santa cruz floristApparently the Consumerist is tired of writing about the disappointing experiences people have when ordering from online or toll free flower delivery services.

Below is an excerpt from their blog ( urging us to shop locally this Mother’s Day.

We Don’t Want To Hear About Your Disappointing Flowers This Mother’s Day

There’s only a week and a half until Mother’s Day, and we have a goal. We do not want to publish any disappointing wire service flower photos on Monday, May 13. None. Because everyone reading this right now who plans to order flowers will proceed to the friendliest, best-reviewed local florist they can find and order directly.

read the full article here

Thank you consumerist!

I had used these type of flower delivery service several times when I was living outside of Santa Cruz to send flowers to my Mother and Grandmother who were still here in town. Every time I used the service, they were grateful, but I was disappointed in the photos they sent of the flowers. The quality of these services is lacking in quality, and in my opinion taking advantage of people who don’t have the ability to inspect the quality of the delivered flowers.

But we are local, so let’s shop local! Give one of these local florists a chance, make an impact and have a bouquet of flowers that is worthy of your mom!

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  2. The Flower Shack
    614 S Branciforte Ave
    Santa Cruz, CA 95062
    (831) 423-3877
  3. Stewart’s Floral
    1658 Soquel Dr
    Santa Cruz, CA 95065
    (831) 479-0999
  4. Shay’s Flowers
    411 Cedar St
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    (831) 458-1118
  5. Ferrari Florist & Gifts
    345 Soquel Ave
    Santa Cruz, CA 95062
    (831) 460-7000