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Archive for February, 2010

Usher in Spring with a vase-full of blooming forsythia

Friday, February 26th, 2010

forsythia branches10 branches approximately 36-40” with  3 tropical leaves to leaf line a clear vase. $90 + $20 shipping.

As seen in The Magazines!


Order must be placed by 6 PM EDT for overnight shipping the following morning.  So if you order by 6 Eastern time on Monday you will receive your flowers on Wednesday.

You will receive a tracking number after your product is shipped.  Saturday delivery is double the normal rate.

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Local Flora arrangements now available at Good Earth in Fairfax, CA

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

San Anselmo’s “green” florist Local Flora, www.marinflora.com, will provide beautiful California grown arrangements in a new small flower section at local Good Earth Natural Foods in Farifax, CA beginning Feb 10, 2010.

Why not take home a lovely artisanal arrangement to accompany your wonderful organic dinner items!

Avante Gardens, Anaheim is selected “Google Favorite Place”

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Avante Gardens in Anaheim, www.avantegardens.com posted on Floristblogs.com – Dec 15th 2009 about the inclusion in the “Google Favorite Place” campaign.

“The buzz about Google sending out Favorite Places packets with window decals to 100,000 of the “most sought out and researched businesses on Google and Google Maps” began with an announcement on the Official Google Blog.  I kept crossing my fingers, hoping we’d get one. I mean… how cool to be called out as a Google Favorite Place among the millions of small businesses in the US.

Fast forward … a stack of mail looking like advertisements… and there it was, “Congratulations! You’re a Favorite Place on Google” right on the front of the envelope. (Yes, I did stroll through the shop singing “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.”)

The decal… was placed on our front door about 5 minutes after the envelope was opened — Gotta say though, I was hoping for a bigger poster,— but we’re tickled with the one we got!

I haven’t been able to scan the window decals bar code yet and am offering a free dozen long stem roses arrangement to the first visitor who can read it with an Android or iPhone, so come on down!  We’re also offer a free gift to anyone who scans the decal between now and January 31.

And a big thanks! To Google and the users who put us on the Favorite Places list.”

Congratulations to Avante Gardens on their continued success with Marketing and Business Development!  All the best in 2010!!

The Early Bird gets the best flowers! Valentine’s Day 2010

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010
Photo courtesy of Birch San Francisco

Photo courtesy of Birch San Francisco

Flowers remain one of the best and most affordable ways of celebrating Valentine’s Day. With the right ideas and flower arrangements, you really cannot go wrong!   This year, Cupid’s arrow strikes on Sunday, Feb 14th.  Plan ahead and the rewards will be great!

Smart Move #1:  Start the weekend off with a bang and enjoy the Love Fest for more than just one day! Have your flowers delivered on Friday or Saturday this year.  If you really plan it right, you might just consider calling in sick on Monday!  But- you didn’t hear that from me!

Smart Move #2:   Include a 2nd choice and a range of budget on your order request.  This can sometimes be the key to a more efficient delivery of your floral order.

Smart Move #3:  While Red Roses are thought of as the standard for reflecting your love and affection. Do not be afraid to “step outside the flower box” into the vast field of floral possibilities.  Other gorgeous flowers usually available for this holiday are Amaryllis, Tulips, Cut Orchids stems, Double Cup Anthurium , in varying shades of Reds, Pinks and Whites, as well as, less traditional Valentine’s colors.  With enough advance consideration, you can provide the object of your affections with an exquisite bouquet of unique quality flowers!

Smart Move #4: Consider having the floral arrangement delivered to your home or office and presenting them personally along with your own private romantic note and perhaps – a bottle of your favorite sparkling beverage or dare I say it – a promise to do the dishes for a whole month?  Hey, Romance comes in various packages!

Smart Move  #5: Quiet as it’s kept, many men love and appreciate flowers as much as women do!  Don’t be afraid to send him a floral key to your heart!

Planning a romantic getaway?  Keep in mind that bbrooks can provide high quality couture floral design service internationally as well as locally.  Call us with any questions regarding your delivery request.

Visit our web site www.bbrooks.com or give us a call at 1-888-346-3356.  Our Valentine’s Day experts look forwarding to assisting you with your orders!