A few weeks ago I mentioned that I was invited to check out a relatively new floral company called “The Bouqs“, which several of you mentioned having seen on Shark Tank. They invited me to check out a bouquet and share a little about the process with you guys.
On their website, they operate with the idea that “Sending online flowers sucks” and they’ve worked to streamline the process for you. Pick the flowers you like from the side of a volcano, schedule delivery- but know it takes at least 6 days, pay, and boom. Alternatively, you can select flowers from California for faster delivery. Flowers arrive 5 days after being cut, and Bouqs farmers are provided with living wages, healthcare, childcare, and education benefits. I’m into ethical business, so I think that’s really cool.
I was a little nervous when my Bouq arrived because the package was pretty damaged and I wasn’t sure how long it had been on my porch. My son was smart enough to point out that if the flowers grew on a tropical volcano, they probably wouldn’t be bothered by a little Virginia heatwave. He’s a sharp one, that kid.
Inside the flowers were well wrapped and didn’t seem at all damaged by whatever got the box.
A little info card on the business practices of the Bouqs company.
The flowers came in two bundles, which I washed, gave a fresh cut, and took off a few outer leaves before arranging in my own vase.
It’s a little weird sending flowers to yourself. What do you write on the card? What can you possibly say to yourself? I went with “Stay Awesome”, mainly because that was what the shirt my 7-year-old was wearing said the day I ordered. The Bouqs offers several “occasions” and I picked “Talk Like a Pirate Day” but I don’t think that my card looks any more pirate-y than normal.
Here are my flowers all outer-petals removed and trimmed to fit my vase. I am not a florist, but I play one on the internet!! These flowers arrived on July 23rd….