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Poinsettias are here!

posted on December 7th, 2015 by Kristin Lares

Beautiful flowers make the best decorations for your holiday parties! By far, one of the most popular holiday flowers is the Poinsettia. Well known for the variety that boasts beautiful red and green foliage, poinsettias offer festive color to your holiday decorations, and they are particularly popular for the Christmas holiday. Bristol Farms' Floral Departments are offering extraordinary poinsettias for the holiday season! We buy the best quality from the top vendors here in California to give our customers the best experience in owning a poinsettia plant. We buy in January of the previous year to ensure our vendor's poinsettia selection is done carefully, and that the best graded plants are selected while still growing in their greenhouses. Our Floral Departments are offering a large selection of 6-inch potted poinsettias in a wide range of colors, such as red, white, and pink. Our Floral Specialists will be happy to personalize them with our Christmas themed branches and pine… Read More

Kyocera Ceramic Knives

posted on November 12th, 2015 by Kim Kaczor-Wardlow

Since coming aboard at Bristol Farms, I have developed a passion for the very best kitchen gadgets and tools. Early on, I discovered the very impressive ceramic knives from Kyocera. These knives are simply amazing. The ease of use and functionality blew me away during my first use, and I am confident to say that I will never find a knife that I love more. Clean, precise, and less intrusive cuts while using less pressure are what makes Kyocera knives so unique. Kyocera knives are made from a proprietary ceramic formula called Zirconia 206 in which no other manufacturer can claim or use this material. Because of the ceramic purity no contaminates can be transferred from the knife to your food. It simply can’t absorb foods and has no transfer of metal ions to food. (For example, an apple that is sliced won’t turn brown right away). Kyocera knives are also available in an array of fun colors to suit any kitchen decor. Features and Benefits: Unrelenting Sharpness: The strength and… Read More

Michel Design Works – Gift Giving for the Holidays

posted on October 9th, 2015 by Kim Kaczor-Wardlow

Michel Design Works is one of my favorite lines to choose from for a a perfect hostess gift, or gift-giving for the holiday season! You can find several wonderful scents in a variety of products by Michel Design Works, such as candles, hand soaps and lotions. The scents are so light and delicious and the packaging designs are a beautiful gift in itself. Michel Designs started over 30 years ago by Bruce and Deborah Michel. The elephant is their logo which stands for good luck and success. It is still a family owned business, and they still produce fine gift items, luxury bath items, stationery, and journals. The following lines are being offered in all Bristol Farms stores for the season: New Golden Pear - Delightful colors and delicious pear scents. Blue  - Features shades of blue, lilac, and periwinkle to create a sense of serenity and calm. The scent is fresh floral bluebells. Magnolia - A perennial favorite featuring charming magnolias graced with a romantic white magnolia… Read More

Avocado‑Hatch Chile Fiesta Gift Baskets

posted on July 30th, 2015 by Kim Kaczor-Wardlow

What is a perfect gift? What do you offer the person who has everything? What should I bring to the BBQ or party? These are questions I often ask myself during gift-giving occasions, or even a simple visit to a friend’s house. As Bristol Farms' Kitchens and Gift Director, I instantly recognized the opportunity to create the perfect gift for any occasion through our newly revamped line of Bristol Farms' Signature Gift Baskets. With the help of our own Suzanne MacMillan, Newport Beach Gift Basket Extraordinaire, Bristol Farms will be unveiling a beautiful new line of gift baskets in September of this year. But, we are very excited to present a teaser basket (if you will) that is perfect for summer celebrations, especially our approaching Hatch Chile celebration in August. Our new Avocado-Hatch Chile Fiesta Basket features an array of goodies and kitchen tools, such as an Avocado Tool, Lime Squeezer, Focaccia Crisps, Guacamole Mix, Bristol's Own Hatch Valley Salsa, and Tabasco Sauce… Read More

Wildcat Orchids at Bristol Farms

posted on July 21st, 2015 by Kristin Lares

The Orchid, or Orchidaceae, is a diverse family of flowering plants with beautiful, colorful blooms in unique shapes, colors, and designs. Amongst the many orchids offered at Bristol Farms, one of the most unique, and a personal favorite of mine, is the Wildcat Orchid. Our Wildcat Orchids are grown on a local farm here, in California, and our growers work with 7-8 varieties where variations will occur from the original crossbreed. Growing Wildcat Orchids is a special process that requires a lot of patience; this orchid will take about 2 years to flower from seedlings. But, once you see the blooms, you'll realize they are worth the wait. Cross breeding of the Wildcat Orchid has been in trade for about 40 years. Wildcats are a cross between three species of orchids: the Miltonia, Odontoglossum, and Oncidium orchids. Each is beautiful on their own, but breeding the three offers a gorgeous display of chocolate browns, vibrant yellows, and racy reds. Bristol Farms' Floral Shops will… Read More

Think BIG! Bristol Farms Hydrangea Blooms

posted on June 23rd, 2015 by Kristin Lares

Bristol Farms' floral departments are happy to announce that we will be selling our Enormous Hydrangea Blooms from our local growers, Sun Valley. These wonderful hydrangeas are only available during the months of mid-June – November each year. Sun Valley's farms grows gorgeous hydrangeas in pink, purple, blue, and white blooms. In the fall months, they are producing a marbled bloom with varying layers of color, called Antique Hydrangeas. These blooms are stunning and are definitely a personal favorite of mine. I even dry the blooms and put them in vases to enjoy up to 4 years after purchase - they still have a wonderful color to them!   The hydrangea's harvest is in full swing and we are very excited to share this wonderful product with our customers. Our summer favorites have started to come in with huge heads and rich saturated colors. This season's popular colors have been hot pink, regular pink, lavender, and pink bi-colors. Sun Valley's hydrangeas aren’t petite little… Read More

Mother's Day Floral

posted on May 5th, 2015 by Kristin Lares

At Bristol Farms, we celebrate Mother’s Day all year long. We have talented designers in all of our floral departments to help you decide which selection of flowers would make your Mother happy on her special day. We have a large selection of vases and containers to select from, whether it is for a floral arrangement or a beautiful orchid plant. We are very flexible - you can bring in your Mother's favorite vase and we will design a beautiful arrangement for her. We have a large selection of beautiful flowers: peonies, ranunculus, assorted lilies, hyacinths, iris, tropical flowers, and of course a beautiful selection of roses. If you only want a simple hand tied bouquet with our beautiful selection of flowers, our designers will be happy to assist. Our floral departments will also have a large selection of indoor and outdoor plants to select from. For the moms who love to add to their garden, we are proud to offer David Austin Rose Bushes for $39.99 (available in selected stores)… Read More

Potted Citrus Trees

posted on February 23rd, 2015 by Kristin Lares

Bristol Farms' Floral Department supports our California growers, and we are so pleased to provide our customers with unique citrus trees from the golden state, starting February 27th. We are offering these citrus trees for a limited time during our four week Citrus 101 promotion going on in-store now! Our citrus tree supplier was founded in 1946 and is known as a small crop, local Southern California farm. They supply many specialty and everyday varieties of Lemons, Oranges, "Fruit Salad Grafted" citrus trees, Grapefruit, Kumquat,  Tangelo, Apple, Avocado, Loquat, Guava, Apricot, Fig, Peach Plum, and assorted nut trees. You name it, they've probably got it. These items are grown in anything from a 5 gallon pot to a 60" box! During our Citrus 101 promotion, Bristol Farms will be offering the 5-gallon Semi Dwarf Fruit Trees with varieties such as: Eureka Lemon, Meyer Lemon, Cara Cara Pink Navel Orange, and the Moro Blood Orange. They will retail at $44.99. These trees are a great… Read More

Beautiful Floral for Valentine's Day

posted on February 11th, 2015 by Kristin Lares

We are currently in amidst of Valentine’s Day celebrations here at Bristol Farms! Our professional and very talented floral staff have designed some beautiful bouquets and arrangements for the holiday, and we are always happy to assist in the selection of a perfect gift for your loved one. Our floral departments will have a large variety of flowers, roses, plants, and orchids that are sure to meet your needs for this very fun holiday. This year, we are offering a range of unique offerings: fun novelty rose plants starting with our Love Bug Rose for $8.99, to our very romantic 2-piece heart box tin rose for $14.99. We also have beautiful containers perfect for a simple orchid upgrade, ranging from $39.99 to $250.00. If you would like to bring in your own container or vase, our designers can help you personalize your gift. Our Cupid's Combo features a package deal of 10-stem locally grown tulips arranged in a red vase and a Canti Prosecco D.O.C. gift set complete with two champagne… Read More

Living Gift English Roses by David Austin

posted on November 17th, 2014 by Kristin Lares

This holiday season, skip the perfumes and give the gift of fragrance that will last forever. Starting December 10th, Bristol Farms' floral departments are very excited to share with you the Living Gift of beautiful English Roses by David Austin. These fragrant English Roses come in a great gift-wrapped package and are easy to carry home and plant in your garden; the package also includes planting and care advice. Our Living Gift packages are great for gift-giving; your recipient can plant them now, early in the season, and enjoy breathtaking, fragrant blooms by summer.   David Austin has created over 200 varieties of fragrant English Roses during the past 60 years, which are sold around the world. He is regarded as one of the world’s leading Rosarians and the most innovative rose breeder of modern times. David Austin’s love of beauty, color, scent, and shape informs his work every day to create an elite rose. David Austin's roses are known for:   •Their strong and… Read More

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