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Plan a Beach Wedding!

The tropical flowers at island Home and Garden are perfect for a beach wedding on the Santa Cruz coast.  Whether it is a ceremony on the beach, or a cruise on The Chardonnay, let us take care of the flowers according to your wishes. Bouquets, leis, boutonnieres, corsages, head wreaths, etc – they can all enhance a tropical atmosphere with our colorful orchids, anthuriums, and other flowers from Hawaii!   Share...

Take Home a Cut Bouquet!

Our fresh flowers from Hawaii take pride of place at Island Home and Garden, and we encourage our customers to consider a cut bouquet to take home and place in a vase of their choosing. All of the stems and foliage are sold by the stem, and can be purchased in any combination – Barb and Robyn will happily wrap them to make them look even more appealing! They make wonderful gifts, and a stem of tuberose (when in season) or a stargazer lily adds a unique fragrance.  Going to a lunch date, or finishing errands? We will put the stems in water tubes to ensure their longevity! Some of the individual blooms (and their prices) are shown below: Heliconia – the ‘giant’ of our tropicals, it comes in many different colors and has a very thick stem -$15 each Ginger – very tall bloom, in pink or red – $5 each Bird of Paradise – always a favorite, in bright orange – $5 each Anthirrium – we get a beautiful selection every week, and they are SO long lasting – $3 (small) to $5-7 (large) Orchids – these colorful stems come from Hawaii and Thailand – $5-8 per stem Share...

Our Tropical Flowers

Because of the graduation season, we have been talking about the orchids we bring in from Thailand and Hawaii to make leis.  In our weekly shipments from Hawaii, we also order a wonderful selection of tropical flowers, some of which you can see in the pictures on the Flower Arrangements page.  Island Home and Garden is the only store in Santa Cruz with such a wide variety of these flowers, and their main asset is that they are very long lasting.  The anthuriums in particular, can last up to 3 weeks, and they come in all sizes and colors. Another notable feature of the tropical flowers are the intense colors: reds, pinks, greens, purples, and oranges – which make lively and memorable flower arrangements.  Come in to Island Home and Garden and browse our “island” of fresh flowers, which displays ginger, halekonia, birds of paradise, tropic fleur, etc., and a wonderful selection of tropical foliage.   Share...

Welcome to our new website!

Welcome to the new Island Home and Garden website!   Barb and Robyn invite you to enjoy our updated pictures online, or come and see us at the store and experience the true tropical atmosphere that attracts our return customers.  The new season of fresh tuberose is about to begin, and the fragrance will remind you of your visits to Hawaii. Island Home and Garden is the only store in Santa Cruz that creates leis for any occasion, and we look forward to customizing a lei for the graduate in your family.  Orchids come in from Thailand and Hawaii in many exotic colors, and you can select the style from our ‘lei’ section on the website. Barb and Robyn can also create a lei made out of Ti leaves from Hawaii, a traditional choice for many bridegrooms and male graduates. Share...