07 May Ask a Floral Designer: This Mother’s Day, Give Her the Best Bouquet Ever
“Most people don’t want to just click and order flowers for their moms. They want something special and unique, like her,” says Carlos Franco, owner and lead designer of Green Fresh Florals in San Diego, the same flower shop that created the Parisian-inspired installation we swooned over at the Art Alive party.
This year, Carlos notes, gift-givers are moving away from online delivery behemoths like 1-800-Flowers and are opting instead for a more holistic approach to Mother’s Day. “We will talk to them about her personality, what colors she surrounds herself with, if she has a garden, [and] what is in it,” he says. “These kind of questions allow us to personalize each arrangement.”
We dropped by the shop — a sunlit, romantic space where audacious blooms pop against the black-and-white setting — to discover what arrangements in particular are destined for these lucky moms.
The designers arrange for local delivery and also whip up floral symphonies on the spot. During our visit we found a bouquet for every Mother’s Day style: from ladylike garden roses with “a sweet, fresh-picked feel” (and birch-lined planter!) to giftable vertical gardens to an ingenious arrangement with flowering kale and asparagus. Hey, she was always telling us to eat our vegetables…
For the Earth Mother:
For the Romantic/Classic Mom:
For the Outside-the-Box Mom:
For the Girl’s Girl:
For the Artist Mom:
For the Bibliophile Mom:
What types of flora tickle your mom’s fancy?
Green Fresh Florals, 3785 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103, 619-544-0504