Helping You Live Life In Full Bloom! Blooms Garden Center and Gift Shop is a family owned, independent garden center in Marion, Iowa. We proudly carry a great selection of annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs.
In the Gift Shop you'll find beautiful home décor, unique gifts and a variety of art from talented local artisans.
Operating as usual
We’re back in business! Please mind the cones as you pull in and park, the parking lot is very much still a work in progress. There is a fair amount of loose gravel and some uneven areas so please watch your step! ⚠️ Next up, pouring the pavement!!
A little parking lot update! Looks like we’re putting the finishing touches on the grading. We had originally hoped to be open today at 12pm, but unfortunately that wasn’t the case. We’re now shooting for Wednesday at noon, fingers crossed things wrap up smoothly this afternoon!🤞🏻
We’re getting pavement!! The crew began clearing and leveling our gravel parking lot this morning to prep for pouring later this week. Unfortunately, our lot is pretty torn up right now so we are unable to welcome customers at this time. So excited to see this project progress! Updates to come.
Mums & pumpkins, does a better combo even exist?🎃🌼 Our specialty pumpkins have arrived and oh my gourd, they are beautiful!
It’s a very happy houseplant day around here!! Pink Princess Philodendrons (low variegation), Hindu Rope Hoyas, Calatheas and more✨
✨confetti mums✨ are restocked! These beauties have been our most popular mums over the years and we’re absolutely not surprised. Perfectly round domes are smothered in the most cheerful shades of pink, orange and yellow🌸🌼 This is our second of three mum deliveries so don’t wait, these are always the first to sell out!
Specialty evergreens are now 60% off! 🌲 This includes all of our whimsical, topsy-turvy and unique varieties. Add a little fairy tale to your yard! ✨
Another gorgeous landscape designed and installed by our talented BladeWorks crew!
Hard to believe it’s already that time but MUMS ARE IN! 🌼 Our first load of mums arrived this afternoon and are bursting with buds🌟 We have reds, orange, purple, yellow, tricolor and the ever popular confetti!
✨Join us for our Labor Day Super Sale✨Now through Sunday save 50% on all roses, shrubs, fruit trees, grasses and B&B trees! Save 40% on all potted trees & evergreens and 25% on all perennials! It doesn’t get better than this!🌳🌼
What’s cute, compact and brings fall color all year round? Heuchera! (aka Coral Bells) Perfect to mix up that shade garden, Heuchera brings colorful foliage in a tidy mound, with upright stalks, packed full of tiny blooms in the summer. Oh, and the best part? They’re 25% off right now, along with all of our other perennials✨
Check out the fruit on this MilkyWay Dogwood! 🍓🌸This specific variety has prolific white flowers in spring that give way to bright red fruits in fall. These berries are totally safe to eat but look gorgeous left to decorate the foliage. We had a little taste test this morning, and while they’re not bad, they definitely look a little better than they taste😅 All of our Dogwoods are in full fruit but this one is definitely my favorite. Oh, and it’s 40% off!
Lots of great sales around here - inside and out!
Save 40% on all Trees, Shrubs and Grasses and 25% on all Perennials 🌼 In the gift shop, find 25% off marked fall & Halloween decor. 🍂🎃
Happy Houseplant Day! 🪴
Lots of goodies on todays delivery - Succulents in all shapes and sizes, a variety of Philodendrons, Marantas, Pothos and more!
We’ve had quite a few little visitors lately☺️🦋🐝
We still have so many gorgeous plants and want to help them find new homes in your yard and landscapes before the season ends! Starting today, save 40% on all Trees, Evergreens, Grasses and Shrubs (including hydrangeas) and 25% on all Perennials! 🌼
Last week, the Perennial Plant Association announced the 2023 perennial plant of the year;
🌼Rudbeckia ‘American Gold Rush’🌼 This Black Eyed Susan grows about 2ft tall x 3 ft wide and thrives in full sun or part shade. Bright yellow-gold flowers bloom July through September. With bountiful blooms, superior disease resistance and cold hardiness, it’s easy to see why this beauty was selected!
We had a great time today at the Cedar Rapids Day School planting succulents with the kiddos! We talked all about plants, what makes succulents unique and of course, named our new plant friends 🪴
With all the beautiful plants outside in the summer it’s easy to overlook the gift shop but, wow! It’s looking pretty great in here! 🤩 Our retail team does a phenomenal job of displaying and organizing all of our houseplants, home decor, art and gifts❤️
This week is set to be a hot one!🔥 Help your yard & garden beat the heat with a few tips:
1. Get out early in the morning and water your plants deeply. Avoid wetting the leaves or fruits of your plants as this can actually intensify the suns rays.
2. Move potted plants to more sheltered locations in the shade to help minimize heat stress.
3. Avoid mowing your lawn - longer grass helps shade the soil to retain more moisture. If you need to tame your yard, do it in the early morning or evening and be sure to raise the mower deck to keep the grass just a bit longer.
An exciting morning around here! One of our Green Team members, Clar, raised up some Monarch Butterflies this year from the Monarch Research Station (Monarch Research Project) and let us release a couple here in our courtyard! 🦋
Hey hey it’s ✨Houseplant Day!✨
Lots of great smaller houseplants this week! We restocked our selection of 2” succulents and cacti and received a variety of beauties in 4” and 6” pots. My favorite is definitely the variegated Ficus triangularis (1st pic)🪴💚
Thinking about replacing a lost tree or adding some color to your yard or landscape? Now is the perfect time! We’re continuing our sale through this next week. Save 40% on all trees, evergreens and shrubs🌳🌲🌸
(Sale excludes Hydrangeas. Warranty does not apply to sale items. Tree planting/delivery available but is not discounted - fee is based on original price of the tree)
Our Cherry Explosion Hydrangeas really have been 💥exploding💥 non-stop for the past month and don’t seem to be stopping anytime soon. These vibrant little shrubs grow to about 3-4 ft tall/wide and are absolutely smothered in cheerful blooms from summer through fall. 🌸 Each flower cluster is outlined with a circle of big bright blooms while the center explodes in a profusion of tiny, light pink flowers. Cherry pink flowers transform to lavender-purple in acidic soil. 💜 Definitely one of my favorite varieties this year!
We love Monarchs! 🐛🦋 Here are a few things you can do to support the now endangered Migrating Monarch and help ensure these iconic pollinators are around for future generations to enjoy and adore.
- Milkweed is the single most important plant for Monarch caterpillars! With over 70 distinct species of Milkweed in the U.S., you’ve got options to make your Monarch oasis both beautiful and beneficial.
- Reduce or eliminate your use of chemical pesticides and herbicides. Instead, opt for organic or mechanical methods of control (weeding, handpicking pests etc)
🦋Plant other native flowers
-While the caterpillars feed exclusively on Milkweed, adult Monarchs need a variety of other nectar producing flowers and plants for food and shelter.
🦋Support and engage with ongoing conservation efforts by local organizations
More from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN):
Breaking News 😢🦋
BREAKING NEWS: Migratory monarch butterfly now Endangered, all surviving sturgeon species are now at risk of extinction. Today’s IUCN Red List update: https://bit.ly/3okopSI
We have an extra special sale starting today!
🌳Save 40% on all Trees, Evergreens and Shrubs!🌲We are gearing up for some construction/repairs on our campus and need to make room. Sale is limited time only and will last until we’ve moved enough plants to facilitate the work.
*Sale excludes Hydrangeas. Warranty not applicable to sale items. Tree planting/delivery available but is not discounted - fee is based on original price of the tree*
Just some pretties from my morning stroll around the courtyard🥰🪴🌸🌳
Join us this weekend (Fri-Sun) for a pottery party and save 25% on all Deroma pottery! 🪴 We have gorgeous terracotta and lightweight resin pots in an array of sizes, styles and colors. Perfect for indoors and out!
This weeks houseplant delivery brought us lots of goodies! 🤩 A great variety of Pothos, Snake Plants, Succulents and more. But the real stars of the show are the carnivorous plants and the unique ‘Drop Tongue’ plant🪴
I posted about these a few weeks back but I just couldn’t resist sharing them again. 🌈 Rainbows End Dwarf Alberta Spruce is known for pushing a second flush of bright yellow growth in mid-summer and it seems that time is here. 🤩 I love how they’re lit up like little Christmas trees…Christmas in July anyone? 🎄
✨Flash Sale, this weekend only!!✨ 50% off Fruit Trees! Apples 🍎, Peaches 🍑, Cherries 🍒, Pears 🍐, and Plums all half price! Our trees are already laden with fruit and we want to get them home to your yard to enjoy for years to come. Sale runs Friday - Sunday
Our Hardy Hibiscus are blooming something crazy right now! These beauties put on quite the show and can make even the most mid-western backyard feel like a tropical paradise. I can practically taste the piña colada just looking at these giant blooms🌺🍹While they may look tropical, they are cold hardy and are perennial in our zone. Plant in full sun and enjoy for years to come🥰
EDIT: SOLD We have about 500 square ft of sod available. It’s nice & wet and looks great! It’ll likely only last a day or two sitting here before it starts to go downhill. Pick some up and get it into your yard today! $1.80/ft
Keeping cool? We’re doing our best to keep both our people & plants hydrated and happy in this miserable heat. ☀️🔥 This means lots of water, AC breaks and time in the shade. Because of the heat we will be closing a bit early today, so for now, enjoy some photos of a few of our heat-loving perennials and come see us before 5pm.
Wishing you and yours a safe and happy 4th of July! ❤️🤍💙
While you’re downtown celebrating this weekend, make sure to check out all the gorgeous planters! Our teams worked hard alongside the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance to make our downtown beautiful just in time for the 4th of July❤️🤍💙
Welcome to July! ☀️ Our new hours start today:
🌻Mon-Fri 9a-6p, Sat 9a-5p, Sun 11a-4p🌻
Celebrate the holiday weekend with us and find some great sales!
25% off Fruit Trees
25% off Shrubs
25% off Fountains
25% off Hanging Baskets
BOGO All Annuals and Veggies
Happy Houseplant Thursday! 🪴 Highlights from this week include a huge Monstera, bushy Rubber Trees, a giant Raven ZZ, a variety of hanging baskets and more Hoya Hindu Ropes🤩
Hydrangeas are not only a beloved summer blooming shrub but an extremely diverse group of plants. Although only 5-6 species are commonly grown in the U.S., there may be as many as 80 species worldwide! Because of this diversity, there is a Hydrangea for almost any garden. 🌸
We currently have around 36 different varieties on-site and almost all of them are in full bloom! Shades of blue, pink and white; tall and towering or short and sweet (& even climbers!); sun lovers and some made for shade. 🥰 Which one will you take home?
Time to play my favorite game “What’s blooming at Blooms?” where I walk around the courtyard to see what came into bloom over the weekend 🌸🌺🌼
Wishing a happy birthday to the man himself! 🎉This weekend we're celebrating with 20% off all trees and evergreens; cash and carry. Need a hand getting your tree home? Save 10% off the original price of the tree when you set up a delivery or planting. (Delivery/planting fees apply) 🌳🌲Help us wish Peter a happy birthday in the comments below! 😄
A few of our favorite perennials for 🦋🐝
Asclepias (Milkweed and Butterfly W**d)
(Tuesday) : For the safety of both our staff and customers, we are closing early this afternoon due to the extreme heat. We will be here until 5 and then will be back tomorrow morning for (hopefully) some milder weather. Stay cool & stay safe!
Meet Summer Solstice Coneflower! ☀️🌻 What better day to get acquainted than the 1st day of summer?! Bright yellow rays (petals) mimick the sun, revolving around an orange center. Best in full sun, maturing just under 2ft tall. Its well-branching habit produces a high yield of blooms. The perfect addition to any sunny garden or enjoy indoors as a fresh or dried cut flower! 💛
It’s National Pollinator Week! 🐝🦋 In the next few days we will be showcasing some of our favorite pollinator plants but for now, I’ll let our little winged friends show you some of their favorite flowers.
Happy Father's Day to all the dads and father figures! Remember to tell your dad how much you love and appreciate him, today and everyday❤️
Starting today, hanging baskets are 25% off! We still have a selection of baskets for sun and shade. ☀️☁️ Also on sale: annuals, fruit trees and veggies/herbs!
Meet our tree of the week!🌲 Rainbow’s End Dwarf Alberta Spruce reaches 6ft tall with a spread of 2ft at the base. This adorable, textured evergreen is soft to the touch and easy on the eyes😍 Spring new growth emerges in lime green and is followed by a second flush of growth in Mid-Summer. This second flush grows in a bright lemon yellow, giving the tree a vibrant appearance not dissimilar to a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow🌈✨ In the photos you can see that summer growth just beginning to peak out.
BLOOMS by BladeWorks/BLOOMS Garden Center • Nursery & Gift Shop began in 2017 as a basic retail area for annuals, perennials, roses, shrubs, trees and evergreens. With the success of that venture, we began to discuss the necessity of building a Gift Shop for pottery, plant care materials and home/garden décor. Construction for the new gift shop began in the fall of 2017. We also installed a greenhouse and a water-retention system to capture rain water from the gutters which collects in big barrels for watering plant materials.
In September of 1992 BladeWorks was born as a division of an existing Recruiting Firm, Employment, Head Hunting and Out Sourcing Company in Business since May of 1982. Over the years, we have provided the following services for commercial and residential property care: landscaping, lawn service, tree care, snow removal, and holiday lighting. As our business grew, we had many people stopping by asking if they could purchase more plants from BladeWorks. Myself, Peter Gasper, along with my son, Jeff, talked about the idea of beginning a retail business to provide the opportunity for their customers to purchase plant material.
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