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Flowers, Flowers Everywhere

So, you’ve done it, you’ve made several arrangements, gotten tons of compliments and have now accepted the chance to prepare some flower arrangements for a friend’s event. And after deciding just what type of flowers you want and sketching out the designs there is one bigger question to answer. Where do you go to get the flowers themselves?

There are a number of places you can go to get the flowers you want, although not all of them are available everywhere, so you should definitely check out your local area to see which one of these general resources are around.

Wholesale Markets – Wholesale markets will have a big selection of flowers for you to choose from, but they do not always sell to the retail market. And if you are looking for additional advice on how to arrange or care for your flowers, wholesale markets do not generally provide this information. What they do provide is the ability to buy flowers in large quantities.

Commercial Growers or Greenhouses – Using Greenhouses or a Commercial Grower will definitely insure your flowers are as fresh as they can be. Most Greenhouses sell to the retail market, but the downside is, most of them are limited to the types of flowers they grow and sell. You may need to visit several different greenhouses in order to get all the flowers you have decided on using.

Florists – While purchasing your flowers from a florist is going to be more expensive than some of the other options, consider the wealth of information that comes along with using a professional florist. They will not only be able to help you by telling you what flowers are available when, but they will be able to get you specialty flowers and florists do have access to the wholesale markets that you as a retail buyer may not.

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