If there is any week that should go on forever, we hope its this one.

So today is World Kindness Day which kicks off World Kindness Week. Welke’s House of Roses is very excited to see the spotlight on being kind. We truly believe that these kinds of actions can really change the world. We only hope that we can keep kindness in the forefront of our minds forever. Welke’s House of Roses has a long lasting vision on helping those who do random acts of kindness. We even have a program here that will give away free roses once a week to those who go out of there way to help others who are expecting nothing in return. For more information follow the link below.


For some additional inspiration enjoy the video below. Thanks and lets try and change the world one small deed at a time


I bet you didnt think we could relate flowers to Father’s Day

I bet you didn’t think we could relate flowers to Father’s Day? Your right, I can’t. I’m drawing a major blank here when it comes to Father’s Day and flowers…..sike!! Come on people…I thought by now you should know me better than that. O.k so if your dad is like my dad he is normally getting a tie and some beef jerky for fathers day, he is going to look at the tie wear it once and we will never see it again. Then he will look at the beef jerky pretend it looks as good as manna from heaven and say we are the best kids ever. So I’m being a little sarcastic but I mean who takes fathers day serious anymore anyway. Its a day where he wakes up to some breakfast and has to BBQ his own dinner. If you don’t believe me watch this video.

Anywho, the only thing that would make his day more of a blast would be to plant some beautiful flowers in the garden. That’s right people give your Dad some more yard work on his only day of the year, come into Welke’s House of Roses and pick out some beautiful flowers for the garden. It might even be nice if you planted them for him.

Does every rose have a thorn?

Bret Michaels would like you to believe that, but is just not true. There are several species or rose that are thornless.  Zephirine Drouhin and Multiflora Ramblers are species of roses that are completely thornless, but enough of these big words we have your back here at Welkes. We receive all of our roses fresh from growers and strip them ourselves. You never have to worry about pricking your finger on our roses. Now the real roses that Bret is talking about…..you will have to form your own opinion.

If you could only read her mind…buy her a rose.

Preach on Kenny. We are so lucky to have a man with the talent of Kenny Rogers to able to read a woman’s mind. For all the men out there THANK YOU KENNY RODGERS!! Just a little something that Kenny forgot to tell you is that Welke’s House of Roses has the best roses around. Another thing he didn’t mention is that one singe rose means Perpetual love..Awe isn’t that precious. Gentlemen make sure you stop by every once and again and show your love to your significant other.

Its time for a Education!!

So June is National Rose month and with that Welke’s House of Roses is here to help you understand “the rose”.  Roses can be very fun but also quite high maintenance. So, this month we will be blogging about different facts and try to have some fun with it as well.
Today’s tidbit is about the “The Language of the Rose”.
Did you know, that a combination of Red and Yellow roses means “Congratulations”.  So, don’t forget when you are going to a graduation this week make sure you add your Red and Yellow roses.
Enjoy the “Rose” song of the day!

Summer, Summer, Summer, Summertiiiiiime

Memorial Day weekend is upon us, and where I’m from that means Summer is here!!!! WE ARE EXCITED!!! AND WE JUST CAN’T HIDE IT!!! WE ARE ABOUT TO LOSE CONTROL AND WE THINK WE LIKE IT!!!!(Did I take that too far) Now with this time of year comes BBQ’S and graduations. I’m all about the BBQ’S but nothing is worse than trying to huddle around an umbrella waiting thru 500 names to clap for your 2nd cousin. The only thing that makes this situation bearable is when we hand over the beautiful flower arrangement from Welke’s House of Roses. Don’t forget to bring something nice for your graduate, its a really nice touch for a day that only happens once….or twice depending on college and stuff like that..OK so it could happen a couple times but its still a nice touch.
Anywho enjoy the best summer song ever!!!!

A random act of kindness!!

Kathryn Severson, we appreciate you!! This is her nomination story:
“I have known Kathryn for a very long time and she is always giving to people. The best part is she passes this sense of giving to all the kids she teaches at Premiere Ecole Preschool. I have had 2 kids graduate from PE and they both had the best experience. They learned that it is better to help someone for no reason than it is the right thing to do. It always makes you feel good. This is due to Kathryn! She has given back ten fold and the kids are now doing the same, making this world a little better off!”

On behalf of Melissa Koski and Welkes House of Roses please enjoy these flowers and know that is people like Kathryn Severson who make this world a little better for everyone else.

We need your help!!

We will be celebrating our 111th birthday and with that came a renewal  and  commitment here at Welke’s to really give back to this wonderful city that has been our home since 1901.

One of our goals this year is to surprise one random person a week with a dozen roses.  The person we chose will be someone that has helped another person asking nothing in return, or as our Welke founder Emil would say…nichts!  This is where you come in.  Please send us the story of someone you know who has given you a random act of kindness.  You can tell us your story by going to welkes.com and clicking on the tab on the right side of the page “random act of kindness” and we will do the rest.

Our vision is to create more opportunity for the wonderful people of this city to reach out a helping hand to someone in need. As we keep these experiences in our minds, we hope it will inspire everyone to be a little better this year. Below is the inspiration for our goal.

So there is a very slight posiblity we will be closed tomorrow.

640 MILLION…….yes please! So, like everyone else were going for the gold. Here is your public announcement: If we have the lucky numbers in our lottery pool here at Welkes, we will be closed tomorrow. Oh and I’m sure Mr. Welke will be looking for employee’s ASAP!! To all those that are looking for your golden ticket….we are wishing you nothing but bad luck cause we want the money. 🙂 Enjoy the video of this lucky winner.


Welkes House of Roses are so excited to watch Donald Driver on Dancing With the Stars. We will be rooting and voting for him. Please watch this wonderful video on Donald. I think Stewart Scott said it best “If you don’t someway cheer for Donald in some form, whether a Packer fan or not…you need to check your pulse”. Go Donald, we believe in you!!!