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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

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

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.

National Grandparents’ Day is September 11th

This Sunday is National Grandparents’ Day so it’s time to honor those special family members who have always spoiled us and provided good advice to follow based on all their years of living and experience. They love us unconditionally and we do them. However, this is the day to show them with a special gift or, if possible, day together if they are local. Sometimes, there is great geographic distance or just simple a challenge to get them out and about, so one way to make up for this is to send a special gift like a bouquet, a dish garden, or other token that shows them just how much you love them. We have some great gift ideas to share with your for National Grandparents’ Day, including these beautiful new fall flowers: Fall Elegance offers shades of orange, yellow, and bronze in such floral varieties as roses, hydrangea, lilies, gerbera daisies, and more displayed in a clear glass cylinder vase that has been wrapped with a ti leaf. Suns and Roses has sunflowers, roses, and macara orchids for a stunning flower arrangement that is sure to please. Pacific Beach Perfection offers cayenne roses along with hydrangea, orchids, and other

Add to Your Labor Day Celebration with Flowers

Labor Day weekend is sort of the official end to summer even though the fall season doesn’t kick off until September 22nd. Yet, it’s that last three-day weekend to enjoy a short break away from work and school. San Diego Events Over the Labor Day Weekend In San Diego, we have lots of exciting events going on to enjoy this weekend: The US San Sculpting Challenge and Dimension Art Exposition takes place September 2-5 on the beaches near downtown. Festival of Sail is September 3-5 and offers the largest tall ship festival on the west coast. It’s hosted by the Maritime Museum of San Diego, providing all types of activities for adults and kids, arts and crafts vendors, a beer garden and tons of food options. The Annual Barona Powwow takes place September 2-4 and includes a weekend of contest dancing along with cultural immersion. Saying Goodbye to Summer Flowers Unfortunately, it’s time to say goodbye to summer flowers, but the good news is that they are on sale while supplies last and fall flowers will be arriving in the next few days. Here are some highlights from our summer flower collection that you can enjoy over the Labor Day

Two Great Reasons to Send Flowers: Kiss and Make-up Day and Just Because Day

There always is a good reason to send flowers, especially during the month of August with so many special days. Remember that is National Romance Month plus August 25-31st is Be Kind to Humankind Week. Additionally, Kiss and Make Up Day is August 25th and Just Because Day is August 27th. All of these special days are intended to provide a positive message to others about how we should all treat each other every day. Whether it is to someone who has had a tough day or is struggling in their lives or you just want to make others smile, flowers definitely do the trick. Check out these stunning gift ideas for these special August days: Cabernet Coast offers premium roses and phalaenopsis orchids along with greenery and seashells. La Costa Purple includes purple tulips, mokara orchids and hydrangea along with roses, spray roses and Asiatic lilies in different hues of pink along with aralia leaves and eucalyptus in a pink jewel vase. Pacific Beach Perfection has orchids, hydrangea, greenery and flowers along with bright cayenne roses. Garden Celebration offers lilies, lisianthus, hydrangea and roses along with stock, larkspur, and spray roses. Extravagance has hydrangea, phalaenopsis orchids, succulents, roses and

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