Flowers are excellent nonverbal communicators, conveying sentiments such as "I love you," "Thank you," or "I'm sorry my ferret tracked mud on your pillow." Create a wordless yet meaningful message with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of flowers, plants, and more at Doherty's Flowers on Second Avenue.
Doherty's florists bundle a bevy of stunning bouquets for every occasion, in addition to a variety of lush potted plants for the home, office, or outdoors. Harness vernal energy with a kaleidoscopic Make A Wish bouquet, a springtime mix of yellow daisy chrysanthemums, purple asters, and hot-pink and orange carnations that inject peppiness via cornea ($34.95), or give a birthday blossom with Telefora's Brilliant Birthday Blooms, a festive arrangement gathered in a frosted, candle-painted glass bowl ($37.95). Doherty's provides flowers for other occasions as well, including new baby, get well, prom, and UFO sighting.
Potted plants range from fuchsia violets to a ficus tree, and a pachira money tree is said to bring good fortune while disproving the claim that cold, hard cash doesn't grow on office plants ($32.95). Meanwhile, the green thumb gift shop touts fusion candles, mini reeds, and chlorophyll-themed totes.
A haven for fresh flowers and all manner of plant life serving the Des Moines area since 1948, Doherty’s Flowers transforms backyards into arboreal havens and lends fragrant, colorful accents to front porches and gardens. Guests can also peruse the greenhouse and nursery at their own leisure, picking out lilies with which to beautify their home gardens and carnivorous plants to hide in their coworkers’ cubicle drawers. The shop’s florists stroll down the paths of their garden and nursery, carefully selecting bouquets of local and tropical flowers for weddings, gift baskets, and delivery to loved ones.