The Best Plants by Enneagram!

Not all plants are created equal. Sure, some are more popular than others, but there’s a broad range of houseplants—whether it comes to appearance, water and light needs, durability, or difficulty level. It’s almost like they have personalities of their own!

Not sure which plant you should add to your indoor garden next? For your best chance at successfully caring for a houseplant, choose one that matches your own personality type. And by that, we specifically mean your Enneagram type.

(Before you read on to determine which houseplant is best for you, take a free Enneagram test online!)

TYPE ONE: Bird’s Nest Fern

At their core, Enneagram Ones love two things: principle and purpose. The bird’s nest fern can satisfy both. It’s a classic plant safe for both children and pets that, much to the One’s delight, serve a higher purpose than just sitting in the corner of the room: bird’s nest ferns also act as natural air purifiers.

TYPE TWO: Monstera

Twos are other-focused empaths, so a plant that requires a bit of extra love and attention is right up their alley. Monstera is a bit temperamental. Not only does this plant struggle with too much sunlight, but it also requires regular watering and humidity to thrive. But let’s be honest, the intuitive Helper probably already knew that.

TYPE THREE: Ponytail Palm

The Achiever is here for status, yes, but this hard-working personality with a jam-packed schedule doesn’t have time to care for a needy plant. This trendy and popular Ponytail Palm meets both criteria: it’s up and coming in houseplant trends yet forgiving and easy in its care.

TYPE FOUR: Gerbera Daisy

A standard green houseplant won’t do for poetic, emotional Individualists, who would much rather take care of something as unique as they are. Commonly known for their bright and cheerful daisy-like flowers, the Gerbera Daisy, specifically in a quirky container, makes the ideal accent for any table of the Four’s already dreamy home.

TYPE FIVE: Aglaonema

Given their penchant for reading up on just about everything, you might think the Investigator would opt for a more demanding plant. But since the Five’s core desire is to be competent and helpful, why not set them up for success with a plant that’s relatively easy to keep alive? No matter how much you water the low-light.

TYPE SIX: Hydrangea

A stunning yet high-maintenance blooming beauty is just the ticket for a hardworking Six. The responsible and committed Loyalist will also be up for the task of keeping the Hydrangea alive by matching its native conditions of constant watering and morning sunlight.

TYPE SEVEN: Cactus

Cacti are notoriously low maintenance, which means fun-loving, spontaneous Sevens can book last-minute vacations without worrying about their plant babies back home. Bonus: Cacti are also whimsical and fun, adding a sunny, tropical vibe to any household — just like the Enthusiast!

TYPE EIGHT: Orchid

Known for their independence and confidence, the Challenger is, well, looking for a challenge. Look no further than the orchid, one of the more high-maintenance plants out there. Eights will also fawn over the orchid’s slender stem and vibrant blooms, which add a touch of elegance and mystique.

TYPE NINE: Peace Lily

It just makes sense, and not just because the Peacekeeper and peace lily shares a name. The peace lily is both stunning and extremely adaptable and easy to keep happy, requiring low light and watering just once a week—which means Nines won’t have to worry about disrupting anyone’s peace.

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Set Your Easter Table!

Your springtime table has never looked so good!

Spring has sprung, Easter is near, blooms are budding, and celebrations are on the horizon. Whether you are finally gathering with friends and family or keeping it small during these cherished holidays, go confident into your springtime celebrations with our fabulous tablescapes. From stunning centerpieces and show-stopper place settings, your Spring table has never looked so good!

Styles we love: 

Serene Spring and Anna Weatherley

Serene Spring: A pastel centerpiece adorned with blush Tulips and fragrant Hyacinth paired with Anna Weatherley china and a Hester & Cook placemat.

Garden Glow and Vietri

Garden Glow: A bright centerpiece featuring Ranunculus, Calla Lilies, and Hydrangea with a Vietri place setting.

Endless Spring and Vista Allegre

Endless Spring: A deep fuchsia and pink centerpiece featuring Anemones, Gerbera Daisies, and Tulips with a Vista Allegre place setting and Vietri stemware.

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Tips on Foraging Flowers

Spring is nearly here and there are blooms popping up all over the place! Foraging for your own flowers and branches is a great way to create a DIY arrangement from start to finish. To truly get the organic look indoors, finding and harvesting your own blooms is the way to go! And while the idea of foraging can be quite intimidating, we promise you it’s easier and more fun than you think. To help you get started, we’ve shared some foraging tips below: 

 
  • Dress accordingly and bring the right tools! Foraging can get into the weeds (pun intended), so you want to be prepared. Long pants, long sleeve shirts, and proper footwear will help prevent cuts, scrapes, and allergies from overshadowing your foraging experience. You also want to ensure you have a really sharp pair of floral scissors and a basket to carry your findings. TIP: it’s best to forge product early in the morning when the water content is at its highest in the plants!
  • Take the early blooms. If you choose the branches and stems that are already in full bloom, your flowers will not last as long. Try to choose the stems that have a bloom or two left to go, so it will continue to flourish even when you’ve brought them inside. 
  • Clean up your stems before arranging them. Wipe off excess dirt and cut off any hanging leaves and branches that are unneeded. By properly cleaning your flowers the stems are able to “drink” better and the water will stay fresh longer. Plus it makes them easier to work with. Don’t forget you need to recut the blooms once you start to arrange in a vase of water! Anytime the stem is allowed to dry off, even in a mere few minutes, it will need to be recut to flush the air out of the stem.
  • Put them in water IMMEDIATELY! Have a bucket filled with cool water ready and submerge everything as quickly as possible. Vines especially can tend to wilt and dry out faster.
  • Change the water. Every couple of days, remove the water in the vase and replace it with fresh, clean water. This will do wonders for your blooms!

 

Nominate Tipton & Hurst For Best Of 2020!

We’re in the running for several Best of competitions and we’d appreciate your votes! Click the links below to vote for Tipton & Hurst for Best Florist, Best Gifts and Home Decor, and Best Home Accessories. Voting ends July 19th so be sure to get your votes in and tell your friends and family to vote for us as well.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette:
Thanks so much!

Father’s Day Plant Giveaway

Our Father’s Day plant giveaway contest will run from the time of posting (Wednesday, June 10, 2020) until Thursday, June 18, 2020, at 11:59 pm CST. The winner will be chosen by the Tipton & Hurst marketing team and announced via Instagram and Facebook on Friday, June 19, 2020. The winner must live in our Central Arkansas delivery area and will be given the choice to have their Calathea plant delivered or picked up Friday, June 19, or Saturday, June 20, 2020. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by Instagram.

Click here to enter!

Celebrating Our 134th Anniversary All Month!

On June 7, 2020, Tipton & Hurst will have been serving Central Arkansas for 134 years. We’ve weathered wars and pandemics, and have seen the turn of two centuries, and we couldn’t have done it without you. Our customers are the heart of our company and on our 134th anniversary, we want to say thank you! We hope to continue serving our customers and communities for many years to come. Tune in to our social media throughout the month to learn about traditional anniversary gifts and then stop by our stores to shop specials on some of our favorite products!

June 1 – June 10 – First Anniversary – 20% Off Paper Products

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June 3 – June 10 – Sixteenth Anniversary – 20% Off Wax Products (Scented Candles, Taper Candles, Wax Melts)

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June 4 – June 11 – Tenth Anniversary – 20% Off Beatriz Ball Products

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June 5 – June 12 – Fifteenth Anniversary – 20% Off All Crystal Products

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June 8 – June 15 – Second Anniversary – 20% Off All Linens

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June 9 – June 16 – Fiftieth Anniversary – 20% Off All Gold

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June 11 – June 18 – Eighth Anniversary – 20% Off All Miller’s Mud Pottery 

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June 12 – June 19 – Eleventh Anniversary – 20% Off All Golden Rabbit Products

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June 16 – June 23 – Fifth Anniversary – 20% Off All Wood Products

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Safe Service Is Our Priority!

We’re excited to announce that we’ve reopened our Heights, Conway, and Pine Bluff showrooms and we can’t wait to see everyone! Safe Service is our priority. The CDC has recommended the following 4 procedures – screening, social distancing, hygiene, and masks. We’re taking a lot of precautions – read more below!

  • Customers
    • Screening
    1. Please don’t enter if you’re sick.
    2. We have greeters at each store to welcome and monitor our in-store customer capacity and ensure masks and gloves (if appropriate) are worn. Masks and gloves are available to all customers upon request.
    3. We’ve installed video doorbells and motion detectors to help our greeters respond immediately to customers at our doors. If the door is locked, please ring and we’ll respond quickly!
    • Social Distancing
    1. We’re limiting our in-store capacity to 10 customers at a time at our Heights location, and 5 customers at a time in Pine Bluff and Conway.
    2. Please practice social distancing. Our sales floor is marked with decals indicating where to stand.
    3. Please stand behind the protective plastic shields at the sales counter.
    • Hygiene
    1. We are providing gloves and hand sanitizer in case you’d like to interact with our merchandise.
    2. Our bathrooms are touchless. Touchless doors, soap dispensers, and towels are all available with no-contact!
    • Masks
    1. We ask that you please wear a mask at all times while shopping. If you don’t have one, ask one of our staff and we’ll be happy to provide one.

 

  • Staff
    • Screening
    1. We are testing each employee daily by checking and documenting temperatures, signs of sickness, and travel. We are also implementing an armband system as a visual signal that each and every employee has been checked daily.
    2. Other than customers, we’re restricting access to our buildings.
    3. All doors with employee-only access are locked.
    • Social Distancing
    1. Workspaces have 6 feet distances marked with tape on the floor as a visual reminder to social distance.
    2. Staff meetings have been transferred to virtual “Google Hangouts”
    3. Staff are able to work from home, as all company programs are now in the cloud.
    • Hygiene
    1. Each staff member is responsible for personal hygiene to consist of the frequent washing of hands, and sanitizing between customers.
    2.  Each workstation and touchable surface should be disinfected with DCD or similar disinfectant 3 times daily – morning, noon, and night. This includes workstations, iPads, POS equipment, bathrooms, doors, counters, equipment, vehicles, etc.
    3. Bathrooms are touchless. Touchless doors, soap dispensers, and towels.
    • Masks
    1. All employees are required to wear masks when up and about throughout the facility.
  • No-Contact Delivery
    1. Free, Local No-Contact Delivery on orders of $75 or more.
    2. We’ll text your recipient before we head their way, and let them know they have a surprise coming and ask if there’s anywhere we can leave their delivery.
    3. Once it’s delivered, we’ll text the recipient a photo and let them know where it was left.

In the effort to keep the recipient and our staff as safe as possible, our delivery driver will text the recipient the following before heading to his or her next delivery.

“Hello, this is _____ with Tipton & Hurst. I’m on my way with a special surprise! We’re offering no-contact delivery at this time to be as safe as possible. Please let me know where a safe place I can leave your surprise is, or if you’re not at home, when would be a good time to redeliver. Thanks so much!”

Once the delivery is made, they’ll send this message to both you and your recipient:

“Tipton & Hurst Florist – Your delivery was left _______ (on your porch, by the front door, where we discussed, etc.).” Please also include a photo of the product where it was left.

  • No-Contact Curbside Pickup
    1. Place your order orders online or over the phone for no-contact curbside pickup at our Heights, Conway, and Pine Bluff locations. Online, pickup orders are available in 30-minute increments from 9 am – 4:30 pm.
    2. Park in front of our store, and call the phone number on the sign.
    3. Let T&H staff know what type of car you’re in, and your name or order number.
    4. Our staff will load your order – you don’t even have to leave your car!

Drive Through Showrooms

Safely shop our showrooms from the comfort of your car! Starting tomorrow (Thursday, May 7), our Heights, Conway, and Pine Bluff locations will open our No-Contact Drive Through Mother’s Day Showrooms! Keep reading for a sneak peek of our drive-through specials and our step-by-step guide.

  1. Pull into your favorite T&H location’s drive-through
  2. One of our staff will greet you with a list of our specials and an iPad to take your order and process payment safely and securely.
  3. Follow the flow of traffic and view our specials in person. A staff member will answer any questions and take your order and payment from a safe distance.
  4. Let our staff know where in your car you’d like us to place your order. We’ll make sure that it’s secure and ready to be hand-delivered by Mom’s favorite delivery driver. (That’s you!)
  5. Follow the flow of traffic and head to Mom’s house!

2020 Mother’s Day Policies and Procedures

To our friends and family,

We’re excited to share our Mother’s Day Collection with you, and want to be transparent with you regarding our safety, delivery, and pickup protocols. Like many things, this Mother’s Day will look a little different, but we’re committed to making sure that it’s as special as any other. Keep reading to review our options or possible:

 

Safety First!

We’re taking continued measures to ensure the safety of both our staff and customers by observing the following safety procedures:

  • Limiting Outside Entrance 
    • We have closed our showrooms and have limited entrance to only essential personnel from both vendors and our staff.
  • Employee Testing 
    • We are testing each employee daily by checking and documenting temperatures, signs of sickness, and travel. We are also implementing an armband system as a visual signal that each and every employee has been checked daily. 
  • Masks and Gloves
    • Masks and gloves are mandatory when up and about during your shift, except when in your private workspace/office. Cloth masks should be washed or disinfected daily, and gloves should be changed regularly to avoid cross-contamination.
  • Social Distancing
    • Please continue to practice social distancing both at work and at home. 
    • Workspaces should have 6 feet distances marked with tape on the floor as a visual reminder to social distance.
  • Disinfecting/Cleaning 
    • Each workstation and touchable surface should be disinfected with DCD or similar disinfectant 3 times daily – morning, noon, and night. 
    • This includes workstations, doors, counters, equipment, vehicles, etc.
  • At-Risk Employees
    • When possible, at-risk employees are working from home!

 

Delivery – Flatten the Curve

We’re offering Free, Local No-Contact Delivery on orders of $49 or more when delivered on Monday, May 4, Tuesday, May 5, Wednesday, May 6, Thursday, May 7, and Monday, May 11, 2020. This is to encourage early (or late) deliveries in an effort to “flatten the curve” of Mother’s Day orders and Mom will be able to enjoy her gift all week long!  We will coordinate with the recipient with text or call when and where delivery is left. Orders placed for Friday, May 8 – Sunday, May 10 will incur a delivery surcharge, as detailed below:

  • Friday, May 7 & Saturday, May 9 + $10
  • Sunday, May 10 + $15

Please note: in an effort to keep our staff and our customers safe, we are not able to deliver to hospitals or nursing homes at this time.

 

No-Contact Curbside Pickup

You can call 501-666-3333 or place orders online for no-contact curbside pickup at our Heights, Conway, and Pine Bluff locations. Online, pickup orders are available in 30-minute increments from 9 am – 4:30 pm. When you arrive, you will:

  • Park in a designated pickup space and note the number of your space.
  • Call the phone number on the sign.
  • Let T&H staff know which space you’re parked in, and your name or order number. 
  • Receive your order without leaving your car!

 

No-Contact Drive Through Showrooms

Our Heights, Conway, and Pine Bluff locations will also offer no-contact drive-through showrooms this Mother’s Day! We’ll set up tents and tables displaying our products, and give our customers disposable menus. Our staff will use iPads equipped with our POS software to take and fulfill orders as you drive through our parking lot viewing our Mother’s Day options!

2020 Mother’s Day Contest Rules

Contest Rules, Terms, and Conditions

Entries will be accepted from April 22, 2020 to May 6, 2020 at 11:59 pm. Our team will review the comments submitted on Facebook and will choose a winner at random to be announced on May 7, 2020. If the winner lives in our Central Arkansas delivery area, Tipton & Hurst will deliver a custom floral arrangement just in time for Mother’s Day. If the winner lives outside of our Central Arkansas delivery area, they will receive a custom gift basket to be shipped once the winner is announced.

Click here to enter!

Questions regarding the contest can be directed to marketing@tiptonhurst.com – Subject Line: Mother’s Day Contest