San Diego Business Journal

San Diego-based Armstrong Garden Centers has teamed up with Ohio-headquartered Dummen Orange to gift frontline healthcare workers with floral arrangements.

According to a press release, more than 400 orchids and 100 hanging baskets were given to medical personnel at Primary Care Associates Medical Group in Vista and at Villa Monticello Assisted Living Memory Care Facility for Seniors in Escondido.

“We wanted to say thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff that are selflessly serving our communities and provide a bright spot for patients,” said Desiree Heiman, vice president of marketing for Armstrong Garden Centers. “May these flowers brighten the day of those that need it the most today and in the future.”

Orchids are considered natural air purifiers, are believed to help reduce stress, aid in improving sleep quality and don’t need much care, among other qualities.

Travel & Hospitality reporter Mariel Concepcion can be reached at or 858-634-4625.