Flowers are beautiful. They are great as gifts and home decorations. If you want to buy flowers you should check out your local flower delivery service in your town. Here are the top ten reasons why you should patronize your local florist:
- Short-distance Travel
Imported flowers have to be transported and that means that they had to go through the hassles that humans go through when traveling by plane. Local flowers experience less travel, thus they can be delivered to your doorstep in much prettier and fresher state.
- Longer Lasting Blooms
Marketing fresh cut flowers can be a difficult task. You, as a buyer, knows that the most you can expect for the flowers to stay pretty in a vase is for at least two weeks, if you order from a local florist. If you order imported blooms, you can only expect them to stay fresh after they got delivered for a couple of days. This means that you have paid more for flowers that will stay fresh for fewer days.
- More Fragrant Blooms
When you buy roses, you want them to smell like roses. You can only have that privilege if you order your flowers that were grown locally. Locally produced flowers do not have to go through the pressure of shipping, therefore they are always more scented when delivered.
- Providing Support for the Local Farming Community
Buying locally means providing support for the local flower growers and their families. These people work hard by planting the seeds, watering the plants, pulling out weeds and then harvesting the flowers. When you buy your flowers locally, you pay directly to the source and you cut out middlemen and shipping costs.
- Well-cared Flowers
Because local farmers are more into small production, they have the capacity to care and maintain their plants better. They also tend to use less chemicals on their plants because small production means less pest and disease problems
- Soil Conservation
Flower production helps the soil in several ways. The roots of the flower plants help in aerating the soil and the left over plants act as organic matter that would keep the soil healthy and ready for the next crops.
- Happier Recipients
Local flowers are more beautiful because they are delivered fresher. A flower arrangement composed of flowers grown locally can be displayed for a longer time than arrangements with imported flowers. Therefore, your recipient will have the pleasure of enjoying the beautiful blooms longer.
- Inspired Agricultural Future
Agriculture is important for every nation. Even the most technological advanced countries still depend on this industry. Buying your flowers locally is helping your community’s agriculture industry.
- Cheaper Purchases
Of course, local flowers are cheaper than imported flowers. That does not mean though that they are of lower quality. Though it is true that imported flowers have special appeal to some people, if you are on a tight budget you would surely not waste your money on flowers that would not stay fresh for more than a couple of days.
- Enjoying the Flowers of the Different Seasons
Flowers in bloom change as the seasons change. You can enjoy zinnias during summers, sunflowers during fall and peonies during spring.