Wow, where has the year gone? We finally have some crisp cold air to remind us of the time of year and of course, holiday tunes playing in just about every store we shop too. It's that time of year again! With Thanksgiving already behind us, it’s officially time to start shopping for gifts as well as fresh and festive decor like wreaths, garland, poinsettias, and more! Let us help you get in the season spirit with greenery for your home, ornaments for your tree, gift wrap for those many presents, and of course, boxed chocolates galore. We truly have it all.
We are proud to carry the most vibrant and fragrant natural greens for your home from our amazing vendor, Continental Floral Greens. These guys are passionate and committed to bringing their gorgeous greens to us from their Watsonville, California farms. Select harvesting goes on at their awe-inspiring fields of lush landscape. While they now have a few farms around the country, this company had some humble… Read More
All of our holiday greenery comes from Continental Floral Greens, a West Coast purveyor of sustainable and gorgeous greens. Their Western greens are grown in the wild, just as Mother Nature intended, and they take great care of the land and resources so they can harvest beautiful greens now and for generations to come. They are part of the water recycling program in California, certified MPS-A for all western greens, and operate with minimal usage of non-toxic fertilizers.
Sustainable home décor available in our floral department
Poinsettias $7.99 each
Our gorgeous velvety poinsettias are grown on a small California family farms that's been producing them sustainably for 50 years.
24” Noble Fir Wreath$19.99 each
Harvested from the slopes of Mount St. Helens, this wreath is the perfect way to welcome friends and family.
Farmhouse Holiday Swag $9.99 each
Give your front door some holiday swagger with this impressive alternative to a traditional wreath.
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Conca d’Or’ Lilies never disappoint me. These gems are extraordinary reliable time after time. I am not quite sure if it’s their sophisticated upright trumpet-shaped blooms, subtle fragrance or the fact they are just fun to say. I think it’s all of the above!! Because of their gentle buttery hues, Conca d’Or’s compliment any season or holiday table.
This divine lily is not grown by many any longer or easily found for purchase in California for that matter. I cherish the relationship I have with our local grower allowing Bristol Farms to offer these lilies year round!
In 2010 the Conca d’Or’ was inducted into the Hall of Fame Lilies. So I am not the only one who thinks they are amazing! Read More
Spring is here, winter is gone, and the blooming branches are in season! This time of year is such a great time for floral. One of my personal favorites of the season are our spring blooming branches that are grown in Oregon. They are only available for a short time once a year, and I always anticipate their arrival.
Our Floral Departments are currently offering a variety of beautiful blooming branches for spring! You can now find the following varieties in store: blossoms of peach, plum, prunus, flowering dogwood, pussy willow, and more.
Our spring blooming branches are the perfect way to invite the season into your home. I love the way they dress up a room with such a settle elegance within minutes. I always lean toward the vintage and rustic look by using my grandmother's antique vase. When you use more than one variety in a setting, you will be pleased with the impact they make in your home décor. I find Pussy Willows are one of the most resilient branches.
Our spring blooming… Read More
I will never forget the first time I visited a tulip farm. The rows and rows of vivid color were beautiful, overwhelming, and delightful! I saw so many vibrant colors, and it reminded me of looking through a Kaleidoscope as a kid.
While visiting the farm, I gained insight into the difficult work involved in maintaining the fields of flowers and the farm itself. I found it intriguing how this bulb has such discipline and grows in uniform, and the passion that the growers have for these beautiful blooms.
Tulips are one the most recognized and loved flower. They are one of the most anticipated flowers for spring, but - luckily - you don’t have to wait until spring to enjoy these little cups of heaven. Bristol Farms offers them year-round! Our tulips are locally grown, which means they are more fresh and have a longer vase-life than the imported options.
Our Floral Shops are currently having a tulip extravaganza sale! Stop by and pick up a bunch or two of our beautiful 10-stem… Read More
Happy St. Patrick's Day! Today is the one day everyone wishes they were a bit Irish, wouldn't you say? As many of you will be rushing out to get your corned beef dinners, Irish soda bread, and Irish ales, don't forget to pick up a lucky Shamrock plant!
The shamrock leaf is the most iconic and recognized symbol of the holiday, and it has such a deep history dating back into the 5th century. Our shamrock plants are loaded with this iconic leaf and are sure to bring you some luck. Enjoy one of these plants for yourself or as a gift for family and friends.
Shamrocks (also known as Oxalis) surprisingly fall under the bulb category. I'll bet you multiple pots of gold you didn’t know that! There are over 500 varieties of shamrocks, but they are all available for a short period of time each year. For a limited time, you can support our local growers and capture the Irish spirit with our 4” or 6” live potted shamrocks.
Shamrocks are a great indoor or work space plant because they… Read More
Spring always delivers a bounty of beautiful and fragrant blooms. So many of my favorite flowers arrive this time of year and are gone before we know it. Relish in these wonderful spring floral varieties while they are in season:
Gorgeous, big, beautiful, bright, and fragrant are words that can only be describing Easter Lilies! I love this time of year, and after many years of working in the floral industry, the Easter Lily still holds a special place in my heart. Our Single Spike Easter Lilies arrive on March 17th, and will be here for a limited time. With its trumpet like flower, it emits a beautiful fragrance that will make you wish they were available all year long.
We are so thrilled to be offering first of the season Lilacs in our floral shops! There is nothing better than a large bouquet of lilacs and, luckily for you, there is no waiting until spring. You can now start to enjoy the pleasant, sweet scent of a freshly picked lilac bouquet in your own… Read More
Regardless of what the weather may be like outside, vibrant Daffodils shout "Spring is here!" These yellow trumpets (and all flowers for that matter) have so much personality - when I look at a daffodil, I always think of the silly daffodils in Alice in Wonderland's "All in the Golden Afternoon". They make me smile.
The daffodil has great symbolism - it is the birth flower for March and also the symbol for the American Cancer Society. Daffodils are a universal symbol of hope and life, and they're at the center of the American Cancer Society's "Daffodil Days Hope By The Bunch" campaign.
Daffodils have limited seasonal availability. We expect to offer them through the end of March with weather permitting. Pick some up to enrich someone's day with this golden yellow gem.
About our Grower
William Roozen emigrated from Holland in 1947 with years of experience in the bulb industry. He had a good back, strong hands, and a heart pulsing with dreams. Roozen started a bulb farm on five… Read More
We are so thrilled to be offering first of the season Lilacs in our floral shops! There is nothing better than a large bouquet of lilacs and, luckily for you, there is no waiting until spring. You can soon start to enjoy the pleasant, sweet scent of a freshly picked lilac bouquet in your own home.
Our lilacs are locally grown in Acton, California by a farmer with a rich history. John Colombo, now in his mid-80’s, inherited the farm from his father, Christopher Colombo Brevidoro, an Italian immigrant who turned out to be largest lilac grower and founder of the industry. No one else was producing lilacs commercially in the country when Brevidoro put $1.50 down on a rock-strewn ranch overlooking Acton in 1935. Even during the Depression, the flowers were popular among Easterners who came to Los Angles for the winter.
Brevidoro and his sons cleared brush and rocks on weekends, staying in the unheated farmhouse lit by coal lamps. Today, John continues to maintain the farm because of… Read More