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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

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

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

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

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

Plant a Flower Day and Enjoy Lilacs and the Start of Daylight Savings Time

The signs that spring is on its way are brighter mornings and longer days along with more sunshine and the start of warm weather. To kick of the spring celebration, Plant a Flower Day is Saturday, March 20th. This is a chance to give something back to nature whether it is your own yard or a San Diego community garden. Sunday, March 13th is the start of daylight savings time followed by the official start to spring on Sunday, March 20th. With so much going on around spring, it’s the perfect time to enjoy some spring flowers of your own or to give them as a gift to a friend or family member. We are excited that one of our favorite spring flowers – lilacs – have arrived in our San Diego flower shops via our flower farm partner in nearby Julian, California. Besides their beauty and the unique look that lilacs offer, we are also offering a special value price right now to celebrate their arrival. The special pricing is available only while supplies last. Some examples of what we can do with this lovely flower includes these flower arrangements: Lilac and Hydrangea offers green and white hydrangea combined

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

February 29th is Leap Day! Celebrate with Flowers!

Leap Year comes once every four years so it’s here this year with Leap Day on Monday, February 29th. Turn it into an excuse to celebrate with flowers! Whether you decorate your home or office or you gift a loved one, make something out of this unique day that only comes along every few years. For example, you could stop into any one of our San Diego flower shops and pick up flower in bulk – 29 stems to be exact – and create Leap Day flower arrangements. Just know that our flowers are so fresh that they will last well beyond this special day and into the month of March! Of course, you can also consider any one or more of our spring collection or other customer favorites like these beauties: Mood Changer offers a bright and cheerful way to celebrate Leap Day with orange mini roses, green cymbidium orchids, hot pink roses and succulents in a leaf-lined glass cylinder vase. Bright as Day also offers a colorful celebration with orange Asiatic lilies, yellow sunflowers, lavender stock, pink roses and dark orange alstromeria. Feel the Love brings brightness in large, fresh roses in shades of pink, orange, and yellow.

Putting Others First on Random Act of Kindness Day

Did you know that there is actually a special day known as Random Act of Kindness Day? It’s on February 17th each year and it serves as a reminder just what kindness can mean for someone else. Not to mention it feels pretty good to know that you made someone else smile with your words or actions. Whether it is someone you know or a complete stranger, take the time this day to focus on kindness for others. Even smiling at others and saying “hello” as you pass or “good morning” is a great way to start. Of course, picking up the coffee for the person behind or in front of you at the coffee shop isn’t a bad idea either. Then, there are flowers. Yes, we believe flowers are a great way to show kindness. Their sublime beauty and the fact that not many people treat themselves to such a beautiful item is the perfect reason to consider a bouquet or flower arrangement for one or more people on Random Act of Kindness Day. You’ll want to check out the arrival of spring flowers, including tulips, which can add a special touch with many pastel and bold color options.