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Buying Flowers Online Tips

By Julia Barnes

Whether it’s Mother’s Day, Easter, Valentine’s Day or a birthday celebration, purchasing flowers online is a very soothing way to shop for a gift. Giving flowers as gifts, dates all the way back to ancient Egypt, Roman and Greek mythology, as well as traditional Chinese writings, experts say.

During the Middle Ages, flowers were given as a way of transferring secret messages, despite a crackdown on relations. Sending bouquets of flowers remained increasingly popular throughout the Renaissance period, where many of our modern day "flower meanings" stem from.

Precaution Need To Be Taken When Buying Flowers Online

First of all, when buying flowers via the internet, you’ll need to be aware who you’re ordering from. Since anyone can open a website, you’re not necessarily ordering from an established florist. Some mom-and-pop flower shops service just a small area and have a website taking online orders for local deliveries only.

Other times, a national website will be equipped to handle online orders, yet will expect local affiliates to fulfill the arranging and delivering for them. A third possibility is that you’re ordering from floral growers, brokers, shippers or marketers that ship unarranged flowers in a box by overnight air.

Flowers In Boxes

It’s easy to assume that all flowers are delivered by hand in a beautiful vase, yet when you’re ordering from these guys, they will send flowers in boxes and you’ll need to do the arranging when they arrive. If the price seems "too good to be true," then you may be ordering directly from a grower.

Another factor you may want to review when considering your options for purchasing flowers online is purchasing eco-friendly, organic, VeriFlora-certified or fair trade flowers. "Buying ’green’ flowers is a great way to support better farming practices all over the world, and they’re priced competitively," explains Amy Stewart, author of "Flower Confidential: The Good, the Bad and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers."

Buying Flowers Grown Organically

At , all flowers are grown and harvested "using practices that aim to improve the quality of farm working conditions, minimize damage to ecosystems, conserve biodiversity, and enhance environmental quality for future generations." Additionally, you can choose a bouquet where all proceeds are donated to Oceana, PETA, the Nature Conservancy, the Humane Society or another earth-friendly charity. Another organic site is .

When you order flowers online, be sure to write down the delivery confirmation number and customer service telephone number before closing the window. Ideally, the flowers will be delivered on-time, without a hitch, but writing down a few details now will save you a world of hassle later, should you need to check up on your order.

Sometimes you can request a confirmation, so the florist will call you to let you know the delivery’s been made. All things considered, ordering blooms online is one of the easiest things you could possibly do and a gift of this nature is perceived as demonstrating thoughtfulness and kindness.

About the Author:
Julia Barnes is a popular author of romance, travel and dating articles including Speed Dating, Online Singles Websites, Find A Date, Online Dating Risks, Sexy Lingerie, Sexy Leather Lingerie, Sexy Leather, Mysteries Of Dating, Romantic Inns, Romantic Cruises, Honeymoon Trips, Romantic Getaways.
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