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620 Emerson Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301

About the Company

Stanford Florists was founded and operated by the florist Ruth Krucker-Konigsreiter and her husband Bob Konigsreiter, who are in retirement or semi-retirement.  Bob, in his 80's, is still active in the direction of the company and repair and maintenance of the delivery vehicles.  Our quality remains high, and our prices are not the highest.  You can order online.  Or, you can phone us almost anytime at our regular numbers 650-328-1933 and 888-222-1934.

Over our 50 years of existence, Stanford Florists has a history of being an enviable leader and inspiration for other local florists.  Shortly before the Internet took over, our teletype machine spat out a hundred feet of paper orders shortly before Valentine's day.  Our white Mercedes and Dodge Caravan delivery vehicles are still a symbol of elegance bringing flowers to someone's door.

Despite our shop being occupied by lawsuit adversaries, we are still filling our flower orders.  

Designer Originals with Customer Input: These arrangements have full original composition based on fresh catch-of-the-day flowers and foliage to make everything look magically natural in 3-D. A refreshing change that delights the viewer.  Our prices are usually from about $50-100.  Ask about fragrant flowers which may be available.

Orchid Specials - Our local growers have incredibly beautiful , seasonal orchid plants right now.  Unusual colors and fragrance if you want.  Different orchid types  Phone up our so-called Master Florist for a deal.  Very tasteful stuff to look at and easy to care for.  Roughly $100-200 will make you look really good in the eyes of the beholder.

We also love gift plants, such as cymbidium, money trees, unusual staghorn ferns, and unusual fresh airplant arrangements.  Call us for a deal.

Our delivery areas include Palo Alto, Stanford campus, Stanford Hospital, Lucille Packard Children's Hospital, Portola Valley, Woodside, Menlo Park, Google, Facebook, Zuckerberg, Apple, HP, Oracle, Yahoo, VMware, Lockheed, Intel, Vi multi-million dollar Retirement apartments, Sunnyvale, Mt. View, Cupertino, etc. 


Design Philosophy -

Flowers are for everyone.

Our floral designs are intended on our part to be artfully creative, affordable, and to improve the quality of interior living and working spaces by offering flowers and foliage to a usually barren, commercial, or blah interior environment.    Customer input will help make the arrangements personalized, and for our original designs, we would like to know customers' ideas if you have any.  Think about colors, symmetry, vases, and what-not.


Stanford Florists

620 Emerson Street

Palo Alto, CA 94301

Store Hours:*

*We are taking phone orders from about 9-9. Website orders can be submitted anytime. We do delivery only, no store pickup right now. We might deliver on Sundays but call and see. To help assure on-time delivery during the busy holiday season, place your order at least 3 days prior to the following major holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Valentine's Day, Passover, Easter, Administrative Professionals Week, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, Father's Day, Independence Day and Labor Day. Our services will always be closed on the following holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Passover, Easter, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.

Payment Options

We accept the following payment methods: 

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Discover/NOVUS
  • Diners Club
  • Carte Blanche
  • American Express

Contact Information

Again, order from us directly at 1-650-328-1933. Or try our 888-222-1934 number which is printed on our delivery vehicles. 

Email: stanfordflorists  at  live dot com

No telemarketers or bill collectors.

Delivery Policy

A local delivery fee of $10-15 may be added to each order, for each address in our usual delivery area. For deliveries outside our usual delivery area (like up by Skyline Drive or north of Atherton), this fee may vary. We will do our best to accommodate deliveries at specific times of day but no guarantee on this.  For deliveries to people at work, we like to know what time they leave.  For large arrangements, live plants, and custom orchids, we might need a one or two day cushion.  Traffic out here is stressful and time consuming, so we prefer getting same-day orders early in the morning at latest or else we might not be able to do it the same day.

Substitution Policy

We want to give you a lot of bang for the buck.  When you order, you should indicate whether or not we should make additions or substitutions.  Sometimes we like to if we have an overstock of fresh cut flowers.

For example, tulips are nice, but we like to beef up the pictured arrangement without billing you more, but there's no guarantee because we might not have the extra flowers.

Occasionally, substitutions may be necessary to create your bouquet due to the inavailability of certain flowers. Care is taken to maintain the style, theme and color scheme of the arrangement if we feel this is what you care about.  If we have to substitute, we will fill flowers of similar price.

Also, the substitution of containers may be necessary due to normal market inavailability.  Substitution containers will be in the same ball park or better than you see in the pix.  If you want a pricy container, let us know and give us a day or so to find one. This would apply mostly to orchid plants, but some vases for cut flowers are worth keeping.

In single-theme arrangements, such as an all rose bouquet, or orchids, we will make every attempt to match the flower type, but may substitute with another color.  In sympathy arrangements, we might automatically use roses and mums instead of carnations.  According to Ruth's teachings, Palo Alto does not like "baby's breath" small white flowers, so we will usually go with other small white flowers as filler.

The prices shown may be subject to unwritten change, which would usually depend on our own wholesale prices.  If we need to change the price of your desired order, we will discuss it with you.


Privacy Policy

This privacy statement has been created in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to protecting customer privacy.

Information We Collect

If you open an account on our site or make a purchase, we need your contact information including your name, e-mail address and mailing address to complete your transaction.

Although we respect some purchasers' wishes to give flowers innocently and anonymously, their identities will be disclosed to the recipient(s) upon the recipient(s)' request.

When you visit our website, we also collect some basic information that does not identify individual users. We use this information to determine our users demographics and interests, so that we can better understand and serve our users.


Cookies are small files which store certain information about your activity on the website and are stored on your computers hard drive. Our cookies do not contain any personally identifying information. We use cookies to let us know that you are a prior customer, so that you dont have to reenter information you gave us on your prior visits. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but most allow you to instruct your browser to prevent the use of cookies. However, if you disable cookies, you will not be able to use certain features of this website.

Our Use and Disclosure of Your Information

When opening an account or making a purchase, you have an opportunity to opt-in or opt-out from receiving emails from us. If you opt-in to receive information from us, we may use your purchase history, contact information and other registration information to provide you with more relevant information and email content. We may send emails to our users regarding changes in our services or other information we believe will be of interest to our users. If you prefer not to receive these emails, you can send us an email with the subject line no emails or reply to our email with the subject line no emails.

If you send us personal correspondence, such as emails or letters, or if other users or third parties send us correspondence about your activities on our site, we may collect such information. We may use that information and other information that we obtain from your use of our site to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems and enforce our agreement for Terms of Use.

We may share aggregate statistics about our sales, traffic patterns and related site information with other businesses, but these statistics will include no personally identifying information.

We may share your information with Teleflora and other reputable vendors for the purpose of sending out special offers via email and/ or in connection with the services provided by our site such as the delivery of flowers. Your information will not be shared for any other purpose and will be kept secured.

We cannot ensure that all of your private communications and other personally identifiable information will never be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this Privacy Statement. For example, we may be required to disclose information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, or third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. We can (and you authorize us to) disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements, or other activity that may be illegal or may expose us to legal liability.


This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.

All user credit card information is securely communicated using secure socket layer (SSL) software, which is the industry standard and among the best software available for secure commerce transactions.

All user information stored on our server is stored in an encrypted format. Notwithstanding these efforts, we caution you that perfect security does not exist on the Internet.

Linked Sites

If this site contains any links to other websites, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

Changes to Privacy Statement; Consent

We may update this Privacy Statement from time to time. You should check this page periodically for changes. By using our site, you consent to the collection and use of your information by us as described in this Privacy Statement.

Questions and Comments

We welcome your questions and comments about this Privacy Statement.