As a rule, flowers emit a pleasant aroma, with the exception of Bambi’s misnamed friend Flower, who had an especially pungent skunk-like odor. Skip the fetid fauna with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of fresh flowers at Piccolo’s Florist and Gifts. This Groupon is valid for in-store purchases at Piccolo’s Maple Street and West Dodge Road locations.
Intimately family owned and operated, Piccolo’s arranges fine flora year-round for romantic gestures, get-well-soons, and special occasions such as Mother’s Day on May 8 or Pretend You Didn’t Forget Day on May 9. Piccolo’s florists pluck perfectly bloomed buds for its beautifully presented bouquets such as the How Sweet It Is, a mélange of orange roses and pink carnations interspersed with matsumoto asters in a curved glass vase ($37.95). Repurpose an Easter basket with the Basket Full of Wishes, a sunny spray certain to answer all your significant others' not-so-subtle hints about the perfect National Maritime Day gift ($42.95), or make up for the fact that you've never remembered your anniversary with the Victorian Romance, a dozen cream-colored roses juxtaposed against lavender waxflower and framed by ivy greens ($69.95).
Both Piccolo’s Florist and Gifts locations are open seven days a week. Local deliveries are available for additional cost, and delivery orders must be placed in-store. Holiday orders should be placed at least one day in advance to give superspeedy seeds time to sprout, bloom, and be corralled on time.