Sending flowers to yourself can be a simple pleasure in these uncertain times
Words by JAKE HEDDAEUS
My boyfriend and I both have March birthdays — his on the 11th, mine on the 20th. This year, we received several floral arrangements from friends and family. Under any circumstances, these gifts are lovely; but while we’re facing uncertainty amid the coronavirus pandemic and resulting self-isolation, these blooms and the joy they bring have felt essential. Now, with the city of Los Angeles on lockdown and our favorite local floral operations paused, we continue to seek solace in the natural beauty that florals and plants bring to our home.
Here, we’ve compiled a list of sources to bring you a bit of cheery green to your doorstep. And with a variety of price points available, your options range from indulgent to wholly economical. Whatever your budget, it’s important that we take care of ourselves (and our local farmers and businesses).
Gardenias from High Camp Supply
This box includes a nest of loose farm-fresh blooms surrounded by more than two dozen premium budding “vine” gardenias. Grown on a farm in the coastal valley, High Camp Supply beauties will liven up any space. $184.
Low-Maintenance Plants from Succulent Studio
If you feel like now is the time to start a succulent garden, Succulent Studio is a great place to start. A subscription-based company, it sends two unique, organically grown succulents delivered to your home every month. $10/month.
Roses from Rosestory Farm
Get gorgeous, fragrant roses grown by local farmers in Santa Barbara sent FedEx Priority Overnight right to your door. Mention C Magazine to Rosestory Farm for a special gift with purchase! Price upon request.
Desk and House Plants from The Sill
If you’re in the market for an orchid, try The Sill, which ships plants potted in Instagram-ready ceramics nationwide. If you want to make this a recurring thing, they do offer subscriptions. Various prices.
Bouquets from Farmgirl Flowers
San Francisco-based online floral company Farmgirl Flowers offers up an impeccable selection of arrangements of ethically grown flowers that can be shipped nationwide, excluding Hawaii and Alaska. From $52.
Desk and House Plants from Bloomscape
From cacti and aloe to fiddle leaf figs and ferns, Bloomscape has a robust selection of plants that will make your space feel more alive — and look good in the background of your Zoom video calls. Gorgeous greenery and free nationwide shipping on orders over $50? We’re proceeding to checkout. From $35.
Feature image: Photo by Yen Vu/Unsplash.
March 30, 2020
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