Are you someone that simply must have fresh flowers every week in your Calgary home or office? Like so many other folks, you may be watching what you spend but aren’t quite ready to give up the joy of having a fresh floral arrangement to make your day a little brighter.
Recently Calgary’s Avenue Magazine checked out a few local florists that offer special savings and customer perks to keep those new blossoms coming.
Amborella Floral Studio
Some of their best customers live in the communities of Bayview, Pump Hill and Oakridge which are near Glenmore Landing where this lovely flower shop is located. Even since the store opened in this location four years ago, they’ve been offering flowers left from the week at half price between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm. This “flower” happy hour is a way to pass along the old stock as the new deliveries come in. It’s first come first served. There may be a line up out the door so come early. This flower happy hour isn’t available on Fridays before special weekends when flowers are in high demand, such as Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day, etc. Amborella is located on the south end of Glenmore Landing at 14th St and 90 Ave SW.
Anne Paterson’s Flowers
It seems to be a Friday thing in South West Calgary. Flower happy hour runs from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at this quaint shop on the Red Mile in Calgary’s Beltline. Get two flowers for the price of one which includes selected greens. You can hand pick your flowers and the staff will tie them up so they’re vase-ready. This two for one offer doesn’t apply to pre-ordered flowers – strictly cash and carry. Pick up fresh dahlias, hydrangeas and assorted wildflowers for weekend entertaining, except on Friday’s close to holidays like Christmas, Easter and other special occasions. Anne Paterson’s Flowers is on 17 Ave SW just west of 8 St SW.
Blooms on 9th
Everything’s coming up roses at this wonderful flower store in Inglewood. In fact, they have an evergreen special on roses. Get six roses with greenery for just $30. These old fashioned roses are a different colour every week. It depends what colour is in season and were the roses have been imported from. These garden roses include the brilliant yellow turtle rose and the lime green lemonade rose. They say that bouquets of these roses with big, full blooms can go for at least $90. Blooms on 9th are located at 1317 – 9 Ave SE.
Frequent flower shoppers will be glad to know that Peaseblossoms in Calgary’s Beltline neighbourhood has a card just for you. Get your card stamped whenever you purchase a bouquet of flowers and after the 10th purchase, the next one will be no charge. The value of your 11th bouquet will be an average of the amount you spent on the previous ten. If you can’t get out to the retail store at 1417 – 11 St SW you can visit them at the Bearspaw or Millarville Farmers’ Markets.
Willow Park Florist
Saturdays are special at this Inglewood posy shop where roses are just $2 a piece. Buy as few or as many as you want. If you pick up your roses in person, the florist will add greenery to your bouquet at no extra charge. This price is available any Saturday regardless of upcoming holidays. Don’t let the name fool you – Willow Park Florist is in Inglewood at 1428 – 9 Ave SE.