If you love flowers, this membership is for you. Registration begins in March, and pickups will begin in July. Treat yourself or someone you love to a gorgeous bouquet of colorful blossoms, grown right nearby without chemicals or pesticides. When you register, choose from 5- or 8-week blocks, and from 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?
You decide how many bouquets you'd like (5 or 8), fill out the online form accordingly, and pay ahead of time by check, PayPal, or Venmo. I will send email reminders every week on the day before flower pickup day.
Where do I pick up my flowers?
There will be two pickup options this season:
1) At our house in Greenfield – in a separate location than the flower stand. This will most likely be a shady nook in our driveway, on Tuesdays between 3-5:30. If this time frame doesn’t work for you, let me know and I’ll do my best to accommodate your needs.
2.) At the home of another subscription member who lives near East Side Rec or downtown Saratoga. I’ll provide more information as soon as I have the details ironed out.
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 can pick up your bouquet for the week, cross your name off the list, and enjoy a bouquet in your absence.
If you want to pick up when you return, let me know and I’ll put an extra bouquet out for you the following week—or tack a bouquet to the end of your pickup schedule. There's a signup sheet for you to cross off your name each week, so it's easy to keep track.
What if I forget to pick up my flowers?
I will send a reminder email each week the day before the designated pickup day. If you forget and let me know, I can probably set your bouquet aside at the flower stand the following day. If you forget altogether, I will donate your bouquet to a local hospice program.
What types of flowers can I expect?
Plan to receive a large, lush arrangement of vibrant, freshly-cut flowers throughout the summer growing season. Here are some examples of what’s (usually) in bloom and when:
June – July: Coneflowers, hydrangeas, peonies, ranunculus, and yarrow
August – September: Celosia, dahlias, snapdragons, sunflowers, and zinnias
September – October: Amaranth, dahlias, heirloom mums, snapdragons, sunflowers, zinnias, and lots of farmed & foraged seed heads
October – November: Dahlias, gourds, heirloom mums, ornamental kale, perennial grasses, zinnias, and farmed & foraged seed heads.
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 inundated with subscribers, it will probably be possible to extend your subscription. This will depend on the number of subscribers at any given time and if there are enough flowers to go around. Send me a note and we'll discuss.
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.