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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 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

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

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

Offering Southern California’s Favorite Tulip Arrangements

Next to roses, tulips are one of the most beloved flowers and a true favorite in San Diego with the tulip farms found in nearby Carlsbad. We tend to sell a lot of tulips at all of our San Diego flower shops because our customers love how they look, including the bright colors. They also like that they last quite a long time and that they are easy to care for. We offer a wide selection of tulips in various colors (white, light pink, hot pink, yellow, red, orange and purple just to name a few) and styles of flower arrangements as part of our tulip collection, which is available in our San Diego flower shops as well as online through our online flower shop. Here are some of the beautiful tulips we offer: Amazing Tulips offers four groups of 15 multicolored tulips in vibrant shades. This offers a fresh bouquet of 60 blooms in a vase. It creates a truly stunning effect. Tulips Together features a trio of tulip bunches. Each bunch contains ten tulips and has been tied with bear grass. The three colors include purple, red, and yellow and are displayed together in a rectangular glass vase.

Plan Ahead and Order Early for Administrative Professionals Week

We are excited to announce that we have a new collection of flowers, plants and flowering plants, and gifts for Administrative Professionals Week, which runs from April 25 to April 29th and features Administrative Professionals Day on Wednesday, April 27th. Our selection of Administrative Professionals Day flowers includes a diverse range of flower arrangements and bouquets, many featuring spring flowers like tulips. The flower arrangements for that special office or virtual admin come in a number of sizes, including cube flower displays that are perfect for an admin’s desk or office space. In addition to these flower arrangement choices, the San Diego florist offers blooming plants like elegant orchids in a number of colors as well as green plants and succulent plants. Here are some highlights from our Administrative Professionals Week collection: Mood Changer offers hot pink roses combined with orange mini roses, green cymbidium orchids, and succulent cuts in a leaf-lined glass cylinder. Beautiful San Diego is a vibrant array of spring flowers hand arranged in a leaf-lined vase. Go Green features an array of green hues, including cymbidium orchids, echeveria succulents, chrysanthemums, roses, eucalyptus, bupleurum and viburnum in a leaf-lined cube vase. Purple Pride has lisianthus and Monte

Gift that Special Employee or Entrepreneur with Flowers in March!

This month, there are two special days dedicated to the hardworking, talented individuals that work as employees or those that run their own businesses as entrepreneurs and small business owners. The first special day is Employee Appreciation Day on Friday, March 4th while the second one is a global celebration known as International Working Women’s Day on Tuesday, March 8th. Both days are an opportune time to share a special gift that reflects your appreciation and support of these tireless workers that are keeping local, national, and global economies moving productively. They are the ones coming up with great ideas and disruptive products and services. They are also putting in the hours to keep businesses going. For that, they deserve a lot of recognition and thanks. When you shop with us, you get the convenience of locations throughout San Diego and a convenient website that offers all types of gift ideas by color, flower variety, and price to help you shop from your computer or smartphone. Here are some ideas to get you started as you seek out something special for these two work-related celebrations held only in March: We have lilacs back in our San Diego flower shops. Two