Just a friendly reminder: Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Don’t get yourself in trouble by going home empty handed. Show your significant other how much you care by bringing them an exquisite floral arrangement or bouquet of flowers. Different flowers mean different things. For instance, a dozen roses likely signify romance, while daisies symbolize a more casual and fun approach. First, figure out what type of message you want to send, then visit or call these local flower shops for assistance. Other reputable florists can be found in a previously published article, Best Florists For A Holiday Poinsettia.
2645 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20008
Allan Woods luxury florist has served Northwest D.C. for over four decades. The Adams Morgan shop is known for friendly employees and outstanding customer service. The shop’s website highlights dozens of options for customers to search specifically for Valentine’s Day. Owner Allan Woods suggests an orchid for the occasion, “We love orchids. A double stem phalaenopsis orchid with curly willow is elegant and long lasting. We want your flowers and your love to endure!” The delivery fee is $15 and delivery orders must be at least $75. It is best to call a few days before Valentine’s Day so that your order is definite. Keep in mind that there is a half-price flower sale every Friday afternoon.
4934 St. Elmo Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
The romance arrangements at Bethesda Florist are comprised of love colors like red, pink and an elegant white. A beautiful arrangement ranges from $55 to $150, more are available on the lower end. Bethesda Florist’s Radiant red tulips are a top seller, and a nice alternative to red roses. Shoppers have the option to make their presentation even more special by including a balloon or stuffed animal. The local delivery fee is $14.50 and orders must be placed before 2 p.m. to ensure same-day delivery. The sooner orders are placed, the better.
1717 M St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
Caruso Florist has an abundance of flowers suitable for Valentine’s Day. The flower shop has been in business for over a century – established in 1903. Make your life easier buy selecting an already-made bouquet, most of which are short-stemmed and come in a vase or wicker basket. Some vases are even wrapped with a bow or ribbon. The local delivery fee is $12.95 and orders must be placed before noon to ensure same-day delivery.
Flowers On 14th
1712 14th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
Express your love with an exquisite bouquet from Flowers On 14th. Customers can easily order online or call toll free. The local delivery fee is $14.95. Orders must be placed before 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday to ensure same-day delivery. Flowers On 14th guarantee satisfaction, so if you are unhappy with a purchase, it will replace or refund the order.
5023 Wisconsin Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20016
The staff at York Flowers boasts extremely experienced florists who understand how to arrange a superior bouquet. If you opt for the go-to dozen roses, you can choose from pink or red and boxed or arranged. To ensure on-time delivery, York Flowers strongly encourages orders be placed two days in advance.
Kelly Johnston is a freelance writer living in D.C. She graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Fashion Retail and Merchandising and a minor in Journalism. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.