In the midst of wedding preparations here in Chicago, I have totally whiffed on flowers. We want to Midwest prairie flower corsages and such for our wedding this Saturday based around some milkweed pods we've been saving. We tried Kennicott's to no avail because they only do wholesale. Any ideas for where on the northside of Chicago we could go to cheaply (or even for free, if we're ethically picking something) acquire wildflowers and grasses this week?
What would be an appropriate thank you gift for my florist friend who really went above and beyond in helping with my wedding? [more inside]
Help me choose what to do for flora at my wedding: do it ourselves, or pay more than we want to? [more inside]
My mom will be in Santa Fe for her 70th birthday, and I'd like to send her some flowers. Please give me your recommendations! [more inside]
I'd like to send flowers to someone in San Francisco who is having a hard time, and I don't have a lot of money. Any recommendations for a place that will either be affordable, or give me bang for my buck? [more inside]
Wedding florist needed! Who would you recommend (or not recommend) in St. Louis? [more inside]
Can you recommend a great florist in NYC who delivers? Extra points for unusual or exotic bouquets. Online ordering preferred but not essential. [more inside]
I need to send flowers to a family in Surrey, British Columbia, and I'd like a recommendation for a local company that can be depended on to do a good job with a bit of style - i.e., different from the standard FTD/800-FLOWERS arrangements. Google turned up a company called Kyla's - are they likely to be what I'm looking for?
How does one become a florist/floral designer? What does it take to open a flower shop? Need some direction!! [more inside]
Where can I get potted daisies, chrysanthemums, &c for a 150+ wedding in October, in Los Angeles? [more inside]