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Great Gifts for Special July Family Days

While every month should really focus on the family, July is a month where numerous special days remind us to think more about those special family members that add so much to our lives. There are four special days to remember in July that are great opportunities for getting gifts as thanks for having them: Parent's Day -- July 23 Cousin's Day -- July 24 Aunt and Uncle Day -- July 26 Father-in-Law Day -- July 30 All of our San Diego flower shops are also great gift shops full of ideas beyond just flowers and plants as well as our website that features many gifts made by local San Diego artisans like these gift ideas: Gift Baskets ALLEN'S SNACK ATTACK CRATE combines sweet and savory snacks in a pave arrangement. It also includes a half-dozen premium roses within the wooden crate that is used to present this special gift. The SWEET TOOTH BASKET is overflowing with all types of candy favorites, including sour varieties and delicious chocolate varieties. The GOURMET FRUIT TRAY delivers fresh fruit that has been accented by a small tropically-inspired fresh flower arrangement with all of it being presented in a tray. Unique Gifts The 12-PIECE WHISKY,

July 4th, 2017|Categories: Gifts|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Great Gifts for Special July Family Days

Celebrating Summer in San Diego with Seasonal Flowers

Summer officially kicked off on June 21st so it's in full swing at all of our San Diego flower shops with the arrival of our summer flower collection. This year's collection includes new floral designs and unique ways to display summer flowers in your home or office as well as special summer arrangements that make great gifts for loved ones or that offer a stunning ambiance to your summer wedding or summer event. We even have patriotic summer flower arrangements for the Fourth of July!   Here are some highlights from our summer flower collection to get you in the mood to place an order today and take advantage of our special pricing on many of our summer flower bouquets: CALIFORNIA SUNSHINE This bright summer flower arrangement includes yellow roses that have been combined with green hydrangeas, a locally grown succulent, and other local accent flowers. RAINBOW SORBET Blooming with vibrant colors, this summer bouquet features orange and pink roses, blue and green hydrangea, gerbera daisies and more are the perfect gift for any occasion.  You can select from three sizes.  ROSES AND GERBERA DAISIES BOUQUET The Roses and Daisy Bouquet comes with a choice of nine, 14, or 19

June 28th, 2017|Categories: Summer Flowers|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Celebrating Summer in San Diego with Seasonal Flowers

Houseplant Appreciation Day is January 10th

While flowers often get the most attention, plants deserve their own day of celebration because they also offer beauty plus provide a healthy environment for us whether they are displayed in a home or office. Green plants are also quite diverse just like flowers, with various textures and colors that provide a range of designs and looks to enjoy, enhancing your décor. Celebrate their beauty today on Houseplant Appreciation Day! January 10th has been designated as Houseplant Appreciation Day so give these plants some extra love today or even think about getting some to spruce up your interior. If you are worried that you don’t have the green thumb to keep them alive and thriving, that’s okay! We offer a great plant care guide that breaks down how to cover the basics so plants are happy, including light, water, temperature and food. Here are some highlights from our plant care guide: African violets are a blooming houseplant that likes moderately bright light but not direct exposure to it. Good drainage is important. Keep soil moist and water at a moderate temperature because cold water could lead to leaf spotting. There is fertilizer available specifically for violets so try and use

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Say Thank You for Those Special Holiday Moments

It’s a New Year and a new opportunity to start practicing the art of gratitude where you take the time to think about other’s thoughtfulness and act on it in your own thoughtful way. Maybe you received some surprise gifts over the holiday or experienced a kind gesture of extra help during the stress of the holiday season. Or, perhaps you were invited to a memorable Christmas or New Year’s Eve party and want to thank the host or hostess for their hospitality. That’s where we come in with some special floral thank you designs that show your appreciation like these great gift ideas: Cabernet Coast is a unique flower arrangement from our luxury flower arrangement collection that includes premium roses along with phalaenopsis orchids highlighted by premium greenery and seashells. The Garden Elegance Basket is a breathtaking floral display in a multicolor basket that is filled with garden flowers like orchids, calla lilies, hydrangea, roses, and other varieties in shades of green, pink, and purple. It comes in multiple sizes. Garden Beauty features roses and spray roses, orchids, hydrangea, lavender and more. Flower varieties and color choices vary by season. Harvest Sunset is a bright flower arrangement with green

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Support Your Local San Diego Florist for Holiday Shopping

Your local San Diego businesses provide some of the best gifts, the most personalized service, and memorable shopping experience to make holiday shopping what it should be – enjoyable! Our San Diego flower shops are open on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday with special deals and treats to tempt you to come visit and cross off many things from your holiday to-do and shopping list. We also have promotions planned for Cyber Monday as well as other days throughout the holiday shopping season. We are also excited to release our new holiday collection of flower arrangements, holiday centerpieces, wreaths, Christmas décor and decorations, holiday gifts and other special seasonal items. Here are some highlights to get you in the mood to shop at our San Diego flower shops: Winter White Lilies offer a tall vase filled with 15 Oriental lilies. It’s an elegant display for your Christmas, Hanukkah, or holiday table. It also makes a special gift for a client or loved one. A Grace and Love is a special holiday floral display with red gladioli and carnations along with white Asiatic lilies, myrtle, sword fern, and salal. We have a wide range of Christmas flowers like poinsettia plants

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Veteran’s Day is November 11th and it is a special day that provides a way to recognize all the veterans who have fought across all battles, wars, and conflicts to save our freedom and protect the rights of others. While they deserve praise every day of the year, this is at least a way to draw attention and awareness to the plight of our veterans who still need help and assistance after they return home from the fight. In San Diego, we have many events that honor veterans on Veteran’s Day. Many events are produced by San Diego Veteran’s Week, including the annual Veteran’s Day Parade. This year ‘s parade has the theme of a “Tribute to the Guardians of Freedom.” It’s the 30th year that the parade has been held and draws attention to the fact that these courageous people have chosen to fight on behalf of all of us to preserve our freedom and rights. The parade will begin at North Harbor Drive, one block south of Grape Street. It will proceed south past numerous grandstands and the USS Midway. It will continue on Harbor Drive to Pacific Highway and conclude there, making the parade route about one

Gift Ideas for Special Day in October

Besides Halloween, the month of October has a few special days that you will want to plan for. There’s the Sweetest Day on October 15th, Bosses Day on October 16th, and Mother-in-Law Day on October 23rd. Here are some gift ideas we have put together to help you pick out something special whether they are here in San Diego or across the country. Sweetest Day We have a range of sweet floral arrangements that are sure to celebrate this special day. Great Gerberas is a colorful display of gerbera daisies in a range of colors arranged in an inspiration vase. Rainbow Sorbet offers vibrant colors like orange and pink roses, blue and green hydrangea, and hot pink gerbera daisies. Peachy Keen is a stunning flower arrangement with dahlias, gerbera daisies, and other blooms along with greenery accents. Bosses Day Allen’s Snack Attack Crate features both sweet and savory snacks along with a colorful pave arrangement with half a dozen of premium roses within a wooden crate. Mood for Autumn contains orange roses, exotic cymbidium blooms, yellow mini ross, and succulent cuts.  Mother-in-Law Day Show your mother-in-law that you care with any one of these incredible flower arrangements. Symphony has an

Breast Cancer Awareness Month in San Diego

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month in San Diego and around the country. It’s a time to reflect on those we have lost and support those that are fighting breast cancer. It’s also an opportune time to spread awareness to encourage more proactive behaviors like more mammograms and to help raise money for ongoing research. There are a number of events during the month of October here in San Diego that are focused on raising awareness of breast cancer. We are proud to supply fresh flowers for many of these events and are available to decorate your event as well. We also have a wide array of pink flower arrangements and pink bouquets that make great gift ideas for someone who has fought and won their battle against breast cancer or even someone who may be fighting it right now. It may also be a way to show loved ones you are remembering someone who has lost their fight. Pink has long been the color associated with Breast Cancer Awareness Month due to its symbolizing femininity and grace. Here are some great examples of what we can do to help you put breast cancer at the forefront of everyone’s minds

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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

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.