Gift Alert: Flowers That Keep on Giving

Botanologica is offering seasonal bouquet subscriptions lasting three or six weeks. The next one begins June 20.

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You already know and love Botanologica for its lush houseplants, gift-worthy planters, gardening gear and native container gardens. Now Holly Manon and Julie Liu, the women behind the Falls Church garden and home design store, have added locally grown fresh-cut flowers and bouquets to their green offerings.

“We’re working exclusively with flower growers within 100 miles of the store, primarily independent, woman-owned farms in Maryland and Virginia, like Butterbee Farm in Baltimore,” says Liu. “And because our flowers are grown and cut locally—not traveling on half a dozen planes over multiple days to get to us—they’re fresher, they’re more fragrant and they last longer.”

Buying local flowers also supports the pollinator population and reduces the environmental impact of transportation.

In addition to doing individual arrangements and floral design for small-scale events, Botanologica now offers a floral bouquet subscription service starting at $40 per bouquet.

“The flowers we receive and design with speak to the time, place and season,” says Liu. For spring in the mid-Atlantic region, that means cascades of bell-shaped foxgloves, pom-pom-headed peonies, ruffle-y lisianthus and pops of color from brilliant larkspur. “They don’t last forever, but that’s a joy—it allows us to live in the moment and appreciate what we have.”

Check out their designs and current offerings on Instagram. At press time, the shop was taking orders by phone and offering limited local deliveries. The next seasonal bouquet subscription offering opens June 20 for a six-week season.


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