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Shop Our Valentine’s Day Collection!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner so now is the time to place your order with your favorite San Diego florist either visiting one of our shops, by calling us, or going online to our website. To make gift giving for Valentine’s Day even easier, we’ve released our Valentine’s Day collection of flowers, roses, bouquets and gifts that offer something for everyone in terms of style and price. We are also putting many items on sale for Valentine’s Day to provide extra value, allowing you to go big with this year’s gift. Here are some highlights from our Valentine’s Day collection to get you started: Pink Power offers green hydrangea as well as pink and fuchsia roses in a heart container. It comes in three sizes. Rustic Roses includes purple cymbidium orchids and red roses in a metal container. Rustic Garden Romance is another tin container arrangement but this one has gerbera daisies, garden roses, and tulips in various shades of pink. Selfie Love has green hydrangea, purple stock, and pink roses, tulips and gerbera daisies in a unique vase. Tulip Romance has red tulips and purple phalaenopsis orchids in a white container. Field of Love comes in a

Houseplant Appreciation Day is January 10th

While flowers often get the most attention, plants deserve their own day of celebration because they also offer beauty plus provide a healthy environment for us whether they are displayed in a home or office. Green plants are also quite diverse just like flowers, with various textures and colors that provide a range of designs and looks to enjoy, enhancing your décor. Celebrate their beauty today on Houseplant Appreciation Day! January 10th has been designated as Houseplant Appreciation Day so give these plants some extra love today or even think about getting some to spruce up your interior. If you are worried that you don’t have the green thumb to keep them alive and thriving, that’s okay! We offer a great plant care guide that breaks down how to cover the basics so plants are happy, including light, water, temperature and food. Here are some highlights from our plant care guide: African violets are a blooming houseplant that likes moderately bright light but not direct exposure to it. Good drainage is important. Keep soil moist and water at a moderate temperature because cold water could lead to leaf spotting. There is fertilizer available specifically for violets so try and use

Say Thank You for Those Special Holiday Moments

It’s a New Year and a new opportunity to start practicing the art of gratitude where you take the time to think about other’s thoughtfulness and act on it in your own thoughtful way. Maybe you received some surprise gifts over the holiday or experienced a kind gesture of extra help during the stress of the holiday season. Or, perhaps you were invited to a memorable Christmas or New Year’s Eve party and want to thank the host or hostess for their hospitality. That’s where we come in with some special floral thank you designs that show your appreciation like these great gift ideas: Cabernet Coast is a unique flower arrangement from our luxury flower arrangement collection that includes premium roses along with phalaenopsis orchids highlighted by premium greenery and seashells. The Garden Elegance Basket is a breathtaking floral display in a multicolor basket that is filled with garden flowers like orchids, calla lilies, hydrangea, roses, and other varieties in shades of green, pink, and purple. It comes in multiple sizes. Garden Beauty features roses and spray roses, orchids, hydrangea, lavender and more. Flower varieties and color choices vary by season. Harvest Sunset is a bright flower arrangement with green

Floral Designs for Holiday Parties in San Diego

Our San Diego flower shops have been busy helping out with all types of holiday parties for those held in homes, offices, and event spaces. And, the holiday parties continue on through the New Year’s Eve and New Year’s festivities, offering many opportunities for us to decorate tables with holiday flower centerpieces as well as other floral décor for buffet tables and more. Here are some ideas that illustrate the various styles, sizes, and prices that you can find when you select us for floral designs for your holiday party: Hanukkah continues until the evening of January 1st. We have many types of Hanukkah flower arrangements to choose from that offer the traditional colors of blue and white. Festival of Lights features blue hydrangea, white spray roses, seeded eucalyptus and greenery in a silver container. Pacific Winter offers blue hydrangea, ivory roses, white tulips, amaryllis and peonies. New Year’s parties can be quite elegant with white flowers. La Jolla Elegance includes white calla lilies and hydrangea with green cymbidium orchids in a tall glass vase. Crystal While Lilies contains 15 Oriental Lilies in a vase. Winter Whites has white hydrangea, calla lilies, and ivory roses in a gold vase. Holiday

A Holiday Gift of Thanks!

While you have many friends and family on your gift list this holiday, there are many other people that you can gift with something special during Christmas that shows your appreciation. That might include everyone from teachers and the mail delivery person to the gardener, pool guy, and housecleaning service. At our San Diego flower shops and through our website, we have numerous great gift ideas that can say thanks without breaking your budget while still offering something truly extraordinary. Here are some great holiday thank you gift ideas from our holiday flower and gift collection: Scarlet Garden offers roses, tulips, succulents, winter greenery and pepper berry arranged in a stone pot. It’s a truly California take on a Christmas flower arrangement. Holiday Spice combines hydrangea, red roses, and cymbidium orchids with seasonal accents. Amaryllis Elegance is a truly sophisticated holiday floral display in a tall gold container. A Christmas Dozen offers 12 red roses mixed with salal, golden fir branches, and eucalyptus in a red glass vase. Winter Charm features white amaryllis, ivory roses, and dusty miller in a silver container. Holiday Tulips has red and white tulips, pinecones, and holiday greenery accented with real candy canes all in

Decorating and Gifting with Poinsettias This Holiday

Today is Poinsettia Day, which is the perfect day to order your poinsettia plants for the interior or exterior décor for your home or office or as festive gifts for special people in your life, including friends, family, clients, and service people. The poinsettia plant – with red, white, marbled or pink blooms – is the symbol of Christmas and signifies a special season of giving thanks and celebrating. These are long-lasting plants that can even continue spreading joy long after Christmas has passed. You just need to water them regularly, give them sunshine, and keep them away from cold or warm drafts. We have a selection of poinsettia plants in different sizes and styles to match your budget and decorating or gifting plans. Our poinsettia plants include a Christmas Red Poinsettia that comes in a premium keepsake container like this one decorated with reindeer or you can opt for a basket. Christmas Fascinator offers a red poinsettia in a fun ceramic container. Our Christmas Double Red Poinsettia comes in a natural basket that has been wrapped with a red ribbon. Of course, we also have other poinsettia colors to choose from as well. Besides getting your poinsettia plants, we

Holiday Decorating for Home and Corporate Events

With the holiday season in full swing, it’s time to plan for all your holiday events at home and with your company. This includes parties for Hanukkah and Christmas where there will be plenty of need for holiday cheer in the form of flowers and other natural décor. This is where our San Diego flower shops come into the picture. We have a special team of floral designers and event planners that can make your holiday event that much more beautiful. For corporate events, Michelle Frost is available to help you create a magical and memorable holiday party. You can reach her at 619-233-7673 or by email at msfronst@allensflowers.com. Now, for your own home or office, we also offer plenty of holiday cheer in the form of flower arrangements, floral centerpieces, wreaths, garlands, and more. Here are some of the beautiful options we have for Hanukkah and Christmas: Winter Blues offers blue hydrangea that surrounds white spray roses that are accented with greenery and seeded eucalyptus all arranged in a silver container. Pacific Winter includes blue hydrangea, ivory roses, white tulips, amaryllis and peonies for a truly stunning floral display for Hanukkah. Holiday Spice has hydrangea, cymbidium orchids, and red

Support Your Local San Diego Florist for Holiday Shopping

Your local San Diego businesses provide some of the best gifts, the most personalized service, and memorable shopping experience to make holiday shopping what it should be – enjoyable! Our San Diego flower shops are open on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday with special deals and treats to tempt you to come visit and cross off many things from your holiday to-do and shopping list. We also have promotions planned for Cyber Monday as well as other days throughout the holiday shopping season. We are also excited to release our new holiday collection of flower arrangements, holiday centerpieces, wreaths, Christmas décor and decorations, holiday gifts and other special seasonal items. Here are some highlights to get you in the mood to shop at our San Diego flower shops: Winter White Lilies offer a tall vase filled with 15 Oriental lilies. It’s an elegant display for your Christmas, Hanukkah, or holiday table. It also makes a special gift for a client or loved one. A Grace and Love is a special holiday floral display with red gladioli and carnations along with white Asiatic lilies, myrtle, sword fern, and salal. We have a wide range of Christmas flowers like poinsettia plants

Fun Events in San Diego for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving in San Diego is more than just a turkey dinner. With year-round beautiful weather, there are many fun things to get out and enjoy on Thanksgiving that include the community, family and friends, and charitable organizations. Check out these Thanksgiving activities in San Diego: Father Joe’s Thanksgiving 5K run and walk is from 7am to 10am at Balboa Park. It finishes at St. Vincent de Paul Village, the largest homeless charity in San Diego. Pets, strollers, and wheelchairs are welcome along with corporate groups and teams. The Oceanside Turkey Trot takes place, starting at 7am at Oceanside Pier. Thanksgiving costumes are encouraged. The event includes a 5k run or walk as well as a kids’ one-mile fun run. Coronado is having a 5K turkey trot as well as Fallbrook. The Running of the Turkey 10K Trail Run takes places on the North County coast while inland in the North County there is the Annual 5K and 10K as well as Kids’ Run. In Downtown San Diego, there is the San Diego Run for the Hungry 5K and 10K while the South Bay area features the 15K, 10K, and 5K Turkey Trot and Food Drive. In East County, there is

Celebrating Thanksgiving in San Diego

We are ready to help you have a fantastic celebration this Thanksgiving with friends and family by offering decorations for your feast table, buffet table, and home. Our Thanksgiving collection is designed to appeal to all types of styles and budgets so that you can add some special flare to your table with a Thanksgiving centerpiece or bring a special Thanksgiving flower arrangement to someone hosting a special dinner. Here are some special ideas that you can incorporate in your Thanksgiving celebration: Higher Grounds features Mokara orchids, roses, hydrangea and kale in a unique designed flower arrangement. The Fall Centerpiece has roses, orchids, decorative berries and lilies. Allen’s Cornucopia includes roses, lilies, carnations, eucalyptus and lush greenery in a cornucopia basket. Country Harvest is a Thanksgiving centerpiece with oak leaves, wheat, chrysanthemums, lilies, ribbon and candles. Autumn Glow includes green hydrangea with eucalyptus, roses, and calla lilies in a white glass container. The Thanksgiving Gathering Centerpieces has fall décor mixed with roses, lilies, and daisies. Order now in our San Diego flower shops, call us, or go online and order through our website. We do deliver locally and nationally through the evening of Wednesday, November 23rd. However, we will be