From Our Editors
The sidewalk outside Garlands Florist's West Broadway storefront is often occupied by the colourful, locally sourced plant life that earned the shop its recent acclaim as one of the Vancouver Courier's best florists of 2011. A resident team of designers creates both classic and innovative arrangements from a fragrant cache of internationally and locally sourced flowers. They premake bouquets in contemporary, modern, and European compositions or collaborate with clients to invent one-of-a-kind arrangements using eight different colour schemes. The florists' blossoms can be paired with selections from the shop's gift inventory, which includes elegant stationery ideal for sending a special someone a heartfelt message, such as "You are Loved" or "Thanks for Passing the Salt."