Send Flowers in September

Have you looked at the holiday calendar for September yet? Rosemary Duff Florist loves creating different opportunities to spread happiness through florals. Here are five different holidays you should send or order flowers for.

National Pediatric Nurses Day on September 8

A whole day dedicated to those working in the hospital and taking care of kids just like yours. We do not thank our nurses enough for not only supporting parents through tough trials, but befriending our kiddos in the process. Make a nurse’s day today by telling them you appreciate them through a bundle of flowers.

National Grandparents Day on September 9

We all love our grandparents so much! Without them, we literally would not be here… Take some time to call grandma or grandpa to let them know you are thinking of them! Don’t live close? Mail them the florals so they have a beautiful surprise on their doorstep.

National Working Parents Day on September 16

Thank you mom, dad, single parents, hard working parents, stay at home moms, and anybody you know who is working hard while having kids! This is such an important day because we all know someone who this relates to. Take advantage of this time to show your appreciation.

American Business Women’s Day on September 22

We love appreciating women at Rosemary Duff Florist! Who doesn’t love a woman in business? Send her some florals to her desk so she can show off to the entire office! We cannot wait to be a part of this special holiday and all it stands for.

National Good Neighbor Day on September 28

Need a reason to meet the new neighbors, befriend them, or apologize to them for a barking dog? This is your time… It is Good Neighbor Day so let them know they are doing great with florals and some added extras.

Check out any holiday calendar online to learn more about different unknown national holidays YOU can celebrate! Then go to, to put in your floral order…


Why You Should Send Flowers in August?

Sending flowers or buying an arrangement for yourself can happen at anytime of the year, don’t just think about the major holidays and birthdays. Here are some holidays you may not know about in August that florals would be perfect for!

August is actually Romance Awareness Month. That is an AMAZING reason to surprise your loved one with florals! Go with reds, pinks, roses and touches of things like baby’s breath or succulents. Your significant other would love the surprise!

August 1st is National Girlfriends Day. and this can be celebrated two ways! Men, this is for you: take your girlfriend out for a night on the town and bring her flowers. Bring her on a picnic and go with the sunflowers or daisies! And for the ladies…celebrate your best girlfriend by delivering a custom arrangement of her favorite flowers to her work. Nothing says friendship than a yellow rose!

August 5th, is National Sisters Day and National Friendship Day. Where would you be in this life without family and friends? Customize an arrangement and include something extra in it, like a stuffed animal or a box of candies. Ask for hydrangeas or succulents to really make it special.

August 8 is National Happiness Happens Day. Did you know that receiving flowers can only make you happy because it triggers happy brain chemicals? There’s actually scientific evidence that shows flowers perceptively enhance people’s moods, both instantly and in the long term.  Many people believe this has to do with their visual beauty, including the vibrant colors and symmetrical appearance most flowers exhibit, as well as their sweet odors. And when flowers come from friends and loved ones, they’re even more special.

August 25 is National Kiss & Make Up Day. We all make mistakes and flowers are an easy way to fix them. The fastest way to say I’m sorry is through flowers. Think BIG when it comes to this holiday as you have a lot to make up for. And you want to get that kiss in the end, right?

August 27 is National Just Because Day. We will say it time and time again, you never need a reason to send flowers. And in fact, sending flowers, just because, will make you the winner every single time. Whether it’s for family, a friend or co-worker, brighten their day with something that smells good and looks good too…Just because!

When you don’t have the words, say it with flowers. Order your custom arrangement from

Real Wedding: The Prado at Balboa Park

This wedding started at Mission San Diego de Alcala where the bride and groom exchanged vows. If you haven’t been there yet, this mission church is a must see. Since there was so much history there, we didn’t need to do much, so we lined the pews with white florals and eucalyptus.

Moving to the reception at The Prado at Balboa Park, again, another beautiful place that we get to say is right in our backyard. This is a beautiful and quite large venue that really captures the big wedding feel. We were able to play around with lots of color and got to go BIG. Sweetheart tables have become our thing this year and we are doing them up! Check out the custom florals we added to their table, and matched them throughout the venue.

Thanks to Jarrod J Photography for the photos and to the bride and groom for letting us in on your special day…(or fiesta!).

Bringing Flowers to a Picnic

It’s National Picnic Month and even though the weather is hot, we loving taking our meals outside. To celebrate this plaid covered month, we wanted to give you the top five flowers to bring to your picnics. Whether your picnic guests are family, friends or a lover, we have something that is perfect for everyone.


Opt for all hydrangeas or use them as filler in your picnic arrangement, as their lush, blues, violets, pinks, whites, and even greens never fail to please the senses. Bring these flowers to a family picnic as these flowers represent anything heartfelt.


From blues to purples to red, these florals bloom in vibrant colors all the way from the root up. Even though they need light shade to thrive, they are the perfect pair for a picnic date. Bring these beauties to a picnic with your partner, as these are sure to make someone fall in love with you all over again after smelling these!


Nothing says summer than a sunflower! This is the perfect flower to bring to a picnic with friends, as these flowers are known to bring cheer to anyone who sees them. Throw some more color into your arrangements and try a mixed arrangement of purple and pink flowers with a sunflower as the focal point, or enjoy a blend of sunflowers, gerbera daisies and small accent flowers in this “Summer Garden” arrangement.

Gerbera Daisy

These colorful flowers are the perfect addition to a summer picnic because they bring a sense of playfulness and a breath of fresh air for the season. Gerbera Daisies come in a rainbow of colors and are cherished for their long wavy stems and big, bold blooms. These would be perfect for a picnic with small children as the multi colored arrangements make them fun and something to add to the centerpiece of your picnic table.


You can never go wrong with roses. We find that using different styles of roses, mixed together, really makes for a show stopping arrangement. Try using garden roses, mixed with traditional and then a bit of spray roses to round it out. These are the perfect flowers to bring to a picnic with someone you truly care about. Nothing says “I love you” or “I care for you” than roses. Make sure you pick the right color based on who you are bringing along with you. The rose means many different things, depending on the color you choose.

Whatever flowers you choose for your picnic, make sure you buy local. Flowers are the most fresh when you purchase them from a local source and you will always get the best from Rosemary Duff Florist.


Real Wedding: Leo Carrillo Ranch

Leo Carrillo Ranch is a very magical place with lots of history dating back to 1939. We won’t get into too much detail, but you can read about the property history here.

Because of the beautiful backdrop, this wedding didn’t need too much because there was already enough natural beauty around the property. The bride opted for natural elements, with pops of green, tan and white.

Now, let’s talk about the dessert table! This was one of the most amazing sites we have ever seen, so we were excited when we got to dazzle it with florals. This one will go down as the most extravagant!

Thanks to Megan from Studio Castillero for the photos and of course, to the bride and groom for letting us in on your special day.

Real Wedding: Bernardo Winery

A wedding that greenery dreams are made of. We absolutely loved working on this rustic chic wedding at Bernardo Winery. We placed greenery throughout the Barrel Room and added touches of white flowers. The long, wooden reception tables were lined with even more greens and we added candles for ambiance.

Thanks to Eric Kieu Photography for the photos and to the groom and groom, thank you for letting us in on your special day.

Wedding Flower Trends

Planning a wedding can be exciting and stressful at the same time, but we are here to help. While picking out a dress, venue and the cake may be fun, creating the perfect floral can be hard. This is why our experts love to help create what the bride invisions!

Even though we are halfway through 2018, these are the floral trends that aren’t going anywhere.

Moody Hues

See you later, pastels and neutrals. Let’s say a big HOORAY for the return of color! Pantone’s 2018 color of the year is Ultra Violet, so naturally, we’re expecting to see a lot of flowers in deep purple tones, like burgundy and plum. 

Something From the Garden

Another huge trend is foliage that looks as though it was picked from a garden. We are seeing a movement towards detailed designs, which include a greater number of flowers, but maintain a lot of depth and intrigue through the use of mixed foliage. We are making our arrangements packed with texture, using all different types and sizes of foliage to really get that ‘freshly picked’ look. 

Statement Designs

Instead of flower walls (Kim Kardashian was so last season!), we are doing statement pieces that fit within the venue design. Like a meadow of flowers running down the aisle or abundant floral designs, especially on the sweetheart tables. 


Move over peonies, there’s a new wedding flower in town! Once dismissed as an old-fashioned flower, the Dahlia will enjoy something of a renaissance in 2018 as it tops the wish list of many a bride-to-be. This fabulously showy bloom comes in a huge range of colors and is in season from May to November, making it one of the most versatile wedding flowers around. 

These are just some of the hot wedding trends right now. We would love to meet with you if you’re getting married this year or even planning for next year. We offer a consultation where we can sit down with you and discuss what you love and then help you to make it original. Visit us at to book your consultation now.