March 25, 2017

Spring Bouquet


While the weather hasn’t changed much here in Portland, we’re all ready for springtime! So in honor of Spring, here’s an example of a recent spring inspired bouquet. Seasonal florals shown here include ranunculus and daffodils, along with beautiful garden roses, hydrangea, and pink andromeda.

February 28, 2017

Ready for Spring?


Spring is officially less than one month away, and we can't wait. After a unusually cold and icy winter here in Portland, the first signs of spring are a welcome diversion from the current dreary gray sky. Early spring favorites that have already arrived are: ranunculus, tulips, hyacinths, and anemones. Additionally, blooming branches such as forsythia, quince, cherry and prunus are available as well. We're saying thanks to all these lovelies, for brighting our day. Perhaps they can brighten yours as well...

February 7, 2017

Ready for Valentine’s Day?


We’re ready for our favorite holiday, are you? Valentine’s Day is on Tuesday February 14th, so now is the time to place your order for your special someone. We’re so very excited about Valentine’s Day and have created a very special collection of gorgeous Valentine’s flowers and gifts for you to chose from. You can place your order online, by calling either store location, or by stopping in store. We can’t wait and would love to create something beautiful for your Valentine!

January 23, 2017

Wedding style: soft and pretty


Soft and pretty blush color palettes continue to be a popular choice for brides. The bouquets shown above are mixed with ivory and accents of silver. Are you planning your 2017 wedding? Our bridal consultants can help guide you through the floral design process. To get answers to your questions or setup a personal consultation, you can reach them via email at weddings@sammysflowers.com

Interesting in seeing more bridal bouquets? Click here to see additional examples created at Sammy’s Flowers.

December 15, 2016

Winter holiday style


Interested in adding a seasonal touch for your winter wedding or event? Use of greenery, textures and the choice of color palette are all a great way to bring the winter season to your bouquets and floral arrangements.

To create a winter holiday look, begin with winter seasonal foliages. Cedar, pine, spruce and other winter greenery make a great arrangement base this time of year. Next, add winter textures such as berries, twigs, pods and other accents for depth and detail. Additionally, consider your floral color palette when connecting to the season. Beyond the traditional red, white and green, consider palettes such as: burgundy and cream, white and icy silver, deep reds, whites and greens, and rich jewel tones. Need some ideas? Check out our website to see our seasonal creations.

Whether you are ready to create your own combinations or prefer to have us create something unique for you, contact us at either location or online. We’re ready to bring a little winter to you!

November 13, 2016

Beautiful Tributes


Custom floral tributes are an elegant way to honor and remember a loved one. Standing sprays come in several sizes and can be customized by choice of flowers, color, shape and size. Shown in this picture is an elegant large spray in a soft palette of white, cream, butter yellow with accents of bright yellow. To see a couple of more examples of standing spray wreaths, click below.

October 21, 2016

Terrarium Love


Wondering how to care for a succulent terrarium? Place the terrarium in a bright location, ideally near a window with lots of indirect sunlight. Succulents and cactus require very little water, just a dribble every couple of weeks or so, and even less in winter. Let dry completely between waterings. Remove any dry leaves as needed. If your terrarium includes a tillandsia (air plant), remove to soak in water for a half hour or so about once a week.

Care: Bright, Indirect Light • Very Low Water • Ave indoor temperature