Many things have changed through the years, but many traditions have not only survived, but thrived! Going to prom is still an important rite of passage for teenagers, an event that is anticipated for months and remembered for many years. Wearable flowers have also endured as a beautiful custom that is as much a part of the experience as the gowns, tuxes, and limos. And although we do have some different options with boutonnieres and corsages, the tradition of wearing beautiful flowers as an accompaniment to formal attire is still as popular as it ever was. When you are planning to attend your Houston area prom, look no further than Breen's Florist for the most striking and unique wearable flowers. Read More about Wearable Flowers – Boutonnieres & Corsages for Prom »
May gives us the opportunity to appreciate teachers and recognize nurses. Why are these two professions so worthy of our accolades? Because both are committed to positively influencing the world – they invest time, concern, talent and love… Read More about Time To Appreciate Teachers & Nurses »
Posted by Breens Florist on April 14, 2017
| Last Updated: April 15, 2017
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. Read More about Indoor Green Plant and Succulent Care »
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. Read More about Desktop Flowers & Plants for Administrative Professionals Week »
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! Read More about Exquisite Easter Floral Designs »
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. Read More about Daisies Announce Spring, April Birthdays »
National 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: Read More about Rescuing Mason – National Puppy Day »
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. Read More about St. Patrick’s Day Decor and Florals »
Spring is nearly here, and the best way to liven up your home or office space for the season is with a vase of freshly cut flowers or a blooming potted plant. They'll freshen up the air and brighten the atmosphere — just in time for spring! At Breen's Florist in Houston, our flower shop is bursting with new spring blooms, and we can't wait to share all of our new seasonal designs.
Fun Facts about Flowers
This year, the first day of spring is on March 19th. The flowers don't know that, but they can tell that the days are getting longer and the temperatures are rising. In the United States, we celebrate the first day of spring on the vernal equinox, the day when the Earth reaches the point in its orbit around the Sun when daylight and darkness are equal. After the vernal equinox, days in the Northern Hemisphere get increasingly longer, until the first day of summer.
In other parts of the world, the first day of spring is based on the lunar phases, instead. The people of Japan take their cue from their national flowers. They don't officially recognize the beginning of spring until the cherry blossoms bloom. Read More about It’s Time for Seasonal Spring Flowers »
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. Read More about International Women’s Day, Local & Global »