Flowers are our planet's way of reassuring people and animals that no matter how many winters the earth endures, it still has the virility to grow its own hair. Today's Groupon lets you comb the planet's beautiful floral tresses: for $25 you get $50 worth of flowers and plants at Blossoms Flower Shop in San Mateo.
Denise Barnett, owner of Blossoms for more than 25 years, picks out blooms and buds from the San Francisco Flower Mart to ensure fresh, quality arrangements. She and her experienced staff of designers create bouquets for occasions ranging from weddings, to birthdays, to baby's first lottery ticket celebrations. A bestseller, Teleflora's Uniquely Chic ($49.95–$69.95) bouquet mixes hot-pink roses and carnations with orange Asiatic lilies. The Passionate Reds ($34.95–$64.95) bouquet is an emotional monochromatic burst of red asters, carnations, tulips, and hypericum bound within a square glass cage. For a more personal loving selection, try the blue Blues For You arrangement ($34.95–$64.95).
Blossoms Flower Shop
Blossoms Flower Shop is hard to miss. Surrounded by unassuming storefronts, the shop’s windows extend into the sidewalk to greet passersby with views of the colorful blooms inside. Many of those blooms, which arc in clusters toward the sunlight, trace their origins to the nearby San Francisco Flower Mart’s local growers. Inside the shop, florists busily arrange orchids, lilies, and exotic flowers into bouquets to celebrate special occasions such as weddings or pet bees’ birthdays.