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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...

The ‘Scent’ of the Islands – Tuberose & Plumeria...

For those of you who have travelled to Hawaii, one of the lingering memories is the beautiful perfume that surrounds you as you step off the plane… At Island Home and Garden, we are able to match this with first of all, our locally grown Tuberose which is in season from May through October.  The tall slender stalks are capped with white flowers which open over a week, and reveal their own distinctive perfume.  We can use a few blooms in a lei, and a few stalks are enough to infuse a whole house! This year we have been lucky enough to ship in yellow Plumeria blooms, and we are threading them amongst orchids to give our custom leis a burst of color and aroma.  The blooms are a wonderful addition to our already extensive array of colored orchids, and the scent will carry you back to your last island vacation!   Share...

Order Graduation Leis Now!

Graduations have already begun!!!  Barb and Robyn are planning to bring in many extra orchid blooms to accommodate all of your orders for graduation leis.  We highly recommend that you pre-order a lei by calling or Emailing us as soon as possible – that way we can guarantee that your specific requests can be met.  We plan on bringing in plumeria blooms from Hawaii, and we can add a few to your lei for a heavenly scent!!  Tuberose season has just begun, and a few blooms of this wonderful white flower can also add a tropical flavor! Our leis range in price from $35.00 to $60.00 – depending on the color you choose, and whether you want to add plumeria or tuberose. Please refer to our website Leis page for ideas.  Green ti-leaf leis are also available, starting at $30.00. Congratulations to all Graduates, and we look forward to making your day even more special! Aloha, Barb and Robyn   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...