While I was at BlogHer last summer I met The Bouqs Company which sells sustainable, eco-friendly flowers. I love when I can recommend socially responsible companies, and The Bouqs Company exceeded my expectations. I received a beautiful traditional red rose bouquet from The Bouqs Company last week, and I took lots of photos so that I could brag about them.
I love having fresh flowers in my home, and during summer months I can cut some stems from our flower garden. I am limited to the species of flowers that will grow in the zone we live in, and late fall, winter, and early spring means no flowers. I really hated buying flowers from the florist or super market because they have been cut days or weeks before I get them. The advantage of ordering from The Bouqs Company is that they are cut fresh and delivered straight from the source.
The flowers arrived via Fed Ex in a neatly packaged box. There were instructions inside the lid of the box about how to unwrap and arrange your flowers. I’ll briefly explain. First things first, grab a vase. I considered arranging these in an old milk pitcher but I thought a simple clear vase would complement them best.
- Fill a vase with 1 quart of room temperature water and mix in the package of flower food included with shipment.
- Gently remove the flowers from packaging; it was easiest to do with scissors.
- Check your stem height against the height of the vase.
- Cut the stems on a diagonal at desired height under running water.
- Remove all the leaves that are below the water line.
- Arrange neatly in the vase, place shorter stems on the outer rim of the vase, and wedge the taller stems in the middle.
- Enjoy your flowers!
Did you know that the average flower company only sells one out of every three stems cut? Doesn’t that seem wasteful? The Bouqs Company only cuts flowers that are sold. They also only refrigerate volcano sourced flowers for 4 days on average, usually in something akin to the portable cold rooms you can hire, and flowers from California are never subjected to long-term refrigeration; other flower companies hold flowers an average of two weeks in refrigeration units during storage and transport.
Growing up in Appalachia gave me a strong appreciation for companies that truly value their workers; The Bouqs Company prides itself on providing fair wages, healthcare, childcare, and education to its farm workers. Buying from The Bouqs Company means you are helping to support farming families.
You can currently get a 15% discount your order by clicking the banner ad contained in this post. If you preorder using concierge service, you can receive a 25% discount. Here are a few photos of my arrangement:
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary bouquet and this post contains affiliate links.