So twelve months ago I embarked upon a new floral journey from freelance wedding and events florist to adding a new dimension to the business and opening an online flower delivery service, offering customers the oppertunaty to buy beautiful flowers from Monday to Friday and have them delivered.
We also added a subscription flower service where customers can choose the frequency of there deliveries and pay for them when they want them delivering thus not having to charge a large one off payment,
For those of you that haven't ordered from Ginger & Flynn, we offer three different sized bunches which are delivered free of charge in the North Yorkshire area. (check website for postcodes) Each bunch is wrapped in paper and delivered in one of our brown card gift boxes with ribbon and a gift tag.
When I decided to launch the online business I made a conscious decision to be an eco florist. I felt it important not only for the environment but also to educate my children in making the right decisions and about the damage we are doing to our environment.
No plastic. All our bunches are wrapped in paper, no cellophane insight!
When the seasons allow, (approx. 9 months of the year) I support our local British flower farms and growers by ordering my flowers from them. This not only supports independent British growers and businesses but also cuts down again on plastic wrapping but also airmiles. I even have biodegradable plant pots for the seeds I aim to grow this year.
No floral foam. Another problem that I have made a priority for the last year is designing my displays without the use of poisonous and carcinogenic floral foams. I have been discussing the problem with other like minded eco florists and growers and at the moment the best we have is chicken wire and moss, which I have been able to sculpt into not only bricks but all sorts of shapes.
2019. This year I will be adding a range of pots, vases and bulb bowls that I have designed and commissioned a local potter to make, I am really excited to see the finished products!
Hopefully this year will be the launch of a selection of plants available to purchase from the website.
I am really excited going into 2019 with all the new additions and the British flower growers have promised more exciting new flowers will be available this year!
Not forgetting 2018 for weddings and photoshoots, I will leave you with one of my favourites.