December 27, 2011

Flowers to wear

Not the basic white wrist corsage, these two examples are colorful accessories. Shown in vibrant yellow and black, with fragrant freesia, billy balls, agonis and begonia leaf. And in purple and silver, with dendrobium orchids, brunnia, and scented geranium leaf. Tiara optional!

December 15, 2011

Amaryllis Care

Planning on giving (or receiving) a winter Amaryllis plant this season? Well, you are in luck. They are easy to care for. Just water only when top inch of soil is dry to the touch and place in a warm, ideally sunny location. 

After flowering, the bulb can be reused by following these steps. Remove the faded flowers and then the stem once it sags. Treat bulb and its leaves like a normal house plant for the summer. Once the leaves turn yellow in fall, cut them to about 2 inches and remove bulb from soil. Clean and store in a cool place (40-50 degrees) for a minimum of 6 weeks. Plant bulbs about 8 weeks before you would like to bloom.

Care: Bright light prefered • Low Water • Ave indoor temperature

December 1, 2011

Tis the season...

We’ve been busy getting ready for the holidays and our stores are bursting with wonderful gifts, holiday decor, and seasonal embellishments. Some of our favorite gifts include our handmade Dellarobia wreaths available in candlering, 24" and 30" sizes. Choose from amaryllis, paperwhites, and poinsettias to brighten any room. We also have garland, ornaments, cut Noble fir trees, and of course, a large selection seasonal greens, berries, branches and floral accents. As the song goes... it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

November 29, 2011

Berries, pods and sticks

Tis the season for texture. Ilex berries, leucadendron pods, huck, dogwood, lichen, and eucalyptus pods are just a few of the choices available now. While the summer floral bounty is behind us now, winter is no less interesting!

November 22, 2011

Fern Terrariums

We’re having tons of fun making fern terrariums this fall.  Angel vine, moss, lichen, and rock add interest to these little woodland gardens. They come in all different sizes and make a sweet gift for the office or home.

October 28, 2011

About Flowers: Orchid types

Striking and bold, or demure and graceful, there are endless orchid varieties to choose from. Here's just a few of our favorites. Top Row left to right: Cymbidium orchid, Oncidium orchid. Center: Zygopetalum orchid. Bottom: Paphiopedilum commonly known as the Lady Slipper Orchid.

October 19, 2011

Welcoming Fall

Fall is upon us and we’re ready to embrace its rich palette. A traditional long and low centerpiece is shown here is bursting with fall color and texture. Pepperberry, smokebush, lotus pods, celosia, roses, orchids and gerbera were used in this vibrant mix.

October 4, 2011

Our New NW location

Have you checked us out yet? It may not say Sammy's outside (we're working on that), but it is all Sammy's inside! We just love our new space on Glisan and 23rd, we know you will love it too! Stop by and say "hi!" We're looking forward to seeing you soon.

September 22, 2011

Big and beautiful

If you stopped by the Pearl location a few weeks ago, you may have seen the explosion of beautiful pinks, whites, greens and accents of icy blue (succulents!) Just a few of the gorgeous arrangements are shown below: large and small ceremony arrangements, table arrangements, mantle arrangement, chair backs and rehearsal arrangements.

September 15, 2011

Summer wedding color

The heatwave continues. Shown here is a spicy summer wedding using hot oranges, reds and yellows. The bridesmaid bouquets included a classic mix of dahlias, roses, and freesia. The bridal bouquet included mini sunflowers, roses, dahlias, mini calla, and ranunculus.

September 11, 2011


While Fall is almost officially here, bright summer color remains a popular for arrangements. Shown in foreground is a large rose mix with Piano, Circus and High and Yellow Magic roses, accented with scented geranium leaf and poppy pods.

August 30, 2011

Bursting with color

Summer zinnias, dahlias, roses and other seasonal fare create table arrangements 
with big, bold color. Capture some sunshine while we have it, and wish for an Indian summer!

August 24, 2011

Now Open! Sammy’s at Glisan and 23rd

Sammy’s Flowers Northwest has moved to our new location at 2280 NW Glisan (Glisan and 23rd.) We would love for you to come check out our beautiful new shop. We've got lots of parking and are conveniently near public transportation.  Oh, and don't forget our Pearl Location at 1128 Lovejoy, we would love to see you there, too!

August 10, 2011

Soft wedding color

A recent wedding in soft colors. Shown here, the bridal bouquet, bridesmaid bouquet, large arrangement, centerpieces, and the pomander.

August 1, 2011

Moving on up

the street that is. Sammy's NW will be moving into its new location on Glisan and 23rd
very soon. Until then, visit our current NW location on Glisan and 21st, or our Pearl location on Lovejoy (between 11th and 12th.) We’ll continue to keep you posted on our progress, and when it’s time to check out our new digs (with a fresh new look and plenty
of parking.) We’re so excited, aren’t you?

July 31, 2011

Wedding Style: White Bouquets

Beautiful bridal bouquets with white flowers, created this wedding season by Sammy’s.

July 25, 2011

Coming Soon!

Our Newest Location! Sammy’s will be opening early August on 23rd and Glisan in the former Shutterbug site. Currently, we are remolding in full force and will keep you posted on the official opening date. In the meantime, if you want to check us out, look for the yellow Sammy’s van (affectionately known as the “Banana”) parked outside in the ample parking lot.

July 23, 2011

Summer wedding color

Bring on the sunshine! A recent wedding using vibrant yellow calla, celosia, dubium, roses and billy balls. Added to the mix are blueberry, green hydrangea, coral spray roses and mokara orchids. 

July 19, 2011

Summer is dahlia season

Bold and beautiful dahlias are back! These showy blooms mix well with others to create wonderful summer bouquets. The colorful one shown below has blackberry, bee balm, sweet peas, and Free Spirit roses.

July 13, 2011

Ah, Summertime...

Summertime is here and so fun for us at Sammy's! We've got a wonderful selection of flowers bursting with summertime color. We're welcoming back the crocosmia, dahlias, giant sunflowers, kangaroo paw, celosia, protea and amazing grasses and folliage. Come by and check out the summertime bounty.

July 1, 2011

Succulent Terrarium Care

So you have a new succulent terrarium, now what? Place the terrarium in a bright location, ideally 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

June 28, 2011

Succulent Terrariums

Make your own or we can create a custom terrarium just for you. Easy to care for, these little environments are great for your home or office. We carry a variety of plants, rocks, moss and other supplies perfect for your own creation. See our website for other fun examples.

June 10, 2011

About Flowers: Peonies!

Our local peony season came a little late this year- sadly, missing Mother's day, but available for those early June weddings! While peonies typically bloom for only about two weeks, early to late season varieties enable us to enjoy them for about 6 weeks in spring. And there are so many gorgeous varieties and colors to chose from. Peonies come in single, japanese, semi-double, bomb and full double blooms and range from white, cream, yellow, pink and red.

May 31, 2011

Wedding glamour

Shown here are the bridal, bridesmaid and toss bouquets from a recent wedding. 
Flowers in the bouquets include garden roses, peonies, bumble bees, freesia and 
mini calla.  Accents of feathers and rhinestones add a little drama and whimsy. 

May 28, 2011

Starring the Piano rose

The Piano garden rose has a beautiful cupped shape. It’s deep red outer petals soften color in the center of the rose. Here we show it in a spring arrangement with hellabore, eucalyptus and leucadendron.

May 25, 2011

A touch of spring

These table arrangements include fragrant spring favorites. Shown here are hyacinth, sweet peas, lily of the valley and scented geranium leaf.