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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

Top Selling Floral Arrangements at Your Fingertips!

We know just how busy you are and are always looking for ways to get your shopping done quickly and easily. That’s why we decided to make it as easy as possible for you by putting our top selling floral arrangements directly on our home page. From your computer, tablet, or smartphone, you can immediately view a wide range of popular flower arrangements that you may also like for a special occasion, home décor item, or upcoming event. This save you the time of navigating around our website. Here you can see a picture and read a description and then simply click on it and buy it. Even faster is if you register with us so your delivery and payment information is already stored on the website. To give you an idea of some of the incredible floral arrangements that you can find on our home page, we put a small list together to show you the diversity in style, flower variety, and price range. EXTRAVAGANCE Created by our award-winning floral design team, this floral arrangement includes phalaenopsis orchid blooms, hydrangeas, succulents, roses and calla lilies. It is accented with lily grass and stones in a clear round glass vase.

September 22nd, 2014|Categories: Allens Flowers|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Top Selling Floral Arrangements at Your Fingertips!

The Larkspur – July’s Flower

Just like birthstones, there are certain flowers that are attributed to certain months of the year. The month of July is represented by the Larkspur. This blog post provides some background information about the larkspur and offers some floral arrangements that feature this beautiful July flower. All about the Larkspur Here are some interesting facts to help you get to know the Larkspur: It is a member of the buttercup family. These complex flowers come in a multitude of colors, including red, pink, white, blue, and violet. They are irregularly shaped and bloom in vertical groupings with petals and sepals. Their tall spikes make them a popular choice for cut flower arrangements. These are fragile, short-lived flowers when kept in a vase. The Larkspur plant is actually toxic with stems and seeds that contain alkaloids. Larkspur Flower Arrangements Our floral design team at each of our San Diego flower shops loves to use the Larkspur in their floral designs. Here are some of our favorite flower arrangements with Larkspur: Garden Celebration: This abundant and colorful flower arrangement looks like a garden in full bloom. It is bursting with two feet of fresh flowers, including pink lilies, light purple lisianthus, purple

Metropolitan Designs: Sophisticated and Exotic Flower Arrangements

 The very word, metropolitan, calls to mind an air of sophistication, elegance, and sublime beauty. And, that’s exactly what our floral design team has in mind when they are creating our line of Metropolitan flower arrangements. This blog post introduces you to this artistic style that we feature at all our locations in San Diego as well as online through our website. Metropolitan Flower Designs The focus of these flower designs is to offer something truly unique not seen among other flower arrangements created by Southern California florists. The Metropolitan flower design collection includes some of the world’s most beautiful flowers, including calla lilies, cymbidium orchids, dendrobium orchids, lilacs and tulips. These contemporary flower arrangements offer a wide range of looks – from very modern to the beloved traditional flower arrangement. The flower arrangements start at $40 and are available for same-day flower delivery to anywhere in the United States. That’s because we work within a network of florists who share our passion for elevated floral design, fresh flowers, and exceptional value. To give you a feel for the variety and diversity within our Metropolitan flower design collection, here are a few examples: Frais Du Jardin: French for “fresh from

July 8th, 2013|Categories: Allens Flowers|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Metropolitan Designs: Sophisticated and Exotic Flower Arrangements

California is the Perfect Source for a Wide Variety of Locally Grown Flowers

We, at Allen’s Flowers and Plants, are focused on providing fresh flowers, which means that we only partner with local flower farmers to ensure we get the best possible selection for our customers. It is just one of the reasons that we have voted the favorite San Diego florist so many years in a row! In San Diego County, we are fortunate to have many excellent flower farmers to partner with that share our vision of fresh and sustainable flowers. Our flower partners are part of the San Diego County Flower and Plant Association, which has over 200 members. Our climate in San Diego provides a great environment for year round flowers that we can locally source for all our flower bouquets, flower arrangements, and flower gifts. We also work with local growers who supply all of our San Diego flower shops with green plants, flowering plants, and fresh fruit for our gift baskets. For example, Carlsbad is known for its flower fields, including tulips, while the inland areas of San Diego County provide drier, more temperate climate for other types of flowers. Some of our partners also focus on organic farming and have initiated ‘green’ practices in their flower

June 17th, 2013|Categories: Allens Flowers|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on California is the Perfect Source for a Wide Variety of Locally Grown Flowers

Easy Flower Arrangement and Gift Ordering: In-Store or Online!

Allen’s Flowers and Plants is San Diego’s premiere florist. All of our locations make ordering easy, but for those on the go, we also have enhanced our online ordering process. Our blog post today offers you reasons why you should stop by or even place your order online. In-Store Ordering of Flowers, Plants, and Gifts One of the best ways to order from us is to come into one of our locations listed below. Each store is staffed with trained and seasoned professionals who understand how to match you with the flowers, plants, and gifts you are looking for and that are within your budget. Whether you are ordering a flower bouquet or you are planning a wedding, our locations can handle all your requests with friendly, personable service. So, come see us at: La Mesa 5609 Lake Murray Blvd. La Mesa, CA 91942 (619) 460-3192   El Cajon 107 Jamacha Rd. El Cajon, CA 92019 (619) 579-6720 Downtown San Diego 620 Market St. San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 233-7673 The beauty of coming into our shop is that you will see a wide selection of the fresh flowers we use as well as enjoy the many events and incentives we offer for stopping in to

April 14th, 2013|Categories: Allens Flowers|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Easy Flower Arrangement and Gift Ordering: In-Store or Online!

Shop at Allen’s Flowers and Plants and Experience the Difference

We realize that there are many different flower shops out there and that in San Diego alone there are easily tens, if not hundreds, of places to take your business. However, if you have not already seen the difference at Allen’s Flowers and Plants, San Diego’s voted best florist, we encourage you to drop on by and give us a try. Trust us -- there is a difference between a floral department in a store and a genuine flower shop like us, including a significant different in terms of freshness, variety, quality, experience and expertise.  Offering the Very Best in Flowers Online and at any of our many locations across the San Diego area, you can see our great selection of fresh, vibrant, and wonderful flower bouquets and flower arrangements. One of our high quality and always fresh arrangements that could make the perfect gift as well as a great table top accent is “A Pink Polka Dot.” This delightful spring-themed arrangement is a prime example of an affordable, yet truly stunning, gift. Fresh and heavenly scented pink spray roses are hand arranged with white daisy spray chrysanthemums. The flowers are then placed in an exclusive transparent pink vase that

February 21st, 2013|Categories: Allens Flowers|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Shop at Allen’s Flowers and Plants and Experience the Difference

Allens Flowers Decorates Our Website, Blog & Social Media Sites For The Holidays!

Click On The Photo Above To Visit The Allen's Flowers  & Plants Facebook Page! As you can see we have been decorating for Christmas. We hope that you enjoy our blog and Facebook page and will come back and visit us often. If you enjoyed your visit, please let us know by clicking “Like” on our Facebook page! Allen's Flowers & Plants is a second generation, family owned and operated floral design firm. We have been serving up Holiday smiles in the San Diego, California area for more than 30 years. We invite you to stop by any of the three floral design centers we have, located in downtown San Diego, El Cajon and La Mesa and enjoy the beautiful holiday decorations that we have put up. We offer the areas best selection of Christmas Flowers, Holiday Gift & Fruit Baskets, Seasonal Flowering Plants, Floral Table Centerpieces and so much more. Christmas Flower Arrangements On Sale Now!    Holiday Gift & Fruit Baskets      Holiday Floral Table Centerpieces      Seasonal Plants   

November 27th, 2012|Categories: Allens Flowers, Christmas Flowers, Holiday Gift Baskets|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Allens Flowers Decorates Our Website, Blog & Social Media Sites For The Holidays!

Proudly Serving San Diego for Over 30 Years

If you have used us before, you have come to realize that, at Allen's Flowers and Plants ,we strive to be the very best and bring you only the highest quality and freshest cut flora available. Dealing directly with the flower and plant growers of Southern California to ensure we get only the best and freshest cuts for our valued customers is part of our long-standing family tradition and hallmark of our business.    With five locations sprawling throughout the San Diego area of Southern California, one of the locations we are very proud to serve is the beautiful, idyllic area of Coronado, California. For 30 years, we have been serving this community, including residents and businesses. Same-Day Service We live in it ‘want it now’ society where everyone is accustomed to instant service. With such busy lives, it is understandable that, when we get calls or online orders for flowers, flower arrangements, plants and gift baskets, the request is always ‘as soon as possible,’ ‘yesterday,’ or ‘now.’ Often, with flowers, it is a spontaneous decision or hectic lives have led to us forgetting a very important birthday or anniversary. To save face, customers turn to florists like us to see

July 16th, 2012|Categories: Allens Flowers|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Proudly Serving San Diego for Over 30 Years