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10570 Northwest FwyHouston, TX 77092
I have been using Darlene's for over 20 years. They have the most beautiful flowers in Houston!! I love to go there when I need a wedding or birthday gift because I can always find what I need...they even do magnificent gift wrap. Highly recommend this shop.
907 El Dorado BlvdHouston, TX 77062
We had our wedding held at The White House Ranch in Friendswood TX. (That?s a whole nother review in its self). Clearlake Flowers was hired to put together 2 large flower arrangements which they did and to decorate a massive arch way outside that led down the aisle. We paid to have that covered …
2102 Broadway StHouston, TX 77012
The Castro & Gutierrez family wish to thank the staff of the funeral home for being so kind and considerate to us during our loss of our loved one, Solomon. The staff made a very sad occasion into such a memorable one. everything went so smoothly. we want to send many blessing to the staff and M…
6102 Skyline DrHouston, TX 77057
Lexis Florist on Skyline is phenomenal!! Exceptional flowers and service. They defintely host quality over quantity and are extremely helpful. I had no clue what to order for my Mom for Valentine's Day other than traditional roses and they were able to create a arrangement that left me speech…
1903 S Dairy Ashford RdHouston, TX 77077
I like the flowers in ace flowers and I like how they treat there customers They have every flower and they know how to arrange the flowers yall used go guy your valentine's flowers in ace flowers
1860 Fountain View DrHouston, TX 77057
Treschelle is outstanding! What a talent. She has designed several arrangements for me over the past few months and has really knocked my socks off. I am so glad I found Distinctive Floral Designs. Thank you Treschelle!
401 W 20th StHouston, TX 77008
Heights Floral Shop is always there to help in any way they can. The floral arragements I have ordered have been beautiful and on time. I will always use them and know who I am sending any flowers to they weill be wonderful and on time.
13940 Bammel North Houston Rd Ste 201Houston, TX 77066
Mary and her staff made the beautiful arrangements for my wedding this past August. I was so pleased by her work that I will recommend her to anyone looking for a florist. The prices I was quoted were fractional compared to other florists I researched. Mary delivered the flowers to Ashton Gar…
6560 Fannin St Ste 230Houston, TX 77030
The Only Flower Shop I will use for fresh flowers in Houston! The Staff at G. Johnson's make ordering flowers a joy! Recently I needed flowers delivered to Hermann Hospital for the birth of my newest grandson, they not only delivered the same day but the nurses and my family really were impresse…
10904 Scarsdale Blvd Ste 190Houston, TX 77089
i have ordered flowers from here several times and have been very pleased with the service. i believe that they have recently changed management, and it is for the better! all the orders that i have received or sent to others have always been fresh and beautifully arranged. much better than anyw…
6401 Woodway Dr Ste 131Houston, TX 77057
My Fiancé orders flowers from here 2times a year for the past 3 years nd the quality is great. Today, however, I was very disappointed, because I found out that he ordered over 2 weeks ago asking for early morning delivery today which they said they could do. The flowers just showed up at almos…
612 W Bough LnHouston, TX 77024
From Business: Colony Florist is a flower and gift shop that is based out of Houston, Texas. Some of the floral products available in the flower shop are dried floral arrangements, silk arrangements, corsages, boutonniere, high-style floral arrangements, European/dish gardens, fresh flowers, and seasonal flowers. Other products available…
14520 Memorial Dr Ste 8, Houston TX, 77079Houston, TX 77079
Not only were the flowers I ordered absolutely beautiful, Simply Beautiful Flowers & Events helped divert a terrible situation with the memorial service. When they contacted the church to confirm service time they were told the church had no record of the upcoming memorial service. After …
3610 Zoch LnHouston, TX 77092
From Business: Brookhollow Florist has been proudly serving Houston. We are family owned and operated serving the Houston area. We are committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts, backed by service that is friendly and prompt. Because all of our customers are important, our professional staff is dedicated to makin…
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I have been using g.johnsons floral images for the past 14 years and have never once been disappointed. I recommend them to everyone I know and use them regularly both personally and in business. The creativity expressed in their designs are outstanding and the quality is unsurpassed...service...above reproach! You really get the best of both worlds - great service and a product that lives up to your every expectation, a rare combination in today's world. Personally, Gayle Johnson conducts herself and her business with a level of integrity you don't find often. She is a caring, kind, thoughtful and giving woman who has been extremely successful in this highly competitive business. She brings her high work ethics and moral standards into her business and I believe that is what makes her such a huge success.
Personalized, Great, Caring Service, and Beautiful Flowers!!! I was assisted by Sam, the owner of the shop. He runs this place by himself and was super helpful. My flowers did not come in correctly for my wedding from another vendor and I had to speak with him the day before the big day. He was able to get the flowers I wanted and have them all binded up for my bridesmaids and I to hold. He was so kind all the way through the short amount of time I got to spend with him. He woke up at 5am in the morning the day of and had my flowers ready by 2pm for pick up before my 6:30pm wedding. They were beautiful!!! My husband and I went by the shop to thank him and he was so gracious to give us a beautiful arrangement of flowers for our mother's on Mother's Day.
Not only were the flowers I ordered absolutely beautiful, Simply Beautiful Flowers & Events helped divert a terrible situation with the memorial service. When they contacted the church to confirm service time they were told the church had no record of the upcoming memorial service. After calling to make sure I had the correct church, I contacted my co-worker who contacted the church only to find the person who set up the memorial service had not shared the information with the preacher and it was not on the church or preacher's calendar. Thankfully service was able to go on as originally scheduled. I appreciate the wonderful customer service I received and will definitely use this company again!
For those who are looking for a place to get flowers for a Wedding or, (in my case) a funeral, it is worth a trip past downtown Houston to talk with Sissy at Rosewood Flowers. She saw we where looking for something (anything) we could use for a casket topper to put on my mother's casket... we where on a budget and could not really afford to get the flowers from the funeral home. Sissy took us and showed us beautiful bouquets well in our price range. When we got to the funeral. .. OH MY !!!!! It was so much more than we had anticipated! ! It was so beautiful and they put in the flowers for the pallbearers and even a Yellow Rose for my mother to hold in the casket.. Thank You Sissy!!
Athas Florist is absolutely amazing, customer service was beyond exceptional, they provided an impeccable service and were a total pleasure to do business with. I would highly recommend Athas for all of your floral needs. Thank you Athas for accommodating my late Sunday delivery request, and on Valentines Day weekend! Athas was kind and professional and took great care of me. I called 2 other florists prior to Athas, the first one would not deliver, and the second one hung up on me. Athas was meant to be and I couldn't be happier.
i had lost a family member and was of course very upset at the time...was not looking forward to anything to do with the funeral. when i found ace flowers i thought it was just another florist but all the help and support i got from them was incredible! they made everything easy for me and worked with my budget. when time for the delivery came i was so impressed the quality of the flowers and the price i got was a great bargain. i was so relieved that the memory of my loved one was remembered in such a wonderful respectful way.
If your going to get somebody flowers in the Houston area use this place. I ordered flowers for my wife at midnight and they were hand delivered to her at 2pm. No issues at all. Avoid the big companies that lease there work to somebody local that you cannot trust and have no idea how to put the bouquet together. Most importantly the flowers were beautiful and exactly like the image on the website. They also threw in a box of chocolates for no reason other than class. Needless to say my wife loved it!! Trust this florist.
I picked out an arrangement online and called them to place my order (I still like talking to a person) and they were very helpful about what flowers were available that day. They also helped me locate my friend to ensure she would get the delivery quickly. They are very knowledgeable about the Texas Medical Center! After they delivered the beautiful arrangement they actually took the time to call me and tell me what time they delivered it!! Great service, very helpful, and knowledgeable of their business!
Very pleased with all the work the Embark crew performed at my house. They planted two new trees, moved a crate mytrle, planted some shrubs, and removed a dead limb from an existing tree. They were very professional and wanted me to be happy, so they would move or reposition the plants/trees as needed. They cleaned up before leaving. The crew did a great job planting, b/c even with the heat and no rain, the trees are doing well with watering. Highly recommend this company and will use them again.
I have used G. Johnson's Floral for many events - and have been extremely impressed with the quality of the flowers and the promptness of the delivery. I have been in situations where I needed to order last minute - it was no problem. They were courteous, prompt and the flowers and/or feedback that I received was always very positive. Also, I have had the opportunity to visit the storefront, and have many unique gifts. I highly recommend this Floral Shop - they are incredible!
While becoming a florist doesn't require any formal education, floral designers must know how to care for the plants they use and which ones work best for which season or event. Additionally, a skilled floral arranger must also be familiar with the cultural symbolism behind each flower. For instance, carnations symbolize beauty and pride while daisies represent innocence and purity.
If you plan to give someone a flowering plant as a gift, then a good florist can direct you to the right one. They may also help you choose flowers to convey platonic or romantic love.
Many floral designers provide a host of services to meet customer demand throughout the year.
Most florists, whether they work at a chain or independent flower shop, both online or in a brick-and-mortar store, offer pre-arrangements of flowers. This means the floral designer has a selection of roses, tulips and other popular kinds of blossoms designed in arrangement that customers can simply buy on the spot instead of telling the florist what kind of flower pattern they want.
Have you ever purchased a get-well basket featuring sunflowers or an array of springtime flowers for Mother's Day? If so, you most likely bought a pre-arrangement that the floral designer put together ahead of time.
Buying a pre-arranged bouquet is a great option if you don't know what blooms or plants to purchase but you need flowers for a particular occasion.
Pre-designed arrangements are not original, one-of-a-kind designs, but the upside to buying pre-arrangements is they already come with a fixed price attached. Customers may simply walk in and spend $50 on a Valentine's Day bouquet as opposed to paying the florist a commission for an original design that could fetch a much higher price.
Having both an eye for design as well as good people and customer service skills is a must for any florist. These professionals work with clients to find the best flowers and custom-designed arrangements appropriate for the event or occasion. A commission to create a table piece, wreath or other type of design is typically much more expensive than a pre-arrangement, as it may not be made up of plants the florist already has on hand.
There's always a demand for florists and their creations year-round as people celebrate and commemorate the special moments in their lives. Whether you're getting married or remembering a loved one that just passed, flower arrangements and wreaths are traditional items we all use to help mark the important dates, stages and occasions in our lives.
One type of event most floral designers work on is weddings. Professional florists will collaborate with the bride and groom to formulate a design scheme that complements the event's overall colors and layout. Depending on what the couple wants and can afford, a floral designer may create the bridal bouquet along with streams of flowers for the wedding venue, table arrangements and vases for the reception afterward.
The prices for hiring a florist to do a wedding vary broadly because it not only depends on how many blooming plants you want, but also how widely available the particular flowers are.
More exotic types of blossoms, such as orchids, are pricier than your typical rose. Your bill could also fluctuate depending on how complicated the design is to make and if the flowers you choose are in season or not.
Keeping that in mind, florists are like any other tradesperson - your bill will reflect the materials they used and the time and labor that went into making up the designs.
Some floral designers also charge delivery fees to transport the flowers, vases and other materials to wedding or reception sites. Remember, it's not only the bride that needs flowers. Bridesmaids and the mother of the bride might also carry corsages and the groom and groomsmen sometimes festoon their jackets with boutonnieres. Don't forget about the flower girl, as well.
In all, the average cost to outfit a wedding with flowers is about $700. Some florists advise people to set aside 10 to 15 percent of the ceremony's budget for floral decorations.
Funerals are another major life event we commemorate with flowers. Florists may furnish sympathy flowers for the observance and lay sprays or baskets of plants around the church, synagogue or funeral home to help attendees with the grieving process. Designers also make floral wreaths and crosses to set up at the venue or in the cemetery, as well as special casket arrangements so family and friends may show their respect for the deceased.
Many customers choose traditional roses, lilies and carnations to send to a bereaved family, but florists are also able to personalize arrangements to your liking.
Just like other ceremonies that call for flowers, the price depends on the number of blossoms and what type of plants you want, along with the complexity of the arrangement. A complete funeral floral package that includes sprays along the casket, flower decorations for the venue and flowers for the participants can run from $200 to $800.
Meanwhile, the usual sympathy bouquet or vase runs between $40 and $80.
You might think Valentine's Day would be the busiest day for a florist, but the day of love comes in second place behind Mother's Day. According to a number of studies, people do more online searches for flowers in anticipation of the May holiday than they do for Valentine's Day.
In fact, this day is inextricably linked with flowers, as Congress first issued a Mother's Day proclamation in 1913 asking all federal officials to wear a white carnation to commemorate their mothers.
Many children wish their mothers well on the day by sending a bouquet of carnations, roses, violets or tulips.
Coming in second place as the busiest holiday for florists is Valentine's Day. When Feb. 14 arrives, so do many people looking for arrangements to send to their loved ones. Just like Mother's Day, this holiday is very lucrative for floral designers. Americans typically spend tens of millions of dollars on their significant others every Feb. 14, and flowers, especially long-stemmed red roses, are a popular way to show someone you care.
Valentine's Day goes to show that a gift of fresh-cut flowers never goes out of style. However, it does go up in price - quite a lot, actually. The price of a bouquet of roses usually doubles on Feb. 14 before it goes back down the next business day. Expect to pay up to $100 for red roses from a flower shop on Valentine's Day. Therefore, if you're looking for a deal, it's smart to buy your bouquets a few days ahead of time and keep them in a vase with water so they stay fresh.
Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah
The holiday season is also one known for festive floral arrangements. Many families look to florists to come up with a Thanksgiving table set piece or a traditional cornucopia featuring plants with autumnal colors and gourds. Many churches and individuals also spring for flowering plants to help usher in Christmastime. Many florists sell living yuletide decorative plants such as ivy, holly, poinsettias, mistletoe and even miniature Christmas trees.
Many flower shops and floral arrangers also design centerpieces especially for the eight nights of Hanukkah. Online and brick-and-mortar florists offer blue and white flowers, usually arranged with candles in between the blossoms.
Easter and Passover
Religious holidays held in spring also keep flower shops busy as they design orders for families, churches and synagogues. Many shoppers are on the lookout for bunches of mixed flowers pre-arranged in bouquets or vases by florists. Lilies, as well as daffodils and tulips, are especially popular around these spring holidays.
Hindu and Buddhist Ceremonies
Flowers, especially the lotus, figure prominently in Hindu and Buddhist religious ceremonies, as well as in these two ancient religions' wedding customs. Many florists provide garlands of flowers to decorate and festoon the functions with.
Remember that it doesn't need to be a holiday to purchase flowers. Floral designers also make commissioned or pre-arranged flowers to take to sick relatives, friends and colleagues recovering at home or in the hospital. Many florists also make designs for newborn babies, too.
While the majority of their work is devoted to making eye-catching and pleasing creations with plants, florists can help you with much more than just finding the right flowers for your next event or party.
In fact, a good floral designer can be a fountain of knowledge. These experts can inform you of the best ways to take care of your plants or how to properly cut the stems of flowers to ensure they last longer in your vase.
The next time you're out buying an arrangement, ask your florist which type of vase to use with which flower and how much water and plant food you should use to prolong the life of your bouquet or potted plant. Even though retail florists don't usually grow the blooms or plants themselves, they do know the best ways to keep your arrangement looking fresh for longer.
Local flower shops or gardening stores used to be the only game in town when it came to selling real or fake floral arrangements until supermarkets and drugstore chains entered the business by offering inexpensive pre-arrangements for holidays and other occasions. However, the number of brick-and-mortar florists is further on the decline as more customers choose to purchase bouquets, wreaths and other greenery online.
Even though one exists in a virtual capacity while the other is located in a physical setting, there aren't too many differences between online and brick-and-mortar flower shops.
Many online stores offer pre-arrangements of flowers you can purchase, as well as the ability to form your own design and decoration.
Online flower shops, in fact, work with wholesale florists near your area to ensure they deliver your order promptly. Since cut flowers don't have a long shelf life, these Internet-based companies essentially take your request and contract it out to a florist in your locale to design it and drop it off at your home or office.
While purchasing flowers online is convenient - you can shop any time of the day without leaving your house - there are a few things the online stores cannot offer patrons. You can't smell the sweet fragrance of tulips or roses in cyberspace and you can't touch the petals or leaves before you buy the plant. Additionally, when you buy a bouquet over the Internet, you're basing your decision on a stock photo of the item instead of the actual one that will arrive at your doorstep.
Not all varieties of roses or violets look the same and an approximation of a flower isn't the same as the specific one you could end up receiving.
This is one advantage physical brick-and-mortar flower shops have over their online competitors. Making the trip to your local florist means you can actually get the chance to stop and smell the roses.