Introducing Our Birthstone Collection – July is RUBIES

Breen’s Florist has begun to take a new approach to birthdays by creating beautiful works of art based on the birthstones of the month. July’s birthstone is the Ruby and beautiful red flowers are used to create a “rubitastic” arrangement for those July babies.

Our deep red Explorer roses and the fun red gerbera daisies are the featured flowers in our “Rubies” arrangement. We have accented the arrangement with red alstromeria and a few mini carnations with a bracelet of eucalyptus for some exciting aroma.

This arrangement will only be available for delivery July 1st through July 31st and can be delivered throughout Houston and surrounding areas. It is the perfect way to celebrate those July birthdays.

Rubies, the birthstone of July, are considered the king of gems and represent love, health and wisdom. It was believed wearing a fine red Ruby bestowed good fortune on its owner. A Ruby is the most valuable gemstone and its value increases based on its color and quality. This goes hand in hand with the red rose which is also considered to be the king of flowers.

The July birthstone, Ruby and the red rose are a match made in heaven.

Blog by: Jenny Morgan (Buyer/Design Center Manager)

Appropriate Flowers for Butterfly Gardens

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A summer garden is never complete until the butterflies arrive. They bring a fanciful feel to any flowerbed or yard, and there are particular flowers which you can add to your landscape to guarantee a visit from these delicate creatures. The floral experts at Breen’s Florist are here to help you find the right variety of blooms for your own personal butterfly gardens. Continue reading

Patriotic Arrangements to Celebrate the Fourth

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The Fourth of July is almost here- and that means outdoor fun, barbecue, and fireworks! It also means good times with friends and family. Whether you are joining the fun or hosting your own Independence Day event, the collection of 4th of July patriotic arrangements at Breen’s Florist will brighten any party.
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The festive bouquet shown above resembles the fireworks you’ve come to expect each Fourth of July, and is even named after the display! Fireworks showcases blue delphinium, red carnations, and white spider mums, which combine for a bright July 4th display.

Fun Fact: The Star-Spangled Banner, our beloved national anthem penned by Francis Scott Key, was originally written as a poem! Key observed the attack on Fort McHenry during the War of 1812 and wrote the poem that would later be put to music. It was chosen as our national anthem in 1931.

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Our Party in the USA design, featured above, includes red roses, white star-shaped lilies and blue hydrangea. Together these blooms create an elegant design that will enhance any Independence Day celebration.

What to Do on The Fourth: Gather the family and head down to Buffalo Bayou for Houston’s main Independence Day event – Freedom Over Texas, sponsored by Citgo. You’ll find live music, family activities, and the best fireworks show in Houston.
patriotic arrangementsRed Gerbera daisies are set against white hydrangea and accented by blue delphinium and an American flag. The Coming to America bouquet is one of our favorite patriotic arrangements and will fit right in at every Fourth of July gathering.

Whether you choose to celebrate at home, with friends or out on the town, Breen’s Florist is here to help you make the most of any Houston celebration this Fourth of July. Choose one of our spectacular designs, or talk to our floral experts about creating the perfect addition to your patriotic day.

 

 

 

Bright Seasonal Flowers for Your Summer Parties

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It’s summer in Houston, and things are getting hot! We love this special time of year when things seem to slow down just a bit, and the longer days give us the opportunity to get together more often with family and friends. As you plan your summer get-togethers,  don’t forget the flowers! Seasonal flowers add vivid color and style to your dinner table and are a beautiful choice for party decor. Whether you like casual picnics or prefer sophisticated gourmet meals with your friends, we have a floral bouquet perfect for the occasion. So what is your summer style? Breen’s Florist would love to help you achieve it.  Continue reading

Florals for Houston Weddings & Anniversaries

Houston weddingsThe cool wind of spring gives way to the warm early summer breezes in the glorious month of June. Is it any wonder that June is the most popular choice of brides when planning their big day? When it comes to Houston weddings, you won’t find more professional designs and beautiful arrangements than at Breen’s Florist.

Did You Know? Many feel that the tradition of June ceremonies goes all the way back to ancient Rome. Most weddings at the time were celebrated in the month named after the goddess Juno, who was the protector of women – especially when they were getting married or raising children.  Continue reading

Exquisite Twilight Roses for National Rose Month

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Summertime is special for many reasons, but in the floral world it gives us the opportunity to celebrate one of our very favorite blooms. June is National Rose Month, and at Breen’s Florist we have an extra-special rose to recognize. If you haven’t seen them yet, be ready to be wowed!

Breen’s Exclusive “Twilight” Rose is a unique rose variety which opens up wide and holds for quite a while. It was chosen as our signature rose because of its amazing performance, as well as it’s exquisite coloring. If you’d like to send Twilight Roses to someone special in Houston this summer – the only place to call is Breen’s Florist. Continue reading

Father’s Day Gifts for Sophisticated Dads

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Father’s Day is June 18 – and although you could head out to the hardware store or sporting goods emporium as usual, we have a new suggestion this year. How about sending Dad a sophisticated, dramatic or elegant floral arrangement for his office? You may not have ever thought of giving flowers to Dad, but these arrangements are bold and confident and perfect for anyone – and are sure to be conversation piece wherever they are sent. For Father’s Day gifts that are unexpectedly beautiful, come to Breen’s Florist.

Did You Know? Father’s Day is a relatively new holiday, established in 1966 by President Lyndon Johnson. The inspiration behind the holiday was William Smart, a single dad who had raised 6 children single handedly. His daughter felt that he deserved the same level of praise and recognition as moms traditionally received on Mother’s Day. Even though it was decades in the making, Father’s Day was finally recognized.  Continue reading

Patriotic Tributes for Memorial Day

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” – Joseph Campbell

There are few days of the calendar year that carry more significance than Memorial Day.  And although many see the holiday as a day off for barbecues and get-togethers, taking the time to honor the sacrifices of brave patriots who have gone before us is a great way to begin the day. Whether to adorn a grave site – or to send a floral arrangement to a family still mourning a loss – you can rely on the experts at Breen’s Florist to design and deliver Memorial Day flowers and patriotic tributes which properly recognize and honor them.  Continue reading

Spring Florals – Peonies to Tropical Arrangements

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Every season has its own charms – and in the springtime, flowers are on display.  From the blooms on the side of the road to gardens overflowing with color, flowers are one of the most visible ambassadors of this time of the year. As we head into the summer, it is time to throw open the windows and let the fresh air in – and fill your home with these popular late spring florals from Breen’s Florist.

Although there are many choices of floral varieties, these are two of our favorite ways to decorate with flowers – peonies and tropical arrangements.   Continue reading

Inspired Mother’s Day Ideas for Your Mom

mother's day ideasEvery mom is special, with her own unique personality. And although every mother has her own gifts, talents, interests, and passions,  each mom has the power to make her family’s life richer and more beautiful. This Mother’s Day, Breen’s Florist would like to help you to find just the right way to honor your mom – from local outings to beautiful flowers! To find the best Mother’s Day gifts, start with your mother herself. What makes her happy?
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