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Best Plants For Springtime! March 2, 2016 08:24

There's nothing like seeing the season of spring unfold before our eyes, as winter comes to an end.  It is a great time to enjoy the first blooms that occur during springtime.  Flowers and plants are so fresh with the newness of the season, that it can make it hard to decide on what's your favorite.  Your specific event or occasion will have an impact on the flowers you desire to plant as well. 

You can know that you'll be able to find the exact flowers that will suit your taste this spring.  Here are some of the best plants for springtime for you to thoroughly enjoy! 

Pansies - Plant pansies in early spring or early fall.  These hardy plants prefer partial shade in the spring.  There are an array of colors for pansies, such as red, yellow, orange, blue, violet, white, and bi-colors.  These flowers will also grow in winter in some parts of the country, but won't bloom when the weather gets extremely cold. However, they'll bounce back during warm spells.

Daffodils- Daffodils are one the more popular flowers in the spring.  Plant daffodil bulbs in the fall and enjoy early spring flowers. These easy-care bulbs are available in yellow and multi-colors of white, yellow and orange.  Daffodils may be dug up, divided and stored for planting the following fall. They may also be left in the ground if desired. Mass, naturalized plantings fit well into the informal garden.

Azaleas - Plant azaleas in spring in a partially shady spot. Keep these plants moist, and they'll reward you with a mass of beautiful color. They are poisonous to pets, so plant in the front yard, where pets likely have less access to them. The colors are red, pink, white, lavender, orange and variegated.

Tulips - One of the most beloved flowers by women are tulips.  They are so versatile and can be sued for a variety of events or occasions.  Plant tulips in the fall for spring blooming. They come in yellow, white, pink, red and multi-colors.  Like daffodils, they may be dug up, divided and stored until planting the following fall or left in the ground.  Plant your tulips and you will find be very satisfied with whichever color you choose to grow.

Petunias - Plant these easy-to-grow flowers after the last frost. Petunias like moist soil but not overly wet. Petunias come in white, several shades of red, pink purple, yellow and bi-colors. Pinching faded flowers encourages bushy growth and generous blooms.

Marigolds - Plant marigolds after the last frost. These flowers are easy to grow from seed, so start them indoors before the last frost and you'll have early spring blooms. They are available in shades of yellow, burgundy, orange and cream.

If you aren't planting in the spring and you desire your wonderful flowers now, look no further than SoCal Petals for all of the premium floral arrangements, centerpieces, floral decor and much more!  We are a superior Los Angeles Florist servicing the Los Angeles and the surrounding southern California area.  With over 50 years of combined professional experience, our designers have perfected their craft and absolutely love to create the floral designs that wow our customers every time. 

SoCal Petals also provides our signature same-day delivery within the California area to get your flowers there fast!  Up to 3pm, you can receive your flowers the same day for only $13.99.  We also offer our next-day delivery for $11.99.  Whether you are in need of a Inglewood Flower Delivery or a Long Beach Flower Delivery, SoCal Petals can get there--fresh and on time.  SoCal Petals will give you the quality and lasting flowers you deserve.  Visit www.socalpetals.com or call to order a SoCal Petals bouquet today! 

Reference: Gardenguides.com, The Best Plants For Spring

The SoCal Petals' Valentine's Day Collection! February 13, 2016 07:29

Valentine's Day is here and nothing compares to giving your loved one the best flowers in Southern California.  You can absolutely trust and have peace of mind with the Valentine's Day bouquet that you will receive from SoCal Petals.  We are a Hollywood Florist that has a variety of superior flowers, assorted gifts, gift baskets, Valentine's Day balloons, plush bears, and much more!  From deep red roses to the elegant stargazer lilies, SoCal Petals has it all, including within our Valentine's Day Collection!  We make it easy for you to find just the right flowers for that special someone. Here are just a few of the Best Valentine's Day Flowers in Los Angeles offered from SoCal Petals.

Breathless Luxury Rose Bouquet - Nothing compares to our Breathless Luxury Rose Bouquet.  This floral arrangement has the style, class and elegance that will absolutely take her breath away.  It is full of 100 stems of our 24-inch premium long-stemmed red roses, lovingly placed within a sophisticated clear glass 13-inch pillow vase.  Overwhelm her with this bountiful arrangement on Valentine's Day.
Valentine's Day Roses - For the woman that loves the simple expression of love, the Valentine's Day Roses is just for you.  Two dozen of our finest red roses arranged in a gorgeous round French hand-tied bouquet. We wrap the bouquet elegantly and add a ribbon of your choosing or you can allow our designer to make it unique for you. This bouquet will leave an elegant and classy impression on the one you love for Valentine's Day.

Heartfelt Luxury Rose Bouquet - Her heart will skip a beat when you surprise her with our Heartfelt Luxury Rose Bouquet.  Nothing less than your heartfelt love will be expressed from the abundance of our finest 24" premium roses within this bountiful arrangement.  What makes this bouquet so special is its' size, which includes 24 stems each of premium red roses, pink roses, and lavender roses.  It makes for a full, extraordinary rose bouquet with lush greens, beautifully placed within a 16-inch clear glass pedestal vase.  This Valentine's Day bouquet displays flower luxury at its' best!  

Long Stem Mixed Roses - This bouquet of long stem mixed roses will be the perfect way to send your love for any of life's special occasions!  A dozen of our finest 16-inch assorted roses are brought together to form a rainbow of color that creates a gorgeous way to express your sweetest sentiments and appreciation, making it the perfect gift for your beloved for Valentine's Day.

Sweethearts Bouquet -  The Sweethearts Bouquet is a rich, lush bouquet of vibrant red colors. This brilliant burst of red and burgundy carnations and red roses are individually hand-selected and hand-arranged within a red glass vase embellished with a modern, silvery metal heart clip that can be removed and cherished as a loving keepsake of this magnificent bouquet.

SoCal Petals is a recognized FTD Master Florist throughout the US, providing superior flowers to the Los Angeles and southern California area.  We are known for our signature same-day delivery, which is available up to3pm daily for only $13.99.  We also provide our next-day delivery for only $11.99.  SoCal Petals is ready to get your stunning floral arrangement, assorted gifts and more to your recipient this Valentine's Day.  Due to volume, weekend delivery is available for the 13th and 14th.  Whether you are in need of a Los Angeles Flower Delivery or a West Hollywood Flower Delivery, SoCal Petals can get your flowers there in no time!  For the stunning floral arrangements that will leave your beloved speechless, visit us online or call SoCal Petals for the best Valentine's Day flowers today!

The Best Valentine's Day Flowers Are Here! February 8, 2016 06:04

The most romantic holiday is here again!  You know your special someone is going to be awaiting an expression of your love on Valentine's Day!  When it comes to getting superior flowers online for Valentine's Day, you want to make sure you are choosing a florist that you can absolutely trust.  To get the premium Valentine's Day bouquet that your loved one deserves, no one compares to SoCal Petals.  This West Los Angeles Florist has an array of high-quality flowers, assorted gifts, premium chocolates, gift baskets, Valentine's Day balloons, and much more!  From deep red roses to the pure white peonies, SoCal Petals has it all.  Here are just a few of the Best Valentine's Day Flowers offered from SoCal Petals!

Breathless Luxury Rose Bouquet - One the best floral bouquets that exude luxury is our Breathless Luxury Rose Bouquet.  This floral arrangement has the style, class and elegance that will absolutely take her breath away.  They will be swept off their feet with 100 stems of our 24-inch premium long-stemmed red roses.  Each stem is carefully placed within a sophisticated clear glass 13-inch pillow vase.  Overwhelm her with this bountiful arrangement on Valentine's Day.
Hold My Heart Bouquet - The FTD® Hold My Heart™ Bouquet is a gorgeous and bold statement of love to your sweetheart for Valentine's Day.  It is full of elegant pink roses, pink Asiatic Lilies, complimented by rich reds of carnations and mini carnations with perfectly accented with lush greens, all nested in a designer red glass vase with a large silver toned "Love" charm.  This affectionate, mixed flower bouquet is a wonderful expression of romance and affection that she will cherish. 

Heartfelt Luxury Rose Bouquet - Her heart will skip a beat when you surprise her with our Heartfelt Luxury Rose Bouquet.  Nothing less than your heartfelt love will be expressed from the abundance of our finest 24" premium roses within this bountiful arrangement.  What makes this bouquet so special is its' size, which includes 24 stems each of premium red roses, pink roses, and lavender roses.  It makes for a full, extraordinary rose bouquet with lush greens, beautifully placed within a 16-inch clear glass pedestal vase.  This bouquet exudes flower luxury at its' best!  

Season of Love BouquetTulips are a girl's favorite and the FTD® Season of Love™ Bouquet gives a simple and loving expression using tulips on Valentine's Day.  If you are desiring to do something different than roses, this arrangement has tulip as its' theme, which is the third most popular flowers for women.  The Season of Love Bouquet includes red and pink tulips arranged in a sculptural, heart-shaped vase of vibrant, ruby-colored glass.  She will adore fresh tulips awaiting her on this romantic holiday!

Tropical Romance Bouquet - Give her the romance she deserves with our Tropical Romance Bouquet.  This elegant arrangement says romance, in addition to a flare and splash of color that she will enjoy.  The Tropical Romance Bouquet includes beautiful red roses, red and purple orchids, with other seasonal flowers, all nested within a black cylinder vase.  If she loves the tropics, this is the perfect choice to share your love in a unique and thoughtful way!

SoCal Petals is a recognized FTD Master Florist nationwide, providing superior flowers to the Los Angeles and southern California area.  We offer our signature same-day delivery, which is available up to 3pm daily for only $13.99.  We also offer next-day delivery for only $11.99 as well.  SoCal Petals understands just how important it is to get your stunning floral arrangement, assorted gifts and more to your recipient on time for Valentine's Day. Due to volume, you can go ahead and reserve your floral delivery on the 14th.  You can also receive a discount for reserving your Valentine's Day delivery prior to the holiday.  Whether you are in need of a Long Beach Flower Delivery or a West Hollywood Flower Delivery, SoCal Petals can get your flowers there fast.  For the stunning floral arrangements you will absolutely adore For Valentine's Day, visit us online or call SoCal Petals today!

Blooming January Flowers! January 26, 2016 05:07

In the first month of the year, it's great to have the beauty of flowers at your side, even in the winter.  Although the new year starts off with the cold season, there are still flowers that are going to grow and bloom into the wonder you experience throughout the other seasons. 

There are a number of flowers that you can choose from in January that can be your primary and complimenting flowers for whatever event or occasion you're having this month.  The key is knowing which flowers prime for blooming this month to make choosing your flower theme easy.  Here are a list of some of the blooming flowers in January that you can enjoy!  

Pansies - There's nothing like having the class of pansies at your side.  Also known as the viola, these are some of the most beautiful flowers you will find. Most pansies will bloom until heavy winter hits and will bloom again during the mild parts of winter, even in January.  A winter variety of pansies can even withstand light snowfalls.  Pansies come in pale pastel, deep blue, maroon, violet and an array of bi-colors.  When you buy these flowers for anyone, you will express a thoughtfulness that will warm their hearts.  

Witch Hazel - Witch hazel is a great complimenting flower that starts to bloom late fall to mid-January and lasts until mid-March or April.  They grow in clusters.  This is a creative flower to work with and to use in events where you want to be outside the box with your flower them.  This unique flowers comes in red or yellow and gives gardens a splash of color in the winter.  

Camellia - This is one of the most elegant and original flowers that you will find.  Winter camellias bloom from January until April.  They usually give color to gardens to an otherwise darker time of year.  It produces colorful and showy flowers in a range of colors from white, pink and red, to blends of violet-red, blackish red and shades of these blends.  The flower normally doesn't produce a fragrance.  They are waxy-petaled and bloom from autumn to spring, depending on the plant species.  One of the best things about this flower is that it comes in several forms, one being it the form of the classy peony.

Poinsettias - Poinsettias' blooms respond to the shortened hours of daylight, making it a perfect indoor plant for January.  The poinsettia is a native plant of Mexico.  The red poinsettia is known worldwide for the color used during the Christmas season, yet they are surprisingly available in other colors as well.  You can get this plant in orange, pale green, white, cream, pink, or marbled.  The poinsettia leaves are often mistaken for petals.  This results in this plant can very well be used for as floral decor.

No matter the flowers you are looking for that bloom in January, if you are in need of a superior florist to meet any of your floral needs, SoCal Petals is the West Los Angeles Florist for you!  You can get all of the Best January Flowers and more right here from SoCal Petals.  From occasion floral designs to gourmet gift baskets, you can count on SoCal Petals to provide you with the quality flowers and superior gift items that you deserve.

SoCal Petals also provides our signature same-day delivery of our flowers for our customers anywhere within the Los Angeles and Southern California area. 
Up to 3pm daily, you can have your flowers the same day for only $13.99 and our next-day delivery for $11.99.  If you desire a  Pacific Palisades Flower Delivery or a Venice Beach Flower Delivery, SoCal Petals can get it there fresh in no time.  For the best flowers and assorted gifts, visit www.socalpetals.com or call SoCal Petals today! 

Reference:  1.21.16, www.ehow.com, Melissa Lewis, What Flowers Are in Bloom in January?

Same-Day Delivery of Flowers Growing, Even in Russia January 13, 2016 05:55

It takes more than just creating quality and superior flowers to meet the needs of customers online.  Along with a florist offering beautiful flowers, they also must have an effective way to get their flowers in their customers' hands fresh and on time.  Many florist have begun to take the initiative to remain trendy and offer various types of services, including Same-Day Flower Delivery. It isn't just known in the US, but around the world. Megaflowers is showing that it is being done in Russia.  Sbwire.com recently released an article discussing how Russia-based floral delivery company Megaflowers is providing same-day delivery there. For more than a decade, the florist delivery company has been offering exclusive floral services within and outside of Russia.  It services multiple major Russian cities, including Voskresensk, Ozherelye, Aprelevka, Yakhorma, Kolomna and Zvenigorod.  The article mentioned how Megaflowers works with the floral shops located in different parts of the world to make sure that the flower bouquet arrives to customers fresh.  Also, alliances with floral vendors helps the company deliver bouquets within 3 to 24 hours of receiving the order. 
What opens the door even wider for floral shops is by offering more assorted gifts with their flowers.  SoCal Petals is recognized Master Florist in the US nationwide and not only provides superior flowers, but also an array of assorted gifts, gourmet items, gift baskets, and more for our customers to enjoy.  In addition, SoCal Petals has suitable floral and assorted gifts for any occasion. From birthdays to anniversaries, SoCal Petals is your superior one-stop online source.
You can have all of your quality gifts delivered the same-day with SoCal Petals.  From our first floral gift shop in Atlanta, Georgia, SoCal Petals is our floral gift shop in California, able to offer the same high-quality floral arrangements.  We have established the same delivery service that we provide with flowers in that area as well.  With the ability for shoppers to get their flowers on the go, SoCal Petals is meeting the demand for more convenience by customers to get their online flowers when they need them--anywhere, anytime.
With all of the various cities and beaches in California, it is a pleasure to know that SoCal Petals can get all of the flowers that you enjoy there in no time.  This Long Beach Florist has the driver fleet capacity to deliver flowers fresh to Los Angeles, West Los Angeles, Southern California, and throughout the Orange County area.  Our same-day delivery is our signature service.  We provide our very own deliveries, therefore, you can have peace of mind when you choose SoCal Petals to deliver your flowers the same day.     

Up to 3pm daily, you can have your flowers the same day for $13.99.  We also offer our next-day delivery for $11.99.  Place orders for your event or occasion in advance and we will have you flowers delivered on the date specified.  Whether you are need a Santa Monica Flower Delivery or a El Segundo Flower Delivery, you can count on SoCal Petals to deliver for you!  Call and order a SoCal Petals bouquet today!
Reference:  1.11.16, sbwire.com, Megaflowers Provides Same Day Fresh Flower Delivery in Moscow and Other Major Cities

The Carnation: January's Birth Flower! December 30, 2015 04:54

When the month of January arrives, it signifies a new season and a new beginning.  December is gone, marking a time full of celebration and great cheer for us all.  To bring in this fresh, joyous moment, flowers are one of the best gifts to give to those dearest to you!  They are also perfect for decorating your New Year's Day occasions.

Aside from some of the other popular flowers to bring in the New Year with, the carnation is always a quiet favorite for us all.  It is the birth flower for January.  What makes the carnation so special is that It is January's only birth flower.  When you give someone a birth flower, it gives your recipient a much deeper and richer experience with your endearing thoughtfulness. 

The carnation expresses love, fascination, and distinction, along with its' wide variety of colors have meaning as well.  Light red carnations express admiration.  Dark red carnations communicate deep love and affection, while white carnations symbolic pure love.  Striped-colors symbolize a regret that a love cannot be shared and purple carnations show capriciousness.  Also, carnations come in green, which make for great flowers on St. Patrick’s Day.

The color that has the most historical and symbolic significance is the pink carnation.  It's stated that according to Christian legend, carnations first appeared on Earth as Jesus carried the Cross. The Virgin Mary shed tears at Jesus’ plight, and carnations sprang up from where her tears fell.  As a result, the pink carnation became the symbol of a mother’s undying love.  In 1907, the pink carnation was chosen by Ann Jarvis as the emblem of Mother’s Day, now observed in the United States and Canada on the second Sunday in May. A red carnation may be worn if one’s mother is alive, and a white one if she has passed.

If you are looking for the best of quality carnations in Southern California, you can count on SoCal Petals!  This Los Angeles Florist has the superior floral arrangements that accents the carnation to make your January the most memorable ever.  Here are just a few of our professional bouquets with a carnation theme that you will absolutely love.

The Garden™ Centerpiece is a lovely way to bring bright, bold clusters of color to your reception. A collection of bouquets featuring a single type of flower, including peach carnations, pink carnations, pink spray roses, pistachio mini carnations, and green hydrangea are each set in small and medium silver julep cups to create a memorable display.  This centerpiece include 5 bouquets, with each being approximately 5 to 7-inches in diameter.

The FTD® Always True™ Bouquet blossoms with love's tender message. Rich red roses and carnations are accented with fuchsia mini carnations and lush greens arranged to perfection in a classic clear glass vase to create an exceptional way to convey your heart's most intimate wishes.
Whether you are need of a Santa Ana Flower Delivery or a  Huntington Beach Flower Delivery, SoCal Petals can have your flowers delivered in no time. Up to 3pm daily, our signature same-day delivery is available for you to thoroughly enjoy! Come and experience premium carnations, roses, peonies, and more when you order from SoCal Petals!

Reference: www.birth-flower.com/january

Our Best Sellers From SoCal Petals! December 7, 2015 08:18

During the holiday season, there are an array of occasions that we celebrate in December besides Christmas.  From birthdays of loved ones to adoring your wonderful spouse for your anniversary, we still have those that are special in our lives to show just how much we care about them.

When it comes to getting the best of the best with flowers, you can count on SoCal Petals to provide the most amazing bouquets in the Southern California area.  We are a Long Beach Florist is known for its' superior, creative professional design floral arrangements.  We have numerous floral selections, collections and more available, including our Best Sellers Collection!  This collection showcases the stunning flowers that our customers are enjoying the most.  If you're undecided, this collection can surely make your bouquet choice a lot easier. 

Here are some of our Best Sellers for you to order that you will absolutely love from SoCal Petals!

Eloquent™ Bouquet by Vera Wang - The Vera Wang Collection has been known for a style and elegance that customers have come to love.  The FTD® Eloquent™ Bouquet by Vera Wang is just one of those arrangements that can gracefully express your heart to the one your adore.  This eye-catching arrangement includes beautiful lavender roses, purple stock, lavender mini carnations and clouds of light green hydrangea, all presented within a sophisticated clear glass champagne bucket vase.  You will be thoroughly impressed with this timeless bouquet.

The English Garden Bouquet - The English Garden Bouquet is a wonderful arrangement full of perfect mix of fresh flowers that communicate warmth and affection.  It includes gorgeous hydrangeas, stock, roses and spray roses, all nested within a square glass cylinder.  Your recipient will absolutely love this beautiful arrangement.

#1 Florist Arrangement - With the #1 Florist Arrangement, Channel 11's Valerie Hoff awarded us with the #1 Arrangement from a local florist in Atlanta, which we offer in our Southern California area. This arrangement includes a wonderful mix of oriental lilies (for fragrance), red and pink roses, tulips and white monte casino aster in a simple clear vase.  You can't go wrong with choosing this best selling bouquet!

Wildflower Mix Bouquet - Everyone enjoys receiving the joy of sunflowers, which always will bring a smile to your loved one's face. This arrangement is comprised of not only sunflowers, but also a mix of other wildflowers as well.  This bouquet includes sunflowers, queen annes lace, solidago, liatrice and limonium within a beautiful ceramic container.

FanFare - The FanFare Bouquet has become popular for its' height and elegance.  This beautiful cluster arrangement includes callas, snapdragons, tulips and hypericum berries with dark green leaf accents, all creatively designed within a modern tall glass square vase.  This bouquet is the perfect floral decor as a centerpiece for your event or occasion, as well as surprising the one that you love.

SoCal Petals has its' Best Sellers Collection available for you to order via phone or online anytime.  If you place your order by 3pm daily, you can take advantage of our signature same-day delivery in the Southern California area.  Whether you request a Los Angeles Flower Delivery or Villa Park Flower Delivery, SoCal Petals will have your flowers delivered fresh the same day.  We can also create custom-designed arrangements that your recipient will enjoy as well.  Our customer service staff is standing by to assist you with any questions about our stunning bouquets and meet all of your floral needs.  Call SoCal Petals and receive the best in quality flowers today!

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

Flowers That Bloom in September September 29, 2015 06:06

Even in the fall season, there are always the kind of beautiful flowers that bloom that you will adore.  Flowers bloom all year round and it's only a matter of finding the best ones that fit specific to your event, occasion or if you enjoy doing your very own planting.  If you are trying to decide what are the Best September Flowers to choose from that bloom within the month, here are a number of flowers and plants for you to choose from.

Chrysanthemum - Chrysanthemums make up a large group of garden plants that generally start bloom periods in September.  They grow 1 to 3 feet tall and have flowers in many colors and shapes.  For example, the cultivar "Single Apricot" starts blooming in September.  It continues to bloom through fall and has pale apricot flowers with yellow centers.  The is a beautiful flower, fit for most occasions.

Turtlehead Plant - The turtlehead plant is a great flower also.  It grows about 2 feet tall and has pink-shaded, rose or white flowers that resemble the heads of turtles. They start blooming in August and then continue into October.

Perennial Sunflower - The perennial sunflower is another herbaceous perennial that starts blooming in August and continues through September.  It is  native to parts of the US.  Relative to the USDA, the sunflower grows year-round within USDA zones 4 through 8, making it easily accessible. Its' colors are daisy-like and bright orange-yellow.  It is one of the most festive flowers during this time of the year.

Hydrangea - Some plants, like the hydrangea, have a shrubby growth habit that begin in July or August and blooms through September.  It's a large, spreading plant about 8 feet tall and 6 feet wide with pyramidal clusters of flowers.  Hydrangeas come in white, blue, red, pink, light purple, and dark purple. 

Bluebeard Plant - The bluebeard plant begins flowering in late July and continues through September.  It has clusters of dark blue flowers at the ends of branches covered in variegated, yellow and green leaves. It grows as high as 3 feet tall as well.

Pansy - The common pansy is a good example of a plant that blooms in cool weather.  They are a good choice for creating a fall-blooming garden to brighten up your flower bed late in the season.  Although often grown in spring, you can plant pansies in late summer and its' flowers will appear from September through fall, yet will stop when the cold weather comes.

White Snakeroot Plant - The white snakeroot plant delay their bloom until September, and then, continue until winter arrives.  This wonderful flower has fluffy white flower clusters throughout fall, only stopping once winter arrives.

If you are looking for superior cut-flower bouquets full of these flowers and more, there's no Hollywood Florist like SoCal Petals.  We are a nationally-recognized Master Florist supplying quality flowers within the Southern California area.  Our professional designers have over 50 years of combined experience and love their craft.

Whether you need a Manhattan Beach Flower Delivery or Villa Park Flower Delivery, our signature flower same-day delivery available up to 3pm daily.  We'll have your flowers delivered right to your front door in no time.  For the best September flowers, call SoCal Petals today!    
Reference: www.ehow.com, Joanne Marie, What Flowers Bloom in September

Aster-The Beautiful Birth Flower of September September 16, 2015 07:43

As we enter into the months of fall, we can miss all of the bountiful blooming of flowers that comes within the summer time.  However, it's great to know that every season supplies its' share of beautiful flowers, including the wonderful month of September. 

Yes, the Best Flowers of September are still available for your enjoyment.  You can find a number of flowers to select from within this month, including its' birth flower known as the aster.  This beloved flower symbolizes the feeling of powerful love.  They are usually given to someone that has given birth during September, congratulating them on their new bundle of joy. 

Asters are also fitting for September weddings and birthday celebrations.Aster literally means star in the Greek.  Also known as starworts, frost flowers or Michaelmas daisies, asters are native in certain areas in Asia, Africa, Europe, and America.  This flower belongs to the sunflower family and is closely related to the chrysanthemum.  It is perennial and grows easily in rich, moist soil.  Gardeners see the aster as one of their favorites because they are easy to plant and grow in September.  They can be planted in all zones as well.  

With it being the birth flower of September, the asters have also been used to commemorate 9/11.  Its' use during this time of reflection and mourning affirms the symbolism and beauty of this honorable flower.  Asters are also given on every September 4th. to show a sign of appreciation and gratitude to great teachers on Teacher's Day.

One of the great things about this flower is that it loves to get lots of sun, and when it does, it creates a stunning bloom.  It also comes in an array of bright colors, including various shades of pink, purple, white, lavender, blue, and red.  It's yellow central disc on this flower is similar to daisies and you'll see that it remains the same regardless of the flower color you choose.

If you are looking for beautiful, quality asters for your special occasion or event, no one compares to the superior flowers from SoCal Petals.  We are a premium Bel-Air Florist that can meet all of your beautiful floral and assorted gift needs throughout the Southern California area.  We a nationally-honored Master Florist and a proven leader within the floral industry.  With over 50 years of combined experience, our professional designers take pride in their craft, offering you the authentic floral arrangements that your deserve.  From breathtaking asters and gorgeous gerber daisies, to deep red roses and elegant calla lilies, you will receive nothing less than the best West Los Angeles flowers with SoCal Petals!

We also offer custom design floral arrangements for you, which can be as original and authentic as they come.  From $40 and above, our designers can create an exceptional bouquet just for you, according to the dollar value you would like to spend.  Up to 3pm daily, our signature flower same-day delivery available as well for you to enjoy.  You can place your order via phone or online and have them at your recipient's door step the same day!  Whether you need a Los Angeles Flower Delivery or Orange County Flower Delivery, SoCal Petals does it all.  For the best asters and more, call and experience SoCal Petals today!    

Reference: www.altiusdirectory.com, Flowers in September

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.