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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

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

Say Thank You with Flowers, Plants, or a Gift from Our San Diego Flower Shop or Website

There are those occasions where we want to thank someone for what they have done for us. While many people often send a thank you card or just say thank you after they’ve received the help, sending flowers, a plant, or other gift is a nice gesture to really express how appreciative you feel. Our San Diego flower shops and website are here to help you find that perfect way to say thank you to someone locally or even across the country. Here are some gift ideas that show how thankful you are: Great Gerberas is a bright and colorful way to say thank you with a variety of locally grown gerbera daisies in multiple colors displayed in an inspiration vase. La Jolla Sunset offers Asiatic lilies, roses, miniature gerbera, and Viking spray chrysanthemums in shades of orange and yellow arranged in a clear glass vase. Dior Blue has blue and white hydrangea with cream roses, hypericum, and thistle within a square glass vase. White Lilies and Orchids is a sophisticated display of white lilies, roses, and orchids. The Treasure Garden Basket features an array of plants and blooming plants, such as a pink kalanchoe, hypoestes, green nephthytis, and Boston

Not Sure What Flowers to Get? We Can Help!

While you may know you want to get flowers for a friend or family member or maybe even a client or colleague, picking the right ones can be the hardest part. However, it doesn’t have to be because your local florist like us, your favorite San Diego flower shop, can help you select the perfect flowers for each occasion. One of the best places to start looking, especially if you want to do it on your own time, is our website. Here, we have done a lot of the work for you to narrow down your choices and make it easier. First, we offer a list on our website of occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, new babies, and more that include recommended flower arrangements that are appropriate for those special days. Within each category there are many styles and prices to choose from to further ease the challenge of finding the right flower arrangement or bouquet. Second, we have a menu category called flowers, which allows you to shop by the type of flower. This helps if you know your loved one likes roses or is enamored with tulips. We show you all the various types of flower arrangements that feature

Summer Flowers Add Color and Texture

You can change up the look of your entire house just by adding seasonal flowers like those available from our San Diego flower shops for the summer. This gives you an affordable way to add texture and color to a room like a family room, gathering room, or kitchen without redesigning the entire look of your home. And, when the summer season is over, you can then change it up with fall colors. Until then, we have a number of great examples of summer flower arrangements from our summer flower collection that is sure to fit your style, design and color choices, and budget. Check out these summer blooms: Garden Sunset comes with sunflowers, Peruvian lilies, roses and summer fillers and is displayed in a glass vase. This has a country feel. Another relaxed, yet beautiful, summer flower arrangement is the Roses and Gerbera Daisies Bouquet. It comes with assorted roses, gerbera daisies, yellow solidago and greenery. You can opt for nine, 14, or 19 stems when you place your order. Purple Pride is a sophisticated floral display with cream roses and royal purple Monte Casino asters and lisianthus arranged with greenery in a glass vase. Mood Changer is a