Celebrate 4th of July in Long Beach

april21lb3We love this time of year and the patriotic spirit that reminds us all about how grateful we should be for our freedom and independence. That’s why there are so many fun festivals, parades, and fireworks displays to enjoy not to mention all those local neighborhood celebrations that include everything from barbecues to block parties.memorialafm4

Long Beach Fourth of July Events

Here is a list of great local events you can enjoy with friends and family this 4th of July from the Press Telegram:

  • Big Bang on the Bay: The third annual celebration with music, vintage aircraft flyovers, food and more will be held at Boathouse on the Bay on July 3 from 5:30-10 p.m. at 190 Marina Drive in Long Beach.
  • Kids’ Bike Parade: This is a two-mile parade for kids to enjoy before the fireworks at night from 10 a.m. July 4. 1 at Granada Avenue in Long Beach.
  • Fourth of July on the Queen Mary: Live music, family activities and the big fireworks display at night are all featured at 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach.memorialafm3
  • Fourth of July at the Aquarium: Enjoy some barbecue and a fireworks display at the Aquarium from 5-10 p.m. on July 4 at the Aquarium of the Pacific located at 100 Aquarium Way.
  • Party on the Pier: This event is at the Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier, located at 15 39th Place in Long Beach.
  • California Gardens Fourth of July concert: Enjoy some free music on July 4th at 2745 Orange Avenue.
  • Fireworks Cruise: Harbor Breeze Cruises will be providing a view of the fireworks. It sets sail from 100 Aquarium Way, Dock #2.

Our Patriotic Flower Selection

We have a number of spirited flower arrangements highlighted by their stunning combination of red, white, and blue hues that can be used for just about any type of 4th of July event. These including standing floral arrangements, floral wreaths, floral garlands, flower centerpieces and flower arrangements.uniqueroseafm2

We also have a custom flower arrangement service to help you plan your event so you can add the touch of flowers to complete your design. Just visit our Long Beach flower shop to learn more!

Happy 4th from Us!

From all of us at Allen’s Flower Market of Long Beach, we want to wish you a fun and safe Fourth of July!

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Celebrate National Rose Month

Wrapped RosesJune is National Rose Month and honors this beautiful and treasured flower variety during its peak growing season. There are still a few days left in the month to enjoy this stunning flower as well as the rest of the summer!

This month is a great time to enjoy the rose because there are often many weddings, events, and special occasions. You may even just want to enjoy roses in your home or office to brighten your décor.LB1

Premium Rose Selection

We work with trusted rose growers that deliver premium roses, including long stem roses, miniature roses, and more. An even better reason to celebrate with roses this month is that we have many of our rose arrangements on sale.

We Love Roses

In fact, if you look at our website, you can see just how much we love roses. That’s because we have nearly 75 different rose products available not to mention the ability to customize any type of rose arrangement, rose centerpiece, or rose floral display that you could imagine.rose4

Our Favorite Rose Products

Many of these rose arrangements and rose displays are truly unique. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Mr. Blue is an arrangement of brilliant blue roses.
  • Enjoy a hand-tied arrangement of a dozen hot pink roses.
  • Over the Rainbow is a stunning arrangement of multi-colored roses that look like floral rainbows.
  • Crescent Moon Roses includes 12 luxury roses arranged in the shape of a crescent moon.
  • Truly extraordinary is our Grand Parade of Roses, which features over 60 roses that are arranged in a basket with green ivy, birch branch, and varigated ruscus.
  • Enjoy pure luxury with either a red rose dipped partially in gold or a rose that has been dipped completely in gold. It’s breathtaking.adminfm4
  • Red Rose Topiary or Yellow Rose Topiary makes a great décor item or centerpiece for an event.Bridal Bouquet

There are many more to enjoy for any occasion. Whether you celebrate this month or continue your love of roses throughout the summer and year, come visit Allen’s Flower Market of Long Beach and work with our floral design team for that perfect rose arrangement or centerpiece.

A Wide Array of Gift Ideas for Dad

Sweetie TreatieIt’s time to show dad just how much he is appreciated if we don’t tell him enough the rest of the year by honoring him Sunday, June 15th with a day of fun, relaxation, and gifts. To help you prepare, we have put together a new Father’s Day collection of gifts that includes a little bit of everything we offer online and in our Long Beach flower shop.

Our Father’s Day Collection

Those gifts for dad include flowers, green plants, blooming plants and gift baskets as well as an online bakery full of delicious treats. All are designed to celebrate that special dad, stepdad, and father-in-law.Blog-Peace Lily

Here are some ideas we have that you can enjoy online or in our store:

  • Flower arrangements that feature everything from roses to tropical flowers as well as indoor green plants;
  • Custom Father’s Day flower arrangements that can be personalized in every way;
  • Father’s Day greeting cards;
  • Father’s Day balloons;
  • Delicious gift baskets; and
  • Fresh items from the Long Beach florist’s online bakery, including cupcakes, tarts, cookies and other tempting delights.

A Focus on Value and Variety

Everything in our Father’s Day collection is designed to offer something that fits every taste and budget. Our primary goal is to deliver value and variety along with exceptional service. That’s why every item ordered is given special care and individual attention. Everything is hand arranged and hand delivered so that dad can enjoy it just as it was meant to be.goodieslb1

Many items in the Father’s Day collection have also been put on sale to enhance that value we can provide for you.

Father’s Day Delivery Schedule

Allen’s Flower Market will deliver on Father’s Day to the Long Beach, Orange County, and Los Angeles areas. Order now!falllb5

A Shout Out to All the Dads!

Father’s Day is that special day we recognize fathers for all that they do in taking care of us and offering a role model for our children. On behalf of all of us at Allen’s Flower Market of Long Beach, we want to recognize the dads out there that do such a great job and take their role seriously.

Caring for Fresh-Cut Flowers

HYACINTH AND ROSESReceiving a bouquet or flower arrangement is a very special gift. At Allen’s Flower Market of Long Beach, we use the freshest flowers possible to ensure that the beauty of that arrangement or bouquet lasts as long as it can. However, there are also things you can do to help extend their life even longer.march17lb1

In fact, they could be around up to five or seven days longer with these tips provided by the Society of American Florists.

Flower Arrangement Care

  • Keep the vase filled with fresh water.
  • Use the flower food provided as this helps limit bacterial growth, provides nutrition, and balances the pH. Always follow the directions on the package.
  • Re-cut stems by removing one to two inches with a knife or scissors.
  • Keep the flowers in a cool sport and out of the direct sunlight as well as away from ceiling fans, appliances, or vents as these could dehydrate the flowers.

Care for Loose Bunches of Flowers

If you purchase loose bunches of flowers from our Long Beach flower shop, you can also follow similar directions for flower arrangement care. Always choose those flowers that have firm petals and those with buds that are just about to open. Don’t take any with drooping leaves.

Other Things to Know

Every flower has their own life expectancy so some will last longer than others. Ask our flower shop team as they can provide recommendations on putting certain flowers together to keep a uniform look to the flowers over time.fallbeach2

If you have any flowers that you are using that have woody stems or branches, you will need to use pruning shears to cut the stems.

Tips from our Floral Team

Our floral team can offer you additional advice when you order in-store whether it is a custom flower arrangement or multiple arrangements for a party or event. They have been working for flowers for years and know what works the best to bring out their beauty for as long as possible.uniqueroseafm3

Of course, it helps that we work with premier flower farms and growers that offer the best quality, freshest flowers possible so that the care you do will have a greater impact. Because we always hand arrange and hand deliver our flower arrangements, you can be assured that they will arrive in the best shape possible to help them last longer.