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Support Your Local San Diego Florist for Holiday Shopping

Your local San Diego businesses provide some of the best gifts, the most personalized service, and memorable shopping experience to make holiday shopping what it should be – enjoyable! Our San Diego flower shops are open on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday with special deals and treats to tempt you to come visit and cross off many things from your holiday to-do and shopping list. We also have promotions planned for Cyber Monday as well as other days throughout the holiday shopping season. We are also excited to release our new holiday collection of flower arrangements, holiday centerpieces, wreaths, Christmas décor and decorations, holiday gifts and other special seasonal items. Here are some highlights to get you in the mood to shop at our San Diego flower shops: Winter White Lilies offer a tall vase filled with 15 Oriental lilies. It’s an elegant display for your Christmas, Hanukkah, or holiday table. It also makes a special gift for a client or loved one. A Grace and Love is a special holiday floral display with red gladioli and carnations along with white Asiatic lilies, myrtle, sword fern, and salal. We have a wide range of Christmas flowers like poinsettia plants

Fun Events in San Diego for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving in San Diego is more than just a turkey dinner. With year-round beautiful weather, there are many fun things to get out and enjoy on Thanksgiving that include the community, family and friends, and charitable organizations. Check out these Thanksgiving activities in San Diego: Father Joe’s Thanksgiving 5K run and walk is from 7am to 10am at Balboa Park. It finishes at St. Vincent de Paul Village, the largest homeless charity in San Diego. Pets, strollers, and wheelchairs are welcome along with corporate groups and teams. The Oceanside Turkey Trot takes place, starting at 7am at Oceanside Pier. Thanksgiving costumes are encouraged. The event includes a 5k run or walk as well as a kids’ one-mile fun run. Coronado is having a 5K turkey trot as well as Fallbrook. The Running of the Turkey 10K Trail Run takes places on the North County coast while inland in the North County there is the Annual 5K and 10K as well as Kids’ Run. In Downtown San Diego, there is the San Diego Run for the Hungry 5K and 10K while the South Bay area features the 15K, 10K, and 5K Turkey Trot and Food Drive. In East County, there is

Celebrating Thanksgiving in San Diego

We are ready to help you have a fantastic celebration this Thanksgiving with friends and family by offering decorations for your feast table, buffet table, and home. Our Thanksgiving collection is designed to appeal to all types of styles and budgets so that you can add some special flare to your table with a Thanksgiving centerpiece or bring a special Thanksgiving flower arrangement to someone hosting a special dinner. Here are some special ideas that you can incorporate in your Thanksgiving celebration: Higher Grounds features Mokara orchids, roses, hydrangea and kale in a unique designed flower arrangement. The Fall Centerpiece has roses, orchids, decorative berries and lilies. Allen’s Cornucopia includes roses, lilies, carnations, eucalyptus and lush greenery in a cornucopia basket. Country Harvest is a Thanksgiving centerpiece with oak leaves, wheat, chrysanthemums, lilies, ribbon and candles. Autumn Glow includes green hydrangea with eucalyptus, roses, and calla lilies in a white glass container. The Thanksgiving Gathering Centerpieces has fall décor mixed with roses, lilies, and daisies. Order now in our San Diego flower shops, call us, or go online and order through our website. We do deliver locally and nationally through the evening of Wednesday, November 23rd. However, we will be

Veteran’s Day is November 11th and it is a special day that provides a way to recognize all the veterans who have fought across all battles, wars, and conflicts to save our freedom and protect the rights of others. While they deserve praise every day of the year, this is at least a way to draw attention and awareness to the plight of our veterans who still need help and assistance after they return home from the fight. In San Diego, we have many events that honor veterans on Veteran’s Day. Many events are produced by San Diego Veteran’s Week, including the annual Veteran’s Day Parade. This year ‘s parade has the theme of a “Tribute to the Guardians of Freedom.” It’s the 30th year that the parade has been held and draws attention to the fact that these courageous people have chosen to fight on behalf of all of us to preserve our freedom and rights. The parade will begin at North Harbor Drive, one block south of Grape Street. It will proceed south past numerous grandstands and the USS Midway. It will continue on Harbor Drive to Pacific Highway and conclude there, making the parade route about one

Make a Difference in Your San Diego Community

There are always opportunities to contribute to your local community and get involved in community events and fundraisers. However, Make a Difference Day on October 21st is a good way to get motivated to stop what you are doing and go help someone else through volunteering or contributing in a financial way. Throughout San Diego, there are events on Make a Difference Day as well as over the coming days after the day like planting trees in Chula Vista or participating in a 5K run where you can give your time or money to better someone else’s lives plus just enhance the community where you live or work. Throughout the course of our existence as a family-owned flower shop in San Diego, we have contributed to charities and participated in numerous events as well as encouraged our customers to do the same. For many years, we have also offered the Helping Hands program, which is an easy way for our customer to get involved and help a local charity with every purchase they make through our online flower shop. The program helps numerous schools, churches, and non-profit organizations in La Mesa County, such as Emerald Middle School PTSA, Solana Highlands

Gift Ideas for Special Day in October

Besides Halloween, the month of October has a few special days that you will want to plan for. There’s the Sweetest Day on October 15th, Bosses Day on October 16th, and Mother-in-Law Day on October 23rd. Here are some gift ideas we have put together to help you pick out something special whether they are here in San Diego or across the country. Sweetest Day We have a range of sweet floral arrangements that are sure to celebrate this special day. Great Gerberas is a colorful display of gerbera daisies in a range of colors arranged in an inspiration vase. Rainbow Sorbet offers vibrant colors like orange and pink roses, blue and green hydrangea, and hot pink gerbera daisies. Peachy Keen is a stunning flower arrangement with dahlias, gerbera daisies, and other blooms along with greenery accents. Bosses Day Allen’s Snack Attack Crate features both sweet and savory snacks along with a colorful pave arrangement with half a dozen of premium roses within a wooden crate. Mood for Autumn contains orange roses, exotic cymbidium blooms, yellow mini ross, and succulent cuts.  Mother-in-Law Day Show your mother-in-law that you care with any one of these incredible flower arrangements. Symphony has an

It’s Homecoming Time in San Diego!

Our San Diego area high schools are ready to welcome back alumni from all previous years as well as celebrate a new school year topped off with a special homecoming dance and football game. This is a memorable occasion for all high school students who get to don their best dresses and finest tuxes as well as crown a homecoming king and queen, win the football game, and enjoy a fun time filled with a parade and other festivities. To help you get ready, consider us your source for homecoming flowers in San Diego. Our San Diego flower shop locations offer all types of corsages, boutonnieres, homecoming court flowers, homecoming dance floral decorations or homecoming flowers for floats. These homecoming flowers are made to match your school colors or coordinate with your homecoming outfits. We have numerous examples of stunning homecoming corsages, including those made with some of the most beautiful flowers. Traditional looks include roses in all colors as well as orchids in a range of hues. More unique corsages might include gerbera daisies, berries, and other accents. We also have pinned and wrist corsages in various styles, including those that offer a jeweled wristband. Ribbons and other accents

Breast Cancer Awareness Month in San Diego

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month in San Diego and around the country. It’s a time to reflect on those we have lost and support those that are fighting breast cancer. It’s also an opportune time to spread awareness to encourage more proactive behaviors like more mammograms and to help raise money for ongoing research. There are a number of events during the month of October here in San Diego that are focused on raising awareness of breast cancer. We are proud to supply fresh flowers for many of these events and are available to decorate your event as well. We also have a wide array of pink flower arrangements and pink bouquets that make great gift ideas for someone who has fought and won their battle against breast cancer or even someone who may be fighting it right now. It may also be a way to show loved ones you are remembering someone who has lost their fight. Pink has long been the color associated with Breast Cancer Awareness Month due to its symbolizing femininity and grace. Here are some great examples of what we can do to help you put breast cancer at the forefront of everyone’s minds

Celebrating the Jewish New Year

Rosh Hashanah, also known as the Jewish New Year, is October 2-4th. This is a special time where we reflect on the year and make goals for the new year to do better on those things we need to improve on and reprioritize for what’s really important. It’s a spiritual time and opportune point to get together with loved ones to share in this reflection and goal setting. We have numerous flowers that are a wonderful way to decorate the home for these Jewish New Year gatherings. Check out these ideas: La Jolla Elegance comes in two sizes and offers a tall glass vase full of white hydrangea and calla lilies as well as green cymbidium orchids. Luxury Roses White offers stunning and lush 24-inch premium long-stemmed white roses in a 10-inch clear glass cylinder. It comes with 48 stems as well as greenery. The Phaleonopsis Orchid in Glass Block is an elegant display with its white blooms and yellow center. The blooms can last up to two months, carrying that feeling of the Jewish New Year through the year. Calla ME Crazy offers 20 full-size calla lilies along with foliage in a glass rectangular vase. Crystal White Lilies has

September 28th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Celebrating the Arrival of Autumn with Our Fall Flower Collection

 Autumn officially arrives on September 22nd and that brings with it a change in seasons, temperatures, light and mood. There are holidays to look forward to like Halloween and Thanksgiving plus new colors and textures to decorate your home. We’re excited to offer our new fall flower collection as well that includes new floral designs and ways to share autumn with others as a gift or even for yourself. Check out these cool fall flower arrangements: Bowl Full of Fall offers a burst of color in an array of flower varieties. You can choose three sizes to create different looks throughout your home or to gift someone with. San Diego Fall also comes in three sizes and offers a selection of the best and brightest colors for fall. Mood For Autumn includes orange roses, cymbidium orchids, yellow mini roses and succulent cuts in a leaf-lined glass cylinder. Fall Grandeur includes hydrangea, roses, orchids and more in a glass pedestal vase, offering one of our most elegant flower arrangements. Fall for San Diego offers lilies, sunflowers, roses, daisy poms, dried oak leaves and more. The flowers are hand arranged and placed in a glass vase that has been tied with raffia.