If flowers stopped growing, bees would have no way to make honey and little girls at weddings would walk down the aisle tossing handfuls of tree bark. Smell the roses with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $25 for $50 worth of floral arrangements
- $45 for $100 worth of floral arrangements
Floral Arrangements: Bouquets as Fresh as a Daisy
Although their beauty may be fleeting, flowers always make for a thoughtful gift. Get the most mileage out of this ephemeral token with Groupon's guide to keeping flowers fresh.
In one respect, florists have a harder job than doctors: although both specialize in keeping things alive, florists work with patients that have been severed from their life source long ago. Because many flowers in the United States come from Ecuador, Colombia, and Costa Rica—places where the sun shines generously throughout the day—a long transportation time can be the first hurdle to freshness. Sprays of roses are generally moved in refrigerated trucks before they're sent as tokens of affection or apologies for casting John Goodman to play you in a film, and some florists place them in cases cooled to 36 degrees to 46 degrees Fahrenheit once they arrive.
Because bacteria can rot a flower or damage its ability to take up water and nutrients, sanitary buckets, vases, and shears are crucial. Florists often use special shears to clip flower stems at an angle (providing a larger surface area with which to absorb water, given there are no roots to do the job) and remove rot-prone lower leaves. Customers can also take these steps at home.
Dissolved flower food can keep water sanitary, balance pH, and provide nutrients, but there is a certain mystery around what exactly should go into the vase. Reader’s Digest has recommended adding everything from aspirin to vodka. Better Homes and Gardens suggests soda or a single penny. But florists and flower buyers are partly at the mercy of their blooms. Some flowers, such as daffodils, peonies, and orchids, have thick petals that retain their shape longer when cut, whereas others, like roses, have delicate blossoms that collapse over the course of a few days or one long game of "she loves me, she loves me not."
“Great customer service and made a beautiful arrangement !”
“I just received a call from the recipient of the flowers and she was over joyed. The coupon was purchased to buy flowers for an 80th birthday gift and mother's day. ...”
“I just received a call from the recipient of the flowers and she was over joyed. The coupon was purchased to buy flowers for an 80th birthday gift and mother's day. I haven't seen the flowers as yet....but will make a point of dropping in to see them. Thanks Marsha”
“There was a bit of difficultly using the Groupon as their website did not allow me to enter the information anywhere however the sales person I spoke with over the...”
“There was a bit of difficultly using the Groupon as their website did not allow me to enter the information anywhere however the sales person I spoke with over the phone was very helpful. ”
St. Clair Gardens
A-1724 St Clair Ave W
Toronto, Ontario M6N 1J1