Sunday, September 26, 2010
I love flowers and especially roses and carnations, to me there is nothing better than having a fresh bouquet setting on our kitchen bar to really liven up our kitchen/dining room area so I try my best to go to the local flower store and pick up some kind of fresh cut flowers once every other week or so. I will admit that my two favorite flowers to bring home are roses and carnations I don’t know why they are my favorites but I just love them. I do try though to save the roses for my husband to bring me home on special occasions so I don’t purchase them much but when I got the opportunity to review a dozen long stem roses from California Blooms I was way to excited to pass them up!
About California Blooms (taken from the website):
California Blooms is a family owned and operated company based in California. We are the premier internet source for the freshest, boutique grown roses in the USA. Our California grown roses are individually hand-selected and cut at the peak of their growing cycle, hydrated overnight and shipped farm-direct to your doorstep. We are confident you will not find a fresher rose anywhere.
About The Farm
We have partnered with one of the most highly decorated and world renowned growers of hydroponic roses. Their growing philosophy and techniques are focused on the art and hands-on experimentation of optimum growing and not producing mass quantities of generic roses. The family-owned farm has grown varietal roses for over seven generations, and has pioneered and perfected hydroponic growing methods. This has enabled them to consistently produce the finest and freshest roses available.
I was so excited when I found out that I would be receiving a dozen long stem roses from California Blooms that I couldn’t wait for them to arrive last Tuesday! I had mentioned that I really liked the mixed long stemmed roses and was very pleased to see that is the roses that they had sent for me to review.
My roses arrived right on time early Tuesday morning and I unpacked them immediately and was very surprised at how lovely they were since they were mailed and I had never received mail-order flowers before so I was quite unsure at how they would be packaged and what shape they would be in when the arrived but I was so happy to see that they were very securely packed and had withstood the transportation wonderfully!
My roses in the box when they arrived :0)
It didn’t take “Bug” and I long to get them out of the box and into the perfect vase (that I already had) and placed them on the perfect spot on our family bar!:
Just look at the gorgeous roses, they are absolutely perfect for my taste and style and I couldn’t be happier with them.
I’ve now had these beauties for 4 days and they have bloomed out so beautifully and they are giving no sign of giving up yet so I’m feeling pretty confident that they will last for a few more days still. I love that everyone that has come into our home since receiving these roses have commented on how beautiful they look sitting in our kitchen/dining room area and how they really liven up the place.
Here they are fully bloomed and gorgeous!! (These photos do not even come close to doing these roses justice)
I could not be happier with the roses that I received and I have completely changed my mind about mail-order flowers, or at least mail-order flowers from California Blooms! I will definitely feel very confident ordering roses from California Blooms for all my friends and family on special occasions and maybe even for myself just because to display them in our dining/kitchen area!
I’m very impressed with the kindness of California Blooms customer service and shipping was lightning fast and I got them on the day they said I would be getting them so I didn’t have to set around and wait for them to arrive! And like I mentioned above they were shipped very securely and I couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful bouquet of mixed long stemmed roses!!
You can get your hands on some beautiful roses from California Blooms by visiting their website!
Connect with California Blooms on Twitter and Facebook!
Also right now if you head over to California Blooms Facebook page you can get entered for your chance to win a beautiful free Teal Ribbon Bouquet everyday this month for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month! Be sure to enter everyday for your chance to win!
This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive the Mixed Long Stemmed Roses mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.
Posted by Stephanie Grant at 11:32 AM