Like children, flowers are not born with romantic aptitude but must learn it from a lifetime of listening to the whispered sweet nothings of amorous bees. Pollinate relationships with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of flowers from Villere’s Florist at the Metairie or Covington locations. Local delivery options start at $11.99.
Villere’s crew of friendly and prompt petal professionals, first banding together in 1969, crafts a vast array of retina-regaling bouquets for any occasion or season. Commemorate a special someone's birthday without burning a cake or hiding a piñata's head beneath the sheets in the middle of the night with a vase of Garden Parade birthday flowers ($42.95+), a vibrant gaggle of yellow roses, red gerberas, and purple statice. With summer having fully unpacked its bags, celebrate its homecoming with a collection of sunflowers ($37.95+) or the Sweet Liberty bouquet ($47.95) of roses and carnations arranged to resemble the colors of the American flag. Many flower combinations include a vase to help accentuate each petal's distinctive color and create a lively accouterment for the table or teleportation chamber. In addition, Villere’s stocks a bounty of fresh-cut flowers for custom bouquets that can relay the message of “I love you,” “Congratulations,” or “You'll catch that sea monster next time.”