Gifts of Joy

At Detailed Floral Design we are set apart by our artistry, attention to detail and generosity.  


We love to support groups who are making a difference locally and internationally.  We seek out opportunities to bring joy to others through flowers.  


In high school, each Saturday, Karese collected beautiful flowers for her grandmother from her garden and brought them in to grace every room of her home.  This experience ignited her passion to serve others through floral and garden design.


In the twenty years since, we have discovered many opportunities to give back and bring joy though flowers.  A few recent stories follow...

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Vivian's Hope: Vendela Rose Centerpieces

The Why

Vivian’s Hope is a team of people who volunteer their time and talents to raise funds to provide for the medical needs of the babies at Tender Hearts Babies Home in Mukono, Uganda.  Vivian's Hope hosts one fundraiser each year.

The Need

The 9th annual dinner and auction was held at Fazeli Cellars in Temecula, CA.  This year they planned to auction off the table centerpieces as part of the fundraiser for the first time.  Volunteers built rustic wooden boxes from repurposed wood to fill with seasonal details.

The Gifts

Karese had the honor to help plan and assemble the centerpieces.  We also donated twelve dozen Vendela roses, homegrown cypress sprigs, and silver decorations to fill the boxes.  The centerpieces raised over $1,700 for children in Uganda, Africa and the event's $50,000 goal was surpassed.

Auction Donation: Floral Design Class for Six People

The Why

Children can benefit from smaller class size and hand picked curriculum.  Unfortunately, some children miss out on these opportunities due to the financial burden.

The Need

Each year the school hosts a fundraising gala.  At the fundraiser dinner is served and items are auctioned to offset the cost of education for students.

The Gifts

In 2019 we chose to bring joy to others through donating a floral design class for six.  The wonderful teacher who won the class owns a beautiful garden in Fallbrook.  She invited friends and we shared how to design with a mix of homegrown and commercially available flowers.  It was a very fun evening of friends, flowers, laughter and learning.

First Impressions: Welcoming Seasonal Planters

The Why

Visiting a new church can be overwhelming and first impressions are important.  Yet it is within community and knowing Jesus that we can be known, loved and encouraged to grow.

The Need

Surrounded by autobody shops, the first impression was a bit cold.  The leadership decided to create a warmer, more inviting plaza where friends could gather and visit before and after weekend services.  They built six wooden boxes to replace the orange cones that protected the church entry from traffic and asked if we might fill them with flowers.

The Gifts

We were thrilled.  We created planters inside each wooden box.  Two are removable and four are permanent.  We brought in over twenty cubic feet of quality potting soil and fertilizer.  The first spring we filled the planters with agave, white cosmos, yellow calibrachoa, white bacopa, white petunias and pink petunias.  In late summer when the those flowers became tired we replaced them with a blend for fall.  This seasonal blend includes bronze ipomoea, white euphorbia, yellow lantana, large, white salvia and the remaining agaves.  We look forward to each new season and the opportunity to bring joy with fresh plants.

Couple's Night Out: The Not So Newly Wed Game

The Why

Spending time and having fun with your spouse can deepen your marriage.  But it can be tough think of date ideas to laugh and create memories together.

The Need

The Marriage Ministry planned to create a fun 1970s themed Valentine's event for couples.  When we asked how we could support the team, they asked for centerpieces and a boutonniere for the host.  Looking at the theme for the evening and their logo we began to design.

The Gifts

We purchased over 500 red blooms to create striking centerpieces and a red rose boutonniere for the host.  At the end of the evening one couple from each table took home the centerpiece to enjoy through Valentines Day.