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These sunflowers come with eclipse-viewing glasses

Relles Florist of Sacramento is offering a special bouquet celebrating the Great American Eclipse including ISO-approved eclipse-viewing glasses.
Relles Florist of Sacramento is offering a special bouquet celebrating the Great American Eclipse including ISO-approved eclipse-viewing glasses.

Looked everywhere for some proper viewing glasses before Monday’s Great American Eclipse? This maybe a flowery solution to that search.

Relles Florist in midtown Sacramento is selling a special eclipse-themed bouquet, “Total Eclipse of the Heart.” Each arrangement includes a pair of the ISO-approved eyewear, while supply lasts.

“A couple of our employees are driving to Oregon to see the event and we thought it would be fun to do our own interpretation of a flower-themed eclipse and were able to procure limited pairs of glasses to include in the arrangement,” explained Jim Relles, the company’s president.

Alicia Relles, the company’s creative chief, discovered firsthand how hard these special glasses are to get. Her search helped inspire the design, which features (of course) a large sunflower.

“I panicked trying to find a pair of glasses for myself, which I ended up over-nighting from Tennessee, after seeing that all local retailers were sold out of glasses,” she said.

Priced at $59.99, the bouquet package is available at Relles, 2400 J St., Sacramento, and can be ordered online at www.rellesflorist.com or by phone, 916-441-1478. For pick up, the shop is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday morning will be too late, Alicia Relles added. “We will close to do some sun-gazing ourselves with the staff on Monday.”

Debbie Arrington: 916-321-1075, @debarrington

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