Monday, August 23, 2010

A Wedding at The Dutch Connection Harbor East

Customers have long been saying that The Dutch Connection shop in Harbor East would be an ideal setting for small weddings and events. So this month, we began to offer the shop as a venue and have the first wedding scheduled for November! With the opening of The Black Tulip espresso cafe and the existing charm of the floral shop, it's a memorable and intimate space for an event. We also have access to the rooftop deck of the historic Bagby Building, where the newlyweds will be having photos taken with the Inner Harbor skyline as the backdrop. We'll post more of the wedding details as we plan them!

For inquiries about an event at The Dutch Connection Harbor East, please email or call Mary Ellen Dyer at 410.467.7882 or 410.528.7296.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Floral Classes Growing in Popularity

Great article in the NYT about the growing popularity of floral design classes. By the way, there's still a little time left to sign up for our Floral Design Evenings, which will begin in September. Email to put your name on the list.

Flower Arranging Finds a Younger Audience article

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Colors Turning Towards Fall

We received bunches of new flowers yesterday! I love the orange, pink, and green colors in this bouquet, which went out for delivery this morning. Seasonal flowers are just starting to turn towards the deeper colors of fall...

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Local, Organic Zinnias for $9.99

Stop in one of our shops to get your bunch of local, organic zinnias. Ten colorful stems for $9.99!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Sculptural Arrangement, Spot It and Get 20% Off!

This is an arrangement for a local wine shop. 20% off to everyone who sees the arrangement, email to tell us where you spotted it!

Friday, July 16, 2010

A Romantic Bouquet, In Detail

Congratulations To Our Lucky Winner!

Thea Williams won our monthly drawing for a free bouquet! Thea's arrangement will be delivered this afternoon, hope she enjoys it. Stop by one of our shops for your chance to win a $75 hand-tied bouquet!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Allium Kronkel

The long, green, curly stems are Allium Kronkel (Kronkel is Dutch for curly). Allium is in the onion genus, and though it smells bad when you cut looks looks so lovely in all types of containers!

Thursday, July 8, 2010


Oranjekgekte is Dutch for ‘Orange Craze,’ which is exactly what we have here at The Dutch Connection!  We are so excited the Netherlands is in the World Cup Finals and are showing our support by making orange bouquets in the shops. So, stop by and pick up yours to cheer on the Dutch footballers!

Oranje (orange) is the Netherlands’ national color. The royal family—The House of Oranje-Nassau—and the country became associated with the color even though the flag is red, white, and blue. Flags are often hung with an additional orange pennant symbolizing the reigning royal house.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

For the First Time, Floral Demonstrations at The Dutch Connection

For the first time, European floral designer and owner of The Dutch Connection—Paula Dobbe-Maher—is sharing her expertise and training with you.

We are now taking reservations for our in-shop floral design demonstrations. Observe the exquisite Dutch technique, learn to arrange fresh flowers for your home, sip wine, and enjoy an evening amongst friends. You can also book a private demonstration for birthdays, showers, or other special events.

Attendees will take home a Dutch Connection beginner design kit—including fresh flowers, vase, and instruction leaflet—to create your very own magnificent arrangement! You will also receive a 20% savings on your next bunch of fresh-cut flowers and special savings on the evening of the demonstration.

The price is $130, demos will be held on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00, exact dates are dependent upon the number of reservations. Call or email to reserve a spot for you and your friends at one of our shops today.

Belvedere Square 410.467.7882, Harbor East 410.528.7296, or email

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Special Savings at Harbor East Shop

Print this eSavings coupon for 15% off in our Harbor East shop during the month of July.

Friday, July 2, 2010

A Sunny Day and 25% Off

It's not too late to plant, especially perennials. Visit our garden for 25% off of all outdoor plants, bushes, and trees.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Dried Lavender Has Arrived

A lot of people have been calling to see when our dried lavender would be in...well, it's here! Fragrant bunches straight from Provence. 

In Our Cooler Today

Here are just two of the seasonal bouquets we made this morning.