Which Flowers Make the Best Father’s Day Gift?

Flowers make an incredible Father’s Day gift.

Most people get their mom a bouquet of flowers for Mother’s Day, and today, more and more people are choosing to say thank you to their fathers with flowers as well. But, because men don’t typically receive flowers, they don’t always know as much about how to care for them as women. That’s why it’s always a good idea to look for cut flowers that are long lasting when you want the perfect gift for your dad. Here is a list from your go-to source for buying flowers in Houston — Breen’s Florist — of the longest-lasting cut flowers:

#1. Zinnias

The zinnia is a part of the daisy family, and these flowers are known for their bright colors and long stems. They are available in white, yellow, chartreuse, orange, purple, red and lilac, and they can last three to four weeks after being cut. These flowers are excellent for Father’s Day because they thrive in the summer.

#2. Orchids

Orchids are bright, colorful and fragrant flowers that are wonderful for Father’s Day because they are so easy to care for. Orchids need to be watered amply, but they should be allowed to dry out in between waterings. These flowers last for three weeks and do best from the early spring all the way to the late fall.

#3. Chrysanthemum

These colorful beauties are native to northeastern Europe and Asia, and are known for their brightly colored petals. Chrysanthemums come in a wide range of colors and are easy to care for. All you have to do is place your flowers in direct sunlight, away from your air conditioner, replace the water as needed and remove any dead flowers when you spot them. Chrysanthemums last for three to four weeks, and they do best in the midsummer to the late fall.

#4. Carnations

Carnations are a basic flower that can complement the other flowers in a bouquet, or they can be the main attraction in a bouquet. They are available in a wide range of colors, and they’ll keep looking fresh for two the three weeks as long as you keep the vase filled with distilled water and out of direct sunlight.

#5. Alstroemerias

Alstroemeria, also called lily of the Incas and the Peruvian lily, is a beautiful flower that comes from South America. These flowers come in a variety of shades of purple, orange, red, white and green, and they can be striped, streaked or flecked with darker colors. Keep your alstroemerias out of direct sunlight and drafty areas, and keep them someplace cool to enjoy them two weeks.

Shop with us to buy the perfect flowers in Houston this Father’s Day.

Whatever flowers you want to surprise your dad with this Father’s Day, you can rest assured that we have the perfect bouquet for your dad at Breen’s Florist. In addition to flowers, we also offer fruit and snack baskets. Don’t wait until the last minute; take a proactive approach and shop our Father’s Day flowers today!

8 Reasons Your Dad Deserves Flowers This Father’s Day Part 2

Say thank you with flowers this Father’s Day!

With Father’s Day just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the many ways that our dads have impacted and bettered our lives. Father’s Day is just one day a year, but our dads have done so much for us every other day of our lives, so it’s the perfect day to make a big deal out of your dad, and there’s no better way to do that than with flowers! In our last blog, we touched on four reasons why your dad deserves flowers this Father’s Day. Keep reading to learn about four more reasons.

Reason #5. He’s made sacrifices to give you the best possible life.

In our society, there’s a lot of pressure on fathers to do it all and be it all for their kids, which is asking a lot of any one human being. Dads do everything they can to make sure that their kids have better opportunities than they had, and that takes years of sacrifice and hard work.

Reason #6. He encourages you to reach for the stars.

The world is full of people telling you why you can’t do something or why your dreams aren’t realistic, and all of that nay-saying can really get you down. Dads, on the other hand, are always encouraging their kids to reach for the stars. Even when all of the odds are against you, your dad is there to give you the confidence you need to accomplish more than you ever thought you could. And of course, when you fall, he’s there to help you get back up again.

Reason #7. He’s there to comfort you when you need him.

Though your dad may have been the one to dole out the harshest punishments for breaking curfew or getting a bad grade on a test, he’s also the one that comforts you the most when you need him. Without the love and compassion that your dad provides, the rough parts of life would be much harder to get through.

Reason #8. He always knows how to make you laugh.

There’s a reason why corny jokes are known as “dad jokes.” Dads have a way of lightening up almost any situation with their terrible jokes. Not only does this help to ease the tension when you bring your first girlfriend or boyfriend home to meet the family, but this makes every aspect of life fun. Every household needs laughter, and dads are a big part of that laughter.

Shop our flowers today to say thank you to your dad this Father’s Day!

Whatever your reason for being thankful for your dad, express your thanks this Father’s Day with flowers. At Breen’s Florist, we’re the perfect place to shop when you want to buy flowers in Spring, and we have a variety of options that your dad would love to be surprised with this Father’s Day. Don’t wait until the last minute to shop for your dad! Shop with us today!

8 Reasons Your Dad Deserves Flowers This Father’s Day

Believe it or not, flowers make a great Father’s Day gift.

Father’s Day is almost here, and it’s the one day of the year where we, as a nation, really reflect on the love we have for our fathers. No father is perfect, but there are so many reasons to be thankful for our fathers and when you want to say thank you, flowers are a wonderful choice. Yes, even dads appreciate flowers! Here are a few of the many reasons why your dad deserves flowers this Father’s Day.

Reason #1. He gave you life!

While your dad may not have physically carried and birthed you, without him, you wouldn’t be here. Lots of people don’t give this the kind of weight that they should, but the reality is that every time you’ve laughed, cried, loved, lost and won, it’s all because your dad gave you life, and that’s no small feat.

Reason #2. He taught you how to ride a bike.

Finally getting up on that bicycle is one of the biggest triumphs of a child’s life, and dads play a big role in getting their kids to that big day. When you were still wobbly and unsure, he held your bike, making sure you didn’t fall. And, when he knew you were ready, he pushed you off and let you go, allowing you to grow your confidence and experience the thrill of doing it on your own.

Reason #3. He forgives you when you mess up.

Just as there’s no such thing as a perfect dad, there’s also no such thing as a perfect son or daughter. We all mess up from time to time; it’s simply human nature. But, where would we be if our dads weren’t there to help us brush it off and move past it? Dads have no illusions about their kids being perfect, but they’re always there with open arms and unending forgiveness when we’re ready to accept it, and that’s well worth being thankful for.

Reason #4. He’s always been there for you.

Some moments in life are easy; all you really have to do is float and enjoy the ride. But, other moments aren’t so easy, and it’s those moments that we are thankful that our dads are always there for us. Your dad may not be able to solve every problem or give you the perfect answer to every question, but he’s there to support and encourage you no matter what, and that’s worth celebrating.

Say thank you to your dad this Father’s Day with flowers!

These are just a few of the many reasons to say thank you this Father’s Day with flowers, and in our next blog, we’ll be touching on four more reasons. Until then, shop with us. We’re your premier source when you want to buy flowers in Pasadena, and we have the perfect special occasion flowers for every holiday, even Father’s Day! It’s never too early to order your Father’s Day flowers, so shop with us today!

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

Father’s Day Gifts He’ll Love

father's dayThere is a lot of mystery surrounding the genesis of Father’s Day – there are no fewer than five people in history who have claimed that the idea was theirs. The bill was bounced around in Congress for five decades before it was finally declared to be a national holiday – a full 40 years after we decided to honor Mom! Although it may have taken everyone a little longer to officially celebrate a father’s role in our lives, it caught on quickly. The holiday is celebrated in over 140 countries in a variety of ways.

father's dayIn over half of those nations, including the United States, Father’s Day is observed on the third Sunday of June, This year, they day falls on June 19 – and here at Breen’s, we’d like to help you get started on finding a truly fun and unique gift for Dad, instead of running out at the last minute to buy a necktie! This year, give him something he will love. For instance, a gift basket of indulgent snacks all for him will make watching the game all the more pleasurable. If you are nice to him, he may even let you try some of these delicious items.

father's dayIf Dad has an office and works hard, give him a gift that he will enjoy year round. He is sure to admire this succulent garden that is reminiscent of the hike through the Texas desert. This beautiful arrangement is masculine, sophisticated and long lasting – and we know he will love having it in his line of sight while he is working as a reminder of how much you love and appreciate him.

These are just two of the gifts available at Breen’s – we have much more! Surprise him with your creativity and thoughtfulness this year, with a personal gift from Breen’s Florist.

Gifts This Father’s Day

Father's DayFather’s Day is around the corner. With a June 21 holiday rapidly approaching, here at Breen’s Florist, we’ve already geared up for this special day. We’re pulling out all the stops so we can assure our customers that we’ve got the Best Father’s Day gifts they’ll find. Nothing can deter us, not even the recent Houston floods.

How Father’s Day Became a National Holiday

Most historians agree that Spokane, Washington is the birthplace of Father’s Day. The holiday was the brainchild of Sonora Smart Dodd, a woman who was raised by her father, after her mother died while giving birth to her sixth child. That child was Sonora’s youngest brother. The family lived on a remote farm in eastern Washington. Dodd’s father had to continue to maintain the farm, while raising six children all alone.

Mrs. Dodd’s mother died in 1898, and it wasn’t until ten years later, and she was married and raising her own children, that Dodd realized the extent of her father’s efforts – all as a single dad. As she sat in church on Mother’s Day Sunday of 1908, listening to a sermon about Mother’s Day, it dawned on her that there ought to be a holiday on which to recognize fathers, too.

She embarked on a campaign to establish a Father’s Day celebration, first in Spokane, and then across the country. She decided to have the event in June because her father’s birthday was in June. Originally, she wanted to have it on June 5, to coincide with her father’s birthday. She enlisted the help of other people to help her plan a large celebration, but her collaborators talked her out of having it on June 5, insisting there wouldn’t be enough time to pull off an appropriate celebration. The date was set for June 19, and the first event honoring fathers took place at the YMCA in Spokane, Washington.

Her concept for a national Father’s Day observance impressed Williams Jennings Bryan, a well-known orator, and politician so much that he offered his support. She soon garnered the support of other important dignitaries, including President Woodrow Wilson. In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed that Father’s Day would be a national holiday, but he still didn’t get Congress to pass legislation making it an official national observance.

In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed an official order, making Father’s Day an annual holiday that would be celebrated on the third Sunday of June. In 1972, President Richard M. Nixon signed a congressional act that established the third Sunday of every June, as a permanent national Father’s Day holiday.

Father's Day

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If you look at the results of national surveys regarding Father’s Day gifts, you will see that there isn’t a lot of enthusiasm anymore, for the old standby gifts like tools, ties, or shirts. Dad’s want to receive something that’s thoughtful, different, and reflective of their personalities.

If your dad has a home office, private den or “man room,” help him transform that cave-like space into a room he’ll really enjoy spending time in. Our Bromeliad Plant will certainly do that. He can even take it out to the patio during summer so he can enjoy looking at it while he’s in charge of the outdoor barbecuing activities.

Pamper dad’s love for chocolate with our Chocoholics Basket. He can munch on assorted chocolate treats while he watches the Houston Astros trample their opposition.