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

October 12, 2016

Succulent boutonnieres

What goes better with a bouquet with succulents? How about a boutonniere to match! Succulents continued in 2016 to be a popular wedding and event accent. Shown here are some succulent boutonnieres using echeverias and seasonal accents. Interested in an airplant boutonniere? Click on the link below.

August 22, 2016

Wedding style: succulents


Succulents continue to be a bride favorite, here's a few from this wedding season. On top: a palette of butter yellow, caramel and sage green. In the middle: creams, blush, and peach. On bottom: pale to medium shades of bridal pink. All three bouquets shown are bursting with textures including berries, herbs and seasonal accents. Interested in succulent boutonnières? Click on the link below to see more pics.

July 18, 2016

In season: dahlias

The summer dahlias are in! Shown here is a pink variety (almost neon, really), but we currently have many colors to chose from. Each week you will find that the the dahlia color and varietal selection varies. (Of course, we keep our favorites on hand, too!) Choose from styles including decorative, pom, ball, and cactus. While most cut varieties are 3-4 inch in width, larger dinner plate style dahlias can measure 8-10 inches. Stop by either our Pearl or Burnside locations to check out our selection.

June 27, 2016

Wedding style: white and greens

Always a popular and classic wedding palette choice, mixes in whites and greens work in any season. The bouquet designs featured here are detailed and textured, and include some wedding flower favorites such as Vendela roses, lisianthus, freesia, and Patience garden roses.

May 29, 2016

Spring Blooms

A recent beautiful spring mix with all our spring favorites.  Since the spring flower season came early this year, we will soon to be saying goodbye to the peonies and lupine shown here. But summer is around the corner and that means a bounty of colorful summertime lovelies to come. Can’t wait for the dahlias!

May 12, 2016

Flowers to wear

Prom and wedding season has begun, so we’ve been busy creating lots of corsages and boutonnières. Shown here are just a few in some favorite blooms. From top to bottom : pale pink garden spray roses, white ranunculus with bumble bees, and white dendrobian orchids. Each custom made creation is accented with lots of texture (including fern leaf, brunnia, leucadendron pods, and grevillea.

May 2, 2016

Celebrating Mom

This Sunday, May 8th is Mother’s Day, so now is the perfect time to place your Mother’s Day order. We’re excited to welcome the peony season early this year, just in time for mom. Or perhaps a custom Spring bouquet is in order? Let us help you decide what is the perfect combination for your mom, or choose from our curated designs on our website. Call or stop by either of our locations, and we can help you place your Mother’s Day order.

April 25, 2016

Wedding style: spring blooms

Spring flowers are showcased in these loosely constructed hand-tied bridal and bridesmaid bouquets. Spring seasonal favorites included here are: peonies, sweet peas, ranunculus, poppies, and bupleurum. Other spring seasonal flowers to consider are tulips, hellebore, lilac, hyacinth and anemones. Not sure what is in season for your wedding or event? Our consultants can help guide you with the perfect selection for the season.

April 14, 2016

In Season: lilac

Nothing says springtime quite like the alluring scent of fresh lilac, and finally lilac season has arrived.  A true seasonal bloom, the lilac season is only a mere few weeks in spring. Lilac is available in lovely shades of light to deep purple, with additional varieties in white and pink. By itself, or in a mix like the one shown here with double hellebore and garden roses, lilac is always an elegant choice for the spring season.

April 7, 2016

Big and Bold arrangements

Sometimes, it just makes sense to go big. Large scale arrangements are typically used for events, weddings, parties and memorials. (And special occasions such as milestone birthdays!) Larger blooms add impact, flowers such as open roses, hydrangea, dahlias, peonies, callas are great choices for large scale arrangements. To see more examples of big and bold arrangements, click below.

March 28, 2016

Wedding style: textured bouquets

Textured wedding bouquets come in all shapes, sizes and use varieties of product. Adding texture to your bouquet adds complexity and interest. A textured bouquet is achieved through combining various flowers, accents, and foliages in different shapes, sizes and types. Some of the unique textured elements in the bouquets pictured are succulents, fern curls, berries, pods and special seasonal blooms.

Interested in learning more about wedding bouquets? 
Click here to see our wedding bouquet post.

For more examples of textured bridal and bridesmaid bouquets, click on the link below.

March 10, 2016

In Season: ranunculus

This year’s ranunculus have been nothing short of spectacular. We just can’t get enough. Ranunculus are a popular spring bloom, that have a round shape with a dense amount of petals. They are available in a variety of colors including shades of white, pink, peach/orange, yellow, red and plum. Blooms are typically one to two inches in diameter, but this year's crop are showy and big. Truly a Sammy’s favorite bloom!

February 17, 2016

Planning your wedding: first steps

At Sammy’s, we love weddings of all sizes; and whether you are a party of two or two hundred, we can help you plan your special event. Wondering how to start the process? We generally recommend you begin planning your wedding flowers about 6 months in advance of your wedding date. Typically, brides select their venue(s) first, as this often influences your floral needs.

Here's some things to consider when thinking about your flowers:
Do you have a color palette you want to work with?
When you think about your wedding style, how would you describe it?
Do you have any favorite flowers? (Or perhaps some non-favorites?)
What elements might you need, i.e. bridal party, ceremony, reception?

Our bridal consultants can help guide you through the creative process and work with you to create your custom wedding style. Ready to get started planning your flowers? Contact us at either store location or via email:

February 7, 2016

Time to get ready...

For Valentine’s Day! That’s what we’re busy doing, of course! Valentine’s is our favorite holiday of the year and this year it is on Sunday. We are eagerly awaiting all of the gorgeous flowers that are on their way this week, as well as prepping our stores with tons of beautiful and thoughtful grab and go gifts. Now is the time to place your Valentine’s Day order by calling or visiting one of our stores, or by placing your order online. Or you may want to preview our selection in-store by stopping by our new West Burnside shop or our Pearl location. We would love to see you and help you select something really special for the one you love.

January 18, 2016

Now Open: Sammy’s on West Burnside

Today was the grand opening of our new West Burnside store and we’re so excited to share it with you! Conveniently located not far from our previous Northwest store, we can now be found at 1710 W. Burnside. Our new location is ready to fill all your fast and fresh floral needs, with a stunning display of cut flowers and foliages, amazing plants, ready to go bouquets, and a wonderful selection of gifts and decor that can’t be missed. We just can’t wait to see you there! Here’s a little sneak peak of what awaits you.

And for a little more of our interiors, click the link below.

January 11, 2016

Coming Soon our new Northwest store...

We just can’t wait to introduce our new Northwest location at 1710 W. Burnside to you! Our new store is currently well in the works, and we are getting close to our official store opening. During our construction, our Pearl location is open and ready to assist you with all your floral needs. The Pearl store is located at 1128 NW Lovejoy between 11th and 12th.  Give us a call at 503 281-0310, place your order online, or even better stop in as we would love to see you at our Pearl location!