Presenting a loved one with a bouquet of freshly picked flowers expresses more thoughtfulness than giving them a fistful of uprooted grass or gently blowing dandelion seeds in their face while they sleep. Exemplify the finer points of plant-giving with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of fresh flowers at Guignard Florist in Cicero. Customers may pick up their flowers in store or have them delivered for an additional fee ($8.95+, with an additional $6.50 wire charge for addresses outside the Cicero area). Shipping is not included.
Since 1959, Guignard Florist has been a flowery haven, supplying customers both from its colorful shop and via delivery throughout Onondaga County. The store prides itself on featuring the freshest flowers in novel arrangements, most of which change daily, like an indecisive animorph. Its insistence on using in-season blooms whenever possible ensures that bouquets leave the shop smelling their sweetest. The Serene Retreat ($47.95) is a riot of greenery, starring dieffenbachia, spathiphyllum, ficus, and boston fern in an elegant clay dish, and a dozen red carnations ($32.50) arrayed in a clear glass vase provide the elegance of pricier roses with the delightful texture of a spongy clown extremity. Save space and adhere to simplicity with the Tender Trio ($19.99), three pink roses presented with stylish foliage in a curvy vase.
Guignard Florist can accessorize any order with mylar balloons ($4), tissue paper, and ribbons, ideal for upping the ante on elegant gift-giving. The store's expert flower slingers are also ready for consultation on any specialty orders patrons require, including handcrafted arrangements for holidays, celebrations, and mountaintop yodeling recitals.