Wristlets and Boutonnieres for Homecoming

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It is no secret that football is a pretty big deal in Texas. All across the Houston area, high schools and universities are planning their homecoming weekend around a big football game. This tradition is believed to have originated at a University of Missouri football game in 1911. The school had planned a celebration, inviting all their alumni back to campus. There were parades and picnics, and it all culminated in a rousing game. To this day, there are various customs depending on the school, and festivities range from parades and cookouts to senior nights and dances. No matter your reason for homecoming flowers, Breen’s Florist has the creations sure to make it more special. homecoming

Whether the recipient is the mom of the star football player, the head cheerleader or your date to the big dance – our corsages and wristlets are designed to help you to add that extra special homecoming touch. Designs can match your dress or your school colors – choose from our predesigned selections or let us know the perfect flowers for your occasion. And to keep the guys looking sharp as well, we are happy to provide matching boutonnieres for any corsage. Even though many dances are not as formal as they once were, there is still reason to celebrate – and flowers are appropriate any time. homecoming

Homecoming weekend gives us many opportunities to surprise someone with flowers – bouquets for the homecoming court, a corsage for your favorite teacher.  As many traditions as there are surrounding this special weekend, there are as many reasons to give flowers. Call Breen’s Florist for all your floral needs, and show your school spirit with beautiful style.

Autumn Colors and Autumn Flowers

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When you think of autumn, what comes to mind? No doubt you have memories of fall festivals or pumpkin picking, sipping hot cider or taking a hayride. But when it comes to a visual representation of the season, it is the colors that come to mind. Rich reds, vivid oranges, bright yellows  – the vistas of the changing leaves and the beauty of the autumn flowers is a sight to behold. When looking for a way to decorate your home or celebrate the season, stop by Breen’s Florist for spectacular floral designs that embody the spirit of the season. autumn flowers

Yellow roses and sunflowers are front and center in this beautiful display named Autumn Unfurled. Orange lilies provide a vivid backdrop, and twigs and leaves finish off the arrangement.  Our Tuscany Bouquet starts with many of the same blooms – yellow roses and sunflowers, orange lilies – but they are designed in a tall vase and accented with exquisite Bells of Ireland; the green flowers add dramatic effect and create a sense that these flowers were fresh picked from the meadow this morning. autumn flowers

Our popular Noir collection showcases vivid flowers in black ceramic containers, which creates a distinct contrast in bright and dark. Sunset Noir is part of our autumn collection and is strikingly beautiful, featuring brilliant orange lilies and roses, bells of Ireland, and yellow sunflowers and unique mums.fall flowers

What is your fall style? Whether you prefer classic sunflowers and daisies or enjoy the sophistication of a more elegant design, Breen’s Florist has the perfect bouquet for you. To decorate with the beauty of autumn flowers, we are your local Houston source for the blooms and colors that will bring all the ambiance of the season into your home – shop all of our Fall Collection online.

Grandparent’s Day Gifts Share the Love

grandparent's day gifts There are few relationships more precious than the one between grandparents and grandchildren. Our grandparents give unconditional love, without the everyday stressors that can sometimes get in the way. They are our closest confidants, our loyal friends, and our greatest support system. Since the beginning of time, grandparents have been esteemed in the family, and on September 11, it is our turn to honor them. Grandparent’s Day gifts give us the opportunity to return some of the love they have always lavished on us. Breen’s Florist is happy to help you to pick out the perfect bouquet or plant to express your heartfelt sentiments. grandparent's day gifts

Is there anyone as beautiful, inside and out, as your grandmother? Our Lovely Lace bouquet exudes as much grace and beauty as she does, and is a sweet reminder of how much you love her. This dainty design is filled with pastel stock, roses, and hydrangea and wrapped in lace. She will be so proud to display this gift from the heart. If you have small children and want to send a gift from them, how about sending this pink arrangement complete with a teddy bear hug? Pink is traditionally the color of devotion, and the plush toy adds the whimsy only a grandchild inspires.grandparent's day gifts

To decorate Grandpa’s den or office, how about a desktop spathiphyllum plant? This compact rendering of the peace lily plant is perfect for any space and brings all the benefits green plants are known to bestow. And don’t tell Grandma, but add on our popular Chocoholics Basket for pure decadent enjoyment, with plenty to share.
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If your grandparents live in the Houston or Belleaire area, stop by our shop, pick our a gift and head over to see
them. After all, on Grandparent’s Day the very best thing you can give them is the gift of your time. The second best thing is a gorgeous gift from Breen’s Florist.

Inspiring Romance with Flowers

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August is National Romance Month. And while we understand that some people are naturally more romantic than others, this month gives everyone the chance to express their feelings to the person they love. At Breen’s Florist, we know that inspiring romance is as easy as having a bouquet of flowers delivered, but what should you send? If you live in Houston or Bellaire, our professional floral designers have many ideas for you. After all, we have seen many acts of true love over the years!

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Breen’s Florist has some creative customers, and they have inspired ideas guaranteed to keep the romance alive. In honor of National Romance Month, we’d like to share some of the love stories we have heard over the years.

  • Bring a single rose home to your wife once a week. This will guarantee she always has a reminder of your love, freshly cut and in bloom.
  • Have our professionals design a bouquet of flowers that is meaningful to you as a couple – for instance, spoil her with the same flowers you brought to her on your first date, to prove that the memory is special to you.

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  • Show us your wedding photos, and our designers will create a replica of her bridal flowers. Bring to a romantic dinner, and surprise her with your thoughtfulness.
  • Work with Breen’s Florist to deliver flowers to an unexpected place – during dinner at your favorite restaurant, or to a park bench as you talk. The surprise delivery is sure to melt her heart, and shouts your love for her to the world.

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Flowers inspiring romance are just a call away. During the month of August, celebrate National Romance Month with roses, orchids or lilies from Breen’s Florist.

Teacher and Classroom Gifts They’ll Love

classroom giftFrom Houston to Bellaire, teachers are preparing for the return of students after a long and relaxing summer.  As exciting as it is, back-to-school can be a tough adjustment for everyone involved. Whether or not the children are  ready to come back, the educators have been decorating classrooms and writing lesson plans throughout the summer months. In order to thank them for all their work already, as well as to wish them a great school year, classroom gifts are the perfect way to let them know you support them.

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Encouragement comes in many forms, be it flowers, plants or gift baskets. For instance, these lovely calla lilies will make a dramatic addition to the teacher’s desk on the first day of school; you may also wish to send this graceful arrangement to the school administrators to display at the front desk to greet visitors as they enter. For a more simple display that will fit easily and elegantly on the teacher’s desk, this classic orchid plant will earn top grades.

classroom giftsDue to their ability to stimulate productivity and encourage better concentration, green plants make excellent classroom gifts. This desktop spathiphyllum, more commonly known as a peace lily, will filter toxins from the air – and will thrive when positioned in indirect sunlight. The kids will love watching the trademark white flower bloom, and this beautiful plant will likely become a classroom favorite. Potted attractively in moss and rocks, the teacher may even be able to use for a science lesson!

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Don’t forget to send gifts to your college students as well – whether a green plant for their dorm room or a gourmet gift basket for late night studying! There are so many reasons at this time of the year to show your support and give good wishes. At Breen’s Florist, we would love to help. Browse our site, or come in to speak with one of our professional designers. We hope all teachers and students have a fantastic year.

Unique August Birthstone Flowers

august birthstone flowersThe popular tradition of sending a birthday bouquet that reflects that month’s birthstone is especially fun in the month of August, when the beautiful and intriguing peridot is showcased. Although it may not be a household name, the peridot is an ancient gemstone that was treasured as far back as the Pharaohs. Often called the “poor man’s emerald”, the jewel is anything but – the peridot is found in gorgeous shades ranging from lime green to olive green, most often with tints of gold. The darker stones are referred to as olivine and are considered the most valuable in the family. The floral designers at Breen’s Florist have created memorable August birthstone flowers that are sure to delight your birthday honorees.

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When choosing a flower birthday gift, you have available some truly exotic and unique flowers to represent the birthstone, much like the jewel itself. Perhaps one of the most popular flowers chosen to reflect the peridot are green cymbidium orchids – not only is the striking color of the flowers a perfect match, but the rare beauty of these blooms is just as precious. The flower itself represents love, beauty and refinement, and combined with bamboo, river rocks or curly willow, they make a perfect birthday gift that will bring grace to any home or office.

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If you are looking for something a little more whimsical, try combining green roses, button poms, carnations and chrysanthemums and offset the arrangement with white lilies. This eye-catching floral design embodies all the colors and spirit of the peridot birthstone, in a living and gorgeous birthday bouquet.

Breen’s Florist is your premiere choice in Houston for birthday floral designs, as well as flowers for any occasion on your calendar! Call us today to order a special August birthstone floral bouquet for the special people in your life.

New Moon Roses

new moon rosesAt Breen’s Florist, we are dedicated to being more than just your everyday florist. Our floral designers are artists, always looking for new ways to bring beauty to your life through flowers. Whether it be new hybrids or striking and dramatic arrangements, we love surprising our clients. It is in this spirit that we are excited to introduce you to our new signature variety, the New Moon Rose.

new moon rosesRoses are a beloved flower, and purple one of the most regal colors of the spectrum – yet until now, the two didn’t truly coexist. The rare occurrence of purple in nature has given it a reputation for being mysterious and coveted. Throughout history, purple was worn only by royalty, and the color is known to represent wealth, extravagance, wisdom, dignity and grandeur. It is thought to enhance feelings of peace and spirituality and has even been considered magical in many circles. The majority of purple flowers in nature tend towards lilac or lavender, making this rose a truly exotic choice for your loved one.

new moon rosesThe New Moon Rose exhibits the darkest natural purple hue available to date, and the uniqueness of this bloom doesn’t end there. This special variety has been bred to have a trademark pointed petal shape, and the roses are also longer lasting. To add drama to this exquisite rose, the shading at the tips is very dark, almost black. There are only a very small number of select farms growing this rose, making its availability very limited – but Breen’s Florist is thrilled to be able to deliver you this special rose. Who in your life deserves an exclusive bouquet?

new moon rosesBreen’s is making this exclusive rose available this summer in stunning arrangements and artistic designs created by our Houston-based experts. Whether paired with orchids, calla lilies or standing on their own, these displays are just as special as the flower they showcase. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to deliver a masterpiece; be the first to send New Moon Roses from Breen’s Florist.

Beautiful and Vibrant Summer Flowers

summer flowersSummer is known for long days of sunshine; that extends well into the evening hours. The air is hot, and the storms come up quickly but depart after cooling things off. Kids are on vacation, and many of us are enjoying reduced hours for the season. Although we no longer have the luxury of a summer break, there is no denying that summer just feels different – there is an air of carefree leisure, of relaxed good times and an anticipation of times spent with family and friends.

summer flowersFlowers are a part of the ambiance of summer. Gardens are bursting with color and meadows are overflowing with a carpet of wild blooms. There is no better way to make your picnic or barbecue exude that summer vibe than to add fresh cut sunflowers, which are emblematic of these fun-filled months. With the color of sunshine and the most cheerful disposition of all the blossoms, these summer flowers are a great addition to your dinner table. Place sunflowers on your windowsill and watch them follow the sun across the sky, or add hydrangea and roses for a bouquet that showcases the spirit of summertime.

summer flowersOne of the things we love about summer is all the bright colors! From the evening skies to the clothing in our closets – there is nothing gray, boring or dingy about summer vacation! Vivid oranges, vibrant yellows, and shocking pinks are the hues that represent this time of the year, as do gerbera daisies, zinnias and marigolds. If you want to bring the light, breezy, and fun excitement of summer into your home, stop into Breen’s Florist and speak to our expert floral designers about which summer flowers of the season will best match your home décor.

Roses for June

rosesJune is special for so many reasons.

With school letting out, kids are liberated and looking forward to a long summer. Father’s Day is coming up, and many weddings will take place. In fact, June is one of the most popular months for weddings across the country. The rose also has a very big part to play in June, for three main reasons. The first is connected to all those weddings – roses are often the flower of choice for brides, with the white rose being the most frequent choice. Interestingly, in early history, the white rose was also considered the bloom that represented true love. Although the red rose eventually took over that honor, the white rose bouquet is still an iconic arrangement for wedding ceremonies.

rosesRed roses are the reason for our second reason to celebrate in June. The 12th of the month is set aside as Red Rose Day, observed by gardeners, florists, botanists and garden lovers. This special day is simply to express admiration for the near perfect red rose, which is emblematic of love, passion and all things romantic. Whether you visit a rose garden or give a single red rose to the one you love, surprise them by knowing that June 12th holds such special meaning.

rosesFinally, the rose is the official birth flower of June. Therefore for all your friends, relatives and loved ones celebrating this month, the rose is the right choice! Of course, red or white might not be appropriate for everyone in your life, but never fear. The rose comes in such a wide spectrum of color that the right bouquet is easy to achieve – yellow roses for friendship, pink roses for admiration, orange roses for the excitement of a new relationship or purple to say “I’m enchanted by you!”

rosesWith so many reasons to give roses this month, don’t waste any time – call Breen’s Florist to make sure the perfect rose is ready for your occasion.

Tropical Summer Decor

tropical flowersTexas is known for a lot of things. Big cities, great food, miles of open space – but you may not realize that we are a humid sub-tropical climate. This climate is defined as having peak summer rainfall, generally attached to thunderstorms; and a period drought during cool, mild winters.

tropical flowersThere are some sub-tropical plants that are popular in floral arrangements, including bromeliads and heliconia, which both exhibit broad, vibrant and unique leaves and flowers. These two plants are practically emblematic of the sub-tropics but aren’t the only ones. For instance, the bright orange profile of the bird of paradise is not only popular in vases, but in flowerbeds of area homes. Combine these sensational flowers with more delicate blossoms to create an eclectic floral display in vibrant hues, and your space will take on the air of the tropics.

tropical flowersIf you are looking for additional plants to transform your home into a tropical rain forest, consider these colorful blooms that exude paradise. Hibiscus flowers evoke feelings of Hawaiian breezes; plumeria are used to create leis and beautiful floral wreaths, and the dramatic red ginger plant will add stature to any bouquet. The popular anthurium plant may not have a household name, but its large red waxy petals are easily recognizable. The orchid is considered both tropical and exotic and is one of the most coveted flowers of its class. With a wide range of colors and exquisite blooms, orchids can complement any décor with grace and beauty.

tropical flowersAt Breen’s Florist, we specialize in creating floral arrangements that will either fit into your current décor or help to transform your space from stoic to stunning! This summer, surround yourself with summer tropical flowers to set a carefree, exotic mood – call Breen’s today, and relax like you are in the islands.