A Little Something To Make Your Self Care Easy For September

We all know by now the importance of self-care. If we’re not taking care of ourselves and our basic needs, chances are we won’t be much help when it comes to caring for those around us. One simple way to create an empathy for others while giving yourself the care you need is by adopting a few succulents. These sweet plants are easy to care for and precious to admire. Ah Sam Flowers suggests starting with a few easy-to-care-for selections, then adding to your plant family as you become confident in caring for them.

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Preserving The Moment Through Flowers

Once the dance floor is cleared, the chairs are stacked and the happy couple are sent on their way, there are only a few sentimental tokens left over from a wedding. One beautiful way to preserve your son’s or daughter’s wedding day is by bringing home a centerpiece from the reception. Ah Sam Florist suggests preserving the flowers for the happy couple to keep once they return from their honeymoon.

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A Floral Tradition Worth Carrying On

Founded by Marian Lucille Herndon McQuade in the 1970s, Grandparents Day was created as a means of honoring grandparents while giving grandparents the opportunity to show love to their children’s children. Of course, children also become aware of the amazing strength, wisdom and knowledge their grandparents’ generation can offer, which is another benefit to celebrating Grandparents Day. This year on the 2nd Sunday in September, Ah Sam Florist recommends bringing one of our beautiful arrangements to your favorite grandparents while you create memories that will last for generations.

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Enjoy White Floral Arrangements Long Past Labor Day

Tradition says those white throw pillows and sandals are about to disappear, while more modern, trendy fashionistas recommend using white in your decorating and clothing anytime you like. The floral artisans at Ah Sam Florist think you’ll be delighted to keep enjoying white all year when you see some of our fabulous all-white arrangements. Use as a foundation for bold fall colors, or simply maintain a fresh, light ambiance with blooms that are too gorgeous to regret.

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We’re Bee Keepers! And You Can Be, Too.

Is there a more important insect than the bee? Ah Sam Flowers thinks not. Bees are responsible for pollinating 1/3 of the plants that provide the food we eat, or 70 of the top 100 food crops. Along with the flowering plants they tend to, bees evolved millions of years ago to become efficient transporters of pollen, unfailing in their efforts to keep their own hives alive (one colony contains 10,000 to 60,000 family members), and in the process, fertilizing the plants they drink from. Without them, our flowering plants would cease to exist, which would halt the production of everything from apples and avocados to coffee and carrots.

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Making Every Room Bloom

Whether you are preparing a delicious feast for guests, or simply want to have a gorgeous spread waiting at dinnertime, make sure your dining room table is complete by choosing a perfect bouquet of flowers to compliment your style and colors. Flowers will enhance your decor, add life to any room and give off a fragrance that will soothe and comfort anyone who dines with you. Your dining room table, in particular, is a great space to model your sense of style. Talk to the floral designers at Ah Sam Florist for some inspiring ideas for your dining area.

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Start The School Year Off Right

As summer comes to a close, students begin to anticipate the start of a new school year. School supplies are bought, schedules are checked, and preparations are made to be as successful as possible. For college students, even more work is involved in moving into dorms and setting up their living space. To encourage your student to make the most of this fresh start, surprise him or her with a gift or bouquet from Ah Sam Flowers. Our floral experts are glad to help you find the perfect gift for your scholar.

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California’s Best Floral Festivals, Plus A Rose Festival

Flowers make for some pretty serious attractions, and we here at Ah Sam Flowers do mean the kind you drive to. In the summer, towns, cities and regions across the country make a point to celebrate their bloomiest and most beautiful flowers. In Rochester, there’s the lilac festival; in Texas, an event devoted to bluebells. Flower festivals present a unique opportunity for us to engage with local culture and to learn about a place. Luckily, our state offers a whole crop of such events, so activate that GPS.

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Refresh Yourself With Flowers And Music

Ah Sam Flowers has two ways to give yourself a summer refresh. First, turn to a container full of gorgeous accent flowers to both perk up your place and give the eye a rest. Next, cue up the music.

What’s summer without both flowers and music? And why not marry the two? We’ve got an essential playlist you can keep on the rotation all summer long, and the best part is, our track picks are all inspired by flowers.

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