Flowers are better cared for making them last longer
Local florists care better for the flowers they sell, so you are sure to always get the freshest, healthiest, and most superior quality flowers. Flowers sold in supermarkets may cost less, but they have a shorter lifespan because they are bought in bulk.
Florists typically carry premium and higher quality blooms while supermarkets sell low grade blooms. Whether you are buying flowers as a special gift, to celebrate a milestone, decorate your home, or express the right message, you have to ensure that your flowers are what you envisioned and that they will last a long time.
Flowers are stored in an ethylene–free environment
Fruits and vegetables contain ethylene gas. Ethylene gas is a plant hormone that regulates and speeds up their growth and development. Ethylene gas produced by fruits and vegetables, however, shortens the lifespan of flowers because it causes flower discoloration and premature wilting. Flowers sold in supermarkets are often displayed next to fruits and vegetables therefore causing them to quickly die and be short-lived.
Florists do not expose their blooms to ethylene gas. They are nurtured with the right amount of plant food and are kept at the right temperature. Florists also frequently change the water of these blooms.
Florists offer more variety
The selection of flowers in supermarkets is limited because they are not the store’s main concern. The flowers department of a supermarket is always smaller than an average florist. They tend to sell only standard types of flowers because they are the most sellable.
Local florists stock up on a wide variety of unique flowers not found in supermarkets. Florists can also work to design and create custom flower arrangements that look professional for any occasion. They also come with luxury packaging, usually appealing wrappings and bows to make your bouquet look exceptionally special.
Flowers are more eco-friendly
Local florists sell flowers that are free of pesticides and fertilisers making them eco-friendly. Florists keep most of their flowers in coolers providing a good environment for flowers to last long.
The health of the flowers should always be considered and how long they will last when on a vase. Flowers in supermarkets sit in buckets, often without water. This will make the flowers wear down fast. Another thing, you have no way of telling how long the flowers have been sitting in those buckets. Most of the time they have been sitting there for days.