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Congratulations, and Thank You!

Now that Graduation season is over, Barb and Robyn send many congratulations to all the graduates who wore leis from Island Home and Garden. Despite being so busy making the leis, we were able to imagine you all at the various ceremonies throughout Santa Cruz and the Bay Area, and felt we were part of your happy events! We would also like to Thank You for your business during the busy months of May and June.  We made close to 350 leis for the month, and during the busiest week in June, shipped in 9000 blooms in boxes (the purple and white orchids), plus many other colored orchids on stems which we stripped to make those gorgeous tutti-frutti leis.  The orchid refrigerator (and many coolers) kept everything fresh, and we are happy to say we used almost every last orchid that week! Barb and Robyn sincerely appreciate your business, and wish all of the graduates the very best in the career paths you have chosen. Share...

Coconut Grove 2014 Bridal Show

The tropical flowers of Island Home and Garden are once again featured at the 2014 Bridal Show held at the Coconut Grove in Santa Cruz on Sunday, February 26th. They are on display at the Annieglass Booth in two beautiful glass dishes supplied by Annie Morhauser for the occasion. Robyn chose whites and soft purples for the color scheme to complement the misty glass and was able to use a beautiful spotted aranda orchid along with white and green anthirriums, freesia, white, green and purple orchids, siberian lilies and interesting foliage. For all the brides-to-be visiting the show who have a tropical theme planned, or are thinking of a beach wedding, we encourage you to visit Island Home and Garden and see the selection of colorful blooms which arrive weekly from Hawaii and Thailand. You can also proceed to the wedding category on this website for more ideas!   Share...

Prepare for the Holidays at The Island!

We are decorated for the holidays, with a beautiful tree displaying island ornaments and fresh floral blooms in shades of red, lime and white. Very tropical! There are many ornaments to choose from, as well as a large selection of cards, including some from local artists Louanne Korver and Ramona Lowe. Island Home and Garden is fully stocked for the holidays and you will find a large selection of gifts to satisfy all of your friends and family! Share...

UltraDerm MedSpa Open House

Two weeks ago, the tropical flowers from Island Home and Garden were prominently displayed at UltraDerm MedSpa on Mission Drive for their annual Open House.  We were asked to create a green and white theme in each treatment room and a large arrangement for the reception area.  The event was very well attended and we received many compliments on the flowers, some of which we brought in especially from our Hawaiian shipper for the featured reception area vase.   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...