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
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. Read More about Refresh Your Front Step For Spring
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. Read More about Flowering Plants For Easter
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. Read More about A Sunny, Scented Design
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. Read More about Spring’s Flowers Are Here!
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. Read More about International Women’s Day Deserves Flowers