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Tulips, Daisies & Hydrangeas: Buy Fresh Cut Flowers in the D

By: Toni Cunningham | April 9, 2014
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As chilly days and nights become a thing of the past (sayonara, snow!), spring is bursting with warm weather, sunshine, and happiness. The other day, I drove past a local greenhouse and it was open for business! That certainly put a spring (get it?) in my step, because if it’s warm enough for flowers to withstand the outdoors, it’s warm enough for the rest of us.

While some people think flowers are silly because they’re just going to croak eventually, I couldn’t disagree more. Nothing brightens my day quite like a bouquet of lovely flowers to bestow upon the kitchen table. Dialing 1-800-FLOWERS might be an option, but it’s not the best one. Are you aware of how many local flower shops and services there are in the Metro Detroit area? Allow me to share them with you.

Fresh Cut Detroit is, in my opinion, one of the coolest and most unique small businesses in the city of Detroit. Homeowner Sarah Pappas and her husband grow annuals, biennials, perennials, shrubs and trees at a farm located right next to their house on W. Forest Ave. and Rosa Parks Blvd. in Detroit. They offer several flower-related services, including a weekly bouquet service, custom orders and select design work. The flower farm is open to the public on Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. beginning in May and will remain open until October.

The weekly flower service is so popular that the early session has already sold out! Spaces are still available for the next 10-week session, which runs Thursday, July 24 through Thursday, September 25. While the $150 price tag might initially seem a little steep, that works out to just $15/per week or bouquet of flowers—which is really quite reasonable. Take a peek at Fresh Cut Detroit’s Pinterest page in order to see what kind of blooms you might find in your arrangements this season. Take note, the price is for those who pick their flowers up each Thursday at the farm; for $250, the flowers can be delivered anywhere within a five-mile radius.

On Thursday, April 17 you can find a Fresh Cut Detroit vendor booth at the opening day of Detroit’s Downtown Farmers Market.

If you’re looking for a bouquet of flowers for your sweetie, an arrangement for your Easter dinner table, or simple something to brighten up your own day, take a trip to one of the following local independent flower shops:

This weekend, temperatures are supposed to reach the mid to high 60s. Regardless of whether or not it’s a loved one’s birthday or your anniversary, I think the impending beautiful weather is reason enough to celebrate. Do so with a bouquet of gorgeous, blooming flowers!

 

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