As the new year rolls in, we start to think about how we can make improvements to our health and well-being. At Al's Florist, we've found one of the best ways to do this is by surrounding yourself with flowers! Plants and flowers have so many benefits that you'll feel like a whole new you in no time.
Flowers add color to your life. Color encourages creativity, so surrounding yourself with flowers in your favorite colors will encourage creative thought and energy as you work.
Plants and flowers freshen the air. Because they breath out what we breath in, and vice versa, plants and flowers are natural air fresheners. Throw in their beautiful fragrances and you'll wonder why you didn't fill your home with flowers sooner!
Green foliage is a natural stress reducer. The color green is known to alleviate stress and anxiety, so placing plants and flowers in your office is a great way to combat these things. Read More about Happy and Healthy in the New Year »
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! »
You may think of mums as that bushel of yellow flowers you put on your front stoop come Fall, but think again. Mums make a glorious appearance in arrangements that belong inside the home too. And then there's dahlias, everyone's favorite flower these days, and another seasonal bloom that, when added to a floral design, contributes a rich textural element and complexity. Decorating with mums and dahlias from Al's Florist & Gifts is easy this season, since we're offering designs that range from the romantic and moody to the upbeat and cheerful. Read More about Decorating with Mums and Dahlias »
At Al's Florist, we love being a part of the Hollywood community. We have been privileged to be a part of your celebrations and your sadness, your triumphs and your promotions. We have sent birthday surprises, and Valentine's Day love notes. We have designed flowers to welcome new babies, and to say goodbye to loved ones. Through it all, we have gotten to know you, our customers, in a personal way.
One of our particularly fun interactions takes place on Halloween when we have a contest celebrating the feline, canine, and reptile members of the family. As we look forward to October and the Halloween season, we thought we might reminisce with some of our past pet costume contestants - as we look forward to this year's fun. Read More about Pet Costume Contestants Welcome the Season »
They say that in Florida, we can only tell that fall has arrived because the green changes to a slightly different green. But we still love the spirit of the season, and many of us come from places which still generate memories of changing leaves, apple picking and hot cocoa. If you are looking for creative ways to spruce up your Hollywood home decor with autumn colors, Al's Florist has many beautiful options, from sophisticated to rustic. No matter your fall style, we've got what you are looking for.
Autumn colors reflect all of the deep burgundies and burnt oranges of fall foliage, but one of our favorite colors is rich gold. And one of our favorite fall floral arrangements features golden mokara orchids, with colors reminiscent of a glowing fall campfire. Named Orchid Embers, this arrangement will infuse your space with warmth and elegance and is sure to welcome fall in beautiful style. This floral design is perfect for home decor, or to send as an exotic gift. Read More about Autumn Colors for the Harvest Season »
As we settle into summer, some beautiful visitors may be appearing around your neighborhood. Butterflies and bees are out and about, seeking nectar to eat and gardens to pollinate. With some investigation, you will be able to purchase the right plants and flowers to create a patio butterfly garden of your own; or maybe even help the cause of the endangered bee population. The additional of bee-friendly flowers to your front porches or back lanais will prove irresistible to these hard-working insects - and Al's Florist can provide you with what you will need. Read More about Bee-Friendly Flowers & Other Useful Summer Plants »
Summer is here and life is just a little more relaxed. Lazy evenings with extended daylight afford us the opportunity to gather with family and friends more frequently - and whether a friendly barbecue, casual picnic or sophisticated gourmet dinner, flowers make any occasion feel more special. When you are planning your summer parties, don't forget the small details that will make your time together even more memorable - summer centerpieces and seasonal flowers from Al's Florist are a beautiful way to add color and style to your get-together.
Keep Cool - Fresh cut flowers should have adequate hydration and shade on hot sunny days. A floral bouquet will stay gorgeous if you keep the stems submerged in clean water, and position the arrangement out of direct sunlight when possible. Read More about Seasonal Flowers for All Your Summer Parties »
Here in Florida, we enjoy bringing the colors and beauty of nature into our homes - and onto our lanais! Plants thrive due to our hospitable year-round climate, and many of them are tropical and gorgeous! Whether you are looking to transform your home, fill your lanai or sunroom with flowering plants, or give a gift - you can rely on the experts at Al's Florist to provide the best plants. The good news is that the plants we love in Hollywood are hardy and resilient - and even if your green thumb is a little tarnished, we'll help you to keep your indoor plants thriving.
Don't Forget! Administrative Professionals Week is coming up soon. Green and flowering indoor plants make excellent gifts for the occasion.(Click here to shop the collection). Read More about Caring for Bromeliads and Other Indoor Plants »
We live in a place where the changing of the seasons is not nearly as dramatic as it is in other places. Still, the gorgeous days of springtime in Florida are truly special. As floral designers, we appreciate having the new flowers in the shop, all of the vivid colors, and the opportunity to create amazing designs for a new season. So whether you have a special occasion or simply want to brighten your home - the best place in Hollywood to get spring flowers is at Al's Florist.
Did You Know? Many flowers of spring grow from bulbs, such as tulips, daffodils, hyacinth, and crocus. These bulbs are generally planted in the fall, grow roots in the winter and emerge in the spring. Read More about Spring Flowers Arrive in Hollywood »