Calling All Lovers!

Don’t forget that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner…in just one short week from today! You only have seven days left to surprise your “love” at work or home. Treat them to a gorgeous bouquet of roses or an enchanting bouquet of a variety of flowers. Also, they don’t just have to be a “lover,” this could be any of your loved ones or anyone who is considered close to your heart. Valentine’s Day is all about spreading the love so make sure you give our florists a call or order online for our beautiful hand-made Valentine arrangements.

Life Life in Bloom! XOXO

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What’s Your Sign?

Are you a passionate and empowering Scorpio, a practical Taurus or a romantic Cancer?  Wlilhich zodiac sign your birthday lands under may not rule your destiny, but it may offer a sneak peek into your floral astrology. So, the next time you’re deciding whether to send a bunch of bright pink tulips, crazy-fun sunflowers or fragrant lilies, look to the stars for a little extra inspiration.  Check out our little astrology flower guide…

Aries: March 21-April 20

To match the Aries enthusiasm and passion with flowers the color of romance-like an-ything-but-demure red tulip bouquet. Shining and full of energy, it’ll appeal to their love of bold gestures and their appreciation for the slightly unexpected.

Taurus: April 21-May 21

Do to the Taurus’s appreciation for nature’s exquisite beauty with flowers that appeal to their full range of senses-just like a bouquet showcasing majestic lilies. Their bold symbolism will appeal to the Taurus’s respect for history, and the lily’s dramatic form and fragrant perfume will indulge their romantic and sensual side.  

Gemini: May 22- June 21

Suprise a Gemini with a flower bouquet filled with roses-a flower that symbolizes the essence of their zodiac sign-love and companionship. With their ability to convey a wide range of messages depending on color, roses are a perfect match for this birth sign’s multi-dimensional sides, from friendship to passion to quiet sophistication to a bright burst of fun.

Cancer: June 22-July 22

Let the generous spirits of Cancer know how much you appreciate their compassion and thoughtfulness with a flower arrangement filled with delphinium– named for their dolphin-shaped flowers. With symbolism tied together with an open heart, attachment and a feeling of lightness and levity, delphinium will appeal to a Cancer’Society sensitivity and romanticism.

Leo: July 23-August 22

Choose a floral arrangement for a Leo that matches this fire sign’s big hearted personality- like a flower bouquet filled with attention-grabbing sunflowers. With grand proportions, open faces and symbolism rooted in happiness and warmth, sunflowers capture both a Leo’s confidence and strength as well as their unfussy, loving spirit.

Virgo: August 23-September 23

Suprise this practical, intellectual and serious earth sign with a flower arrangement that provokes their more lighthearted side. Like a Daisy with their wildflower beauty, star-shaped flowers and lush texture-not to mention their legendary enchanted qualities. This will incite a Virgo’s imagination and coax their fun and loving side.

Libra: September 24- October 23

With their strong wooden stems and lacey, star-shaped pom-poms, hydrangeas personify the balance of opposites- a fitting choice for all you Libras out there. Symbolizing heartfelt sincerity and the giver’s gratefulness for a recipient’s understanding nature, a hydrangea flower arrangement also captures the Libra’s thoughtful and gentle disposition.

Scorpio: October 24- November 22

Indulge in the sensual and passionate Scorpio with a floral bouquet of lush red peonies. With their luxiourisly full shape and bold, passionate red color, these flowers emoody both a sense of romance and power. Also regarded as an omen of good fortune and prosperity, they’re a fitting match for the Scorpio’s fierce potential.

Sagittarius: November 23-December 21 

Capture the Sagittarian’s multi-dimensional personality with carnations– an equality mukti-dimensional flower. Associated with a pyramid of symbolism- from love to fascination, distinction to luck, carnations aptly reflect the fire sign’s passionate nature, hunger for adventure, intellect and good fortune. And, as a flower known for its inherently long-lasting nature, carnations personify the Sagittarian’s strength and endurance.

Capricorn: December 22- January 20

A Capricorn’s responsible, dependable personality makes them ideal caretakers for a long-lasting plant- and African violets, with their bright colorful flowers and soft, velvety petals- deliver an added indulgence. Symbolizing faithfulness, a trait in keeping with the Capricorn’s stable nature- with just a hint of luxuriousness and sensuality, the African violet may just be the Capricorn’s perfect match.

Aquarius: January 21- Feburay 19

With their quiet beauty, artful form and inherent grace, orchids are a perfect complement to the Aquarian’s spiritual and intuitive characteristics. And with symbolism tied to love, beauty and strength, orchids will resonate with this birth sign’s sense of loyalty. Choose pink orchirds, representing pure affection, to fuel their romantic streak or suprise them to cattleya orchids to convey mature charm.

Pisces: Feburay 20- March 20

Send a Pisces flowers that convey your great admiration and appreciation, while still keeping in mind that their personality can be uncomfortable with grand gestures of affection or a flower arrangement that feels too bold or showy. Alstroemeria, with their delicate blossoms and miniature lily-like appearance capture just the right mix of generous beauty and quiet splendor.

Hope you all enjoyed learning about your floral astrology! I’m sure there are a bunch of other flowers out there that represent you so just keep that in mind. Share with your friends and family and feel free to always refer back to our little floral guide when picking out flowers for your lover, friend or family member! Oh and ps- hope everyone had a fun and loving Valentine’s Day! Stay tuned for more xo




We’re Back in Action!


Logo_6031Hi everyone!

My name is Rachel Zepeda, I am Annette’s stepdaughter and we have decided to team up to work on advancing our social media. We know we have been “out of the loop” for quite some time now but we just wanted to tell you all that we are back in action and have a lot of exciting new things coming your way! Stay tuned for updates on holiday specials, flowers of the month and new happenings. Looking forward to hearing your feedback. Give us a like and follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the mean time!

Live Life in Bloom!

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Happy Halloween


Pumpkin House, Kenova, West Virginia


My favorite time of year is Autumn. The colors, cooler weather, pumpkin patches, hayrides, apple cider and donuts.   I waited for the time when my mom would ask, “what do you want to be for Halloween?”    So many choices, a witch, a ghost, a cat, a princess, a fairy; the possibilities were endless.   Plus in addition to dressing up, there was much candy to be had.  My dad would take my brother and me out trick or treating until we were old enough to go out on our own.   We actually went to houses in our neighborhood and not to the mall or local businesses.

Now, I still love to  dress up but now as an adult it is a great time to decorate and go to a party or two.    Decorations are more simple yet elegant.  I like to keep it simple with a few choice pieces on the dining room table and then when the day of the gathering before guests arrive, I like to get a wonderful fall bouquet of flowers for my centerpiece.  Some mums, marigolds, sunflowers all put in a pumpkin vase.


To read what wikipedia has to say on the history of Halloween, you can read the story here.

Have a safe and Happy Halloween. May it be filled with all treats, and no tricks.








Petal it Forward

On October 19th Murrieta and Lake Elsinore VIP Florist hit the streets to Petal it forward, proving flowers do make people happy. There were a whole lot of people smiling on Wednesday thanks to Our VIP Happiness ambassadors.

The goal of Petal it Forward was to give out 2 bouquets to as many people as we could  Then they would keep one for themselves and give one away to someone else just to spread happiness. #petalitforward

Murrieta and Lake Elsinore VIP Florist handed out over 650 flowers bouquets in the local area. This was made possible by the help of our wholesalers S&E and Lillys Enterprises.

Our happiness team had so much fun. We cannot wait till next year. Our goal will be to double what we did this year and spread more happiness.

Just remember the fun doesn’t have to stop! Contact us! We’re your local florist. You can Petal it Forward and make someone happy.

Life Changes in an Instant

Fall is a time to reflect on where we have been and make plans for the future. But sometimes those futures are cut short without warning.  Accidents and illnesses take from us those who are closest to us. Where to turn what to do, these are the questions that we can be faced with.

If we are lucky enough to have other family and friends to be there for us, it can lessen the loss and knowing they are there to help us day to day relieves some of the pain.

How can we find a silver lining, how can we get through another day, how can we focus on all the good in one’s life and celebrate who they are, and though they have left us physically, they will always be with us?

One way is if you have a funeral and/or celebration of life afterwards, a nice way to symbolize the beauty of the soul is with flowers.  They show how fragile is life to be so colorful and fragrant, but for a short while.  Take time to hug those we love, stop and really smell the roses, for we know life changes in an instant.




Celebrating Our Independence

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with inherent and inalienable rights; that among these, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; …” –Excerpt from Declaration of Independence as originally written by Thomas Jefferson, 1776. ME 1:29, Papers 1:315

240 years have passed and we still have the freedoms our forefathers fought for and our servicemen and servicewoman continue to fight for every day.  We thank them for their sacrifice to give us these precious gifts that not all possess.

Now more than ever is the time to enjoy those rights we have that our country was founded on.  Go out and follow your dream to make a better life for yourself and your family.    Experience liberty by following your own thoughts, words, or actions to express who you are as an individual.

And our favorite, the pursuit of happiness.  We happen to do it with flowers and would love to help you express yourself with flowers if that is something of  interest to you.  But this Independence Day, do something that truly makes you happy.   Be free to get out of your daily routine, try something new, experience the wonderful things life has to offer.

Our forefathers fought and sacrificed to give us these rights. We are to live them to the fullest and never take them for granted.   May you have a safe and happy holiday weekend full of life, liberty and happiness.