Sending Fresh Cut Flowers Online – Tips and Hints
What is the cheapest way to send flowers to someone over the internet? Ordering flowers online has quickly become the preference of choice over calling a florist. Have you ever called a florist and gotten a vague description of what they can send for $ 50 – $ 100, given an address and was not so sure what your friend or loved one would be receiving?
Well those days are gone and over if you order flowers over the internet. You can view hundreds of bouquets for all different price ranges and will have a pretty good idea (whew) of what the person you are sending flowers to will be receiving. If you are going for saving the big bucks on flowers, there is a sure fire way to order something simple, that is attractive and very reasonably priced.
Online flower retailers offer fresh flowers cut from the farm and shipped in a box. The recipient will receive the flowers usually the next day if ordered by midday, usually 2 pm is the cutoff and the flowers will arrive in a box. You can send a vase to arrange the flowers in.
We recommend if you are going to send fresh cut flowers, there are several options available to you, some are riskier than others. Here is a list of options for fresh cut flowers that arrive in a box direct from the drawer or flower farm:
Fresh cut Roses – Great option, fresh roses are easy to arrange, and usually arrive with greenery, they are in a box with flower preservative to add to the water, and an optional vase. Here is the key: roses are easy to arrange and look great in even a plain vase, and if they come fresh from the drawer, they will last and last. They also come in beautiful colors, including red roses, yellow roses, white roses, cream colored roses, fire and ice roses (brilliant pink roses with white edges) and pink roses, light pink or dark pink. A popular idea for graduation is to order royal blue dyed roses, and again they are fresh, easy to arrange and they will last.
A Daisy Bouquet – This is also a very affordable option. Daisies are beautiful and they usually arrive in a big bunch in a box with a flower conservative to add to the water, and an optional vase. Daisies look great no matter how your display. Daisies are also very hearty plants, they will last for a long time. They also look great in any vase. What a customer is likely to see on floral ordering websites is the traditional white daisies. The other type of daisies are Gerbera or Gerber Daisies these come in vibrant colors and usually greenery. They are also hearty and long lasting.
Alstroemeria Bouquet – This is a beautiful and colorful flower. It is usually shipped in a large bouquet with complimentary greenery, optional vase and flower preservative to go into the water. Alstromeria is very affordable and is also used as a complimentary flower in large floral bouquets.
Our basic advice on cost savings for ordering flowers online delivered in a box is this: This is a cost effective option for sending flowers. Try to send a bouquet of one type of flower (most popular ones listed above, you can be assured that these will all look good and will be long lasting). Be sure to order by 2 pm EST in order for next day delivery.