4416 Piedmont Avenue Oakland, CA 94611 (510)658-0613 (800)985-6455

 

RAVES & REVIEWS

 


Holy smokes - The flowers are spectacular. A true work of art. Forget Bouquets to Art; I'll take this any day.
Nancy was ecstatic, and said it lifted her spirits immensely. Blessings to you and your staff. Thank you!

Gray C - Editor / Piedmont Post

The flowers were gorgeous at our event. Thank you for working with me long distance. Thank you for making our party a success!

With great appreciation!
M. Morrison /West Desmoines, IA
Thanks for sending the photos. They were so beautiful and such a perfect addition to the tables and the wedding. P and R were thrilled!
Thanks for your creative talents.

All the best,
B. Anderson / Piedmont
Thank you so so much for the amazing bridal bouquet and the flowers for our wedding. Everything was absolutely gorgeous and the flowers received so many compliments. The little butterflies and birds were also so cute! I'll drop by soon with a thank you card.

Thank you!!!!!
Maria K / Oakland
Dear Valerie and Robbin and all my friends at J. Miller - Thanks to all of you for the beautiful flowers that you always send when you know I am involved. My family and I have enjoyed your flowers for decades!

They are always creatively designed, long lasting and outstanding in every way!

You have the world's greatest flower shop!!
Cameron W. / Piedmont
Thank you so much for helping us with our Cancer Auction at Claremont Country Club. Jane D. was the lucky winner of your beautiful orchid plant.

We had a record number of ladies come so we had a huge success. We raised over $30,000 - we are all so pleased! You kindness and support through the years made the event a success! Thank you so much!

Merci and big hugs,
Royanne G / Piedmont
Thank you for sending the beautiful flowers and plush animal. I was Facetime'g with the family at the time you delivered the arrangement so got to see it. They were very pleased as was I. Nicely done.

Susan M.


Your Flowers are the best, and always are fresh and so very wonderful to look at. I receive flowers from a lot of people and yours are ALWAYS exceptional. Thank you for the fine work and talent you share.

Claire W. - Oakland

I love sending your flowers. They are always lovely and perfect for the occasion. My family and friends are constantly asking to share my florist!! You are the best florist in all of California!!!

Thanks for your fine work and attention to detail.
Amarjot S. - Pleasanton

I called J. Miller from Bahrain to request for a flower arrangement to be delivered to a relative living in the States. Valerie answered my call and was extremely helpful - she took down my order details and processed my payment over the phone, and it was all done in a few minutes! A few hours later, and to my surprise, I got an email from Valerie with images of the bouquet she arranged; the flowers looked spectacular!

I highly recommend J. Miller. Their arrangements are affordable and creative, and their customer service is exceptional!!
N. Fakhro / Bahrain

I love sending my friends baskets of flowers and it is the one gift that they LOVE over everything else.
It's so true!
Having my credit card on file takes the stress out of ordering flowers for my friends Thank you so much!
Teresa K O - Piedmont


 Thank you for ensuring the flowers from my boyfriend G. were perfect!!! I am receiving so many compliments (and jealousy) from folks in the office : ) !!! Have a great day!
Your talented team at J. Miller is the BEST!
Dorothy S. / San Francisco

Thank you so much for your outreach, your compassion and sensitivity to the flowers that we ordered from our Peace Corps group. You have me as a lifetime customer in the bay area.
James C. / Santa Monica

I used Valerie, the owner, for my recent wedding ceremony and reception flowers. She did a stellar job and I was extremely impressed with her quality arrangements. We were able to keep my wife's bouquet alive for over a week! I will definitely be using her for all my flower needs in the future. Highly recommended! You can't go wrong!
David B. / Groom :)
Oakland

J. Miller did the flowers for my daughter Mary's wedding in June 2013, including 11 boutonnieres, 7 bridesmaid bouquets, bridal bouquet, 12 table centerpieces, 3 buffet table pieces and a large church floral bouquet.

All of the floral displays were outstanding! Valerie was helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. She and her staff executed my daughter's vision for the wedding flowers perfectly. People were impressed by the glorious centerpieces and my daughter was thrilled with her beautiful bridal bouquet. I comparison shopped prices at several other local florists and J. Miller's prices were very competitive. We were extremely pleased with the quality of service, attention to detail and the exquisitve flowers from J. Miller. I highly recommend them!

Jane L. / Mother of the Bride
Oakland

On behalf of the San Francisco Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums, we want to sincerely thank you, Valerie, Maureen and Robbin - for your participation in Bouquets to Art, 2012. Bravo to you, our wonderfrul and dedicated floral designers! Your creative endeavors transformed the deYoung Museum into a magical exhibition of design imitating art. With each passing year, the show seems to outdo the last, and this year was no exception.

The museum staff and the members of the Auxiliary are most indebted to each of you for your dedication in presenting the most beautiful floral tribute to the museums' works of art.

We truly thank you for generously donating your time , flowers and creativity. It was a pleasure to work with each of you. *** Your display was everything I had hoped for it to be. It was a favorite of everyone attending!

SIncerely,
B. Harbinson, L. Harris
Exhibitor, Co-chairs
Bouquets to Art/ 2012


Thanks again my client was extremely happy about the flower arrangements for her Quinceanera in Lodi. They were perfect in every way!
T. at Souley Vegan / Owner
Oakland

Kay absolutely LOVES the succulent garden!She says it brightens up her dorm room. I can't thank you enough for putting that together for me. It is perfect! You guys are the best!

Elizabeth T., Mill Valley

Great event!

As always, your flowers looked fabulous!!

R Lahti, Oakland

I wanted to thank you again for the extraordinarily beautiful flower arrangements you provided for our large dinner event. The arrangements were exactly what I wanted and I really loved them. I  also received many verbal and email comments from our guests about how beautiful they were. As there were 15 table arrangements in all, at  the end of the evening I sent one each home with many of our guests--they were delighted to get them. And the 2 large and very special urn arrangements remained in the event hall so that the  members of the many classes held there during the week could enjoy them. I couldn't have been happier with the caring service, choice of  flowers. arrangement design, and room set-up provided by the two of you and your staff.

 

Many, many thanks,

B. Richmon
Piedmont

I had ordered two arrangements for my son's Bar Mitzvah last weekend and I just wanted to let you know that they were lovely!

Thank you so much – D. B. Sosebee/Oakland

 

 

Dear Valerie:

Here is a most honest and sincere commentary about my wonderful yearly flower delivery. I hope you can use all or some of it to encourage others to take advantage of the joy and delight of getting deliveries or just making purchases from your business!

I must say it again--thank you so much for the really unique, beautiful, creative creations you send us each month, and thank you for the really nice, wonderful delivery people!

xoxoxo, B

 

 

I love having fresh flowers in the house and always strive to at least have something by our front door that is immediately visual to anyone entering. I think it conveys feelings of warmth and welcome. So several years ago my husband gave me one of the nicest birthday presents ever--a year's worth of bouquets that arrived each month on the day of my birthday. I doubt he had planned on doing this beyond that year, but he too so enjoyed getting the flowers, that we continue to look forward to our newest bouquet of the month.

We have never been disappointed nor bored. In fact, there have been occasions when these bouquets have arrived during times of stress or unhappiness and have immediately made things much brighter. Each month brings something extremely interesting and unique. Some bouquets have very clever foundations into which flowers are arranged, and I can save and re-use these structures for my own arrangements. The artistry of these creations and the huge scope of flower varietals are truly spectacular.

Added to this artistry, J. Miller is a family owned business, and the owners make it a point to know who you are. They are extremely accommodating when provided with a list of what you like/dislike, as well as with issues concerning the delivery schedule. I've attended one of their flower arranging classes, another service they do exceptionally well. Unlike a lot of floral shops where you get only a few flowers for a large cash outlay, I always feel like I'm getting much more than what I've paid for.

I have really appreciated the personal interest and concern of all the staff at J. Miller, and the wonderful delivery people who each month bring me these extremely unique, beautiful, and creative creations.

Bobbie Z., San Francisco

 

I took two terrific flower arranging classes at J. Miller Flowers.

They were fun and reasonably priced, and included refreshments. After each class I took home two flower arrangements. If I had purchased them, the arrangements would have cost more than the class.

Recently I attended my father-in-law's memorial service in Albuquerque, NM. Before the service I went to look at the place where the reception was to be held, and decided it looked too much like a cafeteria. I went home and, using the skills I learned in Valerie's classes, made 6 flower arrangements for centerpieces. They were exquisite, if I do say so myself, and they totally transformed the look of the reception.

My husband's family were thrilled, especially my mother-in-law. She has been very ill and it was nice to see her cheered up for a change. After the reception she gave the centerpieces away to her friends, and they were thrilled too. I was so happy to be able to contribute something to this event, and got a lot of satisfaction from seeing how happy my mother-in-law and her friends were. I got a lot of nice feedback from my husband's family afterward. It was a very satisfying experience. If I hadn't taken Valerie's classes I wouldn't have had the confidence to attempt it.

Janet W., Oakland


 
Quality, value and service are three traits that best describe our recent experience with J. Miller Flowers regarding our daughter's wedding in August 2010. I would not hesitate to use them again for future floral needs and enthusiastically recommend them to friends and family as well.

Like one of the other reviewers, we had planned to obtain proposals from three florists. We visited J Miller first because we had been very satisfied with flowers from them in the past. My daughter and I went to the shop in May, a little over three months before the wedding, to make an appointment to discuss flowers for the proposal. Valerie encouraged us to review several of their workbooks to get ideas in advance of the appointment. A few days later, we arrived for the appointment with a list of floral items that we needed for the wedding, swatches of the colors and ideas from the workbooks and their website. We had a modest budget, and Valerie totally respected that. She grabbed flowers to put together mock bridal & bridesmaid's bouquets and table arrangements in order to give us a good idea as to how they would look. She also did mock corsages and boutonnières and showed us the various ribbon choices that we had. As a special treat, we each got to pick a rose stem of our choice upon leaving. We had been a bit stressed about the flowers, but after the meeting we were excited about what we had seen and eagerly awaited the proposal, which came the next day. We were thrilled that the total was actually under our budget. We decided to look no more and went with J Miller.

On the day of the wedding, they delivered the bouquets, boutonnières and corsages to our home right on time; about an hour before the photographer was due to arrive for the bridal prep photos. They were gorgeous!! The flowers were so fresh, and they looked even lovelier than we had imagined from the mockups. J Miller had finished putting out all the table arrangements shortly before we arrived at the venue for the ceremony and reception. I walked into the dining room and was absolutely delighted! We did not know exactly all the flowers that would be used for the table arrangements, but again, they were more beautiful than we had envisioned, and the flowers were so fresh. They looked great even almost two weeks after the wedding! Guests were thrilled to take home the extra arrangements. We were thoroughly satisfied with the quality, value and service that we received. Many thanks to Valerie, Robin, Kelly and the crew at J Miller for doing such a super job with our flowers!

Becky L, Piedmont, CA
Sept. 2010


 
In the past I have ordered flowers for my sister, Martha. She tells me about what she received and often sends pictures of the arrangement. I have never been disappointed. Today she received the Sensational arrangement. From our conversation today I would have to say you far exceeded my expectations. Can't wait to see the pictures of this beautiful orchid. Many thanks!!

L. Larson
Edina, MN

P.S. I always give special instructions for delivery and appreciate your special accommodations.


 
Valerie,

Thank you and the employees of J. Miller Flowers and Gifts for always sending the freshest and prettiest arranged bouquet of flowers. I always receive the most heartfelt appreciation when I send flowers arranged from J. Miller. I will always use J. Miller Flowers and Gifts because I know the flowers will be received with great joy and complete satisfaction. Yesterday was a rush order and J. Miller did not fail to deliver, on time, the most beautifully arranged bouquet. J. Miller is the best the Bay Area has to offer, and the delivery service is superb. Again, thank you!

 

S. Cox
Piedmont Police and Fire Department
Piedmont, CA

 

 

 


Valerie and Staff-

Your beautiful gift arrived today!

The flowers are so lovely.  I’m going to look them all up on line.  The color of the rose is like a Lavonde but the shape is so unusual.  I love it.  The orchid too is one I’m not familiar with but I love it also and I intend to buy these flowers for family and friends in the future.

The calendar is also gorgeous.  I’m proudly using it already in my office, so everyone can admire it with me.

Thank you for all the beautiful tributes you’ve helped us provide to our staff, our families and friends of the Ann Martin Center over the years.  We remain loyal and grateful customers and look forward to many more years working with you.

With heartfelt gratitude for your kind and generous gift,

T. Kessler
Oakland, CA




Thank you... Valerie Lee Ow


J. Miller Flowers on Piedmont Ave. is the best flower shop in the Bay Area! They did my wedding flowers as well as many of my friends weddings and the flowers are never less than SPECTACULAR!! The staff is very knowledgable and wonderful to work with. They also carry some really fun gift items, jewelry and purses! Don't miss out!! J. Miller is THE VERY BEST FLORIST!
L. Kaelin, Pleasanton, CA







J. Miller Flowers is really wonderful! They have great customer service, fast delivery, dedicated and talented staff. Very accommodating. Recommend without reservation.
J. Safine, Alamo, CA




 


J. Miller Flowers is the clear choice for the best florist in the Bay Area. They make a lot of the boutonnières and corsages for the high school dances, weekly arrangements for the community church, and deliver beautiful arrangements every single day to residents in Piedmont.
M. Lydon, Oakland, CA

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J. Miller Flowers is the clear choice for the best florist in the Bay Area. They make a lot of the boutonnières and corsages for the high school dances, weekly arrangements for the community church, and deliver beautiful arrangements every single day to residents in Piedmont.
M. Lydon, Oakland, CA