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Green is the New Black: Going Green with Plants

With people’s concerns about global pollution and the climate change problems, it is pretty easy to understand why so many are going green. They even sell shoes made from recycled materials while others are looking to add solar and reduce their carbon footprint in as many ways as possible. We will let you decide, but whether it is or is not, being even a little environmentally courteous can not only help you, but it will also help others. You don’t have to drive a Prius and go to rallies to save the ear th. Through just a few simple changes, you can leave behind a much more environmentally courteous footprint. Potted Plants Like the title suggests, owning potted plants are a great way to help the environment; especially your immediate one. Plants of all kinds give off oxygen and, according to numerous studies, also clean the air a help people in a variety of ways. If you work in a stuffy cubicle or just want to help freshen up at home, one or two potted plants can really help improve your quality of living. Don’t stop there though -- potted plants make great gifts too and they can be truly

Allen’s Flowers and Plants: Proudly Serving San Diego Neighborhoods for 30 Years

At Allen’s Flowers and Plants, we believe in supporting the local flavor, which is why we have been family owned and operated with multiple locations in the San Diego area for thirty years now. We believe in supporting the community and show it by being a part of local events and even have a few blogs detailing them. San Diego is a big place -- it’s a giant city with multiple towns all around it, but even as big as we have grown, San Diego is still a community at heart. At Allen’s Flowers and Plants, we hope that never changes and intend to continue to sew roots with the fine San Diego community. Family Owned and Operated We are a family owned and operated flower shop that specializes in custom floral design and arrangements. At Allen’s Flowers and Plants, we know how important it is for our customers to not just feel like another customer, but to feel like family. This is one of the many reasons we have stayed family run over the years. Our family extends beyond the ownership and staff;  we treat our customers as family as they move the most to us and are the

Always Something Going on in Sunny San Diego

Besides our very own Allen's Flowers and Plants having locations all throughout the outstanding city of San Diego, the city itself has so much to offer. Whether a visitor just passing through or a local with nothing to do, today we are going to offer up some great suggestions on fun family orientated things to do while in our fine city. So, if you have time to kill on a weekend or in the evening after work, why not head on out and into town? Don't know what to do? Why don't you continue on reading as we have some great suggestions on what to do with your time in San Diego? Reoccurring Events The Farmers Markets here in San Diego are all over and offer a great place to try some local flavors. In fact, if you plan carefully, you can visit a Farmers Market almost any time of day and at anytime of the week. So, what is a Farmers Market and what do they have to offer? What started originally as a place for produce farmers to sell their crop to the public has become a weekly family attraction that in some places is almost as big

Wedding Traditions Past and Present

Weddings are looked at by men and women alike as their biggest day -- the day they quit going at the world alone and start a family and take on the world together. And, the biggest day of your life doesn’t just happen. There is the preparation, the wedding itself, the reception and hopefully an open bar. The bride tosses the bouquet and the groom bites the garter and throws it and, of course, they smash cake into each other's faces, which is far more amusing if there is an open bar. These are examples of today's wedding traditions, but from where do they hail? Why do we do what we do and were they done differently before? In a word, yes. The Traditions -- Both New and Old Weddings have been around for a very long time, though way back when you couldn't just marry whoever you loved many weddings were arranged and conducted like business deals to promote both families. That said not all marriages of old were like this and sometimes the proposed marriage candidates did actually fall in love with each other. So, the wedding came, whether they liked it or not and then the after