I love fresh flowers.  They change the entire composition of a room.  I am not big on plants but definitely love interesting floral arrangements and particularly like twigs. 

Bryan Burkhart is the entrepreneur behind HBloom.  A subscription based floral service that delivers right to you home.  They do corporate and residential.  The flower market is a huge business doing almost $30billion dollars last year in the US alone.  Meaning that there is plenty of room for new players. 

Bryan contacted me about his business and asked me to try it out.  Last night I got my first floral arrangements.  The flowers come already arranged with a plastic bag filled with water tied tightly to the stems with a piece of nice twine.  The vase already has the wrapped leaves around it and a bag of the formula that allows the flowers to last longer.  I opened the formula, poured it in the vase, filled it with room temperature water and then placed the flowers in the vase (sans plastic).  I followed the directions.  Next week another batch of flowers will replace these that are made for the exact same vase.  As in do not throw out the vase.  I assume you could send them a picture of your vase and they could create something specific for that too. 

Price wise, very good for the high end arrangement I got.  I certainly love the simplicity of it.  Shows up on the requested day.  Is a great gift for someone and yourself.  Give someone 3 months of flowers.  Just some thoughts. 

I will post the arrangements I get over the next month.  Fresh flowers, hand delivered to my door that are well priced and beautiful.  Kind of can't beat that. 

Comments (Archived):

  1. rachel

    ooo love these! my husband used to use proflowers bc he couldn’t stand the overpriced florists in nyc, but they kept sending weeds. yuck!such a great idea – looks like they’re from a fancy nyc florist.

    1. Gotham Gal

      This guys are really well priced and they do look beautiful

  2. ellen

    I like the combo and coloration of this arrangement. Can’t wait to see next week’s arrangement . Is there no need to trim the stems on the diagonal before putting them in the vase?

    1. Gotham Gal

      Absolutely nothing. Total ease.

  3. TanyaMonteiro

    such a great reminder, when i moved to nyc to set up the down town office i was alone allot of the time at the beginning. the florist in the building arranged for a small bouquet delivered every Monday, those arrangements never failed to bring me joy. thanks for reminding me of this special pleasure,

    1. Gotham Gal

      Nothing like flowers to make you smile.

  4. Denisealima

    hi – do you know if the collection you ordered is the “classic” or the “exotic”? I love the selection you are getting !!

    1. Gotham Gal

      I believe exotic

  5. amandahesser

    I subscribe to H.Bloom as well! It’s such a treat.

    1. Gotham Gal

      That’s great to hear!