Healthy, Happy New You

The New Year is a great time to focus on making small changes in our lives that will have a positive impact. We all seek to have health, happiness and stronger relationships as we move into the New Year. The floral experts at Ron and Alicia Robinson Florist suggest using flowers to accomplish these things. Here’s why:

  • Flowers reduce stress. Surrounding yourself with anything green, especially living plants, is known to lower stress and anxiety levels. Place leafy green plants and flowers anywhere in your hectic work environment for a calmer, more peaceful day.
  • Flowers boost creativity. Studies show that bright colors lead to more creative thought. Place your favorite flowers in your favorite hues wherever you do your best thinking. You’ll find your mind open to new possibilities and yourself thinking outside the box quickly.
  • Flowers strengthen relationships. Not only is sending a beautiful bouquet of flowers a wonderful way to build strong relationships, but taking care of another living thing has been known to develop feelings of compassion and empathy in a person. Strengthen the relationships around you by building these traits in yourself as you care for flowers and plants in your home.

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A Successful Bosses Day Gift

Bosses Day is coming up on October 16th, which is a fantastic opportunity to let your awesome boss know how much you appreciate all of their hard work that benefit you and your co-workers. From mentorships and encouragement to strong leadership and honesty, bosses exude the qualities they want to see in their employees and work tirelessly to promote a healthy work environment for everyone. Show your boss how thankful you are for their endless attention to detail, management style or care for individuals in the office this Bosses Day. The floral experts at Ron & Alicia Robinson Florist are prepared for this special day with a variety of floral arrangements, plants and gift baskets that you’ll love.

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The Plants That Will Take Care Of Self Care

Sometimes we need to be reminded of the need to show ourselves some love and attention. Taking care of yourself, especially after caring for everyone else in your world, can seem nearly impossible. However, small steps can often make a big difference. Adding a leafy green or flowering plant to your most-used space is a great way to boost your energy, reduce stress and remind yourself that you’re worth taking good care of. Ron & Alicia Robinson Florist knows that a few strategically-placed dish gardens can provide the care you need to feel balanced.

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A Spring Refresher Course For Your Home

The signs of spring have started to sprout up everywhere around us. As people begin to step outside to welcome the season, they often gravitate towards flowers and gardening as wonderful signs of the beauty the season brings. Arrangements and bouquets offer people an excellent opportunity to bring this beauty inside. The florists at Ron & Alicia Robinson Florist have worked to build the perfect arrangement to transport spring into your home this year.

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Green Up the Office this Holiday

We here at Ron & Alicia Robinson Florist have no doubt that you’ll be seeing plenty of red touches throughout your workplace this holiday season, so we’re here to remind you: don’t forget the green!

In winter especially, our offices can feel even more enclosed. And even if we don’t experience winter exactly as they do in, say, Wisconsin, here in the valley the days are still short and the nights long. The holiday season is a little more stressful, and that can often be the case at work, too.

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Keeping Indoor Plants Healthy & Thriving

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Transforming any Glendora or Whittier home or office into a natural oasis is as simple as adding indoor plants – whether flowering, green, bamboo, orchids, succulents or any of the other 315,000 varieties in the world. Plants add vitality and a sense of well-being; they cleanse the air and encourage productivity. Their organic beauty instantly enhances your personal environment – the only decision is which one to select!  At Ron & Alicia Robinson Florist, we provide the highest quality plants, as well as educate you as to their care. Here are three representative plants from our collection – and a few suggestions on how to help them succeed. indoor plants

When you purchase a quality plant from Ron & Alicia Robinson Florist, you can trust that once you bring it home, you’ll be able to keep it healthy. The beautiful pothos plant (shown above) exhibits long, trailing vines that are not only aesthetically pleasing but easy to maintain. The pothos likes moderation, doing best in medium light such as in hallways, bedrooms, or offices. The plant also prefers the middle ground when it comes to hydration, meaning it doesn’t enjoy being too wet or too dry. Damp soil should adhere to your finger when you touch it, but your finger should not feel wet. Pothos plants will likely need some pruning – simply cut with scissors near the stem base.

 

Don’t let the gorgeous flowers fool you – the kalanchoe plant is exceptionally resilient and easy to care for. Its ease of care is due to its affiliation with the succulent family. This means that it only needs to be watered once a week, and is tolerant of bright, direct sunlight. Simply make sure that the kalanchoe is planted in such a way that it can drain well and prevent the roots from becoming saturated, and you’ll enjoy this plant for many months to come. indoor plants

The Anthurium is a tropical plant that will add vibrant color to your home or office environment. It showcases large, red waxy leaves known as bracts which are the defining characteristic of these familiar blooms. And although it looks high-maintenance, there are just a few simple rules to follow to keep your anthurium healthy. Place the plant in bright light, but not direct sunlight.Protect the plant from drafts or temperature fluctuations (such as air conditioning vents) in order to keep it from wilting. Water the plant only when the soil has gotten slightly dry, and fertilize it every other month. Then sit back and enjoy how this bright plant brings an exotic flair to your space.

You Should Know: During the winter months, you need to give your anthurium plant a rest in order to ensure healthy growth in the next season. Keep the plant in approximately 60-degree temperatures, and give it very little water for six weeks – you’ll be admiring new flowers soon!

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Don’t Forget! Administrative Professionals Day is April 26th. Any of these lovely indoor green plants are guaranteed to be an appreciated gift for each of your very important employees. For a special occasion – or “just because” –  Ron & Alicia Robinson Florist is the place to call.

Beautiful Designs for Administrative Professionals Week

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The International Association of Administrative Professionals tells us that there are nearly 4 million career professionals in the United States reporting to work each day. They also report that these employees are truly the backbone of their companies, and by extension, the economy. Let’s face it, we don’t know where we would be without our organizational team members ensuring that everything runs smoothly!  Continue reading

Celebrate Them with Grandparent’s Day Gifts and Flowers

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Grandparents are similar to a piece of string – handy to have around and
easily wrapped around the fingers of their grandchildren. — Author Unknown

September 11 is Grandparent’s Day, a holiday to celebrate some of the most amazing people in our lives. They are our best friends, our confidants, our personal cookie bakers and our biggest supporters. They keep our secrets and share their wisdom. In fact, the bond between grandchildren and their grandparents is one of the strongest relationships that exists. Ron & Alicia Robinson Florist is your partner in choosing beautiful Grandparent’s Day gifts for the best people in the world.

Everyone loves receiving a lavish bouquet of flowers, and your Grandmother is no exception. Our Talk of the Town design features exotic blooms that reflect her beauty, and the purple colors signify regal elegance and royalty. What a gorgeous way to honor who she is, and to tell her how much you love her.

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But let’s not forget about your grandfather! Green plants are an awesome gift for him, as they are known to purify the air and promote well-being in any space. We have a full selection of green and flowering plants, but one of our favorites is the money tree. It represents good fortune and prosperity, is believed to bring good luck, and is a thoughtful gift for any study, den or office.  This distinguished tree is potted in a geometric black container and exudes sophistication.

Grandparent's Day gifts

These are only two of the many Grandparent’s Day gifts that are available at Ron & Alicia Robinson Florist. Both of these products are available for nationwide or local delivery, but we have a suggestion for you. If your grandparents live in Whittier, Rowland Heights or Glendora, stop by one of our flower shops and pick out a beautiful Grandparent’s Day gift, then bring it personally to them. A gift from the heart – combined with time spent with you – will make this a special Grandparent’s Day indeed. September 11 is right around the corner, so call us today!