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Memorial Day: Remembering those Who Died in Service to Our Country

With many of you most likely making your Memorial Day plans that involve escaping work and school with a weekend getaway, trip to the beach, or barbecue, it’s important to remember the real purpose of this special day of remembrance. Our blog post this week covers the meaning of Memorial Day, local San Diego Memorial Day celebrations, and ideas for remembering loved ones with Memorial Day wreaths or patriotic flowers. The Meaning of Memorial Day The first Memorial Day was celebrated in 1868 by its creator, General John Logan, who also started the tradition of laying flowers on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers in Arlington National Cemetery. Since then, it has become a Federal holiday where the country celebrates with local Memorial Day parades and remembrance ceremonies as well as the Moment of Remembrance that occurs at 3pm local time in your city. It’s a moment to stop and quietly reflect on what all soldiers who have died fighting for freedom have done for us and our country. Memorial Day Celebrations in San Diego In San Diego, there are a number of ways to join in Memorial Day celebrations: Memorial Day at Embarcadero – Visit the Maritime Museum of

Graduation Flowers and Leis

It’s that time of year again to celebrate academic success of loved ones and friends as they get their high school and college diplomas and enter the next phase in their life. At Allen’s Flowers and Plants, all of our San Diego locations are ready to help you celebrate with graduation leis, graduation flowers, graduation plants and graduation gifts not to mention graduation balloons, graduation stuffed animals, and graduation greeting cards. Graduation Leis One of the more recent traditions is to give the graduate a graduation lei like the ones you receive if you visit Hawaii or some of the Polynesian Islands. They are available in single or double strands. We have a beautiful selection of graduation leis in a variety of colors and sizes. Our orchid leis come in some brilliant colors like bright blue, burgundy, purple and white. Be sure to order your graduation lei early as we sell out quickly at all our locations. And, remember we can deliver these to your home for added convenience! Graduation Flowers We also have a wide range of graduation flowers, flower baskets, and hand-wrapped graduation bouquets available to give your grad at the graduation ceremony or later on after the

San Diego Proms are Here! Time to Order Corsages and Boutonnieres!

It’s that special time of year again for juniors and seniors at San Diego high schools to celebrate the end of school year and even high school with the biggest dance of the year – prom. While there is a lot to plan for, including dresses, tuxes, and a limo just to name a few – another important aspect of prom is the prom corsage and the prom boutonniere. At Allen’s Flowers and Plants, we are getting ready at all our locations for prom with a wide selection of prom flowers for all budgets and all preferences, including an array of flowers and add-ons that address this year’s trends. This blog offers a look at some of our special prom corsages and prom boutonnieres that you can consider for this year’s prom. Our Prom Flowers We have some beautiful prom flowers this year that are truly unique alongside our traditional favorites. All of our prom corsages and prom boutonnieres can be “blinged” out with rhinestones, jewels, and other beautiful add-ons – one of this year’s hottest trends. Of course, you can still personalize your prom corsage other ways, including your choice of tie-on ribbons in black, gold, silver or iridescent

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12th – Time to Order Your Mother’s Day Flowers!

That special day to honor all mothers in our life, including mother-in-laws and stepmoms alike, is nearly here. In fact, Mother’s Day is fast approaching on Sunday, May 12th. As the busiest day we have all year with well-thought out delivery plans and late nights preparing all the Mother’s Day flowers and Mother’s Day gifts, we’re ready. We’ve stocked up at all of our San Diego flower shop locations with fresh flowers and plants as well as great gifts to suit all moms this Mother’s Day.   Mother’s Day Flowers and Gift Ideas For this Mother’s Day, we have put together some wonderful choices for Mother’s Day flower arrangements and Mother’s Day gifts. We have even decided to put many of our Mother’s Day flower arrangements and Mother’s Day bouquets on sale with special prices on the freshet flowers available. To help you start thinking about what Mom might like this year, here are some great ideas that are bound to suit what Mom likes plus fit your budget: White Elegance includes white hydrangea, white spray roses and peach roses surrounded by eucalyptus and other greenery in a tall glass vase. Mom Knows Best is a stunning Mother’s Day special