Category Archives: Florists

Flower Art, Florists in Los Angeles, CA

From its earliest beginnings at the Fred Segal Cafe on Melrose in the mid-1980s – and with hundreds of television, movie and commercial credits to its name – Flower Art has established itself as one of the premier resources in the industry. Longtime members of the Set Decorators Society of America (SDSA), we have been privileged to work with many of the finest set decorators, art directors, property masters, and buyers in the business. At our design studio, conveniently located in Hollywood near The Grove, we have an extensive inventory – available for purchase or rental – of flowers (fresh and silk), plants, planters, pottery, vases, pedestals, et.al., to accommodate all of your floral set design needs.

About Mark
Ever since his Aunt Tootsie allowed him to tend her garden when he was a toddler in Lutz, Florida, Mark Goins has been smitten by flowers, gardening, nature. “She loved her petunias,” remembers Mark. “She could graft anything! She was a natural born gardener.” It didn’t hurt, either, that his mother, Mary, was (and is) an orchid aficionado, with her own greenhouse. His neighbor, Joanne Osteen was another early influence. “She always did the flowers up at church,” Mark recalls. “It was her donation to the church every week.” Sometimes, Miss Osteen would let Mark have the old, leftover flowers. “I would take them home and make arrangements with them,” he says. He was 5 years old.

One of Mark’s first jobs in Los Angeles was working as a waiter at Fred Segal Cafe on Melrose in the early-to-mid 1980s. One of the co-owners, Dawn Pursell, always did the floral arrangements for the restaurant. “One day,” Mark remembers, “she got sick and asked me to fill in for her [doing the flowers]. When she got well and returned to work, she told me that everyone liked what I was doing and she asked me to take over for her. She knew that I wasn’t happy being a waiter. She said that she would pay me!”

Mark’s first job for a florist was with famed Los Angeles designer, David Jones. But, it was under the tutelage of the talented Dante Elia that Mark learned the specialized art of designing flowers for movie and television sets. He was further mentored by two set decorators, both giants in the industry, Joe Bevacqua and Audrey Blasdel-Goddard. Joe, in addition to his friendship and inspiration, taught Mark the business of designing flowers and plants for sets. Audrey, the doyenne of set decoration and then the head of the Sony Studios property department, graciously took Mark under her wing and opened numerous doors.

Today, after over 20 years in the business, Mark continues to be inspired by the challenges inherent in each new project, in each new set, in each new arrangement.

Contact:
5859 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90036
T 323.935.6800
F 323.935.6801
Email: info@flowerartla.com
Website: http://www.flowerartla.com

Mountain View Nursery, Florists in San Marcos, California

In 1982, Peter DeBruyn and his two sons; Wim and John, founded Mountain View Nursery, a potted plant nursery in Escondido, Ca. Now located in San Marcos, Ca, and owned by Peter’s son, John DeBruyn, Mountain View nursery is known for premium quality indoor potted plants. John, alongside his son Eric, are involved in all aspects of the nursery, which includes plant production, sales, maintaining the highest quality plants, and providing the best service to their customers. The mild climate of San Diego County, combined with climate controlled greenhouses, allow them to produce consistent quality plants year-round. Mountain View Nursery specializes in Potted Anthuriums, Calathea’s, Spathiphyllum, and ferns. These beautifully potted plants make the perfect gift or addition to any home or office.

Our mission is to provide excellent value to our customers by consistently producing the highest quality potted plants at reasonable prices. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you and add you to our expanding list of quality-conscious satisfied customers.

Contact:
131 Vista Merriam, San Marcos,
California, 92069
Phone: (760) 744-5080
Fax: (760) 744-6853
Email: orders@mountainviewnursery.com
Website: www.mountainviewnursery.com

Premier Color Nursery, Florists in Fallbrook, CA

Premier Color Nursery was founded in 1991 with the vision to grow Gourmet Grown bedding plants and provide incredible customer service. In our never ending quest to provide the finest quality annuals, herbs & veggies, perennials, succulents and specialty color, we evaluate each cultivar to provide you with the finest the industry has to offer. We work hard each day to fulfill the promise of Gourmet Grown.

We began delivering to the southern California market and now service California’s Central Coast, local mountain areas, Arizona, southern Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and the Pacific Northwest. In addition, we offer pallet orders to Texas and beyond.

Premier Color Nursery’s custom blend soil is prepared on site. We sow our own seed and root a majority of our crops here as well. For items that we cannot root and for special needs crop, such as vernalization, we source from some of the finest propagators in the world – Ball/Selecta, Four Star Greenhouses, Syngenta Flowers, The Plug Connection, Dummen/Red Fox, Pacific Plug and Liner, Terra Nova and many more.

Every liner that we grow or source is fully acclimated and finished on site. Each pot is carefully planted by hand, allowing for optimum planting quality and then spaced in the field to allow for optimum air and light circulation until ready for harvest, naturally. Each pot is selected and hand cleaned then loaded on delivery racks, or boxed, if headed for a market that we service via common carrier.

Contact:
1244 Winterhaven Road
Fallbrook, CA 92028
Email: eric@premiercolornursery.com
Website: http://premiercolornursery.com

Dragonfly Floral, Florists in Healdsburg, CA

Dragonfly Floral offers complete floral services ranging from single stems to gala affairs. We are available to help you year round by phone (707)-433-3739 and online.

Dragonfly specializes in weddings and events, having done hundreds over the years. We are blessed with a very talented design team who have endless experience and creativity.

​We offer local delivery for your daily needs and special occasions.

If you want to do your own flowers we also offer classes.

We do have a seasonal farm stand and flower shop for you to visit.

We grow most of the plant material that we use so we are able to offer interesting and unique arrangements as well as more traditional designs.

Contact:
425 Westside Road,
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Phone: (707) 433-3739
Website: http://www.dragonflyhealdsburg.com/

Western Star Nurseries, Florists in Sunol, CA

All companies begin with an idea and a dream. In 1996, with the help of our partners, we started Western Star. Our success is due in large part to our dedicated team of employees, many of whom have been with us for over twenty years. They bring with them experience, knowledge and commitment to the values we embrace: honesty, loyalty, generosity and fairness.

We feel it is important to listen to what our customers ask for by offering quality plants, competitive pricing and efficient service while continuing to expand our plant selection to meet the Industry’s demands. Both of our Northern California locations stock a large and diversified selection of 1 gallon through 24” box trees and shrubs on over 100 acres. Our plants include many drought tolerant and California native varieties. Check our availability here and contact us today for a bid.

Testimonial:
Western Star supplied the trees and shrubs for golf course communities we developed in Northern California. I found the quality of the plant material to be consistently good, prices competitive and service outstanding.
Jim Gold
Vice President and Landscape Coordinator
Shapell Homes of Northern California

Contact:
8255 Niles Canyon Rd,
Sunol, CA 94586
Phone: 925-862-2411
Website: https://westernstarnurseries.com/