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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.

Flowers & Gifts for July Special Days

You may not realize it but July is full of special family celebration days. These include Cousin’s Day on July 24th, Aunt & Uncle Day on July 26th, and Father-in-Law Day on July 30th. Each is an opportunity to stop, reflect, and share what it is that makes these family members so special to you. Whether you are close by or far away, you can take the time on these days to send a gift of love and appreciation for your family members. To provide you with some beautiful ways to show how you feel on these three special days in July, here are some gift ideas: Vivacious is a bright celebration of hot pink roses, stargazer lilies, and pastel gerbera daisies in a designer vase. The Roses and Gerbera Daisies Bouquet is a stunning design composed of yellows solidago and greenery that accents the combination of roses and gerbera daisies. You can choose three different sizes with nine, 14, or 19 stems hand arranged in a glass vase. Flower Fields of San Diego highlights some of the many beautiful flowers found in the fields and flower farms near Carlsbad in Northern San Diego County. This flower arrangement has roses,

Share the Beauty of Tulips on Plant a Flower Day

As a florist, we not only love flowers, but we also appreciate where they come and recognize the importance of giving back to make sure there are plenty of flowers for future generations. All of our flower farm partners are committed to sustainable farming practices to minimize the use of natural resources and maintain the delicate balance found in our eco-system. Helping Sustain Flowers You can do your part this Thursday, March 12th on Plant a Flower Day. Whether you work in your own garden, planting seeds and planting flowers or you go volunteer in a community garden found throughout San Diego or you go enjoy the blooms at local parks throughout San Diego, take time on this special day to recognize the value of flowers and the responsibility we have to make sure they are here for future generations to enjoy. Send Farm Fresh Tulips on Plant a Flower Day While there are all kinds of flowers that make a great choice for Plant a Flower Day, such as daffodils, roses, orchids, lilies, and more, we’d like to focus on tulips. They’ve just recently arrived in our San Diego flower shops, signaling the start of spring. Our farm fresh

Gerbera Daisies are a Favorite Summer Flower

One of our favorite summer flowers among staff and customers is the gerbera daisy because its bright coloring reflects the season. Here we provide a little background on this flower variety and introduce you to some of our best flower arrangements that feature this stunning flower. All about Gerbera Daisies The Gerbera Daisy is also known as the African Daisy since it is native to South Africa. However, it is grown in North America as well. The name for the flower is thought to come from the 18th-century German naturalist, Traugott Gerber. Known as herbaceous perennials, these flower have large blooms with yellow central disks. The petals are often red, orange, or yellow, but you can find other colors like pink, white, and violet. They can reach just over one foot in height. For indoor care, gerbera daisies will bloom for approximately four to six weeks with proper care. They should be placed in a sunny window and watered thoroughly. Like all flowers, make sure not to overwater. Our Gerbera Daisy Collection Be sure the view our selection of these bright and bold flowers that are perfect for any occasion – from a gift to an event. Here are some

Send a Gift that Leaves a Lasting Impression

There is a reason flowers are such a popular gift – not only are they beautiful but they have a way of making a lasting impression because they represent nature and are so truly unique, especially in terms of showing someone’s love for a special occasion like a birthday, special event, anniversary, new baby or a just because. One of the favorite things we like to do is create flower arrangements that stand out among all the rest so that recipients know that this was not some group of flowers picked up at the supermarket cooler. Instead, it was made by a team of professional floral designers that added their own flair for design, color combinations, and flower varieties not to mention special containers. We are proud to show off our latest collection of Metropolitan Designs that include many contemporary and stunning flower arrangements that will be a real standout as a gift for others or yourself. Many of these also are great choices for centerpieces for events or even an upcoming wedding. Here are a just few of the Metropolitan Designs that we feel have made a lasting impression on many of our customers and their recipients: La Jolla

Grandparents Day is September 8th

This Sunday is National Grandparents Day on September 8th.  It is a great day to spend with your grandparents or to let them know in some other special way just how much you love and respect them. This blog post provides some background on how Grandparents Day got started and offers up some great ideas to celebrate this special day of honor. Grandparents Day History National Grandparent’s Day was started by Marian Lucille Herndon McQuade in 1970 and became a national holiday to be celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor by 1978. The purpose of Grandparents Day has always been about loving and honoring grandparents as well as remembering that they are an excellent source of knowledge, information, and experience for grandchildren. This could not be more true in a day and age when grandparents are often more involved than ever with their grandchildren, helping to serve as a care provider when both parents work. Celebrating Grandparents Day There are many great ways to celebrate Grandparents Day. What you choose to do may involve geography and the preference of your grandparents. However, we have provided a list of ideas here to get you started on your celebration: Take them

Register with Allen’s Flowers and Plants to Start Enjoying even More Great Gifts and Benefits!

If you like shopping at our local San Diego flower shops or even through our online shop on our website, blog, or Facebook page, then you will want to register with us. That’s because it connects you to even more benefits as well as special gifts. It’s our way of saying thanks for doing business with us as we know you have a choice of florists in San Diego and online where you can buy flowers, plants, and gifts but you have entrusted your business to us. So far that, we want to make sure we reward you properly for being such loyal customers. Registration and the Petal Rewards Program When you register with Allen’s Flowers and Plants, you’ll be signed up for our Petal Rewards Program. With this special loyalty program, you get one Reward Point for every dollar that you spend with us. Those Reward Points can then be redeemed during the checkout process for cash savings towards future orders, or you can exchange those points for some great brand-name merchandise. You can also choose to donate your points to the charity of your choice. There is a wide range of brand merchandise to choose from, so you

The Larkspur – July’s Flower

Just like birthstones, there are certain flowers that are attributed to certain months of the year. The month of July is represented by the Larkspur. This blog post provides some background information about the larkspur and offers some floral arrangements that feature this beautiful July flower. All about the Larkspur Here are some interesting facts to help you get to know the Larkspur: It is a member of the buttercup family. These complex flowers come in a multitude of colors, including red, pink, white, blue, and violet. They are irregularly shaped and bloom in vertical groupings with petals and sepals. Their tall spikes make them a popular choice for cut flower arrangements. These are fragile, short-lived flowers when kept in a vase. The Larkspur plant is actually toxic with stems and seeds that contain alkaloids. Larkspur Flower Arrangements Our floral design team at each of our San Diego flower shops loves to use the Larkspur in their floral designs. Here are some of our favorite flower arrangements with Larkspur: Garden Celebration: This abundant and colorful flower arrangement looks like a garden in full bloom. It is bursting with two feet of fresh flowers, including pink lilies, light purple lisianthus, purple

Shower Them with Love: Celebrating a New Life with Flowers

Pain, panic, and an uncontrollable nervousness followed by the cheers and tears of the mother and the whimpering cry of a newborn child and that pale faced and nervous father now breaking out a proud smile and sigh of relief. Every parent knows these feelings, having been through it one or more times as they welcome a new life. Celebrating the Bundle of Joy Once the anxiety ends, the celebration begins. Soon after, family and friends come in droves to see the new bundle of joy and share in the celebration. What better way to say congratulations than with a special gift for the parents, especially if it includes something like flowers that are sure to brighten the sterile hospital room. Here are some ideas that will be sure to bring a smile to a weary mom and dad: Deluxe Tulips fresh from Holland in bright colors like yellow, purple, orange and pink are sure to delight and represent the celebration of new life and friendship. You can get them in bunches of anywhere from 15 to 30 tulips, depending on your budget. A blushing arrangement of various pink flowers is a great way to welcome a baby girl into