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Celebrating the First Day of Spring and International Earth Day

It’s that glorious time of year again where the weather begins to warm and the days extend to be brighter just that much longer. Monday, March 20 Monday, March 20th is the first day of spring as well as serves as International Earth Day. Both holidays are intended to recognize the important role nature plays in our lives and remind us that we need to take care of it. As florists in the San Diego area, we rejoice over these types of special days because there’s no better time to pick up some flowers or plants to recognize the value and beauty nature plays in our lives. Whether you give these as gifts or just simply decorate your home or office, you are bringing a little bit of nature into your life, offering health benefits and providing a beautiful ambiance. Here are some great ideas for how you can celebrate the arrival of spring from our collection of flowers and plants: Mood Changer features green cymbidium orchids, orange mini roses, and hot pink roses along with succulents in a leaf-lined cylinder vase. Pacific Beach Perfection includes hydrangea, orchids, numerous premium flowers and greenery as an accent. Flower Fields of San

Special Spring Days to Celebrate with Flowers During March

March is a special month because it is the springboard into the spring season as the weather slowly begins to change and more flowers appear. With it comes many special days to celebrate, including Plant a Flower Day on March 12th, which happens to coincide with daylight savings this year, and St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th. With it comes our selection of spring flowers, including everyone’s favorite: tulips. Our farm fresh tulips offer a beautiful way to welcome the new season as a special gift for someone else or even to just decorate your own home. Along with tulips, we have other spring flowers that have arrived in our San Diego flower shops. Here’s a preview of some of the special flower arrangements we have on offer for the special spring days in March: Country Chic is a burlap arrangement that features white and green hydrangea, cymbidium orchids, coffee berries, and white tulips. Gaslamp Sensation offers green cymbidium orchids, hot pink and lavender roses, green and pink hydrangea and tulips in a glass cylinder vase. Tulips Together includes three bunches of ten tulips each in red, purple, and yellow that have been tied with bear grass and then displayed

Celebrating Local, National, and International Talent

Today, Friday, March 3rd, we celebrate talent everywhere with Employee Appreciation Day while next Wednesday, March 8th is International Working Women’s Day. Both days recognize the value that skilled workers everywhere have on businesses of all sizes. With more online businesses popping up, more women and men are becoming masters of their own destiny as freelancers and outsource workers. Whatever arrangement you have with these workers, it’s a good idea to take today and next week to thank them for their great ideas, passion, and hard work. We’ve put together a floral gift guide of stunning flowers from our collection that highlights the various sizes and floral designs you have available to send locally to a team member here in San Diego or across the country and world. Check out these gorgeous gift ideas: Vivid Tulips Bubble Bowl comes with 20 beautiful and fresh tulips direct from Holland. It’s that time of year again to enjoy tulips, and these come in a variety of colors hand-arranged in a bubble bowl. Great Gerberas is another bright floral display with locally grown gerbera daisies in an inspiration vase. La Jolla Sunset celebrates this coastal city with bright colors reminiscent of a sunrise

Celebrating the Oscars with Luxurious Flower Arrangements

This year, the Oscars are on Sunday, February 26th, which means it’s time to plan your viewing party and think about how you can create a special look and feel that reflects the elegance and glamor of those movie stars you’ll see at the awards show. Whether you want to create custom flower arrangements with our floral design team or you select some of our luxurious flower arrangements, you are sure to add a sophisticated look to your Oscars viewing party with these beauties. Here are some great examples of luxurious flower arrangements that would look great for the big event: California Gold brings together elegance and artisanal beauty with blue and green hydrangeas, roses, and succulents in a burlap-wrapped vase. The Garden Elegance Basket features roses, calla lilies, orchids and other garden flowers in shades of green, pink, and purple. It comes in three sizes. Prestige showcases premium flowers like oncidium orchids, hydrangea, roses, and tulips. It’s a true stunner! Vivacious offers hot pink roses, pastel gerbera daisies, and stargazer lilies in a designer vase. Go with a sophisticated look of all white with Calla Me Crazy, which comes with 20 full-size calla lilies and foliage in a rectangular

Celebrating National Wedding Month in San Diego

February is National Wedding Month, which means it’s time to think about an engagement, wedding, or wedding planning for the upcoming spring and summer wedding season. Recently expanding our locations with a new spot at Liberty Station and opening our distribution and retail locations provide us with even more options to help you plan that perfect wedding. Plus, we have an extensive floral design team that has worked on all types of weddings and events. Our staff also includes numerous coordinators, which means that you can have a dedicated member of our staff who takes care of you throughout the planning process and coordinates all the wedding flowers, delivery, and set-up so you don’t have to worry about any of it. Instead, you can enjoy your special day. Having served the San Diego area for so long, we’ve been able to partner and get to know all the wedding venues throughout San Diego County for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies and receptions. That means we have a good understanding of how many flowers you need, what works well, and how it can all work within your budget. Having these long-standing relationships with all the wedding venues means that coordination can

Making Good Use of Our New Central Design Center on Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day was one of our busiest yet in our nearly 40 years of doing business in San Diego. We’ve come a long way from the point where our family was selling roses on the streets of San Diego some 38 years ago. Our family is so proud to see how much we’ve grown and flourished thanks to the loyalty of our customers and their ongoing referrals to their friends, family, and colleagues. We couldn’t do this without you! It’s been a special year already with our opening at Liberty Station. Plus, we opened a central design center that serves as a production and distribution facility. Dubbed “AC/DC” (Allen’s Central Design Center), we were really glad we opened it just before Valentine’s Day because it really helped us satisfy this year’s customer demand. Being the largest provider of flowers in San Diego means we need a lot of space to house and create our one-of-a-kind flower arrangements. We create hundreds of flower arrangements every day. Plus, during the time leading up to and including Valentine’s Day, we did literally thousands of flower arrangements each day. Now, as we recover from Valentine’s Day, we are excited to put our new

February 17th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Visit Our New Location at Liberty Public Market!

We are excited to share the news that we have opened a new location at Liberty Public Market here in San Diego. On February 1st, we opened the doors to a new flower shop location at this seven-day a week public market and event venue. Located at Liberty Station, 2820 Historic Decatur Road, this is a great marketplace to experience various types of food, beer and wine, produce, desserts, arts and crafts and more. There are spaces for pop-up dining establishments, educational events, and a test kitchen. We chose the location for the unique concept and the fact that it matches our own mission to create special experiences for our customers. We are joined by so many other extraordinary vendors within the market and can’t wait to have you visit to experience this concept for yourself. Like our other San Diego flower shops, we have readied our Liberty Public Market space for Valentine’s Day with fresh flowers and unique designs that are the hallmarks of our florist and what has given us the title of Best Flower Shop in San Diego for the last few years. To get you in the mood for your Valentine’s Day shopping and to tempt

San Diego’s Best Florist Offers Valentine’s Day Flowers as Favorite Holiday Gift

Valentine’s Day is just a few weeks away, so it’s time to start thinking about what type of flowers you will gift that special someone with – after all, flowers continue to be voted as best Valentine’s Day gift even over jewelry! We love Valentine’s Day because it means we get to put together and design some stunning flower arrangements that we know will put a smile on someone’s face because the flowers were given to represent their love. While all flowers tend to be given in love, it’s never more symbolic than on Valentine’s Day. To celebrate another year of love, we have put together a wonderful Valentine’s Day collection that showcases many types of floral designs and price points so that there’s something for everyone! Here are some highlights of the Valentine’s Day flower arrangements and bouquets now available for order by phone, in-store, or online: Tulips in Love offers red roses and tulips in a vase with a pink bow accent, which is a great way to show your love. Lavender Luxury includes purple tulips, a succulent, and purple and green hydrangea, creating a stunning floral display. Two Hearts is a truly unique Valentine’s Day gift. It

Shop Our Valentine’s Day Collection!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner so now is the time to place your order with your favorite San Diego florist either visiting one of our shops, by calling us, or going online to our website. To make gift giving for Valentine’s Day even easier, we’ve released our Valentine’s Day collection of flowers, roses, bouquets and gifts that offer something for everyone in terms of style and price. We are also putting many items on sale for Valentine’s Day to provide extra value, allowing you to go big with this year’s gift. Here are some highlights from our Valentine’s Day collection to get you started: Pink Power offers green hydrangea as well as pink and fuchsia roses in a heart container. It comes in three sizes. Rustic Roses includes purple cymbidium orchids and red roses in a metal container. Rustic Garden Romance is another tin container arrangement but this one has gerbera daisies, garden roses, and tulips in various shades of pink. Selfie Love has green hydrangea, purple stock, and pink roses, tulips and gerbera daisies in a unique vase. Tulip Romance has red tulips and purple phalaenopsis orchids in a white container. Field of Love comes in a

Houseplant Appreciation Day is January 10th

While flowers often get the most attention, plants deserve their own day of celebration because they also offer beauty plus provide a healthy environment for us whether they are displayed in a home or office. Green plants are also quite diverse just like flowers, with various textures and colors that provide a range of designs and looks to enjoy, enhancing your décor. Celebrate their beauty today on Houseplant Appreciation Day! January 10th has been designated as Houseplant Appreciation Day so give these plants some extra love today or even think about getting some to spruce up your interior. If you are worried that you don’t have the green thumb to keep them alive and thriving, that’s okay! We offer a great plant care guide that breaks down how to cover the basics so plants are happy, including light, water, temperature and food. Here are some highlights from our plant care guide: African violets are a blooming houseplant that likes moderately bright light but not direct exposure to it. Good drainage is important. Keep soil moist and water at a moderate temperature because cold water could lead to leaf spotting. There is fertilizer available specifically for violets so try and use