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Floral

creative florists, gorgeous flowers

At Bristol Farms, you don’t just get flowers: you get a full-service florist! Our floral experts create gorgeous and unique arrangements for any occasion, including centerpiece table designs for holiday gatherings. They also love helping you create your own designs from our spectacular selection of seasonal flowers and plants: locally grown tulips, gerbera daisies, dahlias, sunflowers, and many more. We also are orchid specialists, and you’ll find locally grown potted orchids, as well as single-stem orchids from New Zealand, year round.

custom floral arrangements

We specialize in custom made floral arrangements. Our floral experts will work with you to create the perfect arrangement based on your specifications, occasion, and needs. From the elaborate to the casual, we’re capable of any size arrangement to make the day special for you.

the freshest flowers come from our very own backyard!

We love California! And we are proud that we can contribute to our local farms on a weekly basis. Before it was a trend, Bristol Farms has always purchased at least 85% of our floral product from our local farms first.

Our very own trucks drive up and down our beautiful California coastline and pick up flowers from our local growers. From fragrant lilies, tulips, sunflowers, and iris we can proudly say they are California grown. The list is long but if you are in our stores stop buy and talk to our Floral Specialists they will be happy to show you what we pick up locally on a daily basis.

sustainability

You can be rest assured knowing that all of our local partners are practicing techniques by way of meeting today’s present needs without compromising or disrupting that of future generations to follow.

quality

Buying local offers you the confidence in knowing that our local partners are able to leave their products in the fields longer, priding them in producing the longer lasting blooms.

value

By maintaining and strengthening our local partner relationships, we are able to provide you with year-round product availability which always focuses on freshness, quality, and value.

weddings

Please call our Wedding Consultant Jeanne Scherf for a personal consultation regarding your wedding day floral needs.

Jeanne Scherf Wedding Consultant: (949)760-6514

sympathy

Please visit your local Bristol Farms floral department for all of your sympathy floral arrangement needs. The staff at Bristol Farms will create and deliver your tribute piece to your specified address leaving you with peace of mind.

care and handling

fresh cut flowers

  • Start with a clean vase.
  • Always add the provided floral preservative to your floral purchase. This will extend the life of your fresh cut flowers.
  • Fill vase with tepid water.
  • Remove any foliage from bottom portion of the stems that will sit in water.
  • Give flowers a fresh cut with clean shears or knife.
  • Drop flowers into vase and fluff loose.
  • Enjoy your flowers in a cool area away from heat or direct sunlight.
  • Change water frequently and re-cut ends to keep flowers fresh.

 

succulent care

Planting: In containers (preferably with a drain hole in the bottom), line the bottom of the container with about an inch of pebbles or lava rock and cover with a cactus and succulent potting mix. Dig a small hole in the planting mix and place the plant in the hole just deep enough to cover the roots so the surface of the soil from the original pot is level with the soil of the new container. Fill in the hole with the planting mix and gently firm in place. Allow the soil to remain dry for 3-4 days before watering to allow any damaged roots to heal over, then water thoroughly. Add more soil mix around plant if necessary due to settling after watering.

Watering: Before watering succulents in containers, check the weight of the container if possible. A dry pot will weigh much less than one that is moist. If you are unable to lift the container, place a wooden stick in the soil and push it all the way to the bottom of the container; wooden chopsticks are great for this. Leave the stick there for a while. If the stick is moist upon removal, there is no need to water. If water is necessary, thoroughly drench the soil and allow all excess water to drain completely from the container. Never let succulents stand in water for any length of time.

Light: Succulents need as much bright light or filtered sun as possible. This is relatively easy to provide outdoors in any number of locations including patio areas. Indoors, locate in an eastern or southern exposure window if possible. Low light or shade conditions will cause the plants to stretch and become weak.

Fertilizing:Succulents are not heavy feeders, but can be fertilized once a month during the plants active growing cycle beginning in the spring when temperatures start warming up and the fear of frost is over. Fertilizing should end three or four weeks before the end of the growing season before autumn. Choose a fertilizer recommended for cacti or succulents and follow the package directions, or choose any all purpose, balanced liquid fertilizer and mix it to ¼ strength of what the directions indicate.

Pruning: Some succulents can use an occasional trim. Damaged leaves or branches should be removed, and if necessary, prune as required to keep plants a desired size or shape. Most trailing, upright, or branching succulents (particularly those in hanging baskets) can be trimmed as desired usually creating a more compact, fuller growth habit. Use proper tools such as clippers, hand pruners, pole pruners and pruning saws. Make sure all equipment is clean and sharp.

caring for your orchid – phalaenopsis (phal):

Light: Phals like bright filtered light with no direct sun. Leaves should be glossy medium green and increase in size with each new leaf. Bottom older leaves that turn brown and fall off are normal and expected. Maintain a warm environment with good air movement.

Temperature: Should be 60°F at night and not to exceed 85°F in the day throughout the year. Bloom spike initiation can come out in December to February naturally. A 15 – 20° F day to night differential is helpful for spike growth.

Watering: Do not allow plants to dry out. Keep potting soil to a medium moisture level. Be especially cautious of over watering. Water your orchid about every 10-14 days, or even longer depending on temperature & moisture. Place orchid pot under running tepid water and leave on counter/sink to drain.

After it is well drained, place orchid back into decorative pot and enjoy. It is best to water in the morning so plant can begin to dry before nightfall

Feeding: Use NPK 20-20-20 (water soluble fertilizer) once a month, year round to strengthen plants. For complete step by step information please follow label instructions on back of orchid fertilizer

all about orchids

Over the centuries, orchids have become identified with wealth, elegance, and worldliness. And, if cared for properly, the orchid plant can be handed down from generation to generation and can live a long life.

Bristol Farms offers only the finest locally grown orchids that make the perfect gift. They come in a huge array of colors to complement any décor. From casual to elegant, and are available year round.

caring for your orchid – phalaenopsis (phal):

Light: Phals like bright filtered light with no direct sun. Leaves should be glossy medium green and increase in size with each new leaf. Bottom older leaves that turn brown and fall off are normal and expected. Maintain a warm environment with good air movement.

Temperature: Should be 60°F at night and not to exceed 85°F in the day throughout the year. Bloom spike initiation can come out in December to February naturally. A 15 – 20° F day to night differential is helpful for spike growth.

Watering: Do not allow plants to dry out. Keep potting soil to a medium moisture level. Be especially cautious of over watering. Water your orchid about every 10-14 days, or even longer depending on temperature & moisture. Place orchid pot under running tepid water and leave on counter/sink to drain.

After it is well drained, place orchid back into decorative pot and enjoy. It is best to water in the morning so plant can begin to dry before nightfall

Feeding: Use NPK 20-20-20 (water soluble fertilizer) once a month, year round to strengthen plants. For complete step by step information please follow label instructions on back of orchid fertilizer

go green!

We all know that plants bring color and a natural feel to our indoor environment, but plants possess many other proven benefits which help improve the quality of life!

Plants improve indoor air quality by removing harmful pollutants from the air. They improve comfort levels by stabilizing humidity levels. Plants have been proven to increase worker productivity and attendance, as well and add to workplace satisfaction. Not to mention the positive effects plants have on the aesthetic value; creating a more beautiful work space.

Plant-filled rooms contain 50% to 60% fewer airborne molds and bacteria than rooms without plants. By cleaning workplace air, plants can significantly reduce sick-time loss. Studies from Oxford University indicate that plants have very positive effects on employee perceptions and dispositions. Plants have been shown to enhance worker productivity by 12%.

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