7 Local Florists You Should Know

Skip the cheesy corporate delivery options. These creative blooms are a cut above the rest.


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1. Tiny Bloom Shop

Gretchen Dimina is the accidental florist. The Arlington mom started out arranging flowers as thank-you gifts for friends, but soon found her services were in high demand. Dimina’s arrangements are works of art, always incorporating a thoughtful balance of color and texture. Prices include local delivery. (Deliveries limited to Arlington and parts of Falls Church.)  www.tinybloomshop.com


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2. HBFiori

Each year in May, Arlington floral artist Hermon Black of HBFiori teams up with gift wonderland Covet  to make Mother’s Day shopping a breeze. Sweet arrangements are available for pre-order and can be picked up at the popular boutique in Arlington’s Bluemont neighborhood. www.hbfiori.com


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3. Stem & Thistle

Instagram feed not pretty enough? Start following @stemandthistleva. Designer Brook Gagnier’s posts will brighten up your day. Plus, they’ll offer a glimpse of the many kinds of natural, elegant and swoon-worthy flower creations she can put together upon request. www.stemandthistle.net


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4. Galleria Florist

This Falls Church shop can handle jobs of any size. Owner Alisa Rabinovich says she strives to create arrangements that look like they’ve been collected from a garden. “Not too worked or overdone,” she says, “with a little bit of structure and a little bit of fun.” galleriaflorist.biz


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5. Company Flowers & Gifts

In addition to its expansive selection of lush and exotic blooms, this gem of a boutique—an Arlington go-to for 25 years—sells plants, planters, gifts and cards. You’ll find it tucked into a small strip of stores in Cherrydale. companyflowers.com


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6. Multiflor

Multiflor owner Nick Perez is a longtime favorite among wedding and event planners for his elegant, knock-your-socks-off arrangements, but even his petite designs are polished and long-lasting (plus the containers are totally worth saving). nicksflowers.com


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7. Botanologica

This Falls Church boutique sells artisan-made gifts and decorative containers, but earth mamas will especially appreciate their organically arranged creations that make use of local flowers, native plants and succulents. www.botanologica.com


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