Celebrating the Special Summer Days and Events in Long Beach with Gorgeous Flowers

Whether you are having a summer wedding or planning an event, celebrating a summer birthday or that of a loved one, or hosting a barbecue on the Fourth of July, summer flowers add a special look and ambiance.

We’d love to help you with all your summer gift giving and decorating with one or more items from our special summer flower collection that includes summer favorites, unique summer floral designs, and even patriotic flowers.

To get you started you can come visit our Long Beach flower shop or shop online. Until then, we also wanted to share some of our personal favorites from this year’s summer flower collection:

GRACEFULLY ELEGANT

This stunning summer flower arrangement contains gerbera daisies, lilies, roses, alstroemeria, and snapdragons in various shades of pink along with greenery. You may be able to change colors or we may also have to substitute, depending on the availability of flowers. 

LONG BEACH DAISY DELIGHT

This gorgeous flower bouquet contains orange gerberas, roses, Yoko Ono poms, spray roses, hydrangea, cymbidium orchids and curly willow in a bunch vase.

SUNNY SUNFLOWERS

Sunflowers are delivered in a clear glass vase. You can choose from 10, 15, or 20 sunflowers for your summer flower arrangement. 

SUMMER FLOWER BASKET

This is a wicker handled basket that has been filled with a colorful mix of carnations, daisies, and summer filler flowers. It makes a great gift for someone special.

Even better is the fact that many of these summer flower arrangements and summer bouquets are now on sale to celebrate the official arrival of summer, which occurred on June 21st.

You can order online, at our Long Beach florist location, or by phone for orders that can be delivered throughout Long Beach and across the country.

Don’t forget that we also can do custom flower arrangements as well as offer an array of summer green plants, summer blooming plants, and special basket and dish gardens that are perfect for a summer in Long Beach.

Come by our Long Beach flower shop to discover many more summer gift items. We’d love to see you!

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July Offers Family-Centered Special Days to Celebrate with Flowers

AFM1While 4th of July is typically the only celebration that comes to mind during this summer month, there are a surprising number of special days throughout the month.

Many are dedicated to food while others are focused on family and the tight bond that only family creates.

In July, the many special family-oriented days include:

  • July 24 is Cousin’s Day and Parents’ Day
  • July 26 is Aunt and Uncle Day
  • July 30 is Father-in-Law Day

AFM2There are many ways to celebrate these special family days. Of course, the best is to spend it with these family members that you are toasting. However, that’s now always possible because summer is a busy time or everyone is spread out across the country.

If you can’t get together on these special family days in July, you can send a special gift like a bold and stunning display of summer flowers from our special seasonal collection.

While some of the flower arrangements offered here might just be available for Long Beach delivery, others can be sent across the country through our affiliate network of flower shop partners.AFM3

Check out these gift ideas for special July celebrations:

  • Sunflowers of Long Beach offers a flower field display of sunflowers, yarrow, Monte Casino, delphinium and alstromeria in a clear glass gathering vase that has been tied with raffia to represent its California style.
  • Something’s Wild features snapdragons, birds of paradise, protea, hydrangea, gerbera daisies, antherium, dendrobium orchids and tropical greenery in a clear vase.
  • Suns of Belmont Shore has blue delphinium, sunflowers, and alstromeria in a large vase.
  • The Country Basket is an apple basket that has been filled with summer flowers in shades of pink, white, and yellow.
  • Gracefully Elegant offers gerbera daisies, snapdragons, roses, lilies and alstromeria in various shades of pink.AFM6
  • The Dazzler has a mix of red, yellow, and purple flowers that include roses, alstromeria, gerbera daisies, snapdragons and chrysanthemums.

Many more floral styles and are available online through our website and in our Long Beach flower shop.

Don’t forget that we also have green and blooming plants, gift baskets, and chocolates that all are special ways to celebrate these July days.

You can also work directly with our floral design team on a custom flower arrangement.

Contact us today and place your orders for these special July celebrations through our website, by phone, or in-store.

Getting Ready for Summer Celebrations with Summer Flowers

AFM1AFM2From summer weddings and birthdays to backyard barbecues and the 4th of July, there are plenty of ways to incorporate summer flowers into your daily life and make them part of others’ lives, too.

Check out these highlights from our summer flower collection, which is a great way to kick off summer today on Monday, June 20th:

  • Gracefully Elegant offers roses, gerbera daisies, lilies, snapdragons and alstromeria in various shades of pink.
  • Summer Salsa is on fire with orange, coral, and purple blooms that include orchids, dahlias, roses and sunflowers.
  • Sunflowers of Long Beach includes fresh sunflowers along with Monte Casino, yarrow, alstromeria and delphinium in a clear glass gathering vase wrapped with raffia.AFM3
  • The Dazzler showcases red, yellow, and purple flowers like roses, alstromeria, gerbera daisies, snapdragons and chrysanthemums in a glass vase.
  • Sunflowers Topiary includes wildflowers and lily grass tied with raffia surrounding some large, bright sunflowers.AFM4
  • The Summer Flower Basket is a wicker-handled basket that offers a colorful mix of daisies, carnations, and more.
  • Long Beach Daisy Delight offers orange roses and gerbera daisies along with Yoko Ono poms, hydrangea, cymbidium orchids, spray roses and curly willow in a bunch vase.

To get you in the mood for summer, we’ve put many of our summer flower arrangements and summer bouquets on sale while supplies last. We also have many patriotic flower arrangements available for 4th of July celebrations.AFM5

We also have numerous summer indoor and blooming plants, dish gardens, garden baskets, planters and more so you can bring the outside indoors and enjoy long-lasting beauty.

We invite you to stop into our Long Beach flower shop and see a wide range of summer flower designs, plants, seasonal gifts and more. Think of us for your upcoming 4th of July parties and events.AFM7

You can also make an appointment to meet with our wedding flower and events team or floral design team if you would like to create anything for a summer event or special party.

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.

4th of July Summertime Celebrations with Flowers

AFM1Not sure how to plan that perfect 4th of July party? Well, we are here to help with decorations that are sure to welcome the summer season here within Long Beach, Los Angeles, and Orange County. To help get you started, here are some ideas that we have available in our Long Beach flower shop as well as through our online flower shop:

ROSES AND CALLASAFM2

This fresh-cut flower arrangement showcases the beauty of red roses and white calla lilies.

CRESCENT MOON ROSESAFM3

12 beautiful roses of any color desired are arranged in a half moon crescent shape. This is a great way to add red, white, and blue roses throughout your 4th of July event.

ROYAL ANTHURIUMS

This stunning Royal Anthuriums bouquet offers rich red hues against a green backdrop of tropical foliage that is housed in a contemporary, leaf-lined cylinder vase. It’s a bright way to reflect the patriotic fireworks of the 4th!AFM4

CALLA LIGHT

White calla lilies, white roses, and white hydrangea are arranged in a clear glass rectangle vase that has been accentuated with a foliage bow.AFM5

CASA BLANCA

White lyzianthus, roses, bouvardia, Queen Anne’s Lace, and Maiden Hair fern are arranged in a white ceramic bowl for a sophisticated flower arrangement.

WHITE WIZARD

This floral masterpiece includes white calla lilies, hydrangea, and roses as well as green hypericom, lily grass, and assorted foliage.

SKY BLUEAFM7

Blue dendrobium orchids and lily grass are hand arranged in a cube vase that has been decorated with blue wire. 

FLORA NOVA

This cube centerpiece consists of dark blue hydrangea, red and green roses, green cymbidium orchids and gloriosa while ti leaves fill the interior of the cube.AFM8

Many of these flower arrangements are now on sale and available for the July 4th festivities. You can also visit our Long Beach flower shop and create custom flower arrangements and centerpieces in partnership with our floral design team!

Summer Flower Designs are Here!

lb1With summer in full swing, we are pleased to share our summer floral designs and summer flower arrangements with you. These are great for birthdays, anniversaries, other special celebrations and events and weddings. Here are some of our favorite summer flower arrangements:

LONG BEACH GRAND PRIX

This flower arrangement includes hydrangea, sunflowers, tiger lilies, gerbera daisies, spray roses, roses and bear grass, which are displayed in a glass cube.  lb2

SUNFLOWERS OF LONG BEACH

Inspired by the burgeoning summer flower fields found around Southern California, this flower arrangement features fresh sunflowers, delphinium, alstroemeria, yarrow, monte casino and more inside a clear glass gathering vase tied with raffia in tribute to California style.

SUMMERTIME ROSES

This summer flower arrangement includes a bubble bowl of 12 mixed colored roses reflecting the beautiful colors of summer.

SOMETHINGS WILDlb3

This flower arrangement features snapdragons, hydrangea, protea, birds of paradise, gerbera daisies, dendrobium orchids, antherium and tropical greens that have been hand arranged in a clear vase.

A SUNFLOWER SURPRISE

This is a mixed vase of sunflowers, delphinium and fresh cut field flowers that reflect the natural beauty of summer.

COUNTRY BASKET

This rustic flower arrangement contains pretty blooms of pink, yellow and white arranged inside an apple basket lb4

SUMMER FLOWER BASKET

This is a country style flower arrangement held within a wicker handled basket that has been filled with colorful mixed carnations, daisies and summer filler flowers.

SUMMER SALSA

This spicy summer flower arrangement includes a mix of orange, coral, and purple blooms that is delivered in a clear glass vase lined with exotic leaves. It contains roses, dahlias, orchids and sunflowers.lb5

LONG BEACH DAISY DELIGHT

This hot hued arrangement has orange gerberas, orange roses, Yoko Ono poms, Hydrangea, spray roses, cymbidium orchids and curly willow hand arranged in a bunch vase.

Of course, we also can take your favorite summer flowers and make you a custom summer flower arrangement. Stop into our Long Beach flower shop or purchase online!

The Dog Days of Summer

may12lb2The first two weeks of summer are commonly referred to as the “dog days of summer.” It is an often-heard phrase that actually has an interesting history. The saying refers to those hot days of summer that occur in July.

According to sources on Wikipedia, the phrase, dog days, came from the Romans because they associated hot weather with the star, Sirius, also known as the “dog star,” which is the brightest star in Canis Major. The Greeks, however, also used that same phrase. may12lb1

Because the heat was considered so intolerable, the idea was that the dogs days were associated with evil, causing animals and people to go crazy from the heat and to experience physical illness as well.

There are different ideas of when these dog days actually happen in the summer, but most of us are likely to agree that, when it gets that hot, we wish we could all lie like dogs and sleep through it rather than having to go out and work and play in such hot weather.

Flowers to Brighten those Dog Days

While it may hot outside, you can enjoy the brightness of summer inside with a beautiful flower arrangement that adds cheery color to a room. This is also the time of many celebrations – from weddings and outdoor barbecues to birthdays and anniversaries – so that means that flowers are a great choice for enhancing these special occasions.You are my sunshine

Our Long Beach flower shop can deliver locally or across the United States to share that summer look with friends and family near and far. Plus, for your summer event, we have a professional team of wedding flower consultants and a floral design team that can custom create the perfect flower arrangements for a summer wedding or event.

Either way, our summer flowers are here to enjoy by stopping in and sharing your summer plans with us. Or, you can shop our online flower shop through your computer, tablet, or phone and conveniently order from an expansive array of flowers, plants, and gifts to enjoy this summer. tropicalafm6

Many of our summer gifts are already on sale and ready to go. Don’t forget to check out our Facebook page and like it so you can receive exclusive deals to save even more money this summer!