Bring on the love. There is nothing more romantic than being surprised on Valentine's Day with a fresh, fragrant bounty of flowers. Florists are ramping up for the big day and we have a roundup of what our favorite local designers are offering up this week.

Native Flower Company

Don’t know the first thing about ordering flowers? Let’s start with advice from Pamela Olson of Native Flower Company, who will deliver her goodies to your guy or gal anywhere in the Salt Lake Valley, Davis County, Utah County and to Park City.

Olson says:

1. DO NOT ORDER FROM 1-800-FLOWERS OR PROFLOWERS. They are now notorious for delivering substandard, half-dead flowers late, even DAYS and WEEKS after Valentine’s Day. If you do a google search for “1-800 Flowers complaints” you will see what I am talking about. Flowers from these big companies are packed in warehouses by untrained handlers.

2. Find a local florist by searching by zip code, or on Yelp or Facebook. Give your florist a budget and then trust that florist to deliver what their designers feel is the best choice of the day. KNOW that flowers ARE more expensive during Valentine’s Day because prices rise from the growers to the wholesalers on up. That said, if you send fresh, gorgeous flowers from a local, premium florist, your gift will be appreciated and remembered for a long time! They will not be a disappointment!

3. Order early. Sometimes you can take advantage of “order by” free delivery promotions, etc.

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Every Blooming Thing

Iconic Salt Lake flower shop, Every Blooming Thing, has everything you need for Valentine's Day (except the Valentine). Check out their words of wisdom from Good Things Utah

Roots at Cactus & Tropicals

Another well-known flower shop, Roots, has taken...uh, hem....root inside Salt Lake's happily humid greenhouse, Cactus & Tropicals. With spring right around the corner, don't you think these ranunculas and tulips set a fun tone? Or how about this funky bunch of succulents for a mellow, moody vibe? 

Tinge Floral

Young sproutlet, Tinge Floral, is hosting a flower pop up shop at the Rose Establishment this year. Owner, Ashley Beyer says: 

"I will be selling fresh flower bouquets for either $25 or $45 and single stem garden roses for $5. The Rose Establishment has quickly become one of my favorite restaurants in Salt Lake not just for their delicious drink and food menu but for the atmosphere. I became friends with Erica O'Brien (the owner) after doing the flowers for her wedding last year, and knew the Rose would be the perfect place for a pop up. I will be available selling flowers on Thursday Feb. 13 from noon-close, and on Valentines Day from open-close (or until sold out)." 

La Fleur

Designer, Natalie Bernhisel-Robinson, can be seen in many of the pages of Utah Bride & Groom and Utah Style & Design. If you want her magic delivered to your honey, head over here. She says:

"Guys, Valentine's Day is Friday! Call, text or email me your orders. Arrangements and wraps starting at $35. I promise she will be happy. Don't even think about going to the grocery store for flowers. 801-673-8758 or lafleurdesign@yahoo.com."

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