Celebrate Independence with Gorgeous Fourth of July Flowers

memorialafm4Fourth of July is nearly here, and one of the best ways to celebrate our independence as a country and freedom as individuals is to host a barbecue or picnic or organize a block party that gets the community involved. Of course, you can also take part in larger events as many cities and towns host Fourth of July events and parades.

Even if you plan to make it a quiet Fourth of July celebration at home with the family, you can still decorate your home with some patriotic décor, including flowers in red, white, and blue.memorialafm3

Patriotic Flower Design Ideas

We regularly create patriotic flower arrangements for Long Beach government and civic holidays, including wreaths for cemeteries, flower garlands for parade floats, and flower arrangements for centerpieces at city events.

Our flower shop has also made many flower arrangements for local areas to use in hanging flower baskets or large vases on various streets.

You can also create your own patriotic flower arrangements with our loose flowers or ask our floral design team to put together something for your local event or party. We have many flowers in red and white as well as flowers we have dyed like stunning blue roses that make a bold and bright statement.

memorialafm2To enhance the look of your Fourth of July flower arrangements, you can add craft-made sparklers and rockets as well as miniature flags or patriotic pinwheels. Ribbons in patriotic colors or colorful vases can also complete the look for your Independence Day floral decorations.FM3

Fresh Fourth of July Flowers

Regardless of the heat or humidity, we make sure we are using the freshest flowers possible. When you get flowers from us to use for your Fourth of July party or event, make sure you follow the instructions for care, including using fresh water and replacing it regularly as well as adding the flower food and cutting the stems.

Before using the flowers in an event that may involve outdoors and direct sunlight, keep them in a cool, dark place for as long as possible. Then, when putting them outside, regularly mist them with water to keep their blooms and petals moist.

June is National Rose Month – There’s Still Time to Celebrate

rosesfm1Although half of June is already over and summer is nearly here (June 21st to be exact!), there are still nearly two weeks left to celebrate National Rose Month. Whether you plan to incorporate them at your upcoming nuptials as part of the wedding bouquet or wedding reception centerpieces or you want to celebrate a special occasion like a birthday or anniversary, roses are a beautiful way to add natural beauty to any and all events.rosesfm2

We’ve stocked up on fresh, locally sourced roses in all colors – even rainbow color! Both in-store and online, we have also put our roses and rose arrangements on sale, offering another great reason to celebrate National Rose Month.

A Selection of Roses

Our flower design team has gone into overdrive with some of the most unique rose arrangements we’ve offered yet, including some real standouts that we are featuring here. Here are some special rose arrangements that make a statement:

  • Over the Rainbow: 12 stunning rainbow roses are arranged with baby’s breath and greenery in a vase.
  • Mr. Blue: This unique rose arrangement features twelve light blue roses with seasonal flowers and greenery in a tall vase.
  • Bixby Knolls: This unique arrangement is absolutely breathtaking and features roses along with peonies, freesia, tulips and Ming Fern. Imagine this flower arrangement for a wedding reception or baby shower.rosesfm4
  • Epping Forest: Another great example of what our floral design team can do for weddings and events is this stunning arrangement. This incredible flower arrangement has pink roses, pink and yellow snapdragons, green and white dendrobium orchids, green cybidium orchids, hanging green amaranthius and Springerei all inside a tall, tapered vase.rosesfm3
  • Rose Petals: For weddings or special occasions, we also offer rose petals that can be spread on reception tables for a beautiful addition to the décor.
  • Rose wedding bouquets, corsages, and boutonnieres: We also have a wide variety of rose-themed wedding bouquets as well as corsages and boutonnieres for the wedding party and wedding guests.

Of course, there is nothing wrong with the simple, yet sophisticated, choice of a dozen or more roses in one color hand wrapped, in a vase, or tied with raffia.  rosesfm5

Besides our stunning online gallery of over 100 different rose arrangements and rose bouquets, we can custom design anything you envision for your loved one or your special day. Stop on by or call us for more details on our custom rose creations.

Don’t Forget Great Dads by Gifting Them Something Special on Father’s Day!

nutritionF1We are fully stocked with fresh flowers, flowering plants, plants and gourmet gift baskets as well as greeting cards and balloons for Father’s Day on Sunday, June 16th.  Now’s the time to place your order as we are currently taking record numbers of Father’s Day orders this year! We want to make sure you get exactly what you want for Dad, so place your order today!

Father’s Day Gift Highlights

We have something for every dad and every budget this year. Our Father’s Day selection has been expanded this year, including in-store selection and special online offers.  Our Father’s Day selection is available for local, same-day delivery to Long Beach, Los Angeles, and across the country.

Consider these fantastic Father’s Day gift ideas:

  • We have many kinds of delicious, mouth-watering gift baskets full of fresh fruit, fresh fruit and cheese, snacks and sweets as well as brownies to tempt Dad this Father’s Day. The baskets come in various sizes to fit all budgets and only include high-quality products and well-known employee4brand names.
  • Flowering plants are a great idea for Father’s Day because they offer the beauty of flowers while providing the longevity of a plant. The selection includes flowering plants like the Bromeliad Garden. This is a great gift that Dad can put in his office or enjoy at home.
  • If Dad does love getting flowers, then one of our personal favorites for this Father’s Day is called the City Slicker. This Father’s Day flower arrangement features a mix of flowers, including exotic tropical flowers.
  • Don’t forget that we also have Father’s Day greeting cards and Father’s Day balloons to add to any Father’s Day gift order.

Local and National Father’s Day Deliveries

We are proud to be a part of a florist network of flower shops that share our philosophy of fresh flowers, hand arrangements and delivery, and excellent customer service. This means you can order Father’s Day gifts from us and know that your dad will receive the same quality you have come to expect from us wherever he lives in the U.S.city1

Supplies of Father’s Day gifts are limited and available by ordering now. We will deliver on Father’s Day. Orders for Father’s Day can be placed by phone, in the store, and through our online ordering system at http://www.allensflowermarket.net.

Caring for Fresh Cut Flowers

tropicalafm5While we have done our utmost to start with the freshest flowers and hand arrange them not to mention hand deliver them for you, which can already add days to your flowers and flower arrangements, there is still more that you can do to make them last a week or so longer when you care for fresh cut flowers properly.

momfm4The flower care tips included here can be found on our website as well as through the Society of American Florists.

Fresh Cut Flower Arrangement Care Tips

To maintain that vibrant flower arrangement you received from a loved one, there are a few simple steps you can take to extend its life:

  • Use the flower food that comes with the flower arrangement. This provides the proper amount of nutrients to keep feeding the flowers. The flower food also balances the pH and reduces the chances of bacterial growth. Be sure to follow the direction on the flower food packet by mixing it with a pint or quart of water.
  • Change the water regularly to maintain clear and fresh water. In warmer months, the water will go down quickly so also check on simply topping it up.
  • Re-cut stems by removing one to two inches of the stem with scissors. This will also help keep them as fresh as possible.
  • Keep the flower arrangement in a cool location that is out of direct sunlight and away from any cooling vents, ceiling fans, or appliances. Any drafts will dehydrate the flowers.

Fresh Cut, Loose Flowers

Flower DeliveryYou may come into our shop in Long Beach and take advantage of one of our cash and carry options available for loose bunches of fresh cut flowers that you can then arrange at home the way you like. Here are some specific care tips for loose bunches of flowers:Blooming Basket

  • Keep the flowers in a cool place while you are preparing a vase for them.
  • Be sure to use a deep vase that has been washed out with detergent or antibacterial solution.
  • Follow the directions on mixing the water and flower food together.
  • Remove any leaves that will be below the water line as this will reduce bacterial growth and not take away from the water that the flower needs.
  • Cut the stems by removing one to two inches. If you select any that have woody stems, you may need to use pruning shears to cut them.
  • Add flower food and water mixture and place the flowers in the vase.
  • Follow the directions above about regularly changing the water and placing the flowers in a cool, non-drafty environment.