Nature is awesome - not only do flowers brighten our lives with their beauty, but they perform important roles within our ecosystem. When looking for ways to decorate a front porch or back patio, there are specific floral choices you can make that will help bees, encourage butterflies, and even repel those nasty insects you don't want ruining a peaceful and relaxing day. Come to Ah Sam Florist for large bouquets and arrangements that will wow your guests while making these long San Mateo summer days more enjoyable. Here are just a few of the plants and flowers you can consider for small butterfly gardens and bee friendly gardens. Read More about Butterfly Gardens & Bee Friendly Plants »
Posted by Ah Sam Florist on June 27, 2017
| Last Updated: July 3, 2017
Spending more time outside in summer is an annual tradition - and at this time of year, one of our favorite pastimes is sharing a meal with friends. If you are planning an elegant garden party or a casual picnic, summer florals are a beautiful way to decorate your table for your guests. Ah Sam Florist has sophisticated, vivid, and unique floral designs that will add ambiance to any summer tablescape.
Choose yellow callas, orange gerberas, white orchids, blue delphinium - the choices ar endless and are sure to make any dinner a special occasion. Read More about Summer Florals for a Beautiful Table »
Posted by Ah Sam Florist on June 13, 2017
| Last Updated: June 19, 2017
June is National Wedding Month - and there is no shortage of wedding celebrations taking place across San Mateo, San Francisco and throughout the Silicon Valley. And while it is true that June is likely popular due to the fact that weather across the United States is temperate and beautiful, there are actually some ancient reasons the June evolved as the month to tie the knot. No matter the reason, you can count on Ah Sam Florist to provide the gorgeous wedding flowers you need for your most special day.
Did You Know? After June, the most common months for weddings are July, May & September. Read More about A Month of Beautiful Wedding Celebrations »
Posted by Ah Sam Florist on June 6, 2017
| Last Updated: June 19, 2017
“Americans who would speak the language of the heart do so with a rose.” - President Ronald Reagan
June is National Rose Month, which gives us an opportunity to praise this beautiful flower that delights us year-round. Roses have long stood for love and beauty - and have even symbolized opposites sides of civil wars. Whether the lavish garden variety or a romantic long stemmed bloom, the rose is a classic flower which helps us to celebrate the most special occasions in life. From birthdays to anniversaries to graduation ceremonies, nothing will set the mood for the occasion like a beautiful rose. And Ah Sam Florist is here to provide the traditional bouquets or custom arrangements you are are looking for. Read More about Roses for National Rose Month »
Posted by Ah Sam Florist on May 31, 2017
| Last Updated: June 4, 2017
Although there is a lot to celebrate in the spring, the beauty of the season really is reason enough to smile and be happy. As we wind down spring and head into the summer months, we showcase the bright, vivid and gorgeous blooms that represent this time of the year - from tulips and roses to hydrangea and lilies. In garden baskets, wildflower bouquets or meticulously arranged designs, the flowers of late spring are nothing short of amazing. And the floral experts at Ah Sam Florist have put their talents to work to create some of the most beautiful designs you'll see anywhere in San Mateo. Fill your home with late spring floral arrangements, and enjoy the season to its fullest. Read More about Late Spring Floral Arrangements Dazzle »
Posted by Ah Sam Florist on May 10, 2017
| Last Updated: May 15, 2017
Formal and special occasions are made even more memorable when you include traditions passed down through the years. During this season, one such tradition is the wearing of corsages for proms, graduations, or even Mother's Day. The term "corsage" is French and originally referred to the bodice of a dress. Eventually, the flowers worn with formal attire came to be known as corsages because women wore flowers pinned to their dresses. These flowers were called the "bouquet de corsage," and over time, simply "corsage."
Contemporary corsages are also worn as wristlets - but traditional or modern, a corsage from Ah Sam Florist is a beautiful touch at any celebration. Read More about Corsages for Prom & Mother’s Day »
There are many people all around us who quietly do the most important jobs - they invest their time into others lives, show love and concern, help us through challenging times or inspire us to be better. In May, we have the opportunity to officially celebrate them and to thank them for all of their dedication. National Teachers Week is May 7-13 and National Nurses Week is recognized the same week, officially May 6-12. These observances give us the chance to reflect on where we would be without these caring individuals.
At Ah Sam Florist we love to help you to honor those whose efforts often go unsung. This May, send a gift of gratitude to someone who has made a difference in your life. Read More about Appreciation Gifts for Teachers and Nurses »
Posted by Ah Sam Florist on April 14, 2017
Not all plants require the same care, and so it is not possible to give one set of instructions as to how to care for them. However, you can rely on the experts at Ah Sam Florist to assist you with any advice you may need. In the meantime, we have put together a quick guide for three of our most popular indoor plants, to help you to keep them healthy and beautiful for the longest period of time. Plants work hard to keep the air clean and to provide an aesthetic only they can - here is how you can return the favor! Read More about Caring for Your Indoor Plants and Succulents »
Every April, businesses and organizations take time out of their schedules to honor the people who keep their business running smoothly. This year, receptionists and administrative assistants will be officially recognized on Administrative Professionals Day, celebrated on Wednesday, April 26th.
But because a day doesn't seem nearly enough to show these valuable employees just how essential they are, we've been given a whole week to celebrate them. Ah Sam Florist has a collection of beautiful floral designs, desktop arrangements, orchid gardens, and succulent creations, one of which is sure to be the perfect gift for each of the people who make your company successful. Read More about Ready for Administrative Professionals Day »
Depending on your tradition, your family likely has its own unique Easter customs - from church services to baskets overflowing with goodies. Whether you celebrate the religious significance of the day or the Easter Bunny is the main focus, the celebrations that surround this holiday are joyous and festive. And regardless of custom, Easter flowers are always a big part of the celebrations. Ah Sam Florist has all of the Easter flowers, bouquets and arrangements you will need to celebrate the day your way, no matter your style.
Delicious Easter Trivia: The number one treat on Easter Sunday is a chocolate rabbit, and Americans will consume over 90 million of them. Not surprisingly, 76% of us admit to nibbling on the ears first. Read More about Easter Flowers to Celebrate the Day »