Bridget’s Blooms takes over highly visible La Jolla spot

Gail Rogans shows off a display area at Bridget's Blooms. Photo: Kathy Day

By Kathy Day
Staff Writer

If you’ve noticed some bright new flowers and a new business in the flower stand at
1055 Torrey Pines Road, it’s because Bridget and Mike Oleata are giving it new life as Bridget’s Blooms.

Both La Jolla High School graduates, they are creating a new open-air flower shop in a patio-like setting as well as adding colorful landscaping to the highly visible triangle near the intersection with Girard Avenue.

Bridget, who worked at another local shop for years and then owned it, said she’s returned to the business “nine years and two children later with the support of her family.”

She is being assisted by her sister Gail Rogans, who also has been in the floral business before, and Miichael, who has been in sales for years and is helping to run the business. Their children, D.J. and Natalie, “love it,” noted Michael, adding that they want to have a lemonade stand there and D.J. is talking about packaging seeds for his contribution.

When they heard the property was available, they jumped in quickly and signed a long-temr lease, Michael said, conceding he’s a bit “intimated by flowers” but despite that loves the new endeavor.
They are working on an online store as well, that will offer indoor and outdoor potted plants in addition to the cut flowers, arrangements and potted flowers and plants the shop is carrying. They will also do florals for special events. Still under construction, the website is

Visit them from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, or by appointment on Sundays, or call (858) 459-0731.

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