shop our Christmas collection here for beautiful Christmas Centerpieces, Gift Baskets, Christmas Wreaths, Poinsettia's and more.

Like the postman the delivery drives at Welke's House or Roses are making Christmas deliveries throughout Milwaukee, Elm Grove, Brookfield, Muskego, Pewaukee and Menomonee and Wauwatosa.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Milwaukee Florist Contest, Win a Free Christmas Centerpiece From Welke's

Today, Milwaukee Florist, Welke's House of Roses announced their
Free Christmas Centerpiece Contest. and Welke's House of Roses is teaming up for the
"Centerpiece of your Feast"
contest. We're giving one (1) grand prize winner a $100 holiday-themed centerpiece to be delivered by Thursday, December 24, 2009.

Welke's House of Roses has been a family owned business for over five generations since 1901. Their superb quality of flowers, abundance of roses as well as their value and professional service has become their trademark.

Welke's House of Roses has two locations: 5528 W. North Ave. in Milwaukee and 1020 Legion Dr. in Elm Grove. You can order online 24 hours a day at

Register Here ONCE AN HOUR until the contest ends at noon on Friday, December 18, 2009.

Welke's House of Roses has a large selection of Christmas items and this year we have made it easier to find just what you are looking for. View the top left hand corner of (underneath our address and phone number) to view the category breakdowns. We have separated each category for Christmas Centerpieces, Christmas wreaths, Christmas Gift Baskets, and Christmas Plants. If you would like to see all our Christmas Flowers, click here
Or if price is your concern see our selections all priced under $50.00. Lots of Christmas gifts affordably priced under $50.00.
Also, be on the look out for our Christmas Brochure, it includes a $25.00 coupon that will help make Christmas gift giving in Milwaukee much more affordable.
to preview our Valentines Collection - view here

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Milwaukee Wave and Welke's House of Roses Partnership Formed

Welke's House of Roses Partners with Milwaukee Wave Professional Soccer Team. Be on the look out for the money saving coupon in each Milwaukee Wave Game Day Program.

Welke's is excited to join the team and look forward to a great season of fun as 11 of their 20 games are home games, and aside from their traditional New Year’s Eve contest, every home game is on Saturday or Sunday.

2009-10 Schedule
Sunday, Nov. 22 ......................... 5 p.m. @ La Raza de Monterrey
Friday, Nov. 27 ........................... 7:30 p.m. @ Rockford Rampage
Sunday, Dec. 6 ........................... 2 p.m. vs. La Raza de Monterrey
Saturday, Dec. 12 ....................... 6 p.m. vs. Philadelphia KiXX
Sunday, Dec. 27 ......................... 5 p.m. @ La Raza de Monterrey
Th ursday, Dec. 31 ...................... 2 p.m. vs. Baltimore Blast
Saturday, Jan. 9 .......................... 6:30 p.m. @ Baltimore Blast
Sunday, Jan. 10 .......................... 2 p.m. vs. La Raza de Monterrey
Saturday, Jan. 16 ........................ 7 p.m. @ Rockford Rampage
Sunday, Jan. 17 .......................... 2 p.m. vs. Rockford Rampage
Saturday, Jan. 23 ........................ 6 p.m. vs. Baltimore Blast
Sunday, Jan. 24 .......................... 5 p.m. @ La Raza de Monterrey
Saturday, Jan. 30 ........................ 6:30 p.m. @ Baltimore Blast
Saturday, Feb. 6 .......................... 6 p.m. @ Philadelphia KiXX
Saturday, Feb. 13 ........................ 6 p.m. vs. Rockford Rampage
Sunday, Feb. 21 .......................... 2 p.m. vs. Philadelphia KiXX
Sunday, Feb. 28 .......................... 5 p.m. @ Rockford Rampage
Sunday, March 7 ..........................2 p.m. vs. Rockford Rampage
Sunday, March 14 ........................ 2 p.m. vs. La Raza de Monterrey
Saturday, March 20 ...................... 6 p.m. vs. Philadelphia KiXX
All times CST

Founded in 1958, The Milwaukee Wave is the longest-running soccer franchise in North America. Come out and support the Wave in their 26th season in 2009-10.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Milwaukee's Best Thanksgiving Centerpieces from Welke's House of Roses

This years Welke's Thanksgiving centerpieces are the best we have ever offered. These brightly colored centerpieces will surely make your Thanksgiving table festive. If you cannot be with your family at Thanksgiving, sending beautiful flowers is a magnificent gesture.

Pictured above is Milwaukee's Best Choice for Color and Value and Presentation - A classic Hurricane lamp (candle included) makes this arrangement glow warmly, shining it's soft light on this lush flower arrangement of autumns most gorgeous flowers. This Thanksgiving centerpiece makes a great gift. Hand delivered the day before Thanksgiving in Milwaukee, Elm Grove, Menomonee Falls, Pewaukee, Muskego, Wauwatosa, and Brookfield.

In second place is Welke's traditional Cornucopia. A magnificent harvest display of fall flowers including sunflowers, roses, lilies and wheat. This harvest beauty measures aprox.
19 x 11 and comes in three sizes, Gold, Silver and Bronze starting as low as $50. View the entire Welke's selection of Cornucopea's for sending in Milwaukee or anywhere.