Long maligned for their flamboyant colors and resemblance to ninja stars, flowers only gained popularity when jokester prom kings began sporting the whimsy stalks on their lapels. Today's Groupon welcomes the once-banished blooms: $20 gets you $40 worth of flowers at Della's Maple Lane Florist or Accent Florist in Troy. Though your Groupon is not valid for online orders, you can peruse the florists' websites to plant some ideas. To best communicate your floral vision, the posy posers recommend that you place orders in-store, though you may also order over the phone. Mother's Day orders must be in by May 6.
Whether offered as a gift or beautifying your coffee table, floral arrangements are thoughtful no-brainers that join jumbo shrimp in the category of coveted oxymora. With dozens of arrangements for every budget, both Della's and Accent can make a corresponding bouquet for every known ritual, tragedy, and competitive event life has to offer. The juicy purple and lavender of the My One and Only Bouquet ($50.99) is ideal for your favorite life partner, bridge partner, or mail carrier. Woo your high-school geometry teacher with the soft pink daises and lisianthus peeking out of a see-through cubic vase in the Floral Festival Bouquet ($45.99). A bevy of colorful tulips ($44.99) turn any dining table into a bright brunch venue certain to please weekend visitors and aesthetically astute kittens.
Flowers allow night owls, agoraphobics, and molemen to enjoy the lush rewards of spring without having to wallow in the sun's arrogant heat rays. Opened in 1948 and 1988 respectively, Della's and Accent possess a combined 84 years of flowery expertise, delighting eyes and nose holes with vases full of sensory sentiment.
A 2009 "Vote 4 The Best" nominee, Della's Maple Lane Florist picks up a five-star recommendation from CityVoters. Meanwhile, three Insider Pagers give Della's sister florists at Accent a four-star average. Detroit's ABC News reports that both boutiques participated in a "Free Roses" promotion on Good Neighbor Day.
- Accent florist has the most beautiful cooler full of flowers that I have ever seen! The staff is friendly and helpful and every time I have been in there I have always left with the perfect floral gift. – KRIS C., Insider Pages
- I have worked with Dellas [sic] Maple Lane Florist for years at my office. I also use them for personal orders and would not even consider using another florist. – karentech123, CityVoter