Ah June, which brings us summer (officially, that is), and all those chances to attend weddings, whether they're on the beach or under air. June is the busiest month for weddings, which explains all of those anniversaries. Al's Florist knows a thing or two about wedding flowers---we provide them---and we're no stranger to anniversary bouquets, either. We can guide you to the perfect one that speaks to the unique character of your relationshi, or that is filled with flowers symbolic of the number of years you've been married. We can even design a piece that makes use of the blooms your bride carried during your wedding. Read More about It’s Wedding Month, Swooning Yet?
Have we here at Al's Florist come up with the perfect gift for your dad this Father's Day? Why yes, yes we have.
You've probably done a sweeping inventory of his habits, preferences and hobbies. You've thought about what he might need for his toolkit, golf game, grill area. But have you considered that giving him a basket of delicious goodness might actually be the most surprising and appreciated present you could offer him this June 17? If not, allow us to show you a prime example of a brilliant basket designed for dudes. Read More about Your Father’s Day Gift, Solved.
If you want to celebrate National Best Friend's Day right---and we hope you do---you'll give or send (and hopefully receive!) flowers. Yes, we're biased here at Al's Florist, but that's only because we know how much flowers are appreciated when they are offered in celebration of friendship. They strike just the perfect note, since they always feel special. They can be customized to reflect the tastes and preferences of your friend. They're beautiful. And they smell great, too. Read More about The Roses You Give To Your Besties
While we here at Al's Florist delight in spring, it's always fun to think ahead to our next season and the floral goodies it will bring. While it's true that spring and summer share a lot of flowers in common, there are a few blossoms unique to summer. These are the flowers that reach their fullest expression during the warmest months, blooming right up until fall. They are bold, bright and often big. Think sunflowers, hibiscus, foxglove. While all of these may not be native to our climate, they become available and abundant in summer, the season for showstopper flowers. Read More about Looking Ahead To Summer’s Flowers
Al's Florist joins the rest of the country this May 28th to honor those men and women who sacrificed their lives in service to country. We gather together to attend parades and ceremonies devoted to celebrating their legacy, and we also host dinners, parties and barbecues in our own homes, often outdoors. Flowers are a customary part of any celebration, while also being a traditional gift to offer someone who is deserving. In many cases, Memorial Day centers around the people who have been most impacted by the loss of someone who served in the military. We want the perfect flowers to express our feelings to them, but we also seek flowers that capture the spirit of the social events we host. Since Memorial Day weekend is often thought of as a prelude to summer, we see flowers that nod to the season as a crucial part of your event's decor. Read More about A Sunny Design For Memorial Day
Here at Al's Florist, we're gearing up for Mother's Day, a special time of year when everyone gains an even greater appreciation for the fine gift that flowers make. These beauties were born to be Mother's Day gifts; fragrant, complex, nourishing and beautiful, flowers are all around us and yet feel rare and exceptional. They've been prized since ancient times for their life-giving qualities and their aesthetic appeal. We simply can't live without them in the grand scheme of things. It makes sense to give something so invaluable to the women we feel the same way about. Read More about Be A Good Flower Child This Mother’s Day
Al's Florist is prepped for summer, but we all know that our hottest, muggiest season doesn't quite start until school's out (or so the song goes).
As May and June make their way toward us on the calendar, it's time to start planning for those end of school year celebrations---proms, parties, graduations, ceremonies, recitals, awards . . . the whole shebang. Many times these occasions call for flowers, whether as wearables, decor or gifts. Today we focus on the latter category, showcasing a bright bundle of blooms sure to communicate all the respect and pride a new graduate deserves. Read More about Congratulate Those Graduates With Flowers
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. Read More about A Basket Of Goodness For Teachers And Nurses
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. Read More about Our Planet’s Pretties Flowers For Earth Day
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. Read More about A Dash Of Green For Your Desktop