Flowers have long been known to have healing properties. For centuries they've been used medicinally, and some consider flower essence itself to have profound effects on the mind and body. Today, science tells us that we aren't wrong. A 2008 study showed that hospitalized patients who had flowers or a potted plant in their room actually used less pain medication and had lower blood pressure than those who had rooms without any fresh blooms or plants. Research shows that those who exchange flowers tend to have better relationships with friends and family, which in turn promotes well being.
At Mission Viejo Florist, we maintain a collection of flowers that we think are ideal arrangements for every get well scenario. Read More about How Flowers Can Help Us Heal
There's no better time to bring flowers into the home than winter, when the days are short and the nights long. They're the perfect antidote to the cooler, bleaker landscape outside, and given all of their proven benefits (mental clarity and outlook first and foremost), they're a simple addition you can make to your decor without a lot of fuss. And if you know someone who needs some cheering up, they'll do the trick there, too.
At Mission Viejo Florist, we're loving winter's whites, which are inspired by more wintry climes than ours, but make us think of tranquil walks in the snowy woods. Read More about Falling For Winter’s Whites
Though we're in the midst of holiday prep here at Mission Viejo Florist, steeped in seasonal centerpieces and soon-to-be winter blooms, we look ahead to the new year with plenty of excitement. And after seeing International Floral Distributors annual trend report, we can hardly wait for 2018. Of the four distinct styles identified, we've singled out one to showcase today. It wasn't an easy choice, but we made it. Read More about 2018’s Flower Design Forecast
Our Holiday Gift Guide is here and we couldn't be happier about it. Packed with great gifts, it represents for us here at Mission Viejo Florist the best blooms, greens, natural accents, textures and scents of the season, and showcases how creative we get to be in working with them.
We've pulled just a couple highlights from the guide to sway you over to our pages; after all, there's no time like the present to get on that holiday gift list and start checking it twice. Read More about Great Gifts From Our Holiday Guide
Want to stand out from the Secret Santa pack this year? Avoid the gimmicks, bottles and funny mugs with quotes on them, we here at Mission Viejo Florist say.
Secret Santa is a great way to ensure that everyone at work or in a group of friends gets a gift this year, without breaking the bank. As much a game as a nifty gift swap, it brings people together for the common purpose of opening presents, celebrating and just generally being in the spirit. Once the identity of each Santa is revealed, the gig - but not the fun - is up. Read More about Sweet Secret Santa Gifts
With so many important days on the calendar during these fall and winter months, we at Mission Viejo Florist want to call one more to your attention: Giving Tuesday.
This global initiative to promote charitable giving across the world comes on the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, two days that have us digging deep in our wallets to the benefit of those nearest and dearest to us. But what about broader acts of giving? Read More about Give Back on Giving Tuesday
We're all familiar with the standard scheme for holiday office decor. Poinsettias poised around the doorway, evergreen wreaths hanging out front. And if we're lucky, a full-on Christmas tree we decorate year after year, set up well before the holiday office party.
At Mission Viejo Florist, we embrace every effort to bring some seasonal cheer to the workplace (or any place, for that matter). And there's something wonderful about the classic floral decor we return to again and again to brighten up where we work and - let's face it - spend much of our time. But we also love introducing a fresh take on decorating the office for the holidays. Read More about Holiday Office Decor That Dazzles
What's your favorite part of Thanksgiving? The food? Family? Football? Flowers?
Maybe you didn't say that last one, but in our view here at Mission Viejo Florist, you should. Thanksgiving is a holiday rich with tradition. We gather family and friends together to count our blessings and share our gratitude for the gifts we've received all year. It's a time of warmth and comfort, hearth and home. Flowers, we think, speak to that spirit. And the floral landscape in Fall is too pretty for words. Read More about Bright Cornucopias for Thanksgiving
With so many swoon-worthy seasonal flowers available, the task of coming up with the perfect host or hostess gift this holiday is easy. If you like many Americans are spending Thanksgiving at someone else's table, you owe it to them to partake in one of our oldest floral traditions: the gift of flowers to show your gratitude. It's customary to offer a host or hostess something that acknowledges their incredible efforts, and we at Mission Viejo Florist think that gift might as well bring warmth and comfort into the home, too. Read More about Happy Flowers for the Host
Have a favorite U.S. military veteran or two in your life? It's about time to officially honor them.
November 11 is fast approaching, a day we've celebrated in some form or another since 1919, when now-Veterans Day was called "Armistice Day." Here at Mission Viejo Florist, we never miss an opportunity to match the perfect flowers to the occasion, and in the case of Veterans Day, we feel even more intent on doing your worthy recipients justice. Read More about Fine Flowers for the Finest