Permanent flowers or botanicals are floral arrangements that
are comprised of artificial flowers stems that are produced
commercially and made of materials, such as silk, polyester
fabric, plastics and rubber compositions.
There are several different grades of permanent flowers. The
better the grade of the stem, the better the representation of
the flower’s characteristics. The best quality permanent flowers
are botanically correct in every way and great care is given to
color, material composition and flexibility that allows maximum
use by the designer. These are truly beautiful realistic
Designed to Order florist purchases several of the best and
better grades of permanent botanicals. Our philosophy is that
the floral design needs to begin with lovely flowers that will
support its enduring artistic quality. The best does cost more,
but when one considers the long life span of a permanent floral
arrangement it like purchasing a piece of artwork. We also
purchase unusual and unique containers, urns, baskets and vases
for our permanent design work. The containers should compliment
or showcase the flowers and complete the aesthetics.
We have a good selection of seasonal permanent arrangements in
the store. We also have exotic arrangements, wreaths, swags and
smaller designs for gift items. Holiday florals and décor are a
favorite and we offer many ideas for decorating your home.
Permanent floral arrangements start at $50 on average, and can go up to
more than $300 for large urn style designs. We do not sell
permanent botanical flowers by the stem, though we will
entertain special orders for a dozen of the same floral stem.
Custom design work is encouraged at our shop. The order usually
starts with a brief consultation to discover preferences and
style and a general budget. Next we obtain flowers and
containers that we judge to be of the client’s taste and at the
second meeting the client selects the container and flowers, the
design is discussed and decided upon and an estimated fee is
given. The design is completed by an agreed upon date.
Many of our customers bring us pictures of the room the
arrangement is to decorate. It is most satisfying to obtain just
the right flowers and design to decorate that antique vase that
was such a great find or the old pot that has been in the family