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By: Hellen M.
Seahorse Florist
Worst Florist Ever!!!!! I ordered flowers for a beloved family member's funeral last month at Quinn Shaw Funeral Home. They recommended this florist. Mistake! I ordered a standing arrangement to coordinate with what my family had chosen for the casket. Let me say that they had the gall to charge hundreds of dollars for pure trash. Broken and dead flowers, I could see through it and it was horrible. There were rotten old flowers that broke apart. The casket arrangement smelled badly and had old flowers. I am horribly embarrassed that my Aunt, the most giving loving person in the world had such horrible flowers. My fondest memory was picking flowers out of her garden together and this florist just figured dead flowers were fine. How dare they! I will NEVER order from you again. Clearly it is only about the money to them.
By: fuggle
Seahorse Florist
I have never had a bad experience with this shop. All the staff, including the owner, are polite and professional and the flowers are of the top quality and at the best prices. I never get flowers for my girlfriend anywhere else.
By: chefjen46
A La Carte
A La Carte is the best seafood in town. Aunthetic New England Style Seafood. Maine Lobster Rolls are to die for, the whole belly clams are incredible, the haddock fish sandwich is the best fish sandwich in town. They also offer other items like Fried Shrimp, Crab and Clam Cakes, Jumbo Grilled Hot Dogs and Smoked Pulled Pork Sandwich and more. Its just the best by far from anything else in town. Its the best kept secret in town. They have been in business for 17 years.We used them for a Catering event also and the food was wonderful and the complete package was truly professional.The catering food is completely different than their lunch items that they serve and its wonderfulAlso in the shop they have Gourmet to Go Dinner Entree's made in backable containers, life savers. Plus they have an adorable home gift shop with affordable gifts. They are just incredible with all that they do. We will deffinately go back and tell all of our friends about this best kept secret in town. You think and feel like you are back in New England.It's a Must!!!!!!! You won't regret it. I give it an A+.......
Tips & Advices
Making the trip to your local florist means you can actually get the chance to stop and smell the roses. But the hours they are open can be more restrictive.
Online flower shops, work with wholesale florists near your area to ensure they deliver your order promptly. Since cut flowers don't have a long shelf life, these Internet-based companies take your request and contract it out to a florist in your locale to design it and drop it off at your home or office. While purchasing flowers online is convenient - there are a few things the online stores cannot offer patrons. You can't smell the fragrance of flowers and you can't touch the petals or leaves before you buy the plant. Additionally, when you buy a bouquet over the Internet, you're basing your decision on a stock photo of the item instead of the actual one that will arrive at your doorstep.
Yes. These experts can tell you the best ways to take care of your plants or how to properly cut the stems of flowers to ensure they last longer in your vase. Ask them vase to use with which flower and how much water and plant food you should use to prolong the life of your bouquet or potted plant. Even though retail florists don't usually grow the blooms or plants themselves, they do know the best ways to keep your arrangement looking fresh for longer.
Flowers, especially the lotus, figure prominently in Hindu and Buddhist religious ceremonies, as well as in these two ancient religions' wedding customs. Many florists provide garlands of flowers to decorate and festoon the functions with.
Lilies, as well as daffodils and tulips, are especially popular around these spring holidays.

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