Milwaukee florists call this brewery city home.
It is said that the name Milwaukee comes from the native word Millioke which means "Good/Beautiful/Pleasant land" and that it came from the natives who once occupied the area now known as Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The area was once occupied by several native peoples including the Ojibwa, Sauk, and the Potawatomi tribes and was later settled by French Canadian Solomon Juneau in 1818.
Germans were the first European settlers to come to the area and at one time the city had more German speakers and newspapers than English ones. Polish settlers were the next to arrive making the area the largest Polish community in the U.S. By 1880 there were more than 30,000 Poles living in the city and over 50,000 Germans. The latter started the well known Milwaukee brewing industry. Although Miller is the only major label brewery remaining, the city was once home to Schlitz, Pabst, and Blatz as well.
Milwaukee is a popular spot for tourists with several shopping areas, restaurants, museums and galleries. Water sport enthusiasts can enjoy windsurfing, kayaking, sailing and kite-surfing on Lake Michigan while nature lovers will appreciate the city's many parks and public gardens showcasing some of the most breathtaking plants and flowers in Milwaukee.
Another opportunity to view flowers in Milwaukee is at the Milwaukee Art Museum Garden Club's annual "Tribute to Art and Flowers". Beautiful Milwaukee flowers are displayed throughout the Museum's galleries alongside the collections of art. The floral arrangements are designed by top Milwaukee florists and flower designers, who are also on hand to give lectures on floral display techniques. Owners of local Milwaukee flower shops attend to view the displays as do area event planners and locals alike. Milwaukee flower photographers come to the tribute as well as there are also educational sessions in flower photography.
The Mitchell Park Conservatory is another place to visit to see for gorgeous plants and flowers in Milwaukee. The floral show dome chooses its floral display themes a year in advance and grows the plants and flowers in their own greenhouse. The themes can be historical, fantasy, or cultural and take the tireless efforts of Milwaukee florists and horticultural experts to put together. They are assisted by plumbers, electricians, carpenters and artists who all work together to bring the show gardens to life. Milwaukee florists, locals and tourists have been enjoying the themed gardens at the unique dome since 1967 and it continues to be a tourist favorite.
Milwaukee Things to See and Do
- The William F. Eisner Museum of Advertising & Design
- The Mitchell Park Conservatory
- The Skylight Opera Theatre
- The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
- The Harley-Davidson factory tour
- The Iron Block Building
Sending flowers to loved ones is easy when there are great, reliable local Wauwatosa florists and New Berlin flower shops available to help. Our wonderful Waukesha florists and flower shops in Mequon can provide local flower delivery to Milwaukee and nearby areas. You want to trust local South Milwaukee flower shops or florists in Shorewood to send the freshest flowers available. Count on flower shops in Germantown or Greenfield florists to deliver hand-arranged flower bouquets right to your doorstep. Professional flower delivery from our florists in Glendale and local Hubertus flower shops is sure to add a personal touch to your floral gift.
Today as in the time of Pliny and Columella, the hyacinth flourishes in Wales, the periwinkle in Illyria, the daisy on the ruins of Numantia,
while around them cities have changed their masters and their names, collided and smashed, disappeared into nothingness,
their peaceful generations have crossed down the ages as fresh and smiling as on the days of battle.
- Edgar Quinet