About Us

Swenson & Silacci Flowers has been a family-owned business and a Salinas landmark since 1945. Over the years, we've earned the trust of our customers by offering only the freshest flowers and the finest service.

Swenson's Flowers was founded in 1945 by Walter "Dutch" Swenson & his wife, Bessie. In 1958, Edward Silacci joined the company as a delivery person. In 1966, Ed was made a partner in the business, changing the name to Swenson & Silacci Flowers. He was inducted as a Charter Member into AIFD, the industry's most prestigious design certification program. In 1993, Mark Silacci joined his father in the business after graduating with honors from the MBA program at Santa Clara University.

Swenson & Silacci Flowers is widely regarded as the best florist in the Monterey County.  Over the years, we have earned many awards and accolades.  In 2004 we were recognized as the winner in WF&FSA's (Wholesale Florist & Florist Association) National Retail Florist of the Year contest.  For the past 17 years, we've been voted "Best Florist" in The Salinas Californian's Readers' Choice Awards.  For the past 18 years, we've been voted the "Best Florist" in Monterey County in the prestigious Monterey County Weekly "Best of Monterey County" competition.  The Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce named us the "Small Business of the Year" in 1997, and the Monterey Chamber of Commerce names us "Small Business of the Year" in 2013.  Finally, we are ranked in the "Top 50" florists in the nation by FTD.