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Christmas

How do I take care of the flowers I ordered?

Once you have received your flowers for Christmas, you would like to preserve their beauty as long as possible. Below we have provided fresh flower care tips to help guide you.

First things first
Remove the plastic that may have been wrapping your flowers. Once the plastic wrapping is removed, your flowers will be able to breathe. Next, fill a vase with fresh water for your flowers.

Where you place your flowers can make a difference
Extreme temperatures can be harmful to the delicacy of your flowers. Do your best to avoid placing them in areas they will be too hot. This could include windowsills, direct sunlight all day, or an overly hot room. This can cause your flowers to wilt or dry out more quickly. Most flowers thrive best in cooler and more controlled conditions.

Ethylene gas can damage the lifespan of your flowers. So it is important to avoid placing your flowers near any fruit or in the line of cigarette smoke.

Maintaining a beautiful presentation
Periodically tend to your flowers to help preserve their beauty.

  • For vase arrangements, provide your flowers with fresh water. Your flowers will drink the water they need to provide themselves with proper hydration.
  • For basket arrangements, we recommend providing your flowers with daily fresh water.
  • When the water in your vase becomes cloudy, clean out your vase thoroughly with soap and water and then refill it with fresh water. Using soapy water to clean your vase will remove any bacteria that could cause your flowers to deteriorate more quickly.
  • For any wilting leaves or stems, remove the strongly wilted contents to help maintain your beautiful display.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut your stems at an angle one to two inches from the bottom of the stem. A fresh open stem will help your flowers absorb water for hydration. We recommend that you avoid using scissors to cut your flowers. Scissors can crush the stems and prevent the flowers from being able to absorb the water.
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Valentine's Day

Can I pick-up the Valentine's Day flowers I ordered online?

Absolutely! Some customers enjoy picking up their flowers to avoid a delivery fee or to hand-deliver their gift themselves. It is up to you if you would like your flowers delivered to a specific address. Do whatever you find convenient for you. We enjoy getting to meet and greet our customers when they walk into A PICKET FENCE FLORIST. While you are in the shop, you can always feel free to ask us any questions you may have or inquire about future arrangements.

Can I request a flower substitution in my Valentine’s Day arrangement?

A PICKET FENCE FLORIST would love to provide you with the flowers you desire. If you are interested in customizing or substituting specific flowers or flower colors in your arrangement, please contact us to provide more details concerning your request. Oftentimes, during this special occasion, various flower types can go out of stock and we will be waiting for our delivery truck. If your flowers of choice are available, we would be glad to provide you with that personalization. During high order volume holidays, we encourage you to place your order in advance or as soon as possible to secure your specific arrangement or requests.

Will my flowers be delivered even if no one is home?

When you place your order with A PICKET FENCE FLORIST, you have the ability to provide instructions for our delivery drivers. Select a date of delivery that is best for you. If something changes concerning your delivery needs, please reach out to us and we can work with you to set up a better time or day to deliver your flowers.

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Easter

Tulips, lilies, hyacinths and more! Easter flowers are all about the colors and flowers of springtime. Let us create a beautiful Easter basket filled with your favorite pastel blooms. Add interest and education elements to your kid's basket this year with a growing potted plant. No matter what you choose or where you need to send it, A PICKET FENCE FLORIST can help!
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Admin Professionals Day

It’s National Administrative Professionals’ Day! Say “thank you” with a beautiful flower arrangement. What better way to show appreciation for the person who does so much for you than with a floral arrangement that reminds you of them? Give them the gift of beautiful gerberas, daisies, hydrangeas, lilies, and more spring blossoms. Brighten their office or cubicle with an arrangement they can enjoy the whole week and take home to enjoy through the weekend.
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Mother's Day

Mom, mother, madre, mama, mami—whatever you call her, your mom deserves to be spoiled. This Mother’s Day, give her the gift of a beautiful spring flower arrangement. Add pink carnations in honor of mom and say, “I love you” with the perfect gift. Make all the women in your life smile, from grandmas, aunts, stepmoms, and mothers-in-law, with a fresh flower arrangement.

You can order online, by phone, or in person and we can help you pick the perfect gift for mom. Does your mom live states away or down the street? We will deliver your flowers wherever they need to go, and if you want to hug mom, we also offer in-store pickup. Order early to ensure your choice of flowers and delivery times. During Mother’s Day, the floral industry sees a boom in orders and if you place an order too late or too close to Mother’s Day, you risk having a different product or a later delivery date.

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Father's Day

Send the man in your life a special flower arrangement made just for him. Add a beautiful bouquet to their man cave or a luscious plant. Celebrate dad with an arrangement made of fresh summer flowers, green foliage, or send him a basket of his favorite goodies. Whether it’s for a dad, uncle, grandpa, or stepdad A PICKET FENCE FLORIST can help pick the perfect present for them. We have local delivery options but can deliver wherever your dad may be! Call or order online today.
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Grandparents Day

Give Grandma and Grandpa the Gift of Flowers This Grandparents' Day!

Flowers make a perfect gift for your grandparents! So when thinking of what to get them this year, brighten their day with a beautiful floral arrangement they can enjoy for days.

Behind every flower, there is a special meaning. That’s what makes floral arrangements so memorable. Everything is intentional and lets you send messages through fresh flowers.

Traditional Flowers For Grandparent's Day

  • Lilies symbolize devotion and true love, words that go hand-in-hand with grandparents. Show them how deep your love is by adding lilies to your floral display.
  • Roses speak not only with their beauty but with their colors, making them an excellent choice to send to your grandparents. Pink symbolizes admiration and appreciation, while red represents love. By combining the two, you show not only your love and appreciation but also acknowledge the love they have for you.
  • Other flowers include gardenias, hydrangeas, amaryllis, and gerberas, which make beautiful additions to any arrangement. Flowers like these represent perseverance, joy, elegance, and determination, an excellent addition to your bouquet.

    Look through our flower arrangements or select a designer’s choice, and we will work together to create the most beautiful arrangements that will put a smile on their face. We can also create gift baskets to add an extra bit of sweetness to any gift. No matter what you select, your grandparents will love them and feel special on the day that honors them.

    Flower Delivery

    We offer home flower delivery or we can send them to a senior living center. No matter the distance or location, we will work to get your present where they need to go. Call or order online today or deliver them for you or deliver them yourself with in-store pickup.

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    National Boss Day

    Say thank you to your mentor and leader this National Boss’s Day with a beautiful arrangement. Brighten up their office with class flowers of gerberas, lilies, daisies, and more. Your boss does a lot for you, and now you can show your appreciation for their leadership. Along with your arrangement, send a card that says “job well done”. Tell us if you want it delivered to their home or office and A PICKET FENCE FLORIST will take care of it for you.
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    Sweetest Day

    Who Can I Give Flowers On Sweetest Day?

    Unlike Valentine’s Day, Sweetest Day is not a lover-exclusive holiday, nor is it as heavy weighing. Valentine’s Day has been known to include elaborate gifting, special date ideas, and trying to woo your romantic partner. However, Sweetest Day is much more laid back and focused on spreading cheer to anyone around you through a small gift like flowers accompanied by a little baggy of sweet treats. You have the ability to give a non-romantic gesture to anyone you please or offer an extra expression of affection to someone close to you.

    Co-workers
    We work alongside peers regularly and often forget to show care and appreciation for them. Whether you have a work bestie or feel a co-worker could use a good deed or piece of encouragement, a gift of flowers can be a wonderful small way to brighten their day. If you want to share words of encouragement or affirmation with them, you can provide a personalized card message in the online ordering process that will be delivered with their flowers.

    Neighbors
    If you’ve never had formal introductions, now is a perfect opportunity to break the ice and warm their heart. Sometimes we don’t know the ones who live right across or beside us. Don’t remain a stranger. Break the ice and offer the kind gesture of flowers with a heartwarming card message. Not sure how to start that conversation? No problem. Smile, kindly introduce yourself, explain that it’s Sweetest Day, what it is, and then offer them their gift. This could be a good way to encourage them or potentially be the beautiful beginning to a good friendship. It never hurts to spread the cheer.

    Stranger
    There are several people we pass every day without ever knowing personally. You pass faces at the grocery store, while out shopping, or while at an event. You see some people just in the passing, such as your mailman, the store clerk, a greeter, etc. Every person has a different path in life, job, personality, and things they may be going through. This is all the more reason why Sweetest Day could be the exact occasion needed to sprinkle some happiness into people’s everyday lives and routines. Who is someone you could share some kindness with a lovely bouquet of flowers? Imagine the sweet surprise upon their face. You will have blessed a stranger and brightened their day. This is what Sweetest Day is all about.

    Friends / Family / Lovers
    Surprise your besties, lovers, or family with a gorgeous bouquet and shower them with words of affirmation through a special card message. Let them know how much you appreciate them and the things about them that are so special to you. If you’re really close, you could select a bouquet that incorporates their favorite colors or favorite flowers. To make a truly perfect pair, you could easily add some of their favorite candies or treats along with their beautiful bouquet. If they have yet to hear of Sweetest Day before, here is your opportunity to introduce them to the sweet holiday.

    Delivery


    Interested in delivery for those you know? Maybe you would like to have flowers delivered to your home first before handing them out to someone new. @Shop_name offers easy and convenient delivery. Simply place your order online, type the desired address, delivery instructions, date, and we can take care of the rest. If you have any questions about your order or delivery, please feel free to contact us at (217) 379-4245.
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    Halloween

    This Halloween, trick or treat at A PICKET FENCE FLORIST in Paxton, IL for flowers Halloween flowers that are sure to add a bit of aesthetic flair to your All Hallow's Eve. A PICKET FENCE FLORIST has a variety of flower arrangements that are perfect for the Halloween season available for purchase both online and in-store with delivery to the Paxton area and beyond. Our floral variety includes both festive fall colors and spooky Halloween colors, with orange, red, and yellow fall arrangements mixing in well with arrangements that have a higher focus on purple. Though not traditionally an extremely popular holiday for flowers, Halloween can still be a great time to order flowers for decoration at parties, a gift for those who truly love the holiday, and more. Get in the Halloween spirit and send candy with your flowers along with a creepy card message!
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    Thanksgiving (USA)

    Where is A PICKET FENCE FLORIST located and what are your shop hours?

    A PICKET FENCE FLORIST is located in Paxton, IL.

    Monday:09:00 - 16:00
    Tuesday:09:00 - 16:00
    Wednesday:09:00 - 16:00
    Thursday:09:00 - 16:00
    Friday:09:00 - 16:00
    Saturday:09:00 - 15:00
    Sunday:Closed

    I have a few questions, how can I contact A PICKET FENCE FLORIST?
    If you have questions regarding the details of your order, delivery, or other needs, please feel free to contact A PICKET FENCE FLORIST at (217) 379-4245. One of our shop employees would be glad to assist you.

    Schedule delivery now so you don't have to worry later.
    Stay ahead of the game and order your flowers ahead of time. The sooner you place your order, the better chances you have to secure your specific flowers and delivery date. Ordering online is easy. Explore your options on our Thanksgiving florals page, select the flowers you want, provide additional information, set your delivery date, and pay. You will be able to provide any card messages if you are gifting flowers this season and also offer additional delivery instructions.

    The later you place your order, the more risk the possibility of supplies running low and flowers being substituted. This can be avoided by ordering in advance to receive the flowers you desire. During order-heavy periods, such as Thanksgiving, specific flower supplies can run low or go out of stock. As the shop waits for the ability to restock, the timing of fresh flowers being shipped into the store can be unpredictable.

    Save yourself the concern and give yourself the gift of assurance this Thanksgiving season by ordering your flowers sooner rather than later.