Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Summer Livin' Contest

I'm so excited, I could hock and hairball and not even care! Because I've been asked by my humans to announce a new contest!

This Summer has been purrrr-fectly hot and humid here. And to most of you fur-less ones, being outside is what Summer is all about. Not me, of course. I'm not fur-less! You try wearing a fur coat out there! But, those of you who walk on your back legs like it for some reason! It's your time for fun outside, cookouts and picnics. Let's not forget some time pool-side!

Does your Summer garden surround your pool? Did you have a picnic next to your Dahlias? Or was your cookout highlighted by the Cannas in full bloom next to the grill? Show us your Summer garden and the different ways you enjoy your time around it!

Email your pictures to media@brentandbeckysbulbs.com! Then we will post them to Facebook. After that, the photo with the most "Likes" wins a $50 Gift Certificate! It's that easy! But hurry, the deadline to enter is July 31st!

DETAILS (a.k.a. "fine print")
- Email the picture to the address above.
- Include your name, address, phone and email so we can let you know if you won! Entries not containing this information in full will not be considered. Relax, this info will stay with us and not be shared.
- Open to Legal U.S. residents only.
- Deadline to enter: July 31st
- Photos will be posted on or around August 1st and an announcement will be made that they are available to be viewed.
- Tie breakers will be decided by an in-house panel of judges (meaning the homo-sapiens who run this joint).
- Any photo deemed to be not "family friendly" will not be entered. So, keep it PG people!
- Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for any other announcement or details.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

What's In A Name?

Hello, everyone! I'm sorry it's been so long since my last post, but one of the humans in the office bought a laser pointer and I haven't been able to concentrate one bit since then! It's so pretty and captivating...and elusive! If I could JUST get my PAWS on it...

When I take my break from chasing that little red light, I have heard some of the people here answering questions about a name change.

"Is Brent and Becky's Bulbs changing it's name?"
"What is this I hear about you all changing the company name?"
"What brought about the need to change the name?

I'm around here a lot, 24 hours a day, lounging around and listening to everything that everyhuman has to say. There is no name change, there won't be a name change and the confusion is easily explained, even for a cat.

Heath Enterprises, LTD is the parent company for 3 other companies: "My Bloomin' Garden" (a very small, local, landscape company), "Brent and Becky's Bulbs" (your favorite bulb supplier) and "The Bulb Shoppe and Gardens" (the local retail store and gardens here in Gloucester).

What use to be simply called "The Bulb Shoppe" is now "The Bulb Shoppe and Gardens - Where Homes and Gardens Come Alive". And the humans here have been making that name heard more and more recently. It started out as a place to stop the general public from just walking into the warehouse and getting run over by a forklift. Then the idea of "why not offer bulbs" has turned into a fast growing retail space that offers local artwork, jewelry, home accessories, clothing, natural soaps and lotions, bulbs, potted perennials, fresh cut flowers and tons of free advice!

It is also where people check in for garden tours, to utilize or reserve the new "Chesapeake Lounge" meeting and events facility, and gain access the 8+ acre "Chesapeake Bay Friendly Teaching Gardens". There's a Wine Festival here this Fall, there's already been 3 weddings, an anniversary party, a family reunion, classes and seminars, and numerous corporate and organizational meetings. So, you see, this Shoppe has become so much more than just, well, a Shoppe! It is now everything local about Brent and Becky's Bulbs and, in the future, what will draw people in from miles around to become inspired by our display gardens.

So, if you hear something about Brent and Becky's Bulbs changing its name, just smile and reassure that person that nothing is changing, only getting better!