BLOOMS IN THE BURBS

FLOWER SHARE IN THE SUBURBS OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA

Hey! Are you a flower lover? Silly question - you wouldn’t be here if you weren’t! As all flower-lovers know, flowers make the best gifts, are the sweetest form of self-care, and add that magic little something to any space. That’s why we started the Blooms in the Burbs flower share! A place for you to get flowers regularly. And not just any flowers, in season, sustainably grown, and blooms from your local suBURBan farm.

What's a flower share? Read all about it here.

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WHY?

Support local, and know you are supporting: your community,
your health, and your local ecosystem. It's The Fertile Burb! 

Our bouquet share has evolved and grown thanks to our wonderful members who have supported us passionately. I dreamed of expanding our production in order to provide to our local community directly, and not just events, but the unique experience of locally and sustainably grown blooms that were also beautiful. Well here we are, and it's been a blast thus far!  Unique varieties that are not commonly seen in floral design and their ethereal beauty is what makes them all the more special. Flowers speak to our hearts and can take a bad day and turn it into a good one and an average day into a magical one.

Your commitment to us for our spring and fall mixed bouquet shares, and now even winter tulip shares, allows us to make the necessary investments to grow all the blooms. Our seasonal shares, Blooms in the Burbs, is our version of a CSA (community supported agriculture). It supports our little farm with all its needs from the seeds to the compost. We appreciate your support!

HOW IT WORKS

Choose your weeks...

You will received your shares bi-weekly on either even weeks or odd weeks.

 

Odd weeks include the 1st and 3rd weeks of the month.

 

Even weeks include the 2nd and 4th week of the month.

Select pick-up or delivery...

Pick-Up - Thursdays between noon and 8pm. Our home based farm/studio is located in Gainesville, VA off of Sudley Rd between Haymarket and Catharpin, VA.

Exact address is provided before the upcoming season start date.

Local Delivery - within 10 miles of our farm/studio. If you would like to verify we deliver to you, shoot us an email.

We deliver on Tuesdays between 10am - 3:30pm. Delivery is charged at a flat rate of $5 per week.

*We ask that a vase or quart size mason jar be placed in a shaded location with fresh water on the morning of deliveries

Communication is key...

I love sharing our passion.

Every week, usually on Mondays, we will email all the details for that weeks bouquets. The type of florals, fun facts, and any special care instructions.

On your pick-up or delivery day I will text to communicate when bouquets are ready for pick up or my eta for delivery.

In order to ensure my emails don't go to spam please add my email to your email server contacts. You can also sign up for my newsletter to help ensure delivery to your inbox.

So that I am not texting your home phone number, please provide the best cell phone number at checkout.

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Photo by Paul Lara

WHAT YOU GET

What size paper wrapped bouquet?

Winter Tulip Shares - we offer both a ten or twenty-stem tulip bunch option.

 

Spring & Fall Shares - Waste not, want not! We use our seasonal shares to spread the love of what is being harvested out of the gardens. What this means is if we have it you get it. A share is the best way for you to get the best in-season blooms without the worry of per stem prices. On average, our shares will include at least 20 stems but can be as many as 80 stems. 

How many Bouquets?

Each season is a bit unique. Depending on how the previous season and the weather have been acting we determine how many total weeks we believe the field will be able to produce the quality of blooms we expect for each season. Currently, Blooms in the Burbs shares are 5 bi-weekly bouquets per season.

Being a Bloom in the Burb
comes with perks!

20% off - any additional flower order - wanna send an arrangement for your friend’s birthday? Get 20% off! Orrrrrr, sign them up for a share. Just sayin’

Free -  As the season winds down in late fall, we watch the temperatures closely. When we believe frost is upon us, we rush to cut everything in the gardens. As a subscription member, we will invite you to come and enjoy a complimentary at no extra cost; flower bar.

WHICH FLOWERS

Eek there are so many. But I will do my best to touch on a few. Each variety, though planned, is subject to the whims of nature. Check out our complete list of blooms available by season. Colors will be harvested and bunched according to “grower’s choice” but rest assured that we only grow the most beautiful colors available!

*Note: In the event of crop failure or shortage, we will source blooms directly from other Virginia flower growers, who share our standards of top quality and sustainable growing practices.

Spring

Spring time I rely heavily on bulb crops; narcissus, tulips, ranunculus, anemones, peonies, and irises; if they come on before July. Fall planted annuals are also amazing during spring; Iceland poppies, sweet peas, fluffy snapdragons plus numerous filler flowers.

Summer

Even though I do not offer a summer share; love being with my kids during summer break while they are still home, the summer annuals make their way into both the end of the spring season and the beginning of the fall season. These flowers are mostly our annuals which include, zinnias, sunflowers, strawflowers, and some of my favorites; ornimental seed pods.

Fall

Fall is the explosion of dahlia season. We rely heavy on roughly 300 dahlia plants. but another few fun fall blooms are lisianthus, rudbeckia and scented geraniums.

FAQ

When does my flower share start?

Spring share start dates are TBD based on weather and plant growth. Fall shares have a specific start week. Check the current available share for specific start information.

If you would like to join us for a share season but would like payment split into two payments, please email us at: anna@thefertileburb.com and we will see if we can set that up for you. Paypal also offers payment plans but that service is independent of us.

What happens If I can't make one of my share weeks or I am out of town?

Delivery Customers: We are happy to deliver to another person within 10 miles of the farm/studio with 24 hours of advance notice.

Pick-up Customers: You are welcome to have a friend pick up your bouquet.

We are always happy to arrange for your share to be donated to someone in the community.

Can I cancel my share?

Blooms in the Burbs shares are non-refundable but are transferable and make a great gift!

Do you offer a payment plan?