Of all La Jolla’s florists and floral designers, Adelaide’s has been San Diego’s premier florist for over 75 years. Creative director Larry Anhorn has the store bursting with warm autumn hues, seasonal flowers and posh Halloween decorations. Located on busy Girard Avenue, Adelaide’s has balloons outside the store indicating that the large fall sale has begun with 10-60% off store-wide.
The store is full of large floral displays, wreaths of autumn leaves and whimsical spooky items. Ravens and bats are mounted on elegant candlesticks and pumpkins are grinning next to spiders and ghouls. The crafty decorations look hand-made and vintage, matching the store’s nostalgic aroma. Scented candles exhale the scents of baked apples and brown sugar that get customers excited for fall.
“We have to create the seasons here in Southern California,” Anhorn said. He wants Adelaide’s to be known for more than just a floral shop where you can shop for flowers and decorations, but as a resource for anyone interested in Do-It-Yourself (DIY) projects.
That is why Adelaide’s features a seminar series of low-cost classes on Sundays with lectures, participation and often some hands-on project building.
Intro to Fresh Flowers
In this beginner project workshop, learn to prepare and care for fresh flowers, make floral arrangements and make an autumn topiary styled project to take home.
Oct. 20 – 1pm
Phalaenopsis Orchid Care
Learn the proper care for these popular orchids from planting and feeding to creative potting ideas.
Nov. 17 – 1pm
Fresh Holiday Wreath Making
This hands-on session teaches participants how to build a long-lasting wreath full of fresh botanicals, pods, berries, ornaments and ribbons.
Dec. 8 – 12pm
Extraordinary Holiday Tablescapes
Through a lecture and demonstration, learn how to make a memorable tabletops, in lieu of traditional centerpieces. Bring a table setting for two
Dec. 8 – 3pm
*$10 for each class, not including project materials
*10% off entire store for participants
For more information visit Adelaide’s online. Don’t miss the sale and the inviting autumn smells and flowers! The store will be transformed for the winter holidays on Sunday November 10 at the Holiday Open House.