A Basket Of Goodness For Teachers And Nurses

It’s about time to celebrate those super ladies in your life. May 6 through May 12 is both Teacher and Nurse Appreciation week, and while we here at Al’s Florist know that there are some awesome men serving in both capacities, these fields are primarily dominated by women, many of whom who are also mothers. So it’s the perfect opportunity to just call them what they are and celebrate it: Super Ladies.

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Our Planet’s Pretties Flowers For Earth Day

Earth Day is April 22, a global celebration of our planet and an opportunity to raise awareness for how we can take care of it and what we could be doing better. Think of it as Earth’s birthday, a time when we all join in to appreciate terra firma and learn more about it. In our community, there will be recycling drives, clean-ups, environmental fairs and other events taking place that give us all the chance to come together and do something to make our planet a better place. We here at Al’s Florist see no reason why that shouldn’t also include a backyard party or al fresco dinner out in nature.

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A Dash Of Green For Your Desktop

We here at Al’s Florist know how important it is to have an efficient, orderly work space. In fact, many of us spend more time at our jobs—and therefore at our work surfaces—than we do at home. So it’s crucial that we make our desks not only as user-friendly as possible, but as appealing too. Which is why we’re here today to raise a little “Desktop Awareness,” just in time for Administrative Professionals Day April 25. We urge you to consider making your sad desk happy again with new, refreshing plants.

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Refresh Your Front Step For Spring

When you’re revamping your house for spring, cleaning out the closets and throwing away the things that no longer serve you, don’t forget that front step area. We here at Al’s Florist know that even during our Florida winters, we’re still decorating the front of our homes with plants and other decor, so the area can take a beating. It’s time to sweep away the fallen leaves and refresh those planter pots with something more reminiscent of spring.

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Flowering Plants For Easter

Easter is just a week away, and we here at Al’s Florist are thrilled to be steeped in the season’s blooms and baskets. The latter are practically synonymous with Easter—along with chocolate bunnies, Peeps and dyed eggs—but we’re inclined to fill them with flowers or flowering plants. The result is an appealingly fresh gift or piece of decor for spring.

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A Sunny, Scented Design

Al’s Florist is grateful for spring’s glorious haul of flowers, and here’s why: they smell divine.

We’re used to praising flowers for their visual beauty, but we see the whole flower for what it is—an enticement to all of the senses. And while it’s true that not all blooms are created equal when it comes to fragrance, each and every one does have a distinct scent. Even if that scent is just of freshness, it’s there, and it will work its magic on you.

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Spring’s Flowers Are Here!

March 21 heralds the arrival of spring, but here at Al’s Florist, we’re already welcoming the season’s best blooms to our shelves and bins. Our geography allows us to keep gorgeous warm-weather flowers in stock all year long, for the most part, but that doesn’t mean we don’t get excited to showcase flowers that look as though they were just pulled from the garden come spring.

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International Women’s Day Deserves Flowers

If you’re looking to give flowers on International Women’s Day, which falls on March 8, we here at Al’s Florist know exactly what you should offer. IWD is celebrated world-wide and has been on the calendar here in the U.S. since 1909. If you haven’t offered the special women in your life flowers before on this day, it’s time to take action and give some.

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Treat Your Sweet Self To Succulents

There’s no better way to make yourself feel special than to go ahead and indulge in a flower or plant gift—for yourself. That’s right, Al’s Florist said it: You should be buying the flowers or plants you want for yourself. It’s an important act of self-care, at least as important as springing for that massage or getting your toes done. And there are so many proven health benefits to having greens or flowers in the home that you really can’t go wrong.

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How To Give Flowers So It Really Matters

Of the many occasions there are to give flowers, several stand out to us here at Al’s Florist. Think of the first time someone ever slipped a corsage onto your wrist, or the flowers your grandmother sent for your sweet sixteenth. The flowers you received when your first child was born, nestled on the windowsill of the hospital in a flood of sunlight. Often, flowers really mean something. They’re more than part of a symbolic gesture — they’re memories.

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