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SoCal Petals Fall Collection! November 18, 2015 05:53

When the fall arrives, there is so much beauty in nature, and we all love the wonderful colors in flowers that this time of the year brings.  It's amazing how flowers can capture the essence of the season that we are in.  Although it may be cold, the fall is a great season full of flowers to behold! 

What we have to offer is the Best Fall Flowers that you will find within our SoCal Petals Fall Collection .  We have compiled an array of fall flower combinations to create the superior floral arrangements that you deserve.  

Pumpkin Spice - The Pumpkin Spice Bouquet is warm, little arrangement fitting for your work desk, or put a number of them on your tables for a large occasion.  It is made up of creme roses, sunflowers, and other beautiful fall textures and colors full of autumn charm.  All the flowers are nested within a sugar pumpkin with floral foam inside that holds the bouquet together.  It keeps the bouquet fresh for up to a week and possibly longer.  With this arrangement, make sure not to water the pumpkin excessively, which will cause it to rot faster.

Natural Elegance Bouquet - The FTD® Natural Elegance™ Bouquet expresses the essence of the autumn months.  It is comprised of the rich and vibrant colors that we absolutely love!  This arrangement has Rust Asiatic lilies, orange roses, bronze traditional daisies, burgundy mini carnations, yellow chrysanthemums, and lush greens, all within a clear glass cylinder vase lined with red ti leaves for an elegant finish.  This bouquet is perfect for Thanksgiving, as well as other occasions like getting well and birthdays. 

Fall Memories Bouquet - This is as beautiful and elegant of a fall bouquet as they come.  It has the flowers that you would pick from an orchard in autumn time.  It has Kale and yellow cottage yarrow, accompanied by other textures and seasonal flowers within a tall, cylinder glass vase.  Use this arrangement for a table centerpiece or send it to that special someone during the fall season.

Wildflower Mix Bouquet - Sunflowers are so enjoyed by everyone during this season and they will bring an immediate smile to your recipients' face. The Wildflower Mix Bouquet primarily includes sunflowers, along with queen annes lace, solidago, liatrice and limonium, all nested within a beautiful ceramic container.  Enjoy sunflowers mixed with other complimenting wildflowers that create a wonderful autumn-colored arrangement.

Abundant Harvest Basket - If you like baskets, the FTD® Abundant Harvest™ Basket contains Autumn's most majestic hues creating a short and beautiful arrangement.  It includes dark orange Asiatic lilies, bi-colored orange roses, burgundy miniature carnations, fuchsia spray roses, peach hypericum berries and millet grass in a natural wood basket to celebrate this treasured harvest season.  You can easily sit this basket on your work desk or place several around your home to create that feeling of fall for all of your family and guests.

For the Best Flowers For Fall Occasions, no one compares to SoCal Petals!  Our Fall Collection has the quality floral designs that you are looking for your precious events and occasions.  From our Harvest Heartstrings Bouquet to our Orchid Rainbow Bouquet, SoCal Petals is the Manhattan Beach Florist that can meet all of your floral needs throughout the Southern California area.  We only use the most seasonal and freshest flowers in all of our arrangements.  With over 50 years of combined experience, our professional designers know how to make all of your favorite fall flowers come alive. 

SoCal Petals also daily provides our signature same-day delivery up to 3pm year round in the Southern California areas, convenient for customers that need flowers quickly.    Whether you need a West Los Angeles Flower Delivery or Huntington Beach Flower Delivery, SoCal Petals can deliver for you in no time.  For the best fall flowers during the holiday season, call SoCal Petals or order online today!  

The Best Cut Flowers To Grow November 4, 2015 06:16

When it comes to cut flowers, they can be the most beautiful bouquets that you experience.  From timeless roses to elegant peonies, once you get a taste of continually having cut flowers, you don't desire anything less than the best.  Yet, even these wonderful beauties of nature come to an end and wither away.  "Only if they could last," we might say. 

If you really like having cut-flowers and you are open to becoming a planter, another option is to simply grow your own.  It may seem a little overwhelming to begin planting your own flowers, however, there are an array of self-help tools to assist you with getting started.  After you decide to grow your own cut-flowers, the next thing to decide is which ones should you grow.  Below are just some of the best cut flowers to grow for your garden, and you'll be excited as you see spring up all of the amazing flowers you've been waiting for.

Celosia - The celosia is an unusual cut flower that grows to 4 feet tall and produces crests, or combs, of large velvety flowers that are very long lasting after they are cut. This flower comes in yellow, red or pink.  All celosias are tolerant of the hottest growing conditions and produce an abundance of seed.

Gomphrena - This beautiful flower produces unusual ball-shaped flowers of violet, red or white.  The flowers are borne atop wiry stems that are easy to arrange and the flowers are suitable for drying.  Amaranth grows well in the field and tolerates heat, dry conditions and insects.

Zinnia - The zinnia are very popular cut flowers because they are available in so many colors and interesting textures. Some zinnia plants produce small button type flowers and others produce flowers as big as 4 inches across.  Zinnias are tolerant of all types of soils and thrive in warm conditions that would cause other flowering plants to fade.

Sunflower - There's nothing like the sunflower growing in the autumn time.  Sunflowers come in bright yellow with brown centers and vary in shades of bright yellow, red, brown, copper, orange and bi-colored petals.  They also can have green centers also.  If you are going to plant sunflowers after the 4th of July, select those that are what is called "day-length neutral", which means they can grow tall even while the day length shortens.

Snapdragon - Snapdragons are are a good flower to grow in cooler climates and can be grown in the winter in the southern US.  The best harvest of the snapdragon comes during the spring.  They are great compliment flowers to your primary flowers within a floral bouquet.  Snapdragons produce one large floral spike with multiple blooms or they can be pinched back to provide multiple smaller stems. Some varieties of snapdragons are more suitable as bedding plants because they are low-growing, so be sure to purchase seed or plants that are the cutting types such as the "Rocket" series.

If you would rather just purchase your cut flowers, SoCal Petals has the premium floral arrangements just for you.  We are a superior Huntington Beach Florist that is able to meet all of your standard and custom-design floral needs.  From stunning floral bouquets to delicious gourmet chocolates, SoCal Petals does it all!  Our professional designers have over 50 years of combined experience and take pride in delivering the highest level in customer satisfaction.  We are a nationally-recognized Master Florist and considered a leader in the floral industry.  You won't look any further once you experience a bouquet from SoCal Petals!

We also can provide a Los Angeles Flower Delivery, a Venice Beach Flower Delivery or any delivery with the Southern California area.  Up to 2pm daily, SoCal Petals delivers the same day fast!  If you want the best, call SoCal Petals today! 

Reference:  www.gardenguides.com, The Best Cut Flowers to Grow

The Calendula: The Birth Flower of October October 12, 2015 07:17

When the month of October comes, we find ourselves in mid-season of Fall and much closer to Winter arriving.  We can wonder what are some great choice flowers during this time of the year?  Well, you don't have to search any further.  For your wonderful event or occasion, there is one flower that you can count on.  It is the beautiful birth flower of October--the calendula.

The calendula, also known as marigold, is a part of the daisy family.  It is one of the Best Flowers In October that you can choice from.  It is a versatile flower that actually not only blooms in October, but every month of the year.  It blooms at the beginning of each month.  It's name speaks for itself, being that calendula means "throughout the months".  Calendula is also Latin for "calends" and is the English version of "calendar."  This flower is used by gardeners as an insect repellent, as well as by cooks as a coloring for food.

Calendulas have many other uses as well that you wouldn't think that a flower can do.  When it is dried, it can be used to spice up your food and brighten up a salad.  In fact, it is referred to as the "pot marigold" because of cooking pots, not flowerpots.  This flower can amazingly be used as an herbal medicinal remedy for headaches, toothaches, stomachaches, fever reducers and menstrual cramps.  It can also reduce swelling in insect bites, sprains, jaundice, sore eyes, wounds and other skin irritations when made into an ointment.  Lip balms can be made with the calendula as well. The calendula comes in bright colors, from gold to bright orange, and when boiled, they make for excellent dyes for fabrics, cosmetics and food.

The calendula other name, marigold, is also referred to as "Mary's Gold" by early Christians and is considered a sacred flower.  Garlands of marigolds were crafted and worn on the necks of the statues of holy saints like the Virgin Mary.  Its' floral meaning is associated with "winning grace." and garlands of marigolds were worn to protect homes from evil, being strung at doorsteps. 

For calendulas, other daisy-like flowers and more as a bouquet, SoCal Petals has an enormous variety of the Best Bel-Air Flowers just for you!  This Bel-Air Florist just for you!  With over 50 years of combined design experience, our professional designers know exactly how to create the superior floral arrangements that you desire.  We strive to provide 100% satisfaction with every bouquet each and every time.  As a nationally-recognized Master Florist, we are a proven leader in the floral industry.  From fresh cut calendulas to quality red roses, SoCal Petals does it all!

If you want your premium flowers in a hurry, our signature same-day delivery is what our customers absolutely love about us.  You can place your floral order via phone or online by 3pm daily, and we can have them delivered to your recipient's destination the same day.  It's that fast and easy!   Whether you need an West Hollywood Flower Delivery or Costa Mesa Flower Delivery, SoCal Petals delivers in no time.  For the best floral arrangements, floral decor and assorted gifts, call SoCal Petals today! 

Reference:  www.list-of-birthstones.com, Calendula flower; www.1stflowers.com

10 Great Tips For Arranging Your Own Flowers! September 9, 2015 05:26

A wonderful expression of thoughtfulness to the special someone is to create a bouquet of your very own.  You can grab some of her favorite flowers, a vase, some water and then put your creativity to work.  When you are arranging your own flowers, you want your bouquet to look its' absolute best. Here are 10 great tips below to help you make the perfect floral arrangement.

1. Start With Fresh Flowers
- Before you even begin arranging your flowers, the best tip above all is to pick out some quality flowers that have a lot of life in them to begin with. 

2. Put Them In Water Fast
- After you purchase your flowers, always put them in water fast.  As soon as you get them home, fill some buckets with tepid water, add floral preservative, and then your fresh flowers.

3. Cut Off Some Stem - Providing your new flowers with a fresh cut will help them immediately be able to acclimate themselves to the new water and absorb it better.  Cut 1 inch off the stems using a sharp knife.  This is a good rule of thumb to follow, especially if you aren't arranging them quickly.

4. Water Temp Matters - Warm water helps tightly closed flower heads and causes them to open fully.  Let them stay in the water for a day or two before use.

5. Use Foam - Use florist's foam to keep flowers in place and constantly hydrated so they last the longest they possibly can.  Soak the foam for 15 minutes before cutting it to fit the container, in addition to watering the foam every couple of days.

6. Continue Trimming - Recut your stems just before adding them to the arrangement.  Strip off any dead leaves that fall below the water line because it helps minimize fungus and bacteria.

7. Large and Heavy Flowers First -  Add these first, turning the arrangement as you work to ensure even placement of them on each side. Then, fill in with smaller, airier blooms, and leave enough space between the stems so individual flowers have room to shine.  Include flowers with various shapes and stem lengths as well.

8. Similar Colors - Mix in similar color flowers, yet with different textures for a monochromatic arrangement that's interesting to see.

9. Fill-In - Save larger leaves and stems with leaves on them to fill in around the flowers. Also, drape some of the greenery over the container's rim.

10. Proper Placement - Lastly, always keep flowers away from sunlight and heating vents. Then, recut stems and add water often.

If you follow these tips, you'll be sure to create a stunning hand-made bouquet.  You can also turn to SoCal Petals to create a stunning floral arrangement just for you!  This Los Angeles Florist has it all, using nothing but the most freshest and seasonal flowers for you to absolutely enjoy.  As a nationally-recognized Master Florist, we have proven to be one of the most skilled, premium florists in the industry nationwide.  Our professional designers have 50 years of combined experience and utilize their expertise to make sure every customer is satisfied every time with how their flowers are arranged.

SoCal Petals also provides same-day delivery within the Los Angeles and Orange County daily.  Up to 3pm daily, you can have your premium bouquet and assorted gift delivered to your recipient for only $11.99.  If you don't need a Santa Monica Flower Delivery or a Culver City Flower Delivery right away, we also offer next-day delivery for $9.99 as well.  SoCal Petals manages its very own deliveries, resulting in your recipient's flowers arriving fresh and on time.  You don't have to look any further than SoCal Petals.  Whether via phone or online, come and experience a signature SoCa Petals arrangement today!

Reference: www.bhg.com, 10 Flower Arranging Tips

Your Favorite Flowers Say a lot About You! September 1, 2015 06:43

It is truly amazing to see all of the beauty that flowers offer and our favorite ones actually say a lot about the type of person we are.  Different flowers have different meanings and you'll be surprised what they tell you about yourself.  Below are some of those favorite flowers we have come to so immensely enjoy to share what they actually say about you.

Rose - If the rose is your favorite flower, you are a romantic and passionate person. You see the very best in others and strive to bring it out. You value tradition, such as family dinners and holidays, and enjoy being directly involved — especially when it means entertaining! You seek perfection in your life and your relationships are deep and meaningful.

Daisy - You are a very upbeat and optimistic person — your glass is always half full! Friendships are very important to you, and you are a very loyal companion in return. The life of the party, you have a knack for making others smile and laugh, and aren’t afraid to speak your mind. You enjoy outside activities and are always up for trying new experiences.

Carnation - If the carnation is your favorite flower, you are a very down-to-earth person. You fear big changes and are content with your life just the way it is. You are practical and realistic — your friends tend to come to you for advice and direction.

Lily - You are a very commanding, yet nurturing person. You are “motherly” and tend to take care of others, especially those near to you. You take pride in your life, achievements, and personal relationships, and are highly respected by those around you.

Iris - If the iris is your favorite, you are a very creative and imaginative person. You enjoy change and are open-minded when it comes to new experiences. Others find it easy to talk to you, and value your opinions, however strong they may be. You keep your promises and have faith in others. You are a dreamer, you hope, and you tend to be a spiritual person.

Orchid and Tropical Flowers - You are a very exotic and worldly person. You have an air of mystery that naturally draws others to you. You are slightly reserved, but speak your mind when necessary. Though your circle of close companions is on the smaller side, your relationships are tight and very strong. You are secretive but honest, and your personal appearance is important to you.

When you desire to have some of those favorite flowers that you adore, you don't have to look any further than SoCal Petals.  We are the premium Los Angeles Florist just for you!  Our designers have over 50 years of combined design experience, and we desire to provide you with nothing less than excellence with every floral arrangement.  As a nationally-recognized Master Florist, we have proven to be a leader in the floral industry nationwide. Call us and order some the Best Los Angeles Flowers you'll find in Southern California.

In additional to offering the most seasonal and freshest flowers, our signature same-day delivery separates us from other florists.  Up to 3pm daily, you can order one of stunning bouquets with an assorted gift and have it arrive the same day.  One of our uniformed delivery professionals will bring your floral bouquet and assorted gift to your recipient's front door in no time!  We service Southern California to make it easy for you to choose SoCal Petals to meet all of your floral and assorted gift needs.  Whether you need a West Los Angeles Flower Delivery or Laguna Beach Flower Delivery, SoCal Petals will take care of you.  The favorite flowers you absolutely love are waiting for you at SoCal Petals!    

Reference: www.afloral.com, What Your Favorite Flower Says About You

Great Life Span Tips For Cut-Flowers August 25, 2015 05:40

When it's time to get that special someone a gift for their precious occasion, nothing satisfies like a cut-flower arrangement.  The beauty of red roses, the purity of white peonies, and the joy of sunflowers can surely bring a smile to their face.  Cut-flowers have become a vital part of many holidays that we come to deeply love.  No matter where you are, most of everyone is going to buy some flowers.

One of the challenges of cut-flowers is the length of time the bouquet remains beautiful after you buy them. It does no good for the flowers to look good one day and be withered the next.  You desire your recipient to enjoy them as long as possible.  Below are some great tips on how to double lifespan of your floral arrangement.

Use a clean vase. Two of the enemies of lasting flowers are bacteria and drought.  Therefore, you want to begin with a clean vase. Scrub your vase with soap and hot water, rinse and fill with tap water.  Then, add 1/4 teaspoon of liquid bleach per quart.  This combats bacteria and fungus growth, yet at the same time, doesn't harm the flowers.

Keep leaves from below the waterline.   This is a great tip because sometimes we can just leave broken leaves in the water thinking it is doing no harm. Actually, submerged leaves rot, promoting bacteria and algae growth that shortens your flowers' life span.

Condition the stems.  Before plunging the stems into your vase of water, cut the stems at a forty-five-degree angle to allow for the greatest amount of water to be absorbed.  It conditions the flowers to absorb new water.

Change the water every day.  This keeps the water for your flowers free of bacteria.

Even with all these tips to to make your cut-flowers last, it always helps to have most freshest and high quality flowers to begin with.  You can turn to no other than SoCal Petals for those premium cut-flowers that you are panting for!  As a nationally-recognized Master Florist, SoCalPetals has an array of wonderful, modern bouquet designs and styles that you will absolutely love. Our professional designers have over 50 years of combined experience and have perfected their craft to deliver exceptional floral arrangements each and every time. 

The Los Angeles Florist prides itself on not only creating beautiful floral arrangements, but also making sure that they are delivered fast.  We offer same-day delivery up to 3pm for only $11.99 and next-day delivery for $9.99.  With managing and delivering all of our bouquets, we position ourselves to have ownership of all deliveries to assure that your bouquet arrives fresh and on time.  Our same-day delivery is available throughout the Los Angeles and Orange County area, therefore we can provide you with a Irvine Flower Delivery or West Los Angeles Flower Delivery right to your front door.

SoCal Petals can custom-design your arrangement as well.  Whether you place your order online or you call to share what you're looking for, just tell us what you need and our skilled designers will create a bouquet according to your dollar value.  From $40 and up, SoCal Petals can satisfy with an original, unique floral arrangement with all the flowers your recipients enjoys!  With the tips the double the life span of the bouquet, they can have them a lot longer also.  SoCal Petals wants to be a part of your moments and help them last. For your flowers and assorted gifts, call SoCal Petals today!

Reference:  8.21.15, www.theworldlink.com, Double the lifespan of cut flowers

Flowers/Plants That Can Withstand the Heat August 11, 2015 06:07

The month of July brings record high temperatures in most parts of the country and can make maintaining your abundant gardens and flowerbeds difficult. This summer has brought an additional challenge to your green thumb with record rainfalls and tropical storms impacting many regions of the U.S. While the weather may not be making enjoying bright gardens full of lush blooms and plants easy, Los Angeles florist, SoCal Petals, has wonderful arrangements and plants to be enjoyed indoors despite the heat.

Succulent Terrarium: The Succulent Terrarium is the perfect arrangement to enjoy in your home in the July heat or the winter cold. Succulents are a perfect indoor or outdoor plant that require very little maintenance. Your succulents will come arranged in an 11” x 11” glass orb that is perfect for any home decor and allows for maximum viewing and enjoyment of the plants.

European Garden: English gardens are a huge trend in gardening and floral arrangements right now. Our European Garden arrangements are a low-maintenance way to enjoy this new floral trend indoors. Available in three sizes, small , medium, and large, you will receive a white wooden planter box filled with stems meant to invoke thoughts of the English countryside such as: Calathea, Mini Calla, Azalea, African Violet, and succulents accented by moss and stones.

Classic Planter: The Classic Planter arrangement is a great choice for this time of the year as it is a great accent to your deck or patio, and can easily be moved and enjoyed inside on hot July days. The planter is ceramic and filled with a mixture of blooms and foliage varying dependent on seasonal availability to ensure the highest and freshest quality of arrangement.

Orchid and Blooms Planter: Orchids are a great accent to the home. Each orchid bloom is unique as the variety and colors vary. This particular arrangement offers more than the traditional orchid arrangement, however. As usual, SoCal Petals has added a twist to this traditional favorite. This planter features a blooming orchid with blossoming kalanchoe at its base. This arrangement arrives in a container featuring a weathered stone appearance and is accented by mood moss and curly willow.

SoCal Petals is synonymous with high quality floral arrangements and exemplary customer service nationwide and is the number one Los Angeles florist. SoCal Petals is a full-service florist offering a wide variety of flowers for all occasions ranging from birthdays, holidays, funerals, and more. SoCal Petals provides same and next day West Los Angeles flower delivery for low, flat-rate delivery fees to ensure prompt delivery of your orders.

SoCal Petals Mobile App Makes Online Flower Ordering Easy! July 22, 2015 06:09

Mobile shopping is increasing more and more, as shoppers are becoming more comfortable with it and enjoying the benefits of ordering online with fast delivery.  Buying mobile is not only useful when buying retail items, you can also go mobile with buying gorgeous flowers from SoCal Petals. We have available the latest floral mobile technology for your pleasure, making ordering flowers easy online. Our SoCal Petals mobile app has all of the versatility and quick ordering access that you are looking for in a Santa Monica Florist. From bouquet categories and pricing levels, to On Sale Today bouquets and occasion flowers, you will be thoroughly pleased with our user-friendly app.  Shopping for flowers is easy with SoCal Petals!

There are many accessories to the app to make your floral shopping fast.  When you begin your order, you can select whether you are a new or existing customer.  A picture of your floral arrangement will be shown as your check out, so you can be sure you will receive the correct flowers, which our designers will view as well.  You can review your billing details, shipping details, shipping method and order confirmation.  You will also receive a confirmation number to identify your order with us.

Our mobile app also offers the delivery options to meet the needs of your occasion as well.  We offer our signature same-day delivery within the Los Angeles and Orange County areas performed within a 5-hour window up to 3pm daily.  If you need your flowers delivered even faster, from our app you can order a Rush Delivery, which is performed within a 2.5-hour window.  This means from wherever you are, whether you are in need of a Los Angeles Flower Delivery or Orange County Flower Delivery, you can conveniently request a stunning SoCal Petals floral arrangement right from our app.  Our uniformed delivery professionals will have your floral bouquet and assorted gifts at your front door in no time at all! 
For superior, hand-crafted floral arrangements, no one compares to SoCal Petals.  Our designers have over 50 years of combined experience and take pride in created the wonderful bouquets that your deserve.  The SoCal Petals app even offers the option to pick up your flowers and assorted gifts.  Simply select your pick-up date, make any necessary comments at the time you will pick up your arrangement and check pick-up order. Our floral designers will have your beautiful flowers waiting for you when you arrive. 

When you do place your order via our mobile app, you will be sent instant electronic notifications every step of the way, from order placement to delivery.  Right to your e-mail, which you can check via your mobile device, you will be notified where your flowers are.  Upon delivery, you will also received the name of who signed for the flowers and the time they were delivered.  For any further questions regarding your delivery status or delivery adjustment requests, our customer service staff is available and ready to assist you any time.

With SoCal Petals, you can be assured that you are getting the best in premium flowers.  Our app reflects our ability to offer the latest in business innovation, even in the floral industry.  We are a nationally recognized Master Florist and can provide you with the premium and most freshest flowers in the Southern California area, even on a volume level.  Order via your mobile device or call to experience your SoCal Petals floral arrangement today!