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 to Doherty's Flowers. Although today's Groupon does not include delivery fees, Doherty's Flowers carts its cheerful blooms around the Des Moines area. Choose from the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of flowers, plants, and gifts.
- For $20, you get $40 worth of flowers, plants, and gifts.
- For $20, you get a floral-arranging class (a $40 value), held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the following dates:
- Wednesday, September 28
- Thursday, September 29
- Tuesday, October 25
- Wednesday, October 26
- Wednesday, November 16
- Thursday, November 17
- Wednesday, December 21
- Thursday, December 22
The florists at Doherty's Flowers bundle stunning bouquets, cultivate potted plants in the nursery and greenhouse, and supplement greenery with décor and gifts. Harness autumnal energy with a Sugar Maples bouquet, a kaleidoscope of fall colors writ in chrysanthemums, fiery orange roses, and seeded eucalyptus ($29.99). Doherty's also provides flowers for different occasions with its new baby, get well, U of I and ISU athletics, and UFO-sighting collections. Potted plants range from fuchsia violets to a pachira money tree, said to bring good fortune and prove that cold, hard cash does grow on office plants ($32.95). The green-thumb gift shop touts fusion candles ($20), reed diffusers ($26.99), and chlorophyll-themed totes ($9.99−$38).
Two-hour floral arranging classes train fingers to organize blooms, just as librarians do books, by size, color, and fragrance. Classes are complemented by wine and appetizers. After instruction and experimentation in pairing hues and textures, budding florists take home original arrangements and centerpieces to enliven interior spaces.
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.
1536 2nd Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa 50314