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  • Using locally grown Blooms

    Laura Brubaker, contributing writer|May 28, 2024

    At Blooms, one of our goals when we started our business was to work with local Tehachapi growers when possible in order to source fresh flowers grown right here in Tehachapi soil. There are several advantages and benefits to using local sources. First, when we buy locally sourced flowers, we know exactly how old those flowers are, whether or not they have had pesticides used on them, and how they have been handled, basically from the seed stage to the cutting stage. Sometimes I even cut them my...

  • When it matters, send Blooms

    Laura Brubaker, owner of Blooms|Apr 20, 2024

    Blooms opened for business in August of 2023, offering custom flower designs, floral subscription and local delivery throughout the greater Tehachapi area. Our goal is to provide fresh, premium quality and unique arrangements with excellent customer service. In the ongoing effort to keep the flowers as fresh as possible, Blooms weekly shops the flower markets in the Southern California region, bringing home a new assortment each Monday and using those varieties throughout the week. This is also...

  • Featured flower: Ranunculus

    Laura Brubaker, contributing writer|Mar 30, 2024

    Ranunculus flowers are always a crowd pleaser and a favorite for many people. These hardy blooms look incredibly fragile, with layer upon layer of delicate, almost transparent petals but, in reality, they are surprisingly long-lasting. If they are cut when they are still closed and squishy, a fresh ranunculus can be expected to last up to 10 days or longer in an arrangement. Ranunculus bloom in the spring, preferring cooler temps, and grow in a vast color range from startlingly bright yellow to...

  • Get ready for spring blooms

    Laura Brubaker, contributing writer|Mar 2, 2024

    A huge thank you goes out from Blooms to all of you who showed up and supported us over this Valentine's holiday! It's an insane time in a florist's life, and we just could not have done it without all of you. We are grateful, with a heart full of appreciation. Up next ... springtime! Easter! I know you've all been seeing the green hills and the buds beginning to pop out in the beautiful nature around us. It makes me think of spring blooms. In the floral studio, we'll be adding some specialties...

  • Order ahead for a Valentine's bouquet from Blooms

    Laura Brubaker, contributing writer|Feb 3, 2024

    We are rapidly approaching Valentine's Day, and those of us in the floral industry have had this date on our radar for some time. We are gathering extra vases, counting out flowers, pre-ordering from our wholesalers and trying to prepare as much as possible in advance. The hope is that the week of, and the actual day, is as manageable as possible and that we have the supplies needed during a week when supply and demand drives prices upwards. Take red roses, for example – the most popular V...

  • Flower subscriptions: What are they, how do they work and where can I sign up?

    Laura Brubaker, contributing writer|Jan 6, 2024

    One of the services we offer at Blooms is a flower subscription. Most people these days are familiar with subscription services providing everything from medicine and books to meals and household items. But the most common reaction we see when a flower subscription is mentioned is surprised interest, followed by the question, "What is that?" or "How does that work?" So here's a brief overview into how the flower subscription works at Blooms. The first step is to visit our website at...

  • Fresh flower care tips

    Laura Brubaker, contributing writer|Dec 9, 2023

    Let's talk for a minute about taking care of your fresh flowers. You've been sent a gorgeous design from your local florist and you want it to last as long as possible, so now what? The first and most important thing flowers need is water, and plenty of it. Freshly cut stems can soak up lots of water, in the first few days especially. To ensure your flowers have all the water they can drink, check the water level at least one or even twice daily and keep it as full as the container will allow....

  • It's that time of year...

    Laura Brubaker, contributing writer|Nov 11, 2023

    ...to be thinking about the holidays! We have a national day of thankfulness coming up, and I am especially grateful this year for all of your support and the wonderful interactions we've had with our clients at Blooms. We appreciate you. With Thanksgiving just a few weeks away and Christmas right behind, now is a great time to order your holiday centerpieces. In addition to having several Thanksgiving centerpiece options posted on our social media pages for you to choose from, we are always...

  • It's a blooming business!

    Laura Brubaker, contributing writer|Oct 14, 2023

    Hello, fellow Tehachapians! I am Laura Brubaker, owner and designer at Blooms Floral Studio. We are a new flower service in town and offer single arrangements, custom orders, event and funeral flowers, and recurring subscriptions. We operate from a studio in Golden Hills and deliver to the entire Tehachapi area. While we do not have a store front for customer walk-ins, we are easy to reach and look forward to hearing from you. Our goal in opening Blooms is to bring the freshest flowers possible...