Monday, January 18, 2010

Did you know that St. Valentine was a real person?

Around 270 AD, during the reign of Roman Emperor Claudius II, a decree was passed over his lands that all men were to remain single and marriage was illegal! He thought that this would create a strong army operating under the belief that married men made for poor soldiers! A rebel priest, St. Valentine himself, broke the law to secretly bless covert unions and wed lovers who wished to follow their religious traditions. When he was caught, Claudius threw him in jail and on the eve of his execution, St. Valentine wrote the first valentine love note to the daughter of his jailer no less and signed it: "From your Valentine"

Follow in St. Valentine's tradition and stop by your local Strange's to pick up a Valentine's Day arrangement for your sweetheart or visit our site to place an order.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Did you know that bees can be found on every continent in the world, except Antarctica? There are over twenty thousand species of bees all over the globe and they live together in large families that work together all of the time. A honey bee hive can contain up to 40,000 bees at their annual peak, which occurs in the spring, but usually have fewer. Bees play an important role in pollinating flower plants and without them, many vegetative species would be unable to produce a harvest or delicate blooms.

Stop by our Strange's West Broad location on Saturday, Jan. 23rd to visit Eva from the Ashland Bee Keepers for a special class on Bee Keeping and the importance of bees. This free seminar begins at 11am. Don't miss this great opportunity to learn more about these unique creatures that are extremely vital to our ecosystem!