Colombia is the largest flower cultivator for the US flower market, claiming 70 percent of the industry. According to Smithsonian.com, “If you buy a bouquet in a supermarket, big-box store or airport kiosk, it probably came from the Bogotá savanna.” That also held true for our online flower deliveries — many of our ordered bouquets came marked with a sticker or stamp that said, “Product of Colombia.” (Others arrived unmarked, with no indication of origin.) Just a 3-hour flight from Miami, Colombia has the perfect climate for year-round flower growth and farming, and annually ships more than $1 billion in blossoms.
The Chicago bouquet was delivered in a clear glass vase, dropped off by hand with no box or wrapping — the delivery person just handed us the vase of flowers and that was it. The arrangement was kissed with tiny daisies we didn’t know would be there, and dramatic, trailing greenery trickled down the sides of the vase. It didn’t look like its picture online (which actually makes the bouquet look sparse); it was better. It was also bigger by a third than most of the other bouquets we received, and carefully arranged to set off the red roses, which were fresh and at the height of their beginning-to-open beauty. They smelled wonderful. We were stunned.
Flower.com. While boasting a less-cluttered website than its twin company, JustFlowers.com, Flower.com still has, to put it bluntly, a crappy website. Blurry pictures, poor product descriptions, and an overall “it’s 2002 and online shopping is a new phenomenon” feeling left a bad taste in our mouths. But, the bouquet itself was perfection and looked just like its (blurry) online picture — at least, in Chicago and North Carolina. But the bouquets received poor scores in both Wisconsin and Seattle. Our Wisconsin tester reported that while her flowers weren’t show-stopping, they looked decent — once they actually arrived. Delivery was delayed — twice — because the florist was out of red roses. At our Seattle location, we were greeted with a bouquet that looked drastically different than the online photo, complete with a different vase, no baby’s breath, and a scant amount of greenery. You win some; you lose some, but at $85.46 for a dozen delivered roses, it’s an expensive gamble.
Same-Day Flower Delivery by a Local Florist – Flowers ordered with our same-day shipping option are all hand delivered by one of our local florists. Same-day florist delivery guarantees your flowers will arrive in pristine condition, perfectly arranged by expert florists. Use the chart at the top of the page for cutoff times for same-day delivery. Next day flower delivery will be used for any flowers ordered past the cutoff time. Looking for something a little more specific? We also carry a wide variety of same-day birthday delivery and same-day sympathy flowers, though all of our categories offer products eligible for same-day florist delivery.
Our best-selling flower arrangements are perfect for birthdays whether they’re turning 21 or 60, anniversary gifts from the 1st to 25th, and add a balloon to your floral bouquet for an extra special gift message. But, you don’t need an occasion to send flowers, gifting flowers just because fresh from a local florist, is a great way to surprise family and friends just to brighten their day.With same-day flower delivery, Florists.com is also your spot for last minute gift ideas! Simply order by 2 p.m. in the gift recipient’s time zone, and send your same day flowers as early as today!
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