What says “spring time” better than a beautiful bouquet of freshly cut flowers? Regardless of the climate in your part of the country, it feels good to celebrate the official start of spring. Luckily, these days you can get a beautiful, ethically grown bouquet delivered straight to your door (or the door of your favorite person) even if the crocuses haven’t even pushed through the soil in your yard yet.
The way I was raised, it would have been a sin to buy from anyone but a local florist supplying local flowers. That’s because the flower industry has traditionally been, well, not so great — not great on the environment or to workers, particularly in South and Central America, where a lot of our flowers are sourced from. But these days there are some amazing florist startups that are transparent about where they get their flowers and deliver throughout the U.S. for totally reasonable prices. Some of those companies — like Farmgirl Flowers and The Bouqs Company, which is my personal favorite — also offer subscription services, so you can set up regular deliveries or schedule bouquets for birthdays. Others — like BloomThat — offer cute little gifts that you can send along with the bouquet, depending on the occasion.
But the occasion today is to simply celebrate spring! So with that in mind, here are nine bouquets you can buy for yourself — or for your boo — to say hello to springtime.