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.
“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. Continue reading
Love is an adventure filled with romantic stories. Valentine’s Day celebrates the love from the newest admiration of a first date to the romance of many years together each uniquely special. At Ah Sam Florist we’ve designed and delivered floral bouquets over the years for thousands of unique love stories conveying the sentiments of the heart every day and on Valentine’s Day.
It is a beautiful time of year in San Mateo, and the perfect time to celebrate romance. Take a walk, plan a picnic, tell her you’d marry her all over again – and don’t forget the flowers! These romantic gestures will keep the love going; if you need a few great ideas, give Ah Sam Flowers a call. Romance is our business, after all. From Valentine’s Day to weddings and anniversaries, our expert floral designers go above and beyond to create arrangements and bouquets as rare and special as the one you love.
The flowers of romance are traditionally roses, lilies and orchids, but here at Ah Sam Florist, you will not find ordinary arrangements. We create exotic, innovative and stunning floral bouquets that are unlike any that you will find elsewhere. When you are celebrating your one-of-a-kind love, you need a special flowers. What can we create for you? We love to design with interesting and visually striking florals that result in romance-inspiring works of art.
Of course, sometimes the classics are the best – so if you are looking for a lavish bouquet of long stemmed roses or a vase overflowing with stargazer lilies, you’ll find the best quality flowers here. Does your loved one have a favorite flower? We would love to make sure that you give a bouquet that will touch her heart.
Romantic gestures are easy when you partner with us. Whether you’d like to decorate with rose petals, set up a romantic dinner at your favorite restaurant, or recreate your wedding bouquet, our team is here to assist you with romantic creative ideas that will make the night truly special. Celebrate National Romance Month with the help of the floral designers at Ah Sam Florist – and show your true love how much they mean to you.
Roses have a long and vibrant history. They have been emblematic of love and beauty on one end of the spectrum and war and politics on the others. The flower is found in 150 species, and grows throughout the Northern Hemisphere, from Alaska to Mexico, as well as northern Africa. People began to cultivate them in their private gardens about 5,000 years ago, most likely in China. During the Roman empire, they were used as confetti at parades, to treat a variety of illnesses, and as a base for perfume. The Roman nobility elite established large public rose gardens in the south of Rome which were popular gathering places.
During the fifteenth century, the rose served as a symbol for the two groups warring to control England. The white rose symbolized York, and the red rose symbolized Lancaster. As a result, the conflict became known as the “War of the Roses.” It wasn’t until the late eighteenth century that cultivated roses arrived in Europe from China, and most contemporary ones can be traced back to these varieties. The difference between these roses and those grown earlier included that they were repeat bloomers, making them of great interest to hybridizers. Being able to work with multiple bloom seasons set the stage for breeding work which eventually resulted in hardier, longer lasting roses.
While roses are beloved as a garden flower, they have also evolved to be one of the most meaningful floral gifts. Each year, approximately 110 million roses are purchased across the United States – many of them being this month. The birth flower of June is not only the rose but June the 12th is also designated Red Rose Day. These are both fitting observances, giving the proliferation of weddings in June. Whether you are celebrating a loved one’s June birthday, or simply want to acknowledge them on Red Rose Day, stop into Ah Sam Flowers for a gorgeous selection of roses that they will love.
June is here, and with it comes the most popular birthday flower of the year; June has the distinct honor of representing the beautiful rose. Although many associate roses with love and Valentine’s Day, the varied color palette – not to mention the individual meanings assigned to each hue – make it meaningful to send roses to nearly everyone in your life. Roses can signify friendship, honor, remembrance, innocence, gratitude and much more; although of course true love remains the most prolific sentiment.
History indicates that roses were first cultivated in the region of the Gulf of Persia, and evidence indicates they have been around for millions of years. They grow as either flowering shrubs with blooms of various color and size, or climbing species that will creep up a wall or gate with graceful ease. Their stunning beauty and intoxicating aroma have made them a treasured flower for centuries. The ancient goddesses Aphrodite, Venus and Isis have all been tied to roses as they were said to embody love and passion; the love story of Cleopatra and Marc Antony contains legends of rooms filled knee-deep in roses. In later years, red roses were said to represent the sacrifice of Christian martyrs, whose commitment and love for God was all-encompassing.
Your choice of colors can truly personalize your feelings for the June birthday recipient. Our Make My Heart Sing arrangement combines 16 roses of red and pink, which symbolize love, admiration and appreciation – a poignant expression to the wife or mother in your life.
For friends, children or coworkers, Ah Sam Florist provides a variety of brilliantly colored rose bouquets, all with perfect sentiment attached. We happily deliver across the Bay area from our San Mateo florist shop. Call us or come in today to choose the perfect rose arrangement for that special someone’s June birthday.