Prefontaine Classic 2009

This Sunday, June 7, is the Prefontaine Classic here in Track Town USA: Eugene, Oregon.

The Prefontaine Classic is the premiere track & field meet in the United States, and the only stop in North America on the prestigious World Athletics Tour. The event is named after Eugene’s own Steve Prefontaine who, at the time of his death at age 24, was the best distance runner in America!

Our bouquets at the 2008 US Olympic Trials

Our bouquets at the 2008 US Olympic Trials

Dandelions Flowers was the provider of flowers for last year’s winner in the Prefontaine Classic as well as the 2008 Olympic Track and Field Trials. Go Track City! Flowers make the perfect victory lap no matter what the race!

Hydrangea Season

Hydrangeas are one of my favorite summer flowers. They are very long-lasting and come in an array of spectacular shades. We are receiving quite a few today in both white and green but hopefully in some of the pinks or purples that are so beautiful.

a mid-tone purple hydrangea

a mid-tone purple hydrangea

An arrangement of all hydrangeas is really stunning and can be quite affordable. A simple square vase with a few hydrangea and greenery can be as little as $25. Or you can create a “WOW” impression with a fun vase with hydrangeas flowing out the top! Perfect for someone who likes the clean and modern look or for the Martha Stewart enthusiast.

Cut stems of hydrangeas can last over two weeks when cared for properly. They require a constant water source and if yours becomes limp and droopy, give the stem a fresh underwater cut and place it in warm water. The blossom should perk right back up.