So I HATE getting flowers delivered. Which probably puts me in a group of, oh, one?
Much like houseplants (which we all know by now that I tend to kill), my home is where packaged bouquets come to die. I don’t change the water, I forget to add food/sugar/Sprite/whatever it is you’re supposed to add, and I grow increasingly hostile as every day brings a layer of dropped petals, pollen and seeds.
But the truth is, I really do love flowers – and often cut from my garden to bring indoors. It’s the typical bouquets – you know from “1-800-blah-blah” that irk my design aesthetic so.
In addition to being overpriced – and proceeding to die almost upon arrival – standard flower arrangements tend to be completely uninspired – a riot of brash colors, filler that is completely meh and unnecessary, and the same-old-same-old selection that is beyond tired.
So could you imagine my complete delight upon discovering the Bouqs?
The Bouqs is a total reboot – from start to finish – in the world of flower delivery:
1. Their flowers are all grown on eco-friendly, sustainable farms – either from California or from the side of a volcano in South America. Seriously.
2. All flowers are cut to order – which means the very freshest flowers, along with reduced waste.
3. Bouquets are a flat $40 or $50 – and (are you ready?) come with FREE SHIPPING (right?). Want to upgrade? Double the bouquet for only $10 more.
4. The arrangements are truly modern and sophisticated – using unusual blooms, monochromatic colors and minimal (if any) filler.
The friendly folks at the Bouqs asked if they could send me an arrangement to review and I jumped at the chance.
There were truly so many arrangements I could have been happy with – but when I saw these Ranunculus I couldn’t resist.
My bouquet arrived in a chic black box and the flowers looked dewy and fresh – indeed as if they had just been picked from my own garden. The care instructions were clear, and after a quick trim the flowers basically arranged themselves.
And get this – they LAST.
Check out this video to learn more, or visit the Bouqs!
Note: I was not compensated for this post. The Bouqs kindly sent me an arrangement for review; all comments and opinions expressed here are – as always – completely my own.