Just Because Day: Because There Doesn’t Always Have to Be a Reason to Give Flowers

AFM1While we often think we have to wait for a special occasion like a birthday or holiday to express how much someone means to us, we don’t have to wait at all and can do it any day of the year.AFM2

Or, we can use Just Because Day, which falls on August 27th, to tell friends, family members, or anyone else that we just thought of them and wanted to send them something special so they knew it.

Flowers are also saved for those special occasions when, in reality, they should be given whenever the mood strikes. People love flowers because of the natural beauty and color they offer.afm3

To help you get the perfect flower arrangement or bouquet, here are some ideas that might work for your special someone as well as your budget:

  • Pretty in Pink includes hot pink roses, lilies, bouvardia and ranunculus in a low cylindrical vase.
  • Cymbidium Morning has bittersweet, red gerbera daisies, hypericum, yellow cymbidium orchids and curly willow in a bubble bowl.
  • Calla Lilies in Bloom is an elegant, yet simple, flower arrangement that offers a stunning look.AFM4
  • Flower Fantasia is overflowing with roses, orchids and hydrangea in shades of lavender, chartreuse, and pink.
  • Rosita is a sweet arrangement of roses and spray roses as well as hydrangea hand arranged in a low cylinder vase.

These and more, including custom flower arrangements are available through our website, by phone, or through our Long Beach flower shop.afm5

Be sure to order today for local Long Beach, Los Angeles, or Orange County delivery. We also ship anywhere in the United States!

Flowers for Friendship Week

afm1You never want to take those special people in your life you consider friends for granted.

However, with hectic schedules and daily life we sometimes forget to stop and smell the roses of our friendships.afm2

Since this third week in August is actually Friendship Week, this is a good time to take a moment and share how much you appreciate those friendships in your life by sending a thoughtful gift.

Whether they are near or far, we can provide them with a stunning floral message that says how much you value their friendship. afm3

To get you started thinking about what is possible in the way of a Friendship Week floral arrangement, here are some ideas that you can order online, buy by phone, or pick up in our Long Beach flower shop:

  • Long Beach Daisy Delight offers up orange gerbera and roses along with Yoko Ono poms, hydrangea, spray roses, cymbidium orchids and curly willow in a bunch vase.afm4
  • Peruvian Lilies in Bloom offer long-lasting flowers that show the length of your friendship. Did you know that Peruvian lilies are the same thing as alstromeria?
  • Summer Salsa is a sizzling summer flower arrangement with roses, dahlias, orchids and sunflowers.fm5
  • A Sunflower Surprise has, of course, sunflowers as its focal point, but it also adds fresh-cut field flowers for a natural, just-picked display.
  • No Bling may not have bling but it is still a jaw-dropper with its mix of white hydrangea, purple Mocara orchids, and ferns wrapped with silver decorative wire and placed in rectangle vase that has purple acrylic rocks.
  • Calla Light is a stunning display of white with calla lilies, roses, and hydrangea in a clear glass rectangular vase that has been wrapped with a foliage bow.afm6
  • Lovely Larkspur also has alstromeria, casa blanca lilies, carnations and daisy poms in a ginger jar that features a pink polka-dot ribbon.afm7

Be sure to order your floral gifts for Friendship Week today!

Make Someone Smile During National Smile Week

AFM1All this week is National Smile Week, so you can do your part to make someone else smile.

Whether it is a friend or family member, colleague or client, or a neighbor or complete stranger, everyone deserves to smile and see a smile, so make it your goal this week to get as many people to smile as possible.AFM2

Whether you use a kind word or crack a joke or maybe you even send a special gift, this is the week to do it.

Here are some ideas we have that are available at our Long Beach flower shop or online through our website that are sure to bring the smiles:afm3

  • Bella Donna has a display of roses, calla lilies, hydrangea, renaculas, peony, and curly willow arranged in a low cylinder vase.
  • English Garden features a garden style arrangement in a glass rectangle vase with tulips, roses, liatrice, pom poms, Matsumoto asters and moss.
  • Dutch Delight offers assorted hydrangea, roses, renacula, peony, cymbidium orchids and bear grass displayed in a low cylinder vase.afm4
  • A Special Gift is a sweet floral arrangement of summer flowers with a teddy bear.
  • Cut Flower Garden is another unique flower arrangement. It is a fresh cut flower garden that has been designed by hand to reflect the beauty of a manicured spring garden.afm5
  • Blooming Basket Garden has a combination of fresh flowers in plants that will bring smiles for years to come.
  • Of course, other things besides flowers are sure to bring a smile. For example, a selection of chocolate dipped strawberries in rich chocolate that have been drizzled with white chocolate might just do the trick. They come in a selection of six, eight, or twelve pieces.afm6

Come on by our Long Beach flower shop and see more special gifts that you can give, including balloon bouquets, greeting cards, chocolates, cuddly stuffed animals, green plants and collectible gifts.afm7

Our floral design team is even available to work with you on something special that you want to personalize for that special someone.

Our Showroom is Blooming with Fresh Flowers and Great Gifts

AFM1While we know you can’t always stop in our Long Beach flower shop and sometimes have to use the convenience of our website to browse and buy flower arrangements, plants, and gifts, we want to let you know that our Long Beach store showroom is blooming with a wide range of flowers, plants, and gifts that showcase our incredible floral designers and availability of all types of styles, varieties, and prices.afm2

Here are some prime examples of what you will see when you shop our showroom:

  • Gerbera Garden has gerbera daisies and green ball dianthus that are elegantly arranged in a ceramic pot for a truly unique display.
  • Pink Sonnet has an array of pink hues, including stargazer lilies, mini carnations, roses and spray roses. There are also white daisy poms and seasonal greenery in a clear ginger jar vase that has been tied with a pink bow.afm3
  • Sunflowers of Long Beach features sunflowers, delphinium, alstromeria, yarrow, monte casino and more within a clear glass gathering vae that has been tied with raffia.
  • Kew Gardens is a European garden style arrangement of peony, gerbera daisies, roses, hydrangea, statice, blueplurum, oncydium orchids and curly willow.afm4
  • Birds in Paradise illustrates the tropical flowers available, including birds of paradise, purple dendrobium orchids, and greenery.
  • You are My Sunshine is a bright display of sunflowers, daisies, spray roses, stock and delphinium.

Even better is the fact that most of these examples are now on sale while supplies last.

There couldn’t be a better time to order flowers for a special occasion, event, or as a “just because.”

Many of these showcase our summer flowers but very shortly we will begin to get in our fall flower collection so you can get ready for the change of season with new bold colors.afm5

Remember that we also have cash and carry specials, bulk flowers to create your own special flower arrangements and bouquets, gift items, balloons, greeting cards and special gift baskets.

We’d love to see you and get to know your preferences.afm6

It’s worth coming in and seeing all the fresh flowers and gifts on display to give you great visual ideas about what to send loved ones, colleagues, or clients.  Come visit us real soon!