Make a Difference Day in Long Beach

This Saturday is Make a Difference Day. This happens every year on the fourth Saturday of October. It’s a time to celebrate those service hearts throughout the country that want to change the world for the better. These people want to help others by working on individual, family, and group projects.

There are many projects right here in Long Beach that you can get involved with this Saturday. Check out the Make a Difference Day website where you can put in Long Beach or zip code to find out what’s going on. There is something for everyone to get involved, including kids. You can never start too early on wanting to make a positive change.

We suggest sending out some special flowers to those making a difference or even gifting someone as a way to make a difference in their day, especially anyone that has struggled recently. Here are some great floral gift ideas from our fall flower collection:

TUSCAN SUN

This warm and inviting flower arrangement contains sunflowers, mums, and orange floral accents. It is made to feel like an afternoon in Tuscany, Italy and it does just that!

EARTH AND WIND

This glass cube flower arrangement has hydrangea, sunflowers, spray roses, succulents, curly willow, and bear grass. The bottom of the cube is filled with seashells and rocks.

SUNSHINE

This floral design captures sunshine in a cube vase. It offers sunflowers and yellow roses along with red berries greenery.

FIELDS OF FALL

A wide arrangement of colorful autumn flowers are wrapped with a raffia bow.

CUBIC SUNFLOWERS

This flower arrangement arrives in a cube vase that has been filled with sunflowers, delphinium, alstroemeria and other fall flowers.

DESIGNED SUNFLOWERS

Fresh-cut sunflowers are arranged with other colorful and bright fall flowers.

AN AUTUMN TO REMEMBER

This arrangement comes in a terracotta pot. It includes lilies, roses, and berries.

It’s time to place your order now for Make a Difference Day. We do offer same day delivery throughout the Long Beach area.

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October Events and Special Days to Enjoy in Long Beach

October is so much more than just the month where Halloween lands on the last day. There are numerous other special occasions that are good to remember and celebrate that will show others that you are thinking of them and appreciate that they are part of your life.

This starts next week with Bosses Day (October 16th) and Bosses Week (October 16-21). That’s followed by the Sweetest Day on October 21st, a day in which you think of sweet ways to express yourself to others you care about. Then, if you have a spouse, you won’t want to forget about Mother-in-Law Day on October 22nd.

Each of these special days can be highlighted with a special gift from our Long Beach flower shop for a local recipient. Or, many of our products can be shipped anywhere in the country or delivered thanks to our network of florist partners. Here are some ways to celebrate and decorate for all the special days in October.

Let’s start with the Boss. We have a whole selection and gift guide that highlights the best gifts for men. If you have a female boss, many of these items still work, too! That’s because the gift guide features gorgeous orchid plants, gift baskets, plants and more that are sure to show any boss that you appreciate their guidance and trust in you.

Next is the Sweetest Day. You could opt for chocolates or a gourmet gift basket. Or, you could get something spectacular from our online Long Beach bakery partner who creates every item fresh on a daily basis. Their selections include cookies, macaroons, tarts, pies, brownies and more. These are for local Long Beach delivery only though!

Then, there is your Mother-in-Law. Flowers are a great way to show your love and there are all types of arrangements to choose from. For example, Peachy includes dahlias, gerbera daisies, green ball dianthus, and many other blooms and greenery accents. Fountainbleau is absolutely stunning. This garden style design has an abundance of roses, orchids, calla lilies, hydrangea, and greenery.  

Finally, there is Halloween. Bam Boo Boo features orange lilies, bamboo, hypericum, millet, coxcomb, and green cymbidium orchids. The Trendy Autumn Fresh Bouquet is gorgeous and includes a mix of fall flowers and green hydrangea for a truly unique floral display. Be sure to come into our Long Beach flower shop to see more of our Halloween flower arrangements, fall gifts, and gift ideas for all of these special October days.

Celebrating Good Neighbor Day in Long Beach

Your local neighbors in Long Beach are often who you turn to when you need a watchful eye on your home while you are away or help with pets, kids, or the mail. Or, it may be that you are new to the area and have yet to meet your neighbors. Maybe you’ve noticed someone is new on your block.

September 28th is the perfect day to do something about any and all of these. That’s because it’s National Good Neighbor Day. President Jimmy Carter made it a national holiday way back in 1978 as a way to always maintain that community spirit. It’s because neighborhoods had strength, unity, and security to our country. They keep us together in times of trouble. 

Just think about the recent national disasters with the hurricanes. It’s neighbors helping neighbors. And, we can’t ever forget that.

Whether you send a handwritten note, tell them in person, or send a sweet gift, National Good Neighbor Day is the best time to start focusing on the benefits of having neighbors.

We’ve got some great gift ideas that you can order in our Long Beach flower shop or through our website:

CALI SUN

This stunning flower arrangement offers a cheerful message for your neighbors. It features yellow roses, green hydrangeas, and a locally grown succulent along with numerous accent flowers.

EARTH AND WIND

This compact glass cube flower arrangement offers a unique blend of colors and textures. There are hydrangea, sunflowers, spray roses, succulents, curly willow, and bear grass as well as seashells and rocks.

LIMONADA

This eye-catching arrangement is a yellow delight. It showcases yellow flowers like gerbera daisies, roses, tiger lilies, and solidago. These are arranged in a clear glass cube that has been lined with fresh-cut lemons and curly willow.

ATLANTIC GARDENS

This beautiful combination basket includes fresh flowers and plants many of which will last for years to come if your neighbor has a green thumb.

JUST LIKE HOME COOKIE ASSORTMENT

Besides flowers, we have some other great gifts for Good Neighbor Day. These cookies come from a local Long Beach bakery that we partner with who makes these delicious treats on a daily basis. This assortment includes favorites like chocolate chip, oatmeal with raisins, peanut butter, and coconut macaroons.

SWEETS AND SNACKS TRAY

Also from our bakery partner, this delightful gift has cinnamon twists, palmiers, cinnamon palmiers, raspberry almond bars, coconut-chocolate chip-walnut bars, and guava cream cheese bars.

CUBE CYMBIDIUM ORCHID

This exotic arrangement comes in a cube vase and offers cymbidium orchids, curly willow, moss, and river rocks.

6-INCH DIEFFENBACHIA PLANT

We also have a number of green plants that also make nice gifts like this easy-to-maintain plant that comes in a ceramic pot.

Order today to celebrate your neighbors and thank them for all that they do for you and the neighborhood. Or, it’s a great way to welcome someone new into the area!

Fall is in the Air in Long Beach

Fall kicks off on Friday, September 22nd. Another summer comes to a close and, while we will miss the warmer weather, it’s pretty nice to have the cooler weather, too.

It also means the arrival of some of our favorite holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving.

Plus, it means that Christmas isn’t too far away either! 

We’ve been getting ready the last few weeks for the fall season here at our Long Beach flower shop by filling our coolers with fall flowers and creating new fall bouquets, fall centerpieces, and fall flower arrangements.

Now, we are ready to share our fall flower collection with you through our website and our Long Beach florist location.

Here are some of the highlights to give you an idea of how you can give fall flowers as gifts as well as use it as decor for your home, office, or upcoming event like a fall wedding. These are some of our personal favorites from the fall flower collection:

TUSCAN SUN

This fiery and bold flower arrangement delivers sunflowers, mums, and orange accent flowers. It is reminiscent of a Tuscan afternoon.

WINDS OF FALL

This sublime flower arrangement includes hydrangea, cream roses, orange gerberas, hypericum, and seeded eucalyptus in a clear glass bunch vase.

EARTH AND WIND

This fall glass cube arrangement showcases hydrangea, sunflowers, spray roses, succulents, curly willow, and bear grass. The cube also features seashells and rocks.

FASHIONABLY FALL

This spicy flower arrangement is full of bright colors. There are yellow flowers like roses, tiger lilies, and solidago. It also features red alstroemeria, purple spider mums, and greenery. Everything is arranged in a glass ginger jar that is tied with a yellow ribbon.

FIELDS OF FALL

This compact arrangement offers a wealth of fall flowers and vase that has been tied with a raffia bow.

CALICO AUTUMN

This fall flower bouquet has purple and green hydrangea, red roses, and red berry accents.

Right now is a good time to order because many items from our fall collection are now on sale while supplies last. It’s our way of thanking our loyal customers and providing the extra value that is the hallmark of our florist business.

Also, our Long Beach flower shop also has many fall gift items as well so drop in and check out some of our great selection!

National Grandparents’ Day is September 10th

It’s that time of year again to stop and reflect on just how much your grandparents mean to you. They are special members of the family that are often lonely and could use a little extra attention. This is a great time to take them out for a meal, call them, or send them some flowers with your love.

Here are some of our most popular flower arrangements that your grandparents are sure to love whether they live here in the Long Beach area or they are across the country:

ROSES AND CALLAS

This fresh-cut flower arrangement features premium flowers like roses and calla lilies. You can choose various styles of glass vases.

POLKA DOTS AND POSIES

This adorable flower arrangement includes dark pink roses and spray roses as well as white daisy and button poms in a pink cube vase. It also includes a polka dot ribbon around the cube.

24 RED ROSES ARRANGED IN A VASE

Your grandparents will receive two-dozen premium red roses in a vase. The arrangement also includes seasonal greenery and fillers.

BEDAZZLED

This stunning flower arrangement includes numerous types of premium flowers in a dazzling array of colors. There are roses, tulips, peonies, gerbera daisies, calla lilies, hydrangea and more, depending on flower availability.

LUSCIOUS LILLIES

This is a simple, yet sophisticated, flower arrangement that features lilies and greenery in a vase that has been tied with a bow to match the lily color.

KEW GARDENS

This is a European garden inspired flower arrangement. It offers peonies, gerbera daisies, tulips, roses, hydrangea, statice, blueplurum, oncydium orchids, and curly willow in a vase of your choice.

YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE

This is a garden bouquet in a basket. It contains delphinium, daisies, spray roses and stock in an array of colors. 

PINK PASSION

If your grandparents are fans of pink, then this is the flower arrangement for them. Various shades of pink are displayed in the snapdragons, gerbera daisies, mini carnations, roses, and stargazer lilies featured in this arrangement. The flowers come in a glass urn style vase.

On Sale and On Order

The good news is that many of these flower arrangements are also now on sale!

Remember that we can deliver throughout the United States. We also do local deliveries throughout Long Beach seven days a week so your grandparents can get their flowers on Sunday if there is delivery availability.

Labor Day Summer Flower Sale

The first weekend in September is always designated as Labor Day weekend with the first Monday of the month serving as Labor Day. This means the end of summer unofficially and the start back to school for many students. The official holiday of Labor Day was designated as a way to celebrate the American worker.

That means many people get a three-day weekend. This year, Labor Day weekend starts on Friday, September 1st and goes all the way through Monday, September 4th. While some of you may have planned a weekend getaway, others may be on a staycation. That means barbecues, block parties, and pool time.

As the summer comes to a close, don’t forget to enjoy the last of the summer, which makes for a great way to decorate for Labor Day events. Here are some of the flower arrangements we have on sale while supplies last:

GRACEFULLY ELEGANT

This special summer arrangement features gerbera daisies, lilies, roses, alstroemeria, and snapdragons in various shades of pink. There is also an abundant amount of greenery.

IRIS DAISY BASKET

Basket arrangements are great for bringing to a special Labor Day barbecue invite. This once includes numerous flowers like daisies, iris, and a variety of pink garden flowers. Accents include leather leaf and Scotch broom. These flowers and greenery are all arranged in a woven basket.

COUNTRY BASKET

Another flower basket from our summer collection that is now on sale offers shades of pink, yellow, and white flowers arranged in an apple basket.

LONG BEACH DAISY DELIGHT

This bright floral display includes orange gerbera daisies and roses along with colorful Yoko Ono poms, hydrangea, spray roses, curly will and cymbidium orchids. These are all arranged in a bunch vase.

LONG BEACH GRAND PRIX

This flower arrangement includes a wide array of premium flowers like roses, spray roses, gerbera daisies, hydrangea, sunflowers and tiger lilies. These gorgeous blooms are then accented by bear grass and then displayed in a glass cube.  

THE DAZZLER

The name says it all with this bright flower arrangement of red, yellow, and purple flowers. Varieties features in this glass vase arrangement include alstroemeria, roses, chrysanthemums, gerbera daisies, and snapdragons,

SUMMERTIME ROSES

This beauty showcases a bubble bowl of 12 mixed colored roses that are reminiscent of a brilliant sunset or sunrise.

Order Now!

It’s time to get your orders in for Labor Day! Call, visit, or go online to place your order. We now deliver seven days a week so you can get your flowers when you want them!

It’s Time to Focus on Friends During Friendship Week

Friendship is one of the greatest gifts we’ll ever receive. Our friends give us joy, support, laughter, and memories. That’s why we take a whole week each year to toast this special relationship.

Each year, this friendship celebration arrives during the third week of August. That’s here so it’s time to gift your friends with flowers and other treats. It’s even a good idea to think about doing something nice for someone that you want to be friends with.

We’ve put together a gift guide for Friendship Week from items available in our Long Beach flower shop as well as through our website. These friendship gifts reflect a wide range of prices and styles like these:

SUNFLOWERS OF LONG BEACH

This bright floral display shows the brilliance of your friendship. It features sunflowers, delphinium, alstroemeria, yarrow, monte casino and more hand arranged in clear glass gathering vase that has been tied with raffia.

PINK SONNET

Any friend of yours that loves the color pink must have this flower arrangement. It offers pink stargazer lilies, mini carnations, roses, and spray roses along with white daisy poms, seasonal greenery, and fillers in a clear ginger jar vase that has been tied with a pink bow.

GERBERA GARDEN

This is a unique floral design that contains gerbera daisies, bear grass loops,  and green ball dianthus within a clear glass cube. You can choose from a number of available gerbera daisy colors. 

12 YELLOW ROSES

Yellow roses symbolize friendship. It makes sense to pick up a dozen Ecuadorian long-stemmed roses that have been arranged in a glass vase with baby’s breath.

MORNING DEW

Give this refreshing floral display of lilies in a glass bubble bowl that has been filled with fresh cut oranges and limes.

15-INCH SITTING FAT BEAR

A stuffed animal is often a great gift to give a friend like this cute and cuddly teddy bear. 

CHOCOLATE DIPPED STRAWBERRIES

Then, again, there’s a lot to be said for ripe, juicy strawberries that have been covered in rich chocolate. These large strawberries have milk chocolate with white chocolate drizzled over the top of that.

FRENCH MACARONS

Our partnership with a local Long Beach bakery also provides many other delicious friendship gifts like these French macarons.

BLISSFUL BASKET GARDEN

This lovely basket has blooming plants like an African violet, azalea, miniature rose and hypoestes plants as well as a small green ivy plant.

ORCHID PURSE

Beautiful orchids are displayed in a unique purse container for a unique look!

Order Today!

Time to place your order to make sure that your friend gets a special gift this week!