Flowers for You
70th Street and El Cajon Boulevard, College Area
Sitting at the stoplight at the intersection of 70th and El Cajon, the place jumps out at you. It's a corner flower stand, like many in the city, but even at a distance you can see a difference. Instead of a few dozen bouquets and bunches of undersized roses, Flowers for You has rows of carnations, roses, lilies, and orchids. On the corner of this busy intersection, accesible from all four directions, it's a perfect place to pick up flowers for a loved one on your way home. Try the stargazer lilies -- the streaky pink-and-white blooms are spectacular -- or the long-stemmed red roses or the dendrobium orchids, with 15 to 20 little blooms on each stem. A standard mixed-flower bouquet is $9.99.