Indoor Green Plant and Succulent Care

succulent care

Filling your home with indoor plants, flowers, and succulents is an easy way to transform your decor – but for someone who doesn’t have a green thumb, such a thought may be intimidating. You don’t have to worry when you purchase from Breen’s Florist. Not only will we make sure that you get a high-quality product, but our experts are happy to educate you as to how to care for them. We have been adding natural beauty to homes and offices in Houston for decades!

Administrative Professionals week is almost here – don’t forget that a succulent makes a wonderful gift for your most valuable employees! Shop the entire collection here.   Continue reading

Desktop Flowers & Plants for Administrative Professionals Week

Administrative Professionals Week

Behind every successful business are a few really organized support personnel – and in April, as we celebrate Administrative Professionals Week, you have the opportunity to give these superstars their due. Maybe you are thinking of the friendly receptionist who puts your clients at ease. Perhaps a personal assistant who never lets you miss a meeting comes to mind. In fact, there are likely many hard-working, unsung heroes in your organization. You couldn’t imagine running a business without them. So for all they do, Breen’s Florist has the floral designs and gifts you need to show your appreciation.

Did You Know? There are approximately 4 million administrative professionals in the United States. Only 5% of them are men. However, until women entered the workforce en masse in the 1950’s, secretaries were nearly always male.  Continue reading

Exquisite Easter Floral Designs

Easter Floral Designs

The legendary impressionist artist Claude Monet once said, “I must have flowers, always and always!” The indisputable master was continually inspired by the sheer beauty of nature, and we understand his passion. After all, the floral designers at Breen’s Florist find the same muse in the beautiful spring flowers we work with. We are excited to unveil our gorgeous and unique Easter floral designs which showcase spectacular flowers and innovative designs. Your Easter decor has never been so inspired!  Continue reading

Daisies Announce Spring, April Birthdays

The word daisy comes from an Anglo-Saxon translation which means “day’s eye”, and it was given this name because many species of daisies close up at night and reopen their flower heads in the morning. This is just one of the fascinating facts about this flower that appears simple but offers much more than meets the eye. This complex bloom has over 23,000 species, is related to the artichoke, and is actually many flowers in one – and because it is also the birth flower of April, we thought we would tell you a bit more about it. When purchasing bouquets for April birthdays, or simply celebrating spring – call Breen’s Florist. We are committed to bringing all the beauty of springtime to Houston, one floral design at a time.  Continue reading

Rescuing Mason – National Puppy Day

National Puppy DayNational Puppy Day is March 23rd and is a wonderful day to celebrate the very special bond between dogs and their owners. However, the main reason that Colleen Paige fought to have the day established was to encourage people to adopt and rescue puppies from shelters, as well as to educate them as to the horrors of the puppy mills. We thought this was a great opportunity to tell you about our shop designer’s own personal story about rescuing her dog, Mason. Here is Carly’s “puppy love” story, in her own words: Continue reading

St. Patrick’s Day Decor and Florals

St. Patrick's

Over 36 million people in the United States claim some Irish heritage, although tradition tells us that everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! The holiday originated as the observance of the feast day of the Catholic patron saint but has since grown to include many traditions and symbols of the Emerald Isle as well. Here in Houston, our parade is a city-wide tradition that celebrates all things green and has fun and whimsical floats and attractions. Another Houston tradition is Breen’s Florist – and if you are looking for a way to decorate your home, or send a classic greeting to a Celtic friend, our floral designers have the ideas you need.

Did You Know? St. Patrick was not actually Irish. He was born in Great Britain and came to Ireland as a missionary. He is widely credited with establishing Christianity in the country.
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It’s Time for Seasonal Spring Flowers

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Thankfully, here in Houston, we don’t have the cold weather and snow to deal with all winter. Still, new seasons are always exciting, and with the warming trends of spring come the new colors of the vivid flowers characteristic of this time of year. As designers, we love the opportunity to work with all of the exquisite spring blooms, and to create the artistic floral designs that you have come to associate with Breen’s Florist. Whether a special occasion or “just because”, don’t miss your opportunity to enjoy these amazing flowers.

Spring Herald: One of the first flowers of spring is always the crocus, which announces the arrival of the season when it pokes its head through the dirt. In colder parts of the country, it often pushes its way through the snow cover. That’s one determined flower!  Continue reading

International Women’s Day, Local & Global

international women's day

For over a century, International Women’s Day has celebrated the social, cultural, political, and economic contributions and achievements of women. Recognized in 20 countries, the initiative has borne witness to a lot of victorious moments but has also confronted heartbreaking challenge and injustice. Looking ahead with bold confidence, the groups that make up the collective effort continue to work towards gender parity, social justice, equality for everyone. Those intimately involved with the movement are very aware that the responsibility for fighting for these rights doesn’t fall on the shoulders of one entity – be it a non-profit, a corporation, a social action committee, or a government. Rather, true advancements are made when all band together with others around the globe.

On March 8th, join the movement by posting your activities with the hashtag #BeBoldForChange.

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The Artistry of Floral Design

floral designFloral Design Day is a day to celebrate the artistic flair and creativity of professional designers across the country. The day was originally established as a tribute to Carl Rittner, whose School of Floral Design was considered visionary and innovative, giving credence to the talent of florists everywhere and dispelling the myth that they simply “placed flowers in a vase”. Applying the concepts of the visual arts – color, texture, space and line – the industry was elevated and recognized as an artistic discipline unto itself. For those who have dedicated their lives to making the world more beautiful – we celebrate you!
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Inspire Happiness with Random Acts of Kindness

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Every year, the popularity of Random Acts of Kindness Day, observed on February 17th, grows a little stronger. Celebrated by organizations, groups, and individuals, this is a day that encourages everyone to simply sow a little kindness into someone else’s life. We at Breen’s Florist strive for this every day, and we want to help you be as successful as possible in spreading joy and kindness.

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”  – Winston Churchill Continue reading