December 14, 2015

About Flowers: protea

Looking for an interesting and unusual flower to add to your winter mixes?  In a large variety of shapes, sizes and colors, exotic proteas are a terrific, long lasting bloom. Click below to see pictures of some of the most popular protea varieties that are available this time of year. Shown below: yellow pincushions, pink protea and orange banksia.

December 2, 2015

Holiday Cheer

The Della Robia wreaths are back signaling the holidays at Sammy’s Flowers! Our beautiful custom designed Della Robia wreaths are available in 12" candle ring, 22/24" standard door and 28/30" large wreath. The Sammy’s team has been busy making these beauties and both our locations have Della Robia wreaths ready to go home with you. Come by and check them out, or if you prefer, order yours online.

November 15, 2015

Fall table centerpieces

Perfect for Thanksgiving, the long and low centerpiece graces your table with beautiful blooms and draping foliages. Designed in a floral tray, the long and low creates a natural, dramatic focal point. At Sammy’s, we will create a custom design that coordinates with your personal style and color palette. Available in both single and double lengths, the long and low centerpiece can be ordered at either of our locations. Give us a call and we will create your custom designed table centerpiece for the holidays.

October 27, 2015

Blushing bridal bouquets

Sweet blush continues to be a popular wedding trend. We’ve had the pleasure to create many lovely blushing bridal bouquets this season. Interested in the blush palette? Click below to see more bouquet examples.

October 19, 2015

Wedding style: white and green

From our archive, an elegant wedding in whites and greens. Shown here is the custom designed ceremony arch. For more pictures of this wedding, please click below.

October 8, 2015

Fall rose favorites

With a little crispness in the air, we’ve begun to sense the change to fall. Rich palettes of reds, oranges, golds and brown signify the fall season and these rose favorites blend perfectly into the classic autumnal palette. On top, Matilde is a beautiful, large rust red rose. On the right is the classic Freedom rose which is the truest of reds. On the bottom, the Coffee Break rose is a wonderful copper. And Cherry Brandy, shown left, transitions from red to a golden center. All these beauties are all great performers and open to large, stunning blooms.

September 29, 2015

In the mix: dahlias

The dahlia season begins in early summer and extends generally to early October. Their vibrant colors and variety of shapes and sizes makes them a great focal flower that pairs well with smaller more delicate blooms. Beautiful both on their own, they are wonderful in textured mixes like the ones shown here. Now is the time to get your final dahlia fix for the season, before they are gone until next year.

September 6, 2015

Cascading bridal bouquet

Wedding season is still going strong at Sammy’s Flowers. We recently created this gorgeous cascading style bridal bouquet in elegant whites and creams. The cascading style bouquet, with its elongated front drape, was once considered a vintage look. Thankfully, cascading florals have gained popularity again and is a frequent choice among brides seeking a more dramatic style bouquet. This one includes oriental lilies, calla lilies, lisianthus, roses and orchids.

August 24, 2015

Custom Memorial spray in orchids

At Sammy’s, we love to create custom designs to suit our customer’s needs. Often when creating memorials, we work with requests for special flowers, color palettes, and elements personally unique to the honored individual. This stunning custom large standing spray tribute was created with gorgeous cymbidium orchids, dendrobian orchids, large Polo roses, and tulips. For more memorial examples, please click here.

August 11, 2015

Elegant blush wedding

Pictures from a recent garden wedding in classic and elegant blush and creams. The elements shown include a guestbook table arrangement, bridal bouquet, a large bar arrangement, staircase floral garland, bride and groom long & low centerpiece, and a pair of table centerpieces. Want a closer look? Click below to see larger images.

July 18, 2015

Sammy's voted 2015 Best Flower Shop

Woohoo, we have to say, we’re just so very excited that you picked us!
Sammy’s Flowers was voted Reader’s Pick for Best Flower Shop in the July 2015 Best of the Portland issue of Willamette Week.

We really appreciate being recognized by our customers and Willamette Week. Thank you Portland for choosing Sammy’s Flowers.

July 7, 2015

In the Mix: succulents

Succulents have been a popular floral trend for quite some time now. Both the adorable small mix shown above and the wedding bouquet below are made with garden roses, seasonal accents and a beautiful purple echeveria succulent rosettes. In bouquets, succulents tend to be a little tricky to work with since they are heavy and require the creation of support stems. In a short vase, however, no wiring is required to add them to the mix, just some careful placement will do. 

May 29, 2015

Wedding style: your bouquet

We are so excited that wedding season has begun at Sammy’s! Are you a bride to be and wondering where to start? Here’s a few things to consider when thinking about your wedding bouquet style.

Size: Standard bridal bouquets are typically around 10" wide.  Petite bridal bouquets are 6-8" wide and large bridals are 12"+. These are general guidelines, though, as the product chosen can influence the size of your bouquet.

Shape: There are many options here. But the most popular shapes continue to be: round, naturally round, organic hand-tied, and loose/unstructured.

Color: While many brides chose classic whites and creams, anything really goes when it comes to your bouquet. Popular, less traditional palettes this year have included pops of burgundy, plums and lavender.

Texture: Do you like lots of detail or do you prefer a simplified look? Texture added with elements such as pods, berries, foliages and succulents create dimension and movement in your bouquet.

The picture above shows a bridal and bridesmaid bouquet.  The bridal bouquet is standard sized, naturally rounded with texture, in a soft spring color palette. To see more bouquets click here.

Ready to discuss your custom designed bouquet with one of our bridal consultants? Call either location or send an email to:

May 11, 2015

Corsage and boutonnieres

Springtime is prom and wedding season, so we’ve been busy making lots of corsage and boutonnieres. Shown here are some recent colorful favorites. Click on the link below to view a few more examples in classic whites and greens.

May 6, 2015

Mother’s Day 2015

Join us in celebrating Mom this Sunday, May 10th. We’ve stocked our stores and selected the most beautiful flowers, wonderful plants and exquisite gift items to help you find the perfect choice for Mom. Select one of our latest seasonal creations from our website, or choose have us create something custom for you. Place your order today by calling either location, or online by clicking here.

April 27, 2015

Color study: whites and greens

An always elegant and classic combination, whites and greens are one of the most requested color palettes for florals. This woodsy centerpiece consists of white and green hydrangea, goosenecks, garden roses, yarrow and fern accents.

March 11, 2015

Classic Spring

Have a wonderful collection of pottery or glassware? A fun trend for events and weddings is the use of varied sized vessels. This event used lovely vintage white milk glass in different style and sizes. The design was a classic spring garden look with tulips, ranunculus, sweet peas lisanthus and accents of jasmine vine. The use of warm coral added a real pop to the creamy mixes.

February 16, 2015

Wedding style: organic shaped bouquets

Loose, organic shaped bouquets are less formal than traditional rounded bouquets, but remain naturally elegant. Both the bridal and bridesmaid bouquets shown here have an elongated front drape and whispy, flowing accents. Fragrant blooms were used in these mixes and included sweet peas, gardenias, garden roses, tuberose, and scented herbs. 

February 6, 2015

Coming Soon: Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we’ve got lots of special gifts for your someone special. This year February 14th is a Saturday. So will you make it a Valentine’s weekend this year?

Our team is ready to support you and we’ve recently updated our website with our best selection of Valentine’s arrangements and gifts. To place your order for Valentine’s Day, just call either of our locations, or simply place your order online.

Wishing you a wonderful Valentine’s Day! From your Sammy’s Flowers team

February 2, 2015

Fun with veggies!

A recent event called for a bountiful harvest theme. These clever arrangements were mixes of vegetables, herbs and seasonal accents. Turnips, artichokes, salad greens, beets and carrots added a whimsical touch and were a fun diversion from your typical winter product selection. 

January 28, 2015

Cheating winter, a bit...

Somehow it already feels like springtime in Portland. Our winter has been mild, and we are already starting to see early signs of spring. The flowering branches have arrived. We currently have quince and forsythia, and expect to see plum soon. Winter/spring bulbs are in our mixes, look for lots of tulips and hyacinth. Want a little early springtime, too? Choose a spring palette of peach, soft pinks, pale yellows, or even a pop of bright pink or orange to liven your mood. Because it is really still winter...

January 12, 2015

Wedding style: Juliette garden rose

The lovely Juliette rose continues to be a favorite for our brides. This garden rose has a perfect cabbage shape and is the just right shade of soft peach. It pairs so well (as shown here) with the creamy Vendela rose and the alluring peach Finesse rose. Rounding out the mix is hydrangea, silver brunnia and dusty miller.