Do you have a special container that would look even better filled with beautiful flowers? At Compton’s Florist, we love bringing your containers to life.
Perhaps you have a “one of a kind” container you found while cleaning your home, or maybe there is a special piece you have on display at your home or office that only gets used when you’re expecting company. Either way, our floral designers would be delighted to fill it with flowers – or better yet – set it up on a subscription plan where we fill the container every week or two to keep it looking fresh and beautiful all the time.
Tell us what you like, compact, modern, traditional, pave? Perhaps you would prefer different designs that change with the seasons or long-lasting plants. Whatever your taste, we will compliment it with beautiful flowers that you can look and see the combination of our talented designers and YOUR inspiration.
Keep this in mind next time you see these special containers or vases around your home. You may be very pleasantly surprised just what we can for you at Compton’s Florist in La Porte, Texas.
A Flower Subscription is the Gift that Keeps Giving
Not only are floral subscriptions a fantastic way to keep your home or office looking fresh and beautiful all year, but they also make excellent gift ideas for a loved one or relative – especially ones who are hard to shop for. You set the terms and let us know how often you would like new flowers and we will take care of the rest.
To make the gift extra special, you can bring in a container you plan to give, and we will deliver your unique container with our incredible flowers – two great gifts in one!
Imagination takes over when the limits are removed and that is where our floral designers shine. Flowers by subscription or just a one-time creation – it’s more than just our flowers and your container, it’s the combination of it all that truly makes it special.
The floral designers at Compton’s Florist love creating customized designs to fit any kind of container you can imagine. Give us a call today at (281) 471-2124 or drop us a line below for more information about our floral subscription plans. If you’re still searching for that perfect container, we can certainly help! Don’t forget the holidays are just around the corner. We offer same-day delivery in La Porte, TX and surrounding areas, or anywhere across the USA.
Summertime is back again which can only mean one thing – the sun is shining bright on some of the most beautiful flowers we have seen all year. Here are some of our favorites:
Peony: Because of their large, soft, silky, and romantic blooms, peonies make wonderful cut flowers. They can be found in a range of soft colors – and a few brighter ones – making them ideal for weddings, as well as for the home. In many ways they are better as cut flowers than roses, but the season is very short. Peony flowers are only available from late May and through June. But, in water they will last far longer than a rose.
Lavender: Cut lavender flowers to bring indoors for making beautiful arrangements. Lavender bouquets can use fresh or dried flowers or savor the best of both worlds by arranging fresh stems and letting them air dry in the vase. The secret to success with lavender bouquets is harvesting flowers at the right stage. Lavender is an easy-to-grow herb, and it is also an easily handled cut flower. Harvest it fresh and use it fresh or dried to create pretty lavender bouquets.
Dahlia: Dahlias are one of the best garden plants for growing to use as cut flowers. They have an outstanding vase life. There’s a huge amount of different types to choose from with flowers in various forms and a spectrum of colors. While all dahlias are good for cutting, some types are particularly so, with long stems and extra-large blooms that will dazzle in any indoor posy.
Hydrangea: The beautiful flowers produced by this plant are what makes these so popular. Most put on a showy display from early spring all the way into fall. The large flowers come in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes. The name hydrangea comes from the Greek words “hydor” meaning water and “angos” meaning vessel. Which together roughly translate to “water barrel.” This is because of the fact that hydrangeas are notorious for needing lots of water and the cup shaped flowers.
Daisy: As cut flowers, daisies work well in homes that have a casual, country feel. The best daisies for cutting have long vase lives, colorful flower heads and sturdy stems. White daisies are also an excellent way to accent other cut flowers in a bouquet. They may be small blooms, but they make up for their diminutive size in group volume. Daisies make up almost 10% of the world’s flowering plants.
Lily: Cut lilies add graceful color to indoor flower arrangements. Native to the Northern Hemisphere, lilies have been seen as a flower of significance for thousands of years because of the extensive symbolism that surrounds them. The lily represents femininity, love, purity, and a sense of transience.
Sunflower: With brilliant yellow petals, also known as “rays,” sunflowers have an unmistakable sun-like appearance that has made them a crowd favorite, especially in the summer months. Sunflowers commonly symbolize adoration, loyalty and longevity.
Be sure to check out Compton’s Florist for all of your favorite summer flowers! Give us a call at (281) 471-2124 or order online 24/7. We offer same delivery across town or anywhere in the country.
Looking back, it seems hard to believe that just over two months ago we were planning our summers, booking weddings, visiting relatives, and going about our lives the same way we do every spring. That feels like such a long time ago and the world as we knew it back then has been completely turned upside down by this devastating pandemic.
Since then, everyone of us has been forced into a new way of working, a new way of living, and a new way of interacting with even our most intimate friends and family members. Online meetings have replaced office conference rooms and shopping for goods and services are now handled through a computer screen. Certain aspects of life have become incredibly convenient, but those conveniences come with a cost as we isolate ourselves by staying home.
As we continue to make sacrifices and search for new ways to live and work, we find ourselves missing some of life’s most precious moments – senior proms, graduation parties, spending Mother’s Day with mom, and especially the comfort of being close to those we love.
We send flowers for wide variety of special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, new babies, weddings, and even funerals. Each of those monumental life moments has their own category of flowers to choose from on our website and those are the most popular by far.
But there is another category alongside all the rest that is called Make Someone Smile. It’s the perfect catch-all category for sending flowers when you don’t need a reason other than making someone smile. In times like these it couldn’t be more appropriate. Just because we cannot be together does not mean we need to stop celebrating, it simply means we need to find new reasons for joy and cheer. And finding new reasons to celebrate and be happy leads to better emotional health, less stress, and overall wellness.
Coincidentally, a study of behavioral research at Rutgers University found that flowers also triggers happy emotions and have long-term positive effects on moods for both the sender and the recipient. Every participant in that study expressed true or excited smiles when they received flowers which demonstrated extraordinary delight and gratitude.
The study participants also reported feeling less anxious, depressed, or agitated after receiving flowers which researchers identified as a higher sense of enjoyment and life satisfaction – which lasted for several days after the flowers were delivered.
With the state of the world today, there are many things we cannot do, but one of the things we still can is making people happy with flowers. Now, more than ever, we really don’t need a reason for that other than to make someone smile!
Spread some much-needed joy and comfort to your friends and family members with the help from your friends at Compton’s Florist. We not only specialize in delivering happiness and joy, but we’re also taking extra precautions to make sure your flowers are delivered with the utmost care and safety including contactless same-day delivery on every order. Give us a call today at (281) 471-2124 or shop online 24/7.
Early 2020 will forever be remembered for terrible pandemic that has touched nearly every part of the globe. It has forced businesses to close and most people to isolate themselves for the greater good. Because of that, days often run together and the lines on the calendar separating the dates tend to blur and run together. If you haven’t checked lately, you probably wouldn’t even realize that May is here already – and we couldn’t be happier, because April showers always bring May flowers – especially this year!
May is the perfect time to celebrate with flowers – all month long! In fact, the very first day of the month is May Day – a celebration of spring that is traditionally celebrated by giving “May baskets” made up of flowers or sweets – or a combination of the two – that is usually left anonymously on the doorsteps of neighbors.
To many, this may seem like a strange way to celebrate a holiday, especially considering that the givers of May baskets would usually ring the doorbell and run away – leaving the recipient to open the door and find nothing but a basket of flowers!
In some communities, leaving a May basket at someone’s door was an excellent opportunity to express romantic interest because tradition called for the recipient to give chase and attempt to steal a kiss from the person who hung the basket. In other parts of the country, however, it was considered a disgrace if the flower giver was caught by the recipient.
May Day isn’t nearly as popular in this country as it was a century ago, and today the concept seems quaint and dated to many people in this era of text messages and Snapchat, but this throwback to simpler times is still an official holiday in 66 countries around the world. But with the current state of the world and social distancing protocols in place – this trend just might make a comeback!
While no longer as common in the United States, May Day celebrations still take place in some regions of the country. In Hawaii, May Day is known as Lei Day, which is a day to celebrate the culture of the island and Native Hawaiians.
Of course, the most obvious occasion for giving flowers during the month of May is Mother’s Day. This year we celebrate mom on Sunday, May 10. Mother’s Day is one of the biggest days of the year when it comes to flowers, greeting cards, phone calls and (most years) restaurant reservations – and with good reason. It’s often hard to find appropriate ways to express gratitude to someone so important and dear to us as our mothers, but nearly everyone loves flowers!
For florists, Mother’s Day is one of our busiest times of the year, and also one of our favorites. Unlike many of the other holidays were certain colors or types of flowers tend to dominate, (like red roses on Valentine’s Day) Mother’s Day typically offers more freedom to design something special and truly unique – that mom is sure to love!
Here at Compton’s Florist, we’ve been planning for this special day since the end of Valentine’s Day, and we’re ready to help you find something perfect for your mom. This year’s celebration is going to look a bit different than in years past because the worldwide pandemic has limited the types of flowers available from our distributors, so we’re encouraging everyone to consider a “designer’s choice” open order. Not only will this allow you to receive the freshest flowers available, but it will also help to eliminate any disappointment when the finished product doesn’t quite match up with the picture online due to substitutions. The great news is that our designers LOVE to freedom to design something totally custom for you so that you can truly give your mom a one-of-a-kind gift this Mother’s Day. We promise you won’t be disappointed!
But that’s not all…
Between Mother’s Day, May Day, and flowers popping up everywhere we turn, May is truly the month of flowers, but there are many more ways to celebrate with flowers this month.
Memorial Day is just around the corner – this year it falls on Monday, May 25. Traditionally observed as a day to honor those who have died in military service, this holiday also marks the unofficial start of summer. If you are attending a picnic or observance on Memorial Day, flowers are always an appropriate way to show gratitude and appreciation.
May is also the time for graduations for many students across the country, as well an excellent chance for a gift to say “thanks” to all those teachers and educators who worked so hard throughout the year. Obviously those graduation parties will be scaled back or even virtual this time around, but flowers are still an excellent congratulatory gift that will be extra appreciated.
Whatever your reason, say it with flowers this May with the help of your friends at Compton’s Florist. No matter the occasion, we’re still here to help you find the perfect gift. Rest assured, our entire team – from designers to delivery drivers – are exceeding CDC guidelines for sanitation and safety to give you peace of mind knowing that you safely reach out and deliver a beautiful message to those you love and miss. Give us a call at (281) 471-2124 or come in and see us for all your floral needs – and we hope your May is beautiful and bright!
For many of us, March not only signifies the end of a bitterly long and cold winter. It serves as a warm (and welcoming) transition to spring, the season of growth and prosperity.
For sports fans, March signals the dawn of a new baseball season with the start of spring training, along with a thrilling end to “March Madness” and the college basketball season.
For outdoor enthusiasts, March offers a great chance to get outside of the house as local parks and green fields come to life with longer daylight hours and warm(er) temperatures.
For students (and teachers), March begins the official countdown to a much-deserved and well-earned “spring break.”
For gardeners and nature lovers, March signals a new growing season as we anxiously await Mother Nature’s’ first new sprouts to push their way up through the soil.
And who doesn’t love St. Patrick’s Day?! A whimsical day of celebration and parades – with a little luck thrown into the mix – always makes for a good day. That’s unless you forget to wear something green!
Simply put, March is a time for the senses to come alive!
It’s a time to bask in the bright, bold colors of spring and waft away at the unmistakably sweet aromas that only the current month can provide. March 2020 is busier than ever, with an early date for Easter on the calendar and the promise of a quick winter’s farewell from our beloved groundhogs. Whether your March came in quietly like a lamb, or it roared in like a lion, we hope you take the time to stop, take a deep breath, and smell the flowers!
If your blooms aren’t quite ready yet, or if you just want to get an early start by sharing some beautiful flowers with someone you love, Compton’s Florist has you covered! We’re just as excited about spring and can’t wait to help you pick out some of nature’s most delightful floral creations. Give us a call today at (281) 471-2124, and we’ll be happy to help you find something special!
You often hear the saying, “it’s the thought that counts.” That may be true, but the thought isn’t the only thing that counts – especially not to your valentine on this special day.
Imagine a scenario such as this: your valentine is hard at work on Valentine’s Day when a delivery driver opens the door and delivers a box to a colleague’s desk. Your valentine looks on in excitement and a bit of envy as the colleague opens the box and begins pulling out roses one-by-one, before arranging them in the accompanying vase. It’s Valentine’s Day, do you really want your valentine assembling their roses at work?
As they think about you and wonder if a similar box will arrive for them, suddenly the door bursts open and someone in a Compton’s Florist shirt walks in with an eye-popping bouquet of the most vivid and beautiful long-stem red roses. Your valentine watches as the driver makes his way through the office, and tightly crosses their fingers in hopes of somehow willing the delivery driver to not make a sudden turn before reaching the desk.
Try as they might to hide the smile, it modestly grows wider and wider as the delivery driver approaches. By now, co-workers are peeking around office doors and over cubicle walls. The colleague in the front of the office takes a break from arranging the last of her flowers to see where the elegant roses are headed.
When the delivery driver finally makes it to her desk and confirms that she is indeed the recipient, her first thought will undeniably be of you – and just how special you made her feel.
When you send flowers, you’re sending a message. It’s easy if all you want to say with that message is: “I’m thinking of you.” A quick phone call or a brief visit to any number of websites will easily convey that message just fine. But doesn’t your Valentine deserve a stronger message than that – especially if it doesn’t take any extra time or effort on your part to let her know how you really feel about her? Send a message this year – a message that lets her know she deserves the very best.
Sending roses on Valentine’s Day is a time-honored tradition, but not all roses are the same. Roses are beautiful, but fragile, flowers that need care and love – just like your Valentine. This year, think outside that battered box and send the very best message – by sending the very best roses. When you see or hear of roses being advertised at “special” prices, in most cases, you will need to add the shipping and handling along with some additional hidden fees. Suddenly, the remarkably-low price is no longer so low anymore.
At Compton’s Florist, we would never stuff our roses in a box and drop them off with someone else to get delivered – we prefer to handle that ourselves. Grown only in the finest farms, and cared for by the finest professionals in the business, our roses are the finest and most beautiful roses you will find for your Valentine.
When you send flowers from Compton’s, you can rest assured that not only are you sending the very best professionally designed and hand-delivered flowers, but you are always backed by an unconditional guarantee that is unmatched in the industry.
Exceed her expectations this year and leave the details to us. Call Compton’s Florist today (281) 471-2124 or shop online 24/7 at www.comptons.com to make this Valentine’s Day one that will truly be remembered.
Is it true that roses cost more in early February than they do the rest of the year? The short answer is yes, but not just for consumers. Many people are led to believe that flower retailers artificially raise prices to stick it to desperate consumers, when if fact, that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Yes, roses cost more this time of year, but they also cost more for the florist, and the wholesaler, all the way down to the grower. The main reason is that the incredible demand for long-stem red roses on a single day puts a tremendous strain on the entire industry, and that affects everyone involved in the complex process of bringing fresh flowers to your door on Valentine’s Day.
In order for growers to meet the annual demand for red roses, they must time the growth of their flowers. This is accomplished by altering the rose plants’ growth cycle to optimize the harvest for February 14. By doing so, the growers must interrupt everyday production for several weeks in order to produce a bumper crop at precisely the right time. Unfortunately, the cost of stopping everyday production comes at a price, and that gets passed on down the line.
Is that the only reason?
That’s one reason for the price increase, but many additional factors come into play before the flowers reach the consumers. For starters, the unusually large harvest of roses can swell up to three times the normal volume that is typical for other times of the year. Since roses are processed manually, this necessitates hiring temporary laborers to help harvest and package the roses. Once the roses are ready to be shipped, importers are not only forced to pay more for the extra needed cargo space, but also for the extra trucks and drivers necessary to handle the extra volume.
Valentine’s Day is one of the busiest days of the years for florists, but our preparation for this holiday begins weeks – if not months – in advance. In order to meet demand, we must hire additional help, work longer hours, and rent additional delivery vans in order to make sure all the orders are delivered on or before the 14th.
Nobody likes to see the annual price spike for roses, but unfortunately, it’s an unavoidable result of supply and demand. With an increasingly crowded marketplace dominated by online-only flower shippers, the profit margins for local florists are razor thin compared to many other times of the year.
So, what’s the good news?
The good news is that we work very hard at Compton’s Florist to keep costs low and prices competitive while never sacrificing quality or service for our customers. We understand the importance of this holiday to our customers and their loved ones and always do our best to exceed their expectations.
Whether it’s a dozen red roses or something else you had in mind for your sweetheart, we’re here to help you find the perfect gift. Remember, the earlier you order, the better! Do yourself a favor by not waiting until the last minute when items are picked over and delivery times are full. Make this Valentine’s Day one they’ll never forget, with the help of your friends at Compton’s Florist. Give us a call today at (281) 471-2124 or shop online 24/7 at www.comptonsflorist.com.
It’s beginning to a lot like Christmas here at Compton’s Florist. We’re working hard to prepare for the holiday rush, but we’re never too busy to help you pick out the perfect gift for someone special on your list. Whether you’re shopping for a Christmas or Hanukkah gift, or just want to send a special treat, we have the perfect gift ideas for every occasion.
Hopefully, by now, you’ve crossed several names off your list, but chances are you still have at least one or two of those hard-to-buy-for people left. If you’re not sure exactly what you’re looking for, never fear – because we here to help you spread your holiday cheer! The possibilities are practically endless this time of year and we have an incredible variety to choose from. Whether you prefer a timeless classic like a festive poinsettia plant or something with a bit more flair like a beautiful hand-designed holiday floral arrangement, you’re in good hands at Compton’s Florist.
Be sure to get your orders in early this year to avoid the rush. Not only will you get the best value and widest selection by not waiting until the last minute, but you’ll also be able to cross one more thing off your list and reduce your own stress levels a bit. In fact, you don’t even need to leave the comfort of your own home to have a beautiful gift hand-delivered by Compton’s Florist, we’re just a phone call away – or you can order online 24-hours a day. Are you sending the gift out of town? No problem! We can take care of that for you with the help of our network of associates located across the country.
In addition to our incredible selection of fresh flowers and plants, we also feature a fantastic variety of holiday gifts and décor that is sure to please anyone on your list! We’re also a great source for unique stocking stuffers and gifts for teachers, mail carriers, party hosts, co-workers, hair stylists, and more. This year, leave the last-minute shopping to the amateurs by trusting one of our professional designers to create the perfect one-of-a-kind gift. Give us a call today at (281) 471-2124 to check out what we have in store for you this holiday season!
Now that the holiday season is upon us, it’s the perfect time to show clients and employees your gratitude and let them know how important they were to your success in 2019. Spread warm holiday wishes and season’s greetings to those individuals who make it all worthwhile with corporate gifts from Compton’s Florist.
The key to successful corporate gift-giving is finding gifts that are thoughtful and personal enough to show you care while avoiding one-size-fits-all ideas like gift cards or promotional items that might only appeal to a select few recipients.
Corporate gift giving can quickly turn into a tedious and time-consuming task for larger office settings or business partners you only know on a professional level. Since corporate gifts are appropriate, welcomed, and often expected around the holidays, what you give will send a message to the recipient and may set the tone for your future relationship together.
Compton’s Florist makes corporate gifting simple by offering something for everyone with a wide variety of flowers, plants, and gift baskets. Best of all, there are no lines and no waiting which saves you time and money. One phone call is all it takes to cross every client off your holiday shopping list.
Our fantastic selection of beautiful poinsettias starts at just $35 delivered and come in a variety of sizes to add a festive holiday touch to any home or office. In addition to poinsettias, we also stock a variety of long-lasting holiday-themed plants, trees, and dish gardens that are easy to care for and will retain their beauty all season long.
Live holiday flowers also make wonderful corporate gifts starting at $49.95 and up and can be personalized for each individual recipient. Best of all, we will hand-deliver them for you directly to the recipient’s home or office.
If you’re looking for something extra special, Compton’s Florist has an incredible selection of gift baskets that can be personalized with nearly anything you can imagine. From fruit or candy baskets to spa kits, gourmet food, and everything in between, our gift baskets start at just $75 delivered and truly offer something for everyone.
If you can’t decide exactly what you want to give your clients or employees this holiday season or would like some more information on corporate gift ideas, our experienced florists are here to help! Call us today at (281) 471-2124. Happy Holidays from your friends at Compton’s Florist.
We often associate certain flowers with certain times of the year. Red roses, for example, are an iconic symbol of Valentine’s Day, and spring never really arrives until the tulips start popping up. Poinsettias usher in the holiday season while sunflowers remind us of lazy late-summer days.
But when it comes to fall, chrysanthemums are the star of the season! With their brilliant colors and long-lasting nature, mums can brighten up any front porch or indoor space. Many people, however, do not realize the deep symbolism behind this favorite autumn icon.
In Chinese culture, this flowering herb symbolizes a life of ease and longevity. Together with the plum blossom, the orchid, and bamboo, chrysanthemums are renowned as one of the “Four Gentlemen” in Chinese and Eastern Asian art and are depicted in traditional ink and wash painting
The earliest illustrations of mums show them to be daisy-like flowers that are small and yellow in color. Today’s chrysanthemums can be quite showy and would probably not be recognized by ancient growers. Modern chrysanthemums can be daisy-like or decorative, like pompons or buttons. In addition to the traditional yellow color, mums can now also be found in a variety of whites, purples, and reds.
Around the 8th century A.D., the chrysanthemum appeared in Japan and was so admired that it was adopted as the crest and official seal of the emperor. The western world was not introduced to the mum until the 17th century and it first appeared in American horticulture in 1798 when Colonel John Stevens imported a variety called ‘Dark Purple’ from England.
Just as the season the represent, chrysanthemums are known for being hardy and strong while also presenting an unmistakable sense of beauty and intrigue. Consider including some mums the next time you order flowers so that you can enjoy these amazing flowers!
Did You Know???
Despite their strong presence in the fall, chrysanthemums are tropical flowers that were originally grown in the Eurasian region.
In the Victorian language of flowers, yellow chrysanthemums are a gentle way to decline amorous advances and white mums encourage the recipient to tell the truth or to be honest.
The chrysanthemum is November’s birth flower. If you are born in November, the mum is symbolic of your soul’s many layers.
In Eastern meditative traditions, the chrysanthemum is used as a focus tool to activate the heart chakra.
Germans have white chrysanthemums in their homes on Christmas Eve as a symbol of Christ.
The name, chrysanthemum, is adapted from the Greek word, “chryos” which means gold (the original color) and “athos” meaning flower.
Some species of chrysanthemum flowers are boiled to make tea in parts of Asia. Likewise, a rice wine in Korea called gukhwaju is flavored with chrysanthemum flowers.
The chrysanthemum was recognized as the official flower of the city of Chicago by Mayor Richard J Daley in 1966.
Flowers are the perfect way to make someone’s day a little brighter and fall is the perfect time to share some beautiful chrysanthemums with someone special. Compton’s Florist can help you find the perfect gift for any occasion, whether it’s school-related, a birthday or anniversary, or just something out of the blue. Order online 24 hours a day or give us a call at (281) 471-2124 and we’ll take care of the rest.