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

Father's Day gifts

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

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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Beautiful Flowers on Mother’s Day

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Your mother is amazing, and she deserves better than the run-of-the-mill gifts on Mother’s Day. At Breen’s Florist, we specialize in going above and beyond your expectations. In that spirit, this year we are making the process of ordering gorgeous Mother’s Day flowers simpler than it has ever been before – but the floral arrangements are more beautiful than ever!

On May 14, don’t settle for the ordinary. Come browse our new “color theme” floral designs, created by our experts for this special occasion. And remember, we deliver not only to the greater Houston area, but are happy to facilitate delivery anywhere in the United States.   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

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

Create Wild, Beautiful Style with Succulents

wild accentsOne of the most beautiful ways to elevate your floral arrangements to another stylistic level is by incorporating wild accents. These unique elements create an aesthetic that is truly out of the ordinary, and is even a bit unexpected. When you desire to send a spectacular design that stands out from the rest, trust Breen’s Florist. As professional designers, we are passionate about our art.

Wild accents can include grasses, natural twigs and branches, berries or cattails. They are details which accentuate the floral display with organic grace and a bit of rustic beauty. Some of the more popular wild accents are succulents. These diverse plants come in such a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors that they textural interest to any arrangement. succulents

The simplicity of White Orchid and Succulent is key to its beauty. When one of the most elegant blooms in the floral world is combined with the hardy succulent plant, it creates a balanced and striking effect. Lightly nuanced with delicate grasses, this floral design is a stunning and special gift.

Another variation of orchids, succulents, and wild accents is presented in Natual Harmony. White phalaenopsis orchids, exotic green cymbidium orchids and succulents are arranged in a bed of moss and rocks. The graceful turn if the curly willow adds just the right artistic touch, creating a sophisticated design for home or office.

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When you want something more than a traditional bouquet of flowers, when the ordinary just won’t do – come to Breen’s Florist. We are dedicated to creating the most original, beautiful and unique floral designs in the Houston and Belleaire communities – and we can’t wait to show you! Browse our website or come in to speak with us today. Let’s create something amazing.

Jewish New Year- Rosh Hashanah

Jewish New Year

Rosh Hashanah is one of the high holy days of the Jewish calendar. Observed the first and second days of Tishri, the holiday is also referred to as the Jewish New Year. It is marked by prayers of self-reflection and festivities with loved ones. Because many of the Rosh Hashanah customs are faith-based, and many have to do with celebrating with family and friends, the holiday is rightly described as a combination of the weighty and the joyful. If you are away from loved ones on Rosh Hashanah, send a heartfelt bouquet fromBreen’s Florist to tell them you are thinking of them.

Rosh Hashanah is traditionally an opportunity to look back at the past, confess, and pray penitent prayers. While the holiday does not have an official color associated with it, white is considered appropriate symbolically, as it represents new beginnings, purity, and innocence. For thoughtful floral accents, blue blooms such as delphinium or hydrangea signify divinity and a reverence for the deity of God.

Jewish New Year

Here are some customary Rosh Hashanah traditions:

  • The Yamim Nora’im include the ten days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. The month leading up to this period is meant for contemplation and contrition, and penitential prayers are recited.
  • The shofar, played like a trumpet, is made from a ram’s horn and is used to produce 100 different tones during this period. It is blown each morning for the month preceding, as well as during Rosh Hashanah. The sound of the shofar is meant to rouse the faithful from their sleep and remind them to the coming judgment.
  • Rosh Hashanah is also the day of “Yom Hadin”, known as Judgment day.
  • On Rosh Hashanah, families share challah bread and apple slices, dipped in honey.

If you want to wish your friends and family L’Shanah Tovah (a good year), simply call Breen’s Florist for a meaningful floral design. Send flowers across the miles, or bring an arrangement to dinner. In Houston and Belleaire, we are your best choice for holiday florals.