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National Grandparents’ Day is September 11th

This Sunday is National Grandparents’ Day so it’s time to honor those special family members who have always spoiled us and provided good advice to follow based on all their years of living and experience. They love us unconditionally and we do them. However, this is the day to show them with a special gift or, if possible, day together if they are local. Sometimes, there is great geographic distance or just simple a challenge to get them out and about, so one way to make up for this is to send a special gift like a bouquet, a dish garden, or other token that shows them just how much you love them. We have some great gift ideas to share with your for National Grandparents’ Day, including these beautiful new fall flowers: Fall Elegance offers shades of orange, yellow, and bronze in such floral varieties as roses, hydrangea, lilies, gerbera daisies, and more displayed in a clear glass cylinder vase that has been wrapped with a ti leaf. Suns and Roses has sunflowers, roses, and macara orchids for a stunning flower arrangement that is sure to please. Pacific Beach Perfection offers cayenne roses along with hydrangea, orchids, and other

Add to Your Labor Day Celebration with Flowers

Labor Day weekend is sort of the official end to summer even though the fall season doesn’t kick off until September 22nd. Yet, it’s that last three-day weekend to enjoy a short break away from work and school. San Diego Events Over the Labor Day Weekend In San Diego, we have lots of exciting events going on to enjoy this weekend: The US San Sculpting Challenge and Dimension Art Exposition takes place September 2-5 on the beaches near downtown. Festival of Sail is September 3-5 and offers the largest tall ship festival on the west coast. It’s hosted by the Maritime Museum of San Diego, providing all types of activities for adults and kids, arts and crafts vendors, a beer garden and tons of food options. The Annual Barona Powwow takes place September 2-4 and includes a weekend of contest dancing along with cultural immersion. Saying Goodbye to Summer Flowers Unfortunately, it’s time to say goodbye to summer flowers, but the good news is that they are on sale while supplies last and fall flowers will be arriving in the next few days. Here are some highlights from our summer flower collection that you can enjoy over the Labor Day

Two Great Reasons to Send Flowers: Kiss and Make-up Day and Just Because Day

There always is a good reason to send flowers, especially during the month of August with so many special days. Remember that is National Romance Month plus August 25-31st is Be Kind to Humankind Week. Additionally, Kiss and Make Up Day is August 25th and Just Because Day is August 27th. All of these special days are intended to provide a positive message to others about how we should all treat each other every day. Whether it is to someone who has had a tough day or is struggling in their lives or you just want to make others smile, flowers definitely do the trick. Check out these stunning gift ideas for these special August days: Cabernet Coast offers premium roses and phalaenopsis orchids along with greenery and seashells. La Costa Purple includes purple tulips, mokara orchids and hydrangea along with roses, spray roses and Asiatic lilies in different hues of pink along with aralia leaves and eucalyptus in a pink jewel vase. Pacific Beach Perfection has orchids, hydrangea, greenery and flowers along with bright cayenne roses. Garden Celebration offers lilies, lisianthus, hydrangea and roses along with stock, larkspur, and spray roses. Extravagance has hydrangea, phalaenopsis orchids, succulents, roses and

Friendship Week Is Here. Time To Thank Your Friends!

Friendship Week is celebrated the third week of each August. This year, it’s from August 21-August 27th. This is an ideal time to let your friends know just how much you care about them and how you appreciate what they add to your life. Of course, the best way is to get together and enjoy each other’s company. Sometimes, with everyone’s schedule and geographic distance, this just isn’t possible. That’s when it’s great to call them, send them a card, or even surprise them with a special gift. We have some great ideas for Friendship Week, including flowers, plants, and gifts. Check out this selection of friendship gift ideas: Sunflower Fun includes a dozen sunflowers with folded aspidistra leaves for a unique look. It comes in a clear glass vase. Sunflowers of San Diego features sunflowers, delphinium, alstromeria, yarrow, monte casino asters and more within a clear glass gathering vase that’s been tied with raffia. Bowl Full of San Diego has gorgeous large sunflowers in a bubble bowl. Purple Pride includes cream roses along with monte casino asters and lisianthus arranged with greenery in a glass vase. Sunny San Diego has bold colors with a wide variety of stunning flowers

Celebrate National Smile Week In San Diego

The second week of August has been designated as National Smile Week, which is a way to encourage a positive outlook to help everyone around us feel great about themselves. When you smile, science has found that it helps lower your blood pressure and alleviate stress and anxiety. So, if you can make others smile, you are helping them to be healthier and happier. At our San Diego flower shops, we have some great flower arrangements to choose from that are guaranteed to make your recipient smile. Here are some great ideas to gift others during National Smile Week: Suns and Seeds is a new flower arrangement that offers California sunflowers and other garden flowers arranged together with some sunflower seed packets. Mood Changer is sure to bring a smile with hot pink roses, green cymbidium orchids, orange mini roses and succulent cuts. These are arranged in a leaf-lined glass cylinder. Special Someone offers pink roses, spray roses, and gerbera daisies along with red gerberas and ranunculus arranged pave style in a leaf-lined glass vase. Garden Sunset includes sunflowers, Peruvian lilies, roses, and summer fillers in a glass vase. We offer two sizes for this summer flower arrangement. Garden Beauty

Say Thank You with Flowers, Plants, or a Gift from Our San Diego Flower Shop or Website

There are those occasions where we want to thank someone for what they have done for us. While many people often send a thank you card or just say thank you after they’ve received the help, sending flowers, a plant, or other gift is a nice gesture to really express how appreciative you feel. Our San Diego flower shops and website are here to help you find that perfect way to say thank you to someone locally or even across the country. Here are some gift ideas that show how thankful you are: Great Gerberas is a bright and colorful way to say thank you with a variety of locally grown gerbera daisies in multiple colors displayed in an inspiration vase. La Jolla Sunset offers Asiatic lilies, roses, miniature gerbera, and Viking spray chrysanthemums in shades of orange and yellow arranged in a clear glass vase. Dior Blue has blue and white hydrangea with cream roses, hypericum, and thistle within a square glass vase. White Lilies and Orchids is a sophisticated display of white lilies, roses, and orchids. The Treasure Garden Basket features an array of plants and blooming plants, such as a pink kalanchoe, hypoestes, green nephthytis, and Boston

Not Sure What Flowers to Get? We Can Help!

While you may know you want to get flowers for a friend or family member or maybe even a client or colleague, picking the right ones can be the hardest part. However, it doesn’t have to be because your local florist like us, your favorite San Diego flower shop, can help you select the perfect flowers for each occasion. One of the best places to start looking, especially if you want to do it on your own time, is our website. Here, we have done a lot of the work for you to narrow down your choices and make it easier. First, we offer a list on our website of occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, new babies, and more that include recommended flower arrangements that are appropriate for those special days. Within each category there are many styles and prices to choose from to further ease the challenge of finding the right flower arrangement or bouquet. Second, we have a menu category called flowers, which allows you to shop by the type of flower. This helps if you know your loved one likes roses or is enamored with tulips. We show you all the various types of flower arrangements that feature

Summer Flowers Add Color and Texture

You can change up the look of your entire house just by adding seasonal flowers like those available from our San Diego flower shops for the summer. This gives you an affordable way to add texture and color to a room like a family room, gathering room, or kitchen without redesigning the entire look of your home. And, when the summer season is over, you can then change it up with fall colors. Until then, we have a number of great examples of summer flower arrangements from our summer flower collection that is sure to fit your style, design and color choices, and budget. Check out these summer blooms: Garden Sunset comes with sunflowers, Peruvian lilies, roses and summer fillers and is displayed in a glass vase. This has a country feel. Another relaxed, yet beautiful, summer flower arrangement is the Roses and Gerbera Daisies Bouquet. It comes with assorted roses, gerbera daisies, yellow solidago and greenery. You can opt for nine, 14, or 19 stems when you place your order. Purple Pride is a sophisticated floral display with cream roses and royal purple Monte Casino asters and lisianthus arranged with greenery in a glass vase. Mood Changer is a

Offering Southern California’s Favorite Tulip Arrangements

Next to roses, tulips are one of the most beloved flowers and a true favorite in San Diego with the tulip farms found in nearby Carlsbad. We tend to sell a lot of tulips at all of our San Diego flower shops because our customers love how they look, including the bright colors. They also like that they last quite a long time and that they are easy to care for. We offer a wide selection of tulips in various colors (white, light pink, hot pink, yellow, red, orange and purple just to name a few) and styles of flower arrangements as part of our tulip collection, which is available in our San Diego flower shops as well as online through our online flower shop. Here are some of the beautiful tulips we offer: Amazing Tulips offers four groups of 15 multicolored tulips in vibrant shades. This offers a fresh bouquet of 60 blooms in a vase. It creates a truly stunning effect. Tulips Together features a trio of tulip bunches. Each bunch contains ten tulips and has been tied with bear grass. The three colors include purple, red, and yellow and are displayed together in a rectangular glass vase.

Celebrating Special Days in July

Beyond the 4th of July celebrations and other special events, the month of July is filled with special occasion days that are celebrated each year. Many of these special days in July have to do with celebrating certain family members who have shown us love, mentored and protected us, and enhanced our life. In July, the special family-oriented days include: July 24 is Cousin’s Day and Parents’ Day July 26 is Aunt and Uncle Day July 30 is Father-in-Law Day While it’s good to give them a card or other gift that tells them just how much you appreciate them, we also think that summer flowers make for a special gift. Since July is peak season for summer flower season, all of our flower arrangements feature a wide array of these bright, beautiful blooms. Here are some great gift ideas for these special family celebration days in July: Cymbidium Sophistication has three fresh-cut cymbidium orchid sprays arranged in a modern vase. This long-lasting gift will be a reminder for months to come beyond the special day in July. La Jolla Tropics has birds of paradise, heliconia, red ginger and yellow oncidium orchids along with a variety of tropical foliage. It’s