Anyone who’s ever been to Paris will remember the beauty of fresh flowers everywhere one looks- in windowsills, hanging in baskets, being sold in street markets. If you know someone who’s fallen in love with Paris, remind them of the joy of this magical city with flowers you would find in France. While they may not be able to revisit Paris in person whenever they like, Al’s Florist & Gifts can help them return in their imagination with treasures that are reminiscent of the City of Lights. Read More about How To Go To Paris Without Leaving Your House »
Independence Day is approaching, giving us the opportunity to reflect on the great privilege we enjoy in our lives of liberty. How will you enjoy your Fourth of July this year? If you’re gathering with friends and family to grill or picnic while watching fireworks, be sure to include a patriotic display of flowers that will bring joy and beauty to the overall celebration. The floral designers at Al’s Florist have created some beautiful bouquets that will bless those at your gathering while reminding them of the great sacrifice behind Independence Day. Read More about True Blue Flowers For The Fourth »
Summer is here, and along with bright colors, warm temperatures and chilled drinks, this is the perfect time to host elegant brunches in the garden or sophisticated dinners on the patio. To create the perfect summer table for entertaining, be sure to include some touches of class with stunning flowers and creative decor. The design experts at Al’s Florist are here to help you mix and match the perfect flowers with your tableware and linens. Read More about Pair These Flowers With Your Summertime Dinner »
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 »