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Celebrating Friendship Week with Flowers and Special Gifts

Every third week of August is National Friendship Week. It's a week to celebrate those people in your life that you call friends. The ones you laugh with and cry with. They give you support and help make life so special. This is the week to let them know just how much they mean. However, it's also a good opportunity to go out and get to know someone new and create a new friendship. You can never have too many friends in your life. Whether it is for someone new or a long-time friend, think about flowers or another special gift from any of our San Diego flower shops or our website. We can send many special items from our flower and gift collection throughout the San Diego area as well as across the country. Check out these friendship week gift ideas: COLOR POP This standout flower arrangement contains green hydrangea alongside cayenne roses and purple stock. CORONADO SUNSET This beauty offers sunflowers, hydrangea, and scabiosa as well as bark and foliage in a leaf-lined vase. PACIFIC BEACH PERFECTION Named after a local San Diego beach area, the colors reflect the bright sun and carnival atmosphere of this area. It includes

Send Flowers for National Smile Week

Everyone wants to see that they are loved, so the second week of August, also known as National Smile Week, is the perfect opportunity to tell friends, family, colleagues, and others in your life. One of the ways to do this besides sending a special note or making a personal call is to send flowers. This gift from nature has so much color and beauty that it's easy to break into a smile when you receive a bouquet or flower arrangement. Every time you look at it, sitting on your table or counter, you will smile and think of the person that sent that special gift. Even the person sending it to you is most likely smiling at the prospect that they have added some joy to your life.  Our special flower collections have many bold colors and gorgeous floral designs that offer a way to make anyone smile like these incredible examples: PURPLE PRIDE Cream roses are combined with lisianthus and monte casino asters in a glass vase for a sublime display. LAVISH LOVE Red roses and spray roses, pink Asiatic lilies, and greenery are hand-arranged in a glass vase. CORONADO SUNSET This bright floral display includes roses, sunflowers, hydrangea,

Celebrating International Friendship Day with Flowers

Sunday, July 30th is International Friendship Day. It's that special day to toast those special people wherever they are in the world who you call friends. No matter where they are, they have your back, are available to listen and support, and offer some of the best memories so far. Take a moment to thank them with a special gift like flowers so they know just how special they are to you. Our San Diego flower shops and online florist store offer fresh and unique flower arrangements and bouquets that can be shipped all over the world thanks to our network of florist partners. Here are some ideas to get you started on your shopping for International Friendship Day many of which are from our summer flower collection: CELEBRATE This festive bouquet contains hot pink roses, orange lilies, purple alstroemerias and green button poms. They are hand-arranged in a leaf-lined glass cube that has been accented with ribbon. MOOD CHANGER Hot pink roses are combined with green cymbidium orchids, orange mini roses, and succulent cuts.  They are put together in a leaf-lined glass cylinder. SPECIAL SOMEONE Various shades of pink are found in this sweet flower arrangement of roses, spray

Toasting Summer with Summer Flower Arrangements and Bouquets

Now that it's the middle of summer, this is a good time to make sure your house or office is overflowing with beautiful summer flowers. Plus, there are many special days, occasions, and events where summer flowers can also enhance the effect that you are trying to achieve.  Our San Diego flower shops are filled to the brim with all types of gorgeous summer flowers many of which make up our new summer flower collection created by our incredible, award-winning floral design team. Here are some highlights from our summer flower collection with numerous products now on sale and available to order in our San Diego flower shops, by phone, or through our online ordering system: CALIFORNIA SUNSHINE This homage to the Sunshine State includes yellow roses along with green hydrangeas, a locally grown succulent, and other local accent flowers. SPECIAL SOMEONE Anyone who receives this spectacular summer flower arrangement is sure to feel special. It is arranged in a pave style and offers an array of pink hues. Flowers include roses, spray roses, and gerbera daisies. Also featured are red gerberas and ranunculus in a leaf-lined glass vase. SWEET SAN DIEGO Pink Oriental lilies, tulips, larkspur and gerberas are arranged

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.