Brave enough to shop at the florist?

Are you fed up buying your flowers with your weekly shop at the supermarket? But are you brave enough to shop at your High Street florist?

Based on a straw poll of my flower arranging ladies I’d say that 98% of them buy their flowers from the supermarket.  If that sounds like you, why aren’t you buying from your florist – the cut flower expert in your town?

Why aren't you buying flowers from your florist?

I asked this question recently in the closed Facebook group I host to support #FlowerStart my 4-week online flower arranging class.  Becky (the lovely blogger from Pinks Charming) said she felt daunted by the thought of going into a florist and found the supermarket an easier option.  Supermarkets are great, if like Becky you’re time poor. But, as Becky says “I do find the supermarkets a bit lacking and the quality can sometimes be poor”. She put this down to the fact that there never seems to be enough water in the flower buckets and you can’t be sure your flowers have had a good drink.


Take the plunge and speak to your florist

In reply Clara Castner (who creates stunning vases – swoon) shared her thoughts, which I think you’ll find helpful. Clara suggests you take the plunge and speak to your florist. She advises that you “decide how much you want to spend and don’t be afraid to express your colour preferences”.  Your florist depends on their livelihood by selling flowers and keeping you, their customers happy – they’ll help you choose the right flowers and won’t pressure you into buying anything you don’t want.  Clara goes on to say that florists understand that sometimes all you need are a couple of focal/wow flowers to make a great impression.  A woman after my own heart, Clara she sings the praises of greenery – and the beautiful work it does in making a bouquet look amazing.

Ah – greenery.  Where do you find your greenery for your flower arrangements?  Greenery can be really tricky, especially if you don’t have a garden. I’d love to hear how you get your hands on your foliage – do leave me a comment in the box below

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Until next time, happy flowers!




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2 thoughts on “Brave enough to shop at the florist?

    1. Hi Becky, thank you for your lovely comment. I glad you’ve enjoyed #FlowerStart – I’m looking forward to hearing how you get on with your future visits to your florist. Keep me posted!

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