A Complete Graduation Collection of Flowers and Gifts

Graduation LeisIt’s time to celebrate the grad with leis, flowers, balloons and more not to mention the teachers, mentors, tutors and administrators that helped your grad get to where they are now. This year, we have an expanded graduation collection this year with beautiful flower gifts and fun graduation-themed gifts.

We are so proud of all our local Long Beach high school and university graduates and wanted to provide the most complete graduation collection possible with a wide range of arrangements, gifts, and pricing to suit every taste and budget.Grad leis

There are also many great gifts that can be add-ons to accompany any of the floral leis, bouquets, or flower arrangements purchased from us. Of course, we also have balloons, greeting cards, gift baskets and an online bakery to treat the recent graduate. Any and all of these ideas are designed to show the graduate just how proud you are of their efforts and hard work over the years.

Some of this year’s graduation collection includes:

  • We added numerous graduation-themed stuffed animals, including a gorilla, mouse, and various teddy bears. These cute and cuddly items are a favorite among the elementary and high school grad set.Grad Teddy Bear 1
  • One of the most popular trends that continue this year among graduates are orchid leis. We offer a wide array of colors and flower varieties as a single or double strand.
  • Roses are always a favorite and we have them in nearly every color in the rainbow – even those to match your grad’s school colors for greater school spirit.

We also offer custom graduation flower arrangements thanks to our in-house floral design team who enjoys creating something special for each client they work with.Roses and Callas

We are hand delivering all graduation gifts throughout Long Beach, Orange County and the Los Angeles areas. Orders can be placed by phone, in-store, or online through the florist’s website or Facebook page. Now is the time to place your order for that special graduate in your life!

On behalf of all of us at Allen’s Flower Market of Long Beach, we would like to congratulate the Class of 2014 in Long Beach for a job well done!

Remembering the Brave Men and Women on Memorial Day, May 26th

flag3Next Monday, May 26th is Memorial Day. It is a federal holiday that always falls on the last Monday of every May. This special day reminds us all to stop and reflect on those who have given their lives in service to this country throughout many wars and conflicts.

Long Beach Memorial Day Celebrations

While there are many ways that people enjoy this three-day weekend and beginning to summer, including picnics, the beach, block parties and barbecues, there are also some local Long Beach events this Memorial Day.flag2

Nearby to our Long Beach flower shop is the following event:

Queen Mary Salutes U.S. Military Personnel
The Queen Mary will offer free admission to all U.S. active and retired military personnel on Memorial Day. General Admission includes a self-guided tour and the Ghosts & Legends Show. This is on Monday, May 26th from 10am to 6pm. The address is Queen Mary, 1126 Queen’s Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802. More information is available at www.queenmary.com.

Other events include:

Flowers for Memorial Day

Flowers are an important part of Memorial Day because they are often laid on the gravesites of the fallen soldiers as well as feature in public memorials, including wreaths, as well as on parade floats and as centerpieces at Memorial Day events.flag1

You can get in the patriotic spirit by working with Allen’s Flower Market of Long Beach and selecting from our many patriotic-themed flower arrangements, bouquets, centerpieces and wreaths. Of course, we also make custom Memorial Day flower arrangements to suit your need and budget. Just come into our store to learn more about working with our talented in-house floral design team.

Memorial Day Deliveries

It’s time to place your order for Memorial Day now so you can enjoy the flowers and share them with loved ones over this three-day weekend. We deliver throughout Long Beach and Los Angeles.

From all of us here at Allen’s Flower Market of Long Beach, we would like to say a special thank you to all of our fallen soldiers as well as their families as they are an essential reason as to why we have our freedom as a nation.

Celebrating National Wildflower Week

may12lb1From May 5 through May 11th, the wildflower is celebrated throughout the United States thanks to the creation of National Wildflower Week by the American Wildflower Society in 1988. Every May, the wildflower is celebrated for its beauty and rainbow of colors, serving as a reminder of the importance of protecting this natural resource.

What are Wildflowers?

Wildflowers are essentially flowers that grow wild, particularly in areas where they are not necessarily native but the wind and elements have carried their seeds and they have taken route. You often see fields of wildflowers in wooded areas, along the roadside, intermixed with other native or planted flowers and even in urban areas.may12lb2

Wildflowers are known to be hardy, low maintenance, and active. They often bloom more than one time per year and can handle all types of climates. In California, one of the most popular wildflowers is the poppy.

Since spring is here, this is a great time to go see wildflowers in their element, including the poppy. The Bureau of Land Management has an informative site where you can learn about some great places to go see wildflowers.

Wildflower Arrangements at Allen’s Flower Market of Long Beach

Our Long Beach flower shop offers a wide array of wildflowers that we incorporate into our floral designs or that we can use to create a custom flower arrangement that features wildflowers. We have a few favorite wildflower arrangements that we would like to share with you:

  • The “Wildflower Basket” looks as though it was just picked from flower fields. It offers a wide variety of assorted wildflowers in an array of stunning colors all arranged within a beautiful basket.
  • A “Sunflowers Topiary Signature Design” is a bright and cheerful flower arrangement with a sunflower topiary that has been designed with wildflowers and lily grass and then tied with raffia.may12lb3
  • “English Elegance” shows you that even the wildness of wildflowers can be tamed and refined. This flower arrangement is like a combination of an English garden and a garden meadow of blooming wildflowers full of cool colors. The floral arrangement includes hydrangea, Andromeda, grape hyacinths, berzelia berries and roses.

Come into our Long Beach flower shop or shop online for these beautiful arrangements. With spring and summer, we have a wide array of wildflowers to enjoy!



The Freshest Flowers Possible for Mother’s Day

Tulips In LoveJust in time for Mother’s Day come many shipments from our floral farmer partners. To ensure we offer the freshest flowers on this special day of Sunday, May 11th and every day of the year, we buy all of our fresh-cut flowers directly from trusted floral farms locally and internationally to ensure that all of our customers get the very best for their money.

Also, by getting the freshest flowers possible this Mother’s Day, Mom can enjoy the flowers that much longer.

Mother’s Day Floral Collection

These fresh, beautiful flowers can be enjoyed on their own, as part of one of our beautiful Mother’s Day flower arrangements, or in a custom Mother’s Day flower arrangement that you create with the help of our incredible floral design team.Mom-Bedazzled

The Mother’s Day collection includes all flower favorites, including roses in almost every color imaginable, tulips, orchids, irises, carnations, hydrangea, sunflowers and more.

These have been arranged in all types of styles, including traditional, contemporary, and avant garde. There are also many unique containers and accents that make them stand out from ordinary flower arrangements.

Even better is the fact that many of our Mother’s Day flower arrangements are on sale, so you not only get fresh and beautiful, but you can also enjoy more for your money!

Mother’s Day Gifts

In addition to the flowers, we have other great gifts for Mom. These include green plants, blooming plants, Mylar balloons, greeting cards, gourmet gift baskets, seasonal fruit baskets and treats from our scrumptious online bakery.april21lb1

There’s so much to choose from to treat your Mom, Stepmom, or Mother-in-Law to one or more gifts! Serving as your one-stop shop for Mother’s Day, you can enjoy shopping online, through our Facebook page, or in our store.

Deliveries for Mother’s Day

We are delivering every day, including Mother’s Day on Sunday. Be sure to order as soon as possible to take advantage of what’s available, enjoy some great pricing, and ensure your preferred delivery time.Mom-GARDEN OF GRANDEUR

Come Shop in Store and Enjoy Free Tacos

Back by popular demand is our free tacos from a local taco cart, which will be here on Saturday evening, May 10th as we plan to stay open 24 hours for Mother’s Day. Come by our Long Beach flower shop, pick out some great gifts for Mom, and enjoy the free tacos!