Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Say It With Flowers

Say It With Flowers

There are always flowers for those who want to see them. - Henri Matisse

The culture of flowers seems to be universal and as old as the mankind. Their beauty and scent must have attracted human attention already at the earliest stages of the evolution. Flowers are as much part of nature as they are a part of culture. 

Archeological finds show that flowers were used for home decoration, as medicine, in cooking, in various ceremonies, and as a farewell gifts to the deceased. The scent of flowers attracted not only insects. People learned how to extract it and use it as a perfume.

Flowers have always been a favorite subject of painters, fashion designers, and to some degree also writers and poets. Floral designs experienced a revival with the Spring/Summer collections for 2017. Such designers as Marques'Almeida, ChloĆ©, Balenciaga, Dries Van Noten, Erdem, Dolce & Gabbana created elaborate head to toes florals that are meant to find cult followers. 

Say it with flowers

Florals are always fashionable and they make beautiful gifts for men and women. To keep up with the current fashion trend, Jimmo has a growing collection of floral designs. There are roses and hydrangeas, stylized lotus flower and colorful flower garlands. There is even a wisteria on a throw pillow...

Say it with flowers

Mother's Day is only a few days away. It is a great occasion to for unusual gifts, but sometimes the simplest gifts are the best: beautiful flower bouquet, breakfast in bed for your mom, or a visit at a whole day spa. Whatever you have to say, say it with flowers.

To make your gift giving a little more fun, Jimmo offers you 15% discount on all items from the Floral Collection. Simply type


at checkout to secure your discount. This offer expires May 16, 2017.

Last month we were talking about the climate, the dying of the bees. Plant as many flowers as you can whenever you can to create a honeybee friendly environment.

By Dominique Allmon, Marketing Assistant at Jimmo's

Dominique Allmon@2017

Also of interest: Floral Designs by Sweet Dominique on RedBubble


Sunday, April 2, 2017

Grow Your Own! - Jimmo's Passion For Gardening

Jimmo's Passionate Gardener T-Shirt and garden tools

Many people believe that there is nothing that calms your nerves and stimulates your creativity as digging in the dirt and planting seeds. In fact, serious scientific studies were conducted on the relationship between health and gardening. 

Scientists found out that gardening 
  • reduces stress and anxiety
  • decreases risk of such chronic diseases as heart disease and old age diabetes
  • improves physical agility
  • brings joy and happiness to your life
  • improves cognitive health and keeps your mind sharp
  • helps you relax and sleep better
And, of course, if you are growing vegetables in your garden, gardening improves the way you eat since there is nothing more delicious that freshly plucked tomato or strawberry that you have seen growing. 

Jimmo's sweet potatoes and carrots

Next to the incredible health benefits, gardening not only helps you eat better, but also helps you save money. The initial investment you have to make in early spring pays back till late fall, and if you can build a greenhouse, all year round. 

The joy of harvesting your own fruits and vegetables cannot be underestimated. It cannot even be described. You have to experience it by yourself.


But what can you do if you do not have a backyard? Big city dwellers have a slightly limiting circumstances. I say slightly, because if you have a balcony or a windowsill, you can grow herbs, lettuce, edible flowers, tomatoes, and even strawberries in containers. Get the best organic seeds you can get, best organic dirt, and start your own container garden. For those who never did any gardening in their lives, there are books explaining how to grow food at home. Take a master gardener class if you can or ask for help at the local farmers' market. Many people who grow food in their backyard are willing to offer tips and guidance. 

To celebrate spring and his own passion for gardening Jimmo created the Passionate Gardener Collection that offers beautiful designs for people who love gardening and is going to grow with time, just like the plants in the garden.

April just began and it is not too late for you to start a garden. Enjoy the Spring, grow something and change your life!

Dominique Allmon, Marketing Assistant at Jimmo's

Dominique Allmon@2017
Images: James W. Allmon©2017 

Friday, March 17, 2017

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Few holidays are as jolly in America as the St. Patrick's Day. The entire Irish diaspora is in high spirits. Shenanigans can begin. If you have ever visited Chicago on this Irish holiday, you could not possibly have missed the electric green color that spills, literally, into the Chicago River. This annual ritual is enjoyed by the denizens of Chicago and Chicago visitors alike.

To celebrate his Irish roots Jimmo designed a trefoil shamrock leaf line that is included in his Just For Fun Collection. The shamrock line offers t-shirts, socks and mugs. These attractive items make perfect gifts for any person of Irish descent and can be enjoyed all year round even if you are not Irish. 

Shamrock is a symbol of Ireland. The word shamrock or shamrog is of Gaelic origin and refers to any three leafed green plant. The legend has it that Saint Patric, who was a bishop in early pagan Ireland, supposedly used a trefoil shamrock leaf to explain the concept of the Holy Trinity of the Christian Church. The explanation seemed logical and clear, and so, the Irish accepted Christianity.

This is probably the reason why the Irish revered shamrock throughout the ages, but it must also be said that the trefoil plant called wood sorrel was used as food. The herb pops up in forests and can be foraged. It ads a delicious sour tinge to any salad. Interestingly enough, the trefoil white clover, which isn't sour, wasn't used as food.


The four-leaf clover, on the other hand, tells a very different story. It is called Mary's Shamrock. It is a symbol of luck not only in Ireland. People believe that the leaves of a clover represent hope, faith, and love. God added another leaf for luck, and those who find one such four-leafed clover are indeed very lucky. 

If you are a reader of this blog or follow us on social media, you belong to the few lucky ones since Jimmo is offering generous discount of 20% on all purchases. 

Simply type 


at checkout to secure your discount. This offer expires on March 21st. 

And now we can only wish you a very happy Saint Patrick's Day! Don something green, get merry, drink, dab, dance, fool around. Let shenanigans begin. And remember, it's Paddy, Pat, or Podge, not Patty!

Jim & Dominique 


Our international reader can purchase Jimmo's shamrock adorned items on Redbubble.


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