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. Read More about We’re Bee Keepers! And You Can Be, Too.
Memorial Day is a time to honor and acknowledge the brave sacrifice so many of our men and women made in service to country. To that end, we come together at parades and ceremonies to remember their courage. We also think of the three-day weekend as a time to celebrate the arrival of summer, which is just around the corner. This is a time when friends and family are together, often outdoors, enjoying potlucks, barbecues and---if we're lucky---the pool. Ah Sam Flowers recognizes that the flowers we exchange or use to decorate with at this time have a couple of different functions; they must speak to the poignancy of the occasion at hand, but also capture the festive, social spirit. Read More about All The Memorial Day Parties
They say Mother's Day is like the Superbowl of Flowers, and Ah Sam Florist would agree. It seems everyone is dying to get their hands on---and give---the most beautiful and meaningful bouquet of blossoms that ever was. Mother's Day arrives in one of the best seasons for flowers; spring's bounty is bright, bold, feminine, romantic and enticing. It's not hard to find something gorgeous to offer your mom. The only question is how you'll narrow it down to just one floral gift. Read More about Celebrate All The Mamas
While you're kicking off the season with a deep spring clean of your home, don't forget that adding some new decor items is just as refreshing as subtracting some. Ah Sam Florist sees a spring clean as a time to rethink how we've styled our homes and offices and to remove what no longer serves us from the scene. But new decor items are just as important to our sense of well-being and balance, and that includes flowers and plants. Read More about A Palette Cleanser For Spring
There's just something about baskets---getting them, delivering them to someone else, designing flowers inside of them, as we here at Ah Sam Florist do. They tap into a long tradition of carrying food or supplies, of bearing precious items, and they remind us that at one point, basket-making was the work of skilled artisans. These humble containers are emblematic of Easter, and they also symbolize comfort and plenty. To us, filling them with flowers is a natural fit. Read More about Bloom With Us This Spring
Ah Sam Flowers knows the nose knows when it comes to flowers.
For all of their visual appeal, flowers make an equally strong appeal to our olfactory sense, which is to say that they smell good and we like good smells. And while certainly not all flowers were created equal when it comes to scent, each one does have its own distinct fragrance, even if that fragrance hews more to the description of "smelling fresh." Read More about A Vase Of Fragrant Hyacinth
International Women's Day has been a big deal since 1909, and thereafter been celebrated around the world. Designed to honor the achievements and advance the goals of women, IWD is an excellent day to show appreciation and support for the women in your life. It's become de riguer to send gifts of flowers or chocolate in an effort to do just that, and we here at Ah Sam Florist have just the floral design in mind for that. Read More about Make It A Special International Women’s Day
Yes, Valentine's Day is upon us, and it's time to do a little forward-thinking. Specifically, about what you're going to give that special someone, or someones, or even yourself. Three weeks is the perfect amount of lead time to figure out who's getting what - will it be a sweet bouquet for your daughter? A crimson blooming plant for your mom? A vase of stemmy red roses for sweetheart? We here at Ah Sam Flowers have it all, and we've got plenty of ideas for you, too. Interested in a custom design? Tune in to next week's blog, when we'll be featuring Designer's Choice. Read More about Valentine’s Day Is Upon Us
Every year, Pantone announces its Color of the Year to much anticipation, and every year people the design world over have a lot to say about it. The company arrives at their decision after an international meeting-of-the-color-minds, and the selection is meant to embody the current state of affairs in the world - the cultural zeitgeist, if you will. So what does 2018's color, Ultra Violet, say about the world right now? We here at Ah Sam Florist note that it's an intriguing, jewel-toned hue, with a bit of a mystical quality. We look forward to bringing it into our homes this year. Read More about Add A Pop Of Pantone’s Color Of The Year
Curious to view the flowers of the season? Visit our flower bar for the fragrance, colors and textures in bloom. You don’t have to miss out on the fresh beauty of flowers just because your wedding is in the… Read More about Wintertime Weddings in California