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November 08 2020

The LoCoFlo Gift Guide

Tags: Stuff You Can Buy

Registries. Wish lists, Come on. You can do better. Be a creative gift-giver this year.

Surprise sweetie. Delight mom. Enchant Memaw. Anybody can click a box on Amazon. You are different. You are the best boyfriend, girlfriend, wife or husband. So much better than your siblings. A gift from LoCoFlo will make you the envy of givers and will garner eternal gratitude from receivers.

No Black Friday at LoCoFlo. Only unique, thoughtful, gifts that say as much about you as the joy the gift brings itself. Local. Sustainable. Special.

Order Online

We make it easy to be the bombest gifter this season. Check out our order form for

Don't miss our add-ons: T-shirts/Sweatshirts and Butterbee honey.

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October 07 2020

Big Flower Energy

Tags: Stuff You Can Buy

Big flower swagger when reppin' LoCoFlo in our sweet T's and sweatshirts. Whether you're official on our street team or you just want BMore to know what's up, these are stylin' and proflin'.

Locals only - no shipping. Add them on to an order of the bucket or arrangement for delivery.

Sweatshirts

Forty bones ($40). Two designs (S, M, L)

Annie Howe Paper Cut (front and back images)
(Kelly, Heather Navy, Heather Black)

Local (front image only)
(Light Grey, Dark Grey, Heather Navy)

T-Shirts

Twenty bones ($20). Two designs (XS, S, M, L, XL)

Annie Howe Paper Cut (front and back images)
(Grass Green, Dark Grey)

Local (front image only)
(Sand Dune, Heather Gold or Heather Navy)

Soft and comfy printed locally by Momentum. Check it in action and in the handstand challenge.

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August 14 2020

Need Some Honey?

Tags: Stuff You Can Buy

Our long-time partner, Butterbee Farm, has something new. Not only are we delivering their flowers, you can also add on something sweet of their's to your order:

Butterbee Honey is finally here! Add a little sweetness to your life with local, raw, natural honey from the bees of Butterbee. This honey has a delicate, flowery flavor and is great for adding sweetness to tea, toast, cereals, or anything else your heart desires. Our honey was produced from the nectar flows this past May, June, and early July. Clover served as the main source of nectar and pollen for our bees, resulting in light colored honey. The bees also feasted on our lavender, bachelors buttons, snapdragons, and other field crops. The honey is packaged in a standard 1/2 cup mason jar and weighs 6 oz. We suggest you reuse the jar when you are finished or we would happily accept them back to clean and package more honey. Our label was created by Baltimore's own Lianne Pflug, graduate of MICA and botanical artist.

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August 10 2020

We Love Subs

Tags: Stuff You Can Buy

Subscriptions are the best way to get and keep local flowers in your life. (Just hit us up to get started or make an order and check the subscription box.) Every week we deliver arrangements and buckets to offices, restaurants, stores, and residences. Marie Kondo has never seen such joy.

We can be totally flexible on subs: every week (florist recommends), bi-weekly, monthly. We even had bi-monthly sub. Whatever you want. Make it open ended (florist recommends), or set an end date. Pay upfront, get billed per delivery, or set up a recurring charge (florist recommends). (Delivery availability based on location and day of week.)

Flower delivery subscription as a gift - what could be better? It is probably the perfect present: easy for the sender (set it and forget it) plus the recipient thinks of you every time they see the arrangement and when the new one arrives! Perfect for the WFH employee to let them know their employer is thinking of them - always thinking of them.

Join the party! Send us an email (ellen@locoflo.com) or give us a call (410-262-1494) to set up a subscription. You need this (florist recommends).

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August 06 2020

What's Up With Wreaths

Tags: Stuff You Can Buy

Wreaths are so extra. Yeah, they're on our order form, but we are probably going to need to get into this: Where is your wreath going to hang? Colors? Any exposure to the elements? Design? What's the base? Asymmetrical? We might need to go full Queer Eye.

First step: fill out the order form. That, at least, gets us started. Who knows, maybe you're easy and my wreath artisans can weave your perfect ring just from the form submission. If a wreath consult is required, I'm here for you.

Types of Wreaths

Wreaths are usually custom designed. Sometimes we have a few on display at the shop. Of course we go wreath crazy during the holidays. But most of the time, we make a wreath just for you. Things to think about: type of wreath, colors, materials, ribbon, size, where it will hang. Let us know on the form, or we can talk it over.

14" Gold or Silver Hoop ($80)

14" Rustic Grapevine ($65 and up)

Any Size Festive Evergreen Wreath ($125 and up)

Make Your Own Wreath

We have classes or you can drop in to open studio if you know what you are doing (we can help). (Give us a heads up if dropping in so we can have the materials ready)

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August 04 2020

The Mother of All Gifts

Tags: Stuff You Can Buy

Gift certificates are the bomb. You can't go wrong. Plus, at LoCoFlo, it's fast, easy and online all along. This sounds like a song.

How It Works

Fill out our order form. Select the amount for the certificate after submitting the form. (Yeah, it's two pages.) Our website will then direct you to PayPal for payment. (It's two more pages on PayPal, can you even?) No worries if you don't have a PayPal account, you can pay with a credit card on their site.

We will email a printable certificate to the recipient. The certificate is not needed to make purchases. We have a fancy database with a record of the recipient and amount. The recipient can use the funds for any LoCoFlo product or service. That's it. (No more pages.)

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August 03 2020

Ordering Vase Arrangements

Tags: Stuff You Can Buy

How it works: Fill out our order form. We will email a confirmation and invoice to you for online payment. Off it goes!

Pricing is generally $2 per stem. Some varieties are more expensive (like dahlias and peonies). Our minimum vase order is $40 for a small arrangement. Medium sized are $50-$70. Large go for $80-$100. Boomin' - $100+. (Samples)

Delivery is available for individual vase arrangements to residences. Subscriptions are also available for businesses. Delivery fees range from $5-$15 depending on distance. We usually need the order at least one day in advance of the delivery. We currently only offer outside drop-off. Our delivery boy will text/email/call the recipient when she leaves the vase.

It shouldn't be this difficult. Why can't you just pick an assembly-line, cellophaned, saccharine, sticky-sprayed flower abomination out of a police line-up. Maybe add on a mini mylar SpongeBob stick balloon? (Barnacles!) Get it thrown into a van. Click a payment button and be done with it?

Because you and me, we're not like everyone else. We could choose a mass market recipe of foreign grown flowers, but instead we demand something unique, natural, maybe even grand. Our specialty cut flowers are locally grown by our farmer friends, and custom designed by creative floral artists in our studio. We are flower people.

Our dedication to sustainability and exclusively sourcing local flowers determines how we work. The arrangement is made with the best stuff we have at the time of the design. We don't always know in advance what flowers will be in your arrangement. We do know they will be awesome! We don't use any packaging for our vase deliveries - no plastic, no cardboard. We use cool recycled or re-used (Goodwill!) vases as much as we can.

We know our model isn't for everyone, but you know who you are if it is. Order up Squidward!

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March 31 2020

We're Not Going Viral

Tags: Stuff You Can Buy, At LoCoFlo

Hey Guys! Here is an update regarding our products and services in response to the public health threat.

  • Sat@LoCoFlo
    Closed
  • Open Studio
    Closed
  • The PickUp
    We are not accepting new PickUps.
  • Classes
    We are not accepting new registrations. We are not scheduling future classes at this time.
  • Weddings/Events
    We will be emailing each event contact individually a month in advance of the event. If your event is cancelled/postponed, please let us know ASAFP.

Keep On Flo'in
We are trying to keep our employees working and our farmers growing! Here are some new and expanded services/products. We are taking precautions and following all laws and safety recommendations. Please be patient - our supplies and labor availability are frequently interrupted. It's flowers!

  • Orders
    We are expanding our delivery area and schedule! Order using our form. Don't miss our add-ons!
  • The LoCoFlo Bucket
    Missing your flower fix? This DIY floral design at home is a great social distancing project. We deliver a bucket of flowers (and optional vase) to you. An accompanying weekly video tells you the story of the flowers with design demo. Order or read more.
  • Subscriptions
    Subscriptions are the best way to keep our growers growing, our workers working and LoCoFlo locofloing! Order (check the subscription box) or read more
  • IG Live
    Cash Ellen every Wednesday 7:00PM for flower stuff, friends and more!
Keep on Rollin' with the Flo!

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March 14 2020

The LoCoFlo Bucket

Tags: Stuff You Can Buy

The LoCoFlo Bucket is a bunch of local flowers delivered to your house (or lucky recipient of your gift) for DIY floral design at home. We upload an accompanying video that identifies the varieties, has stories about the flowers and the growers, and demonstrates a design so you can follow along. (Note: all the flowers in your bucket might not match all the flowers in the video.)

How does it work?
Easy-peasy. Just fill out the form. We will email a confirmation and invoice to you for online payment.

Delivery of the bucket is available to residences. Subscriptions are also available for businesses. Delivery fees range from $5-$15 depending on distance. We usually need the order at least one day in advance of the delivery. We currently only offer outside drop-off. Our delivery boy will text/email/call the recipient when she leaves the bucket.

Is it awesome?
Yes.

What if I don't have a vase?
We will bring one to you ($10). Just check the box for "Add Vase" on the form. (Wow! We thought of everything!)

The Bucket

Making lemonade! The LoCoFlo Bucket was borne out of our response to the virus (boo!). We are getting creative to keep our workers employed and our farmers growing during the public health threat. This is such an awesome idea, we should have been doing it all along!

The Bucket is the perfect social distancing project - Larry David would totally do this. It could also be a fun, creative and educational activity with the kids. It's a great gift for someone stressed out by the virus (maybe a gift to yourself) So many possibilities.

Get The LoCoFlo Bucket! It's a bucket of flowers!

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March 29 2019

The PickUp 2.1

Tags: Sat@LoCoFlo, Open Studio, Stuff You Can Buy

You know when the next version comes out and it's worse? This isn't that.

The PickUp is now available on Saturdays! That's it. A minor update. Nothing new to learn. No new user interface. All your fave features are still here. Just more PickUp!

But, I don't want to undersell 2.1. It's turnt! The Saturday PickUp is during Sat@LoCoFlo. Get yo Blacksauce. Chill at the studio. Make an arrangement with your PickUp or enhance your bouquet with some extra.

That's right. I said turnt.

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October 16 2018

The PickUp 2.0

Tags: Hilarious, Open Studio, At LoCoFlo, Stuff You Can Buy

The LoCoFlo PickUp has been improving flower lovers’ lives for a few years now. PickerUppers signed up in the winter. After great anticipation, the PickUp revved up in April. LoCoFlo cranked out locally grown bouquets of flowers once per month through October for pick up at the shop. Floral joy for all.

So, what about version 2.0? How can the PickUp improve your life even more?

Imagine this: A dark auditorium. Standing room only. Steve Jobs walks across an empty stage in his black mock turtleneck tucked into unbelted jeans with white sneakers (I know, but it’s just not the same with Tim - where was Queer Eye anyway?). Edge of our seats, mystery, nerding-out, etc. what is THE NEXT BIG THING?

Oh yeah the LoCoFlo Seasonal PickUp!

We are now offering the PickUp not just once a year. More than twice a year. Not even only thrice a year. But fource a year - the PickUp every season! You can now PickUp all year. No more waiting through the dreary winter months. No more missing the PickUp during the holidays. Non-Stop PickUp. Lit!

But that’s not all. We totally BK'ed the PickUp. You can have it your way. Choose the dates you want (as long as it’s a Wednesday) (update - now Saturdays!). You can pick up every week during the season, or every other week, or every Wednesday for just one month, or go old school and pick up every third Wednesday (that would be weird, why every third Wednesday? whatever). You get the idea. The options are endless - well not really - but you get to choose your PickUp dates. Sick!

Stick around after your PickUp. Make an arrangement with your PickUp or enhance your bouquet with some extra.

So, there it is. Kinda like when cheese showed up inside the pizza crust, you thought the PickUp couldn’t get any better and BOOM!

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April 02 2018

Improve Your Life for Only $210 (plus tax) - The PickUp!

Tags: Open Studio, Hilarious, At LoCoFlo, Stuff You Can Buy

Imagine you could go back in time to make a different choice. Maybe you would make a decision with your heart, instead of your brain - like selecting UMBC for a first round win on your bracket. Maybe you would go against the crowd and keep your online personal data secure by never joining Facebook. Maybe you would act like a normal human and not use a secret home equity loan to get your super-rich buddy out of a bind.

We can’t go back in time. We live with busted brackets, busted data, and busted leaders. But we can imagine a future where today’s decisions make our future selves not busted - decisions for an improved life.

Fast forward to next New Year’s eve. You are totally smashed and get reflective while Auld Lang Syne is hazily sung in the background. You ask yourself: What did I do this past year that was awesome? What decision could have I made that would make me say right now - Sweet Baby James, that was the best thing I did all year and I am better for it!

Let me help you out. The answer is The PickUp. This game-changing, can’t miss, no regret, best thing you will do all year panacea is a monthly subscription of locally grown flowers offered by LoCoFlo. It isn’t even difficult to obtain this sweet elixir. All you need to do is fill out this form and fork over a little scratch, or you can just show up at the shop each third Wednesday of the month April - October. (Update: now seasonal and available year-round - check out our The PickUp 2.0 post.)

Here are some made up quotes overheard at The PickUp last year:

“I’ve lost weight since joining The PickUp - I wasn’t even trying. In fact, I am eating more and exercising less. Plus my hair is thicker and less grey. It’s magic!”

“I’ve been feeling real frisky since my partner signed me up for The PickUp! I’ve been showing how much I appreciate it with some special attention." (I’m pretty sure that means sex.)

"The flowers have a calming affect on my children. They are delightful - the flowers, not the kids. The kids are still monsters, just a little more bearable.”

“After I joined The PickUp, my boss gave me a pat on the back and raise! Thanks LoCoFlo!”

“I’ve traveled the world, met with shamens, gurus, holy people. Nothing could cure my ills - then I found The PickUp.”

“Everything is better! Everything is wonderful!” Then fancy-pants actually started signing “Pure Imagination” from Willy Wonka and twirled out of the shop.

Joining The PickUp makes you the kind of person who says “Hell yes I picked the Retrievers, totally called it”, “no way I’m giving that nerd my info”, and “yeah, you’re on your own with that Stormy chick, bro”.

Join The PickUp. Your future self will thank you.

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