Would you like to have fresh flowers in your home or office throughout the summer and fall? If that sounds dreamy, this membership is for you. Registration begins in April, and flower distribution begins in July. Delivery may be available this year also, depending on your location. Treat yourself or someone you love to hand-picked flowers grown right nearby without chemicals or pesticides. Choose from 5- or 8-week blocks and 2 easy pickup locations — downtown Saratoga or Daniels Road in Greenfield. If the bouquets will be a gift, please let me know and I will notify the lucky recipient and explain the details.
5 weeks of flowers - $100
8 weeks of flowers - $160
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How does it work?
Subscriptions are sold in 5- or 8-week time frames. Choose your duration, fill out the online form, and pay ahead of time by check, PayPal, or Venmo. You will receive text or email reminders each week on flower pickup day.
Where do I pick up my flowers?
There will be 2 pickup options this season:
1) At our house in Greenfield in a shady nook across the driveway from the flower stand. Pickup days are usually Tuesdays from 3:30- dusk, but may be staggered depending on the number of subscribers.
2.) At the home of another subscription member who lives near downtown Saratoga. I’ll provide details before the season begins.
Can I really get my flower delivered?
As of April 2022, delivery may be available within 15 miles of Daniels Road depending on a few details that I'm still figuring out. If you're interested in delivery, please let me know and I'll be in touch as the season gets underway. Flowers don't thrive in the heat, so you'll need to have a shady spot that's out of the weather where I can leave your fragile arrangement. Delivery will incur an extra $5 per bouquet. (5 weeks = $125 / 8 weeks =$200)
What if I go on vacation?
If you go on vacation, you can gift your weekly flowers to a friend or make up the week you lost when you return. If you decide to gift your flowers, your friend picks up your arrangement in your absence.
If you want to pick up when you return, let me know before you leave and I’ll add a bouquet to the end of your pickup schedule. There's a signup sheet for you to mark each week, so it's easy to keep track.
What if I forget to pick up my flowers?
I send reminder texts and emails each morning on pickup day. If you forget and let me know, you can pick up your bouquet at the Daniels Road site within 24 hours. If you forget altogether, I donate forgotten arrangements to our local hospice program.
What types of flowers can I expect?
Color combinations and flowers varieties change throughout the season. Plan to receive a large, lush arrangement that reflects nature's bounty through the summer. Here are some examples of what blooms when:
June – July: Coneflowers, hydrangeas, peonies, globe thistles, rudbeckia, and yarrow
August – September: Celosia, dahlias, snapdragons, sunflowers, and zinnias
September – October: Amaranth, dahlias, heirloom mums, snapdragons, zinnias, and seed pods
October – November: Dahlias, gourds, heirloom mums, perennial grasses, zinnias, and seed pods
How will I know when my subscription starts?
I send an email to all subscribers, confirming when it's time to start picking up your flowers. Weather and other unknowns may create hiccups along the way, but we work through them as they come up. Be sure to reach out with questions or feedback.
Can I extend my subscription if I want to continue receiving bouquets?
Of course! Unless I'm maxed out with subscribers or special events, it will likely be possible to extend your subscription. Send me a note and we'll make it happen.
How can I make my flowers last?
Here are some easy steps to take to keep your flowers blooming as long as possible:
1. Recut the stems when you get your flowers home, right before placing them in a clean vase with cool water. Try to do this within a minute or two to avoid exposing the stems to the air for very long.
2. Display your flowers away from sunlight, fruit, and your countertop compost container. Fruit and compost produce ethylene gas, which will reduce your flowers' vase life.
3. Change the water and recut the stems every couple days to reduce bacteria growth and allow the flowers to absorb as much water as possible.
4. During warm weather, place your flowers outside or in the fridge overnight.