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Caring For Your Plants on Houseplant Appreciation Day and Every Day After That

Today, January 10th, is Houseplant Appreciation Day. This special day was created to generate awareness and appreciation for one of nature's beautiful and beneficial gifts. If you have houseplants now or are thinking of getting some, this is an opportune time to learn about how to take care of them to ensure they last for years to come. Although houseplants are generally low maintenance, there are some specific things you need to do to keep them healthy like these houseplant care tips: Since it's winter time now, it's a good idea to focus on this season's care (however, we are lucky to live in San Diego where it doesn't necessarily get that cold!). Make plenty of room in your home to give your houseplants what they deserve. This means plenty of indirect light that allows them to feed on the sunshine. You can think about putting some in hanging baskets or on shelves in front of certain windows that attract the sunlight. Also important in the winter as they are all year round are temperature and humidity levels for your houseplants. Don't put your houseplants near a drafty window or any type of heating vent. This can cause your plants

January 10th, 2018|Categories: Plants|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Caring For Your Plants on Houseplant Appreciation Day and Every Day After That

Flowers to Say Thanks

After the holidays, it's time to start a new year and focus on showing more appreciation to those around you. It feels good for them to know how much you value their hospitality, including invitations to holiday parties, gifts, and help. And, it feels good for you to show this appreciation. Here are some special flower arrangements from our San Diego flower shops and incredible floral designers that offer a way to show your thanks: CELEBRATE! This is a very festive flower arrangement to show your thanks. It contains hot pink roses, orange lilies, purple alstroemerias and green button poms. These are arranged in a leaf-lined glass cube along with ribbon. We offer three sizes. MOOD CHANGER Another bright way to let someone know you appreciate them is this stunning floral display. There are hot pink roses, green cymbidium orchids, orange mini roses and succulent cuts inside of a leaf-lined glass cylinder. KALE YEAH! This unique flower arrangement showcases some traditional and non-traditional blooms and greenery. There are kale, succulents, dianthus and pale pink garden roses. WHITE GARDEN This elegant and sophisticated floral display has white hydrangea, calla lilies, and roses alongside green hypericum and greenery within a gem-lined crystal vase. RUSTIC

January 6th, 2018|Categories: Thank You Gifts|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Flowers to Say Thanks

Holiday Party Planning for Christmas and the New Year

The holiday season includes numerous parties many of which you may be in charge of at home or work. This includes New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, which is always an important time of the year. At our San Diego floral design center and flower shops, we are here to help you plan and decorate for these festive events. This includes our VIP Concierge service that ensures that your flower orders, delivery, and set-up go according to plan. That means less stress for you so you can enjoy the holiday party planning experience. Here are some examples you can use from our winter flower collection for New Year's: CALLA ME CRAZY This is a simple, yet sophisticated, flower arrangement that contains 20 stems of full-size white calla lilies. It also includes exotic foliage within a glass rectangular vase. CRYSTAL WHITE LILIES This flower arrangement makes a dramatic statement. It has a  tall vase of 15 Oriental lilies, which is perfect as a centerpiece for your holiday party tables. WOODLAND WINTER This rustic flower arrangement includes green hydrangea, white roses, and jade garden roses along with succulents, pinecones, and winter greenery. GOOD TIDINGS WHITE This stunning floral display includes a winter

December 26th, 2017|Categories: Christmas Party|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Holiday Party Planning for Christmas and the New Year

Remember Those Who Have Helped All Year Long

We all know some pretty great people who have helped us throughout the year in our work and personal lives. This includes teachers, the mail delivery person, gardener, and/or pool technician. You may also have people who work for your small business that deserve appreciation as well. This is the perfect time of year to thank them and show how you value their help all year long. It's also a way to let them know how much you appreciate that you will keep working together into 2018. In our holiday collection, we have a number of holiday gift ideas where you can remember those who have helped you all year long like these beautiful gifts: SCARLET GARDEN This Christmas flower arrangement includes a collection of roses, tulips, succulents, and holiday accents like winter greenery and pepper berry. It is placed in a concrete pot. There are two sizes available. GOOD TIDINGS RED This seasonal arrangement features red amaryllis, red roses, holiday berries, hydrangea, and more. GOOD TIDINGS WHITE This arrangement is similar to the aforementioned floral display but features an all-white theme. This includes white amaryllis, white roses, hydrangea, and more! BE MERRY Red carnations and white miniature carnations are arranged with

December 18th, 2017|Categories: Christmas Flowers|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Remember Those Who Have Helped All Year Long

Celebrating Poinsettia Day in San Diego

Poinsettia Day is Tuesday, December 12th. It's a great day each year that celebrates this beautiful flowering plant and what the spirit of the holidays represents. Our San Diego flower shops and websites have a wide range of poinsettia plants to choose from in red or white. They also come in various sizes, including height and the number of blooms. These make great gift items for those in your life and can be shipped throughout the country. Even better is that we currently have poinsettia plants on sale for this special upcoming event. This way, you can order more and display them throughout your home and office. Besides ordering them in wicker baskets, you can also have them combined with other beautiful flowers and plants or even create a rustic look by having them displayed in a wood crate. Besides our poinsettia plants for Poinsettia Day and Christmas, you can also place your order online, in our San Diego flower shops, or by phone for any other Christmas decor or gifts for the home, office, or upcoming holiday event.  This includes fresh wreaths and garlands, holiday centerpieces, flower arrangements, bouquets, and custom holiday flowers. You can also enjoy the many

December 11th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Celebrating Poinsettia Day in San Diego

Time to Start Your Holiday Decorating

Whether it is for Hanukkah or Christmas, it's time to decorate for the holiday season, and we have you covered with a wide range of floral decor from our holiday collection. Here are some brief highlights that get you in the mood to decorate your home: YULETIDE CENTERPIECE This unique holiday centerpiece features roses, kale, hydrangea, and numerous holiday accents. WINTER SUCCULENT CENTERPIECE This stunning centerpiece for Christmas offers red roses, holiday berries, branches, apples, succulents and seasonal greenery. HOLIDAY HAPPINESS If you want something different than traditional holiday colors, try this spectacular flower arrangement. It has peach amaryllis and free spirit roses along with holiday accents in a gold container. AMARYLLIS ELEGANCE This dramatic arrangement features red amaryllis in a tall gold container. PACIFIC WINTER As a stunning choice for Hanukkah, this flower arrangement has blue hydrangea, ivory roses, white tulips, amaryllis, and peonies. WOODLAND BLUES As another arrangement for Hanukkah, this one has blue hydrangea and white roses along with thistle, succulents, and accents in a wood box. More Beautiful Holiday Decor We have fresh garlands and wreaths as well as poinsettia plants, centerpieces, and special floral decor that will make your home or office feel just like Christmas or Hanukkah. It's

December 4th, 2017|Categories: Christmas Flowers|Comments Off on Time to Start Your Holiday Decorating

Holiday Shopping Days at Your San Diego Florist

We're ready to welcome you and all of our other customers at each of our San Diego flower shop locations today and through next week to celebrate those special holiday shopping days known as Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. Even during the busy Thanksgiving period, our floral design team and customer service specialists were preparing for the holiday season with a new Christmas flower and gift collection. We are already accepting orders for Christmas flowers, Hanukkah flowers, and Kwanzaa flowers. Additionally, we are already working with people and companies for upcoming winter weddings, holiday parties, and Christmas events. To celebrate these special holiday shopping days and the upcoming holidays, we've already put items in our Christmas collection on sale while supplies last. That includes Christmas centerpieces, Christmas flower arrangements, garlands, wreaths, poinsettia plants in both red and white, and Christmas lilies. We are excited to add many new floral designs to this year's holiday collection that you can see online as well as in our San Diego florist locations. You can also choose to work with our floral design team on custom Christmas flowers or other custom holiday decor. When you stop in to support your local

November 24th, 2017|Categories: Christmas Flowers|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Holiday Shopping Days at Your San Diego Florist

Fresh Floral Designs for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is less than a week away, but there is still time to pick up or have some incredible fresh floral designs, including arrangements, centerpieces, garlands, and wreaths, delivered to your Thanksgiving feast. You can also send some Thanksgiving flowers to those you love or to that special host. Here are some of the newest Thanksgiving flower designs we have available right now for order by phone, in our San Diego flower shops, or on our website: GIVE THANKS CORNUCOPIA This is a classic style of cornucopia arrangement that comes in a basket shaped like a cornucopia. It features orange, purple, burgundy and green hues and premium flowers like hydrangea, kale, orchids, and protea. GIVE THANKS CENTERPIECE This Thanksgiving centerpiece offers colors like orange, purple, burgundy and green blooms. There are hydrangea, kale, orchids, and protea arranged in a rectangular glass vase.  This matches the Give Thanks Cornucopia so you can use them together to coordinate your Thanksgiving decor. ORGANIC EXPRESSIONS This arrangement includes kale and pincushion protea as well as premium flowers and fall accents arranged in a wooden box. WOODLAND SUNSET The fall arrangement is a rustic style that includes antique hydrangea, cymbidium orchids, garden roses, croton foliage, and other

November 17th, 2017|Categories: Thanksgiving flower decorations San Diego|Tags: , |Comments Off on Fresh Floral Designs for Thanksgiving

How to Create a Custom Thanksgiving Centerpiece

While it is nice to pick up a Thanksgiving centerpiece because it is fast and easy to do during a hectic time, you can also create more special memories for this family holiday. With Thanksgiving arriving on Thursday, November 23rd, it's time to start thinking about what type of custom centerpiece to make for Thanksgiving. When you start thinking about a custom Thanksgiving centerpiece, it's good to look at what we already have available on our website in the Thanksgiving collection. This gives you ideas about the type of style, floral design, color selection and type of flowers you like. Also, you want to consider your own home decor, color, and design so that it complements the entire effect you want to create for Thanksgiving. From there, you can determine your budget for the custom Thanksgiving centerpiece. By having some general ideas and parameters ahead of time, it will make your appointment with our floral design team quick, easy, and enjoyable. There are also some great fall accents to add to your Thanksgiving. This includes branches, fall leaves, ornamental grass, gourds, eucalyptus, seed pods and more. You can also think about using candles as well. Some can even have hurricane

November 12th, 2017|Categories: Thanksgiving|Tags: , , |Comments Off on How to Create a Custom Thanksgiving Centerpiece

It’s Time to Give Thanks

Thanksgiving will be on Thursday, November 23rd this year. Have you started planning what you will do and how you will decorate or what type of gift you will get for the host if you aren't cooking? Maybe you can't make it to be with your family this year so you'll need to send something to say how much you will miss them. That's why we have put together an extraordinary Thanksgiving flower collection. And, we can deliver throughout San Diego or across the country. To get you ready and in the Thanksgiving spirit, here are some great ideas for gifts and decor: ALLEN'S CORNUCOPIA This cornucopia basket is filled to the brim with orange roses, peach lilies, burgundy mini carnations, eucalyptus, and fall greenery. COUNTRY HARVEST This rustic Thanksgiving flower arrangement features candles, chrysanthemums, lilies, wheat, oak leaves, and a country plaid ribbon. AUTUMN GLOW This unique arrangement for Thanksgiving includes our antique green hydrangea. There are also roses, calla lilies, and eucalyptus in a white glass container. SAN DIEGO SUNSET This sophisticated Thanksgiving flower arrangement features cayenne roses, calla lilies, cottage yarrow, and seasonal accents in a leaf-lined vase. AUTUMN CORNUCOPIA This Thanksgiving centerpiece offers a rustic cornucopia full of sunflowers, chrysanthemums, roses,

November 5th, 2017|Categories: Thanksgiving|Tags: , |Comments Off on It’s Time to Give Thanks