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Catherine Hillen-Rulloda
Works at Avante Gardens Florist
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Lives in Orange County CA
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The +Fullerton Arboretum is an Orange County treasure. 

Looking forward to seeing the blooming of the Titan Arum in person. (BTW the Cal State Fullerton's mascot is "Titans" so this blossom is perfectly located. The Arboretum is on the CSUF campus. :) ) #arboretum   #CSUF  
 
Nursery Manager, Brian Maddock, assures us the Titan Arum, or "Stinky Flower," is preparing to bloom: http://ow.ly/JC2Cq
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Seriously.... Ava's is +1ing my flower shop posts. Can I block them from seeing the posts?  Feeling dirty just from having them visit our G+ page. Blech  

Tips to keep them from seeing the posts appreciated.
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Of course +Catherine Hillen-Rulloda. I think I had to do the same thing happening from an OG to our shop's page. 
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Favorite Christmas flower?

This year, mine is Amaryllis.
 
Warmest holiday wishes from all of us at Avante Gardens.

Here's a centerpiece design we delivered to a Christmas party this past weekend. We just love the bright bold blooms of Amaryllis and the shiny texture of gold ti leaves to add interest to this classic color palette.

#flowers #florist #Christmas #centerpiece  
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One of the best visual feasts on the plant.

Our family visited Butchart Gardens about 15 years ago and I still yearn to return. 

Just Go.  

#gardens  
 
The Butchart Gardens in Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, Canada

Please Follow : +Wonderful World 
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Music for my/your soul.

Aretha!

Adelle's cover of "Rolling In The Deep" with 72 years of life backed by a voice that belies age.   Wow!

Bonus with "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" to end the medley. 
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Hibiscus petals form the Google logo. :)
 
In honor of Malaysian Independence Day, our doodle by guest artist Red Hong Yi celebrates the holiday with a colorful display of petals from a Hibiscus, the country’s national flower.

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Love it!
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Gotta love this +The New York Times article about the WVU Basketball team.  Delicious writing from Patrick Maks with lines like:

"The Mountaineers play as if they are in a fight in a dark alley..." and
"They are a relentless bunch who have overcome a lack of star power with a devotion to on-court anarchy."

Great game last night! Looking forward to Thursday?.... ummmmm... errrr...

Did I mention on of my sisters is a UK alum? :)
The Mountaineers have a smothering defense and a fearless style of play that they will bring to their matchup on Thursday with the No. 1-seeded Wildcats.
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So delighted and honored to have our flower shop +Avante Gardens Florist included in the "Best Florists for Valentine's Day Flowers in OC" list by LA's CBS2. We're ready to rock the week spreading the love. :)
 
 
A great day when CBS2 includes Avante Gardens Florist in their "Best Florists For Valentine's Day Flowers in OC" list. Truly delighted and honored and ready to have a busy, flowerful week.  http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/top-lists/best-florists-for-valentines-day-flowers-in-oc/
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Nice publicity and great timing!
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What's you Valentine's favorite flower?

While red roses are most popular, tulips, orchids and fragrant lilies are among the most requested blooms during the holiday week.

#valentinesday2015 #flowers  

 
 
Valentine's Day is only a week or so away so it's time to get you Heart on!

Delivery flowers to work?  Send them Tuesday or Wednesday so your Valentine can enjoy them in the office for a few days before taking them home. (We also include a box so the vase or container will travel easily in a car.) 

Order online or give us a call at 714.635.4800 and we'll deliver blooms that enchant the heart and earn you hugs and kisses. XOXO
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Fascinating article from the NYT about flower bouquets and ballet.
The ritual of presenting flowers to ballerinas onstage is complex: how many, what kind, who gives and gets them, and how they are bestowed and received.
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To my florist friends: If you haven't taken a look at Mayesh's Design Star videos from this year, you're missing a wealth of info.
 
It is your last chance to show your support of Tony, in his race to become our next Mayesh Design Star! And be sure to stay tuned as we will reveal the winner sometime next month! Finally! 

http://youtu.be/xyMgbqgyS0w

#TeamTony
#MayeshDesignStar
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An unapologetic enthusiast for quality local florists, innovative floral design and unique website content. Particularly interested in issues that affect flower shops and florists in Local Search.

-         Winner – Society of American Florists national design competition, The Sylvia Cup

-         Winner - California Designer of the Year Competition

-         Appeared as a featured presenter and designer for more than 300 industry events throughout the US, Canada, Mexico and Japan.

-         Founder and Owner of Avante Gardens in Anaheim, California, celebrating its 27th year of business   

-         Designs have appeared in numerous publications including InStyle, Flowers&, Modern Bride, and Club Management Magazines. 

-         Past President of the Southwest Chapter of American Institute of Floral Designers and former co-chairman of the organization’s National Symposium. 

-         Blogger since 2005


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My business just used Apex IT Solutions for the second time and both experiences were terrific. The first time was to have them recover important data from a crashed hard drive and Dominic did what another tech company failed to accomplish. Impressive. This last week, we had his company replace 4 PCs in our POS system (moving from XP to 8.1) and the updates and data migrations went flawlessly. The work was professional and efficient at a very reasonable price for the high quality. Locally based here in Orange County, this computer service company gets a high recommendation from me and my business.
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Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
Fresh pizza, great service. Our family has been been enjoying pizza and Italian dishes at Michaelangelo's for more than a decade. They're our favorite spot close-to-home in Fullerton. We've used both take-out and delivery service, depending on our schedules, and both were timely and superb. We hosted our daughter's birthday party there a few years ago and the staff was extremely helpful and accommodating. Highly recommend.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Lake Elsinore Florist has been delivering flowers for me and for my business for at least 5 years and they've always designed what was ordered - with style and on time. I wish their website showed more of the unique offerings since they easily create a wide range of looks: contemporary, Tuscan, Victorian and so much more. Their floral design experience and large inventory of fresh flowers is impressive. Highly recommend.
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
Excellent florist! The team at Secret Garden is outstanding in both floral design and service. I've used this shop for more than a decade to send flowers to Clovis and Fresno for both myself and my clients. The arrangements consistently received rave reviews. Highly recommend.
Public - 4 years ago
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Fantastic scrapbook supply store. My daughter had a school project to create a scrapbook based on her class trip to Washington, DC. A friend recommended we try Wooten's and we were simply amazed at the huge selection of papers and accessories. They display loads of page ideas for inspiration and the store is well organized by themes so finding the right products is easy. The staff was extremely helpful. Great shopping experience. Highly recommend.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Fantastic flower arrangement delivered for my sister's 50th birthday. I told the shop how special the occasion was, and they really rose to the challenge. Rave reviews from family and friends in attendance at the surprise party. Highly recommend.
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
Best pancakes in Orange County. We love the cozy local setting here much better than a typical restaurant chain atmosphere. Expect a 30 minute (or more) wait on the weekends, but it's well worth it.
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago