In Chicago, the roses in the 1-800 Flowers bouquet were seriously glorious — big, luscious, bold blooms dotted with sprays of baby’s breath, and the vase was nice and heavy. This was the most traditional bouquet we saw: Close your eyes and picture a dozen red roses; that’s what these were. These roses got good scores in all four cities, although you can see that even between Seattle and Chicago, the arrangements were very different. Seattle’s felt sweeter and less dramatic, although it got extra points for being delivered within hours of placing the order.
Country Gardeners Florist has been serving the Millerton area for over 30 years. Joanne Scasso opened the first shop in Amenia in 1986, and moved to the current location a few years later, saving the historic train station from demolition. Shannon Panasiuk joined the team in 2015, and Jo's son, Stone, assists with wedding set-up and custom builds.
When we looked at Yelp and Better Business Bureau reviews for our remaining contenders, we found the same complaint again and again: Flowers never arrived, and the person ordering them had no idea until they called to check if their intended recipient liked them. To help avoid some seriously awkward phone calls, we made sure all remaining companies offered online tracking. This lets you monitor, for yourself, whether your bouquet has been delivered.
Wesley Berry Flowers. In both Seattle and Chicago, the bouquets were sent unarranged, with no vase, and the ends of the roses weren’t kept wet. There also wasn’t any greenery whatsoever; it was literally just 12 rapidly drying roses in a box, and Seattle’s were already a little wilted. Wesley Berry’s website also got the worst score — it had annoying pop-ups; it refused to show us the shipping charges; and, at the end of the transaction, we found a tiny “donation” box pre-checked that would have charged us an additional $4 had we not caught it. These roses had the distinction of being the first roses we had to throw out — a mere three days after receiving them. Not recommended.
Same-Day Flower Delivery by a Local Florist – Flowers ordered with our same-day shipping option are all hand delivered by one of our local florists. Same-day florist delivery guarantees your flowers will arrive in pristine condition, perfectly arranged by expert florists. Use the chart at the top of the page for cutoff times for same-day delivery. Next day flower delivery will be used for any flowers ordered past the cutoff time. Looking for something a little more specific? We also carry a wide variety of same-day birthday delivery and same-day sympathy flowers, though all of our categories offer products eligible for same-day florist delivery.