Custom Arrangements for the Holidays

‘Tis the season for parties, events and socializing, which means you may be struggling for the perfect holiday gift for the person who has everything. Try some flowers! We have so many amazing custom arrangements that would make the perfect holiday gift for a friend, co-worker, family member or someone you are meeting for the first time. Flowers are the best way to spread holiday cheer!

Send a Hug® Snowman Mug Bouquet – Welcome winter home with a mug of Christmas cocoa, served in this sweet ceramic snowman gift! But first, the hand-decorated design is delivered with festive holiday blooms that brighten any room.

Holiday Shine Bouquet – Make their season bright with this fun bouquet of Christmas blooms, hand-delivered in a glass ginger jar and accented with a shimmering holiday plaid ribbon.

Traditional Boxwood Flower Arrangement – a perfect arrangement, adorned with pinecones and white blooms, for someone like a co-worker.

Deck The Holly Ornament Bouquet – Hand-glazed with a shimmering finish and jolly holly details, this keepsake ornament jar is a festive vase for a lush Christmas bouquet, then becomes a beloved home for holiday treats!

Thomas Kinkade’s Festive Fire Station Bouquet Flower Arrangement – An instant holiday classic! Capture the vintage charm of small-town Christmas with this this festive Thomas Kinkade fire station sculpture. Set atop an arrangement of red roses and fresh winter greens, the hand-painted keepsake lights up for years of fun!

Check out all of the Christmas flower arrangements that we have online.  Wishing you all a very Happy Holiday Season!!

5 Reasons to Shop Local for Flowers

With Small Business Saturday on November 30, we wanted to remind you the importance of shopping local, especially when it comes to custom flower arrangements. When you shop from a small business, an actual person does  a happy dance. And those actual people are me and my sisters who have been running this business in Escondido for over 35 years.

You’ll Support the Local Economy
The production and sale of locally-grown cut flowers contribute to a community’s economy, and provide employment and valuable agriculture experience to many.

The Flowers Will Be Seasonal
Some local florists are also Greenhouses, which means they can they grow some of their products. For that reason, the flowers you buy from local florists will, more often than not, be those that can be grown in your climate zone during the season you’re purchasing them. Of course, every florist will have some always-popular florals, like roses and carnations, no matter what the season.

The Flowers Will Likely Look and Smell Better
Because the bouquets and arrangements you purchase locally are full of in-season blooms, they’ll likely look and smell much fresher than ones you could order online or pick up in

The Florist Can Make Recommendations
Not sure what flowers you want to buy? Speaking to a florist one on one is the perfect way to get great recommendations, depending on the style and budget you’re working with. Florists are a great resource for any floral-related questions.

You Can Trust Your Local Florist
That’s not the only benefit of a one-on-one connection with your local florist, either. When you buy flowers in person, it’s a lot easier to trust that he or she will take care of you from the beginning of the transaction to the end.

Sending Flowers to the Nurse in Your Life

Nurse Practitioner Week is coming up November 10-16 and is held annually to celebrate these exceptional health care providers and to recognize the NP role and all that they do. It’s been said that a nurse practitioner is the brain of a doctor and the heart of a nurse. Show the nurse in your life just how much you appreciate them by sending flowers.

Beautiful Day – use this bouquet to literally wish the nurse in your life a beautiful day and week. This arrangement uses pops of color that will brighten the day of whoever receives this custom arrangement.

Cheese, Cracker and Fruit Delight Gift Basket – the best way to say thank you to the nurse in your life is giving them something they can snack on during their long shifts. This basket has a variety of treats in it that will surely make it known how much you appreciate them.

Southern Hospitality – this custom arrangement of hydrangeas is the perfect arrangement to send to the nurse that watched over a love one, or even yourself in a time when you needed them the most.

Season of You – This arrangement is perfect to encourage your recipient to acknowledge that this season, they can recognize themselves as special, too.

Flourishing Beauty Bouquet – This custom arrangement is perfect for a nurse that is extra close to your heart (a wife, a husband, a sister, cousin, brother, uncle, etc.). Mixing succulents with white flowers, this arrangement will say thank you , without you even having to say the words.

November: In Season Flowers


November is almost here, which brings us cooler weather, darker nights, and the impending Holiday season. If you send flowers or use them in your holiday tablescapes,  it’s important to know which ones are in season. We always have a plethora of florals to choose from in the shop, but these are the flowers that are at their blooming best in November.

Chrysanthemums – known as the November birth flower, these beauties come in pinks, yellows, whites and reds and have a bit of everything you need to make November seem a little sunnier. Check out all of the custom arrangements that include Chrysanthemums that you can choose from!

Alstroemeria – this is the ideal flower to bring some color to your home in November with bright hues and its distinctive almost tiger-like markings. These beauties come in orange, pink, rose, purple, red, yellow, white or salmon colors. See what custom arrangements you can order that include Alstroemeria.

Orchid – add sophistication and beauty to your loved one’s home or office. We offer a wide variety of unique orchid bouquets, including the Amethyst Orchid, Phalaenopsis Orchid and Carnelian Orchid. See what custom Orchid arrangements you can choose from.


Flowers for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer awareness month is a yearly campaign that intends to educate people about the importance of Breast Cancer prevention and treatment. This campaign starts on October 1st and ends on October 31st every year. At Rosemary-Duff Florist, we support this cause! Order flowers in honor of the warriors in your life! We deliver locally to Escondido, CA or nationwide!

Hello Beautiful Bouquet: This feminine bouquet includes light pink spray roses, light pink asiatic lilies, pink alstroemeria, pink carnations, pink larkspur, white sinuata statice, dusty miller, israeli ruscus, huckleberry, seeded eucalyptus, lemon leaf, and a large green potted echeveria succulent. Delivered in a white square vase.

Blush Rush Bouquet Bouquet: This pretty bouquet features hot pink spray roses, pink asiatic lilies, white alstroemeria, pink matsumoto asters, seeded eucalyptus, leatherleaf fern, dusty miller, and pitta negra. Delivered in a Serenity Vase.

Blushing Pink Flower Arrangement: Roses, Curley Willow, Alstroemeria and Sala are hand-designed and presented in a gorgeous, yet subtly elegant, cube vase.

Pink Rose Perfection Flower Arrangement: Pink Roses arranged to perfection in a clear vase.

Delicate Beauty Flower Arrangement: A clear glass cylinder vase with white hydrangea, pink ranunculus, pink roses, pink lilies and premium foliage surrounded by curly willow.

Real Wedding: Ethereal Gardens

Nestled amongst 40 acres of edible gardens, with shaded trees and blooming florals, you will find Ethereal Gardens, a hidden gem in Escondido. The location was the perfect backdrop for our flowing florals. As the name says, this wedding was every bit ethereal and much more! Thanks to This Wild Romance for the photos and to the bride and groom for letting us in on your magical day!

FALLing for Flowers

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” – Albert Camus

Now that September is upon us, it seems that we can almost smell Fall in the air! If you’re ready to say goodbye to summer, we have some great ways to welcome the new season with flowers to FALL in love with.

Share warm wishes with a rustic bouquet, or get fall wedding flower ideas. Why wait until Thanksgiving? Make someone smile today with a beautiful fall bouquet. Here are the top 5 arrangements to order this season.

Fall Harvest Basket   

The Fall Harvest Basket is a great way to say thank you, get well or welcome to the neighborhood! Each color of the season is represented in this beautiful mixture of Roses, Asiatic Lilies, Sunflowers and Solidago surrounded by premium greens

Fields of Autumn

Fields of Autumn is what fall-colored flower fireworks would look like. This premium fall flower design is bursting with vibrancy and warmth, every stem professionally and intentionally hand-arranged into a clear glass vase. Fields of Autumn bring the joy of fall into a home or office space. Send a message to a loved one through Fields of Autumn; brighten a smile and warm a heart. Send fall flowers for any occasion or reason.

Land Meets Sky

Send this wildly perfect flower bouquet of sunflowers, blue delphiniums, and greenery of seeded eucalyptus in a blue cube vase for a birthday, anniversary, get well gift, or just because.

Golden Days Basket

Here’s a golden opportunity to make someone’s day. Just send this delightful basket of fresh fall flowers to someone who’s on your mind and you can be sure it will lift their spirits! Sunny sunflowers and asiatic lilies, red roses, gold and burgundy chrysanthemums, solidaster, brown copper beech and salal are splendidly arranged in a wicker basket.
This bouquet brings fall inside, but keeps the cool weather out. The warm colors of the season are captured in this combination of flowers, designed in a clear glass vase.

This bouquet includes orange carnations and a variety of mums, which are complemented with fall leaves, curly willow and premium foliage.