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Question: What flowers do I send for a Birthday?
Answer: A birthday of a friend, lover or a family member is an important occasion. This is true especially when they are far from us and we are not able to be with them on their special day because of work or other life circumstances. However, precisely this is when sending flowers is convenient and one of the best way to convey your feelings to your loved ones. The selection of birthday flowers depends on the recipient's likes and dislikes. Usually we recommend a bright, colourful and cheery arrangement in a vase or better yet, in a crystal vase that they can re-use throughout the house. A mixed arrangement of fresh seasonal flowers and blooms would underline the importance of the occasion and bring a guaranteed smile. If you know of a particular flower type that the recipient might like, make sure to note this so the designers can create your arrangement including these flowers. For best results, stay way from elaborate, high style designs and go with simple, yet colourful solutions.
Question: Can I send flowers to Ottawa, Ontario?
Answer: You can send flowers and gifts to Ottawa by visiting our online store and selecting the item(s) you like to send. Weather it is a flower bouquet, floral arrangement or one of our gift baskets, you then need to select the desired delivery date and fill out the recipient's details like address, location and desired time of delivery. To send flowers to Ottawa for same-day delivery, you must place the order before 3 pm EST.
Question: Are you a local florist in Ottawa?
Answer: Yes, we are a local florist in Ottawa with two physical location to serve you better. Initially, Ottawa Flowers was located on Montreal Road where it was first established in 1996. Currently we have two locations in Ottawa: 2000 Thurston Drive and 50 O'Conner downtown location. Feel free to call us at (613) 737-5555 for directions to our store.
Question: What kind of flowers can I purchase at your flower shop in Ottawa?
Answer: You can purchase online or come to our store to buy fresh cut flowers, plants, blooming plants, decorative trees, silk flowers, floral decor, vase flower arrangements, bulk flowers, flowers for weddings, funeral and sympathy flowers. We have a large selection of roses, lilies, gerberas, orchids, carnations, daisies, tulips and more.
Question: Do you offer free flower delivery in Ottawa?
Answer: Yes, we offer free delivery to Ottawa hospitals, funeral homes, churches and cemeteries. We also offer a free flower delivery to anywhere in Ottawa if you place your order 2 days in advance.
Question: Where is Ottawa Flowers Inc. located?
Answer: Ottawa Flowers Inc. is located in the Ottawa Business Park off St. Laurent boulevard at the corner of Conroy Rd and Thurston Drive. We have been at this location since 2004.
Question: What are appropriate occasions to send flowers for?
Answer: You can send flower for virtually any occasion. Flowers have been used as a gift or to convey an emotion for centuries and have become the standard and accepted way to demonstrate love, care, sympathy, joy, sadness, romance, admiration, triumph and more.
Question: Is sending flowers to Ottawa expensive?
Answer: Sending flowers is not as expensive as you might think. Consider this; you go online, find a beautiful bouquet and in few clicks you place an order to be delivered across the city. Our base delivery charge is $10 but there is different delivery fee depending on the distance to the recipient's address.
Question: What info do I need to send flowers?
Answer: To be able to send flowers you will need to have the full address of the recipient, including the street address, the postal code, their phone number and time of day when they will be able to receive the flowers. If they have a mobile phone, it would be good for us to have it as it may help avoid issues with wrong address, misspelled street names or other unforeseen circumstances.
Question: Do you use curriers to deliver flowers throughout Ottawa?
Answer: We have our own specialty delivery trucks that are temperature regulated. Flowers must be kept in a cool environment for them to be at their freshest and prolong their life-span. During a delivery cycle, a floral arrangement may spend up to several hour in a delivery truck depending on the number of deliveries and their destination. A regular vehicle is not suitable for flowers deliver as it does not provide the necessary conditions for proper flower care during transportation.
Question: How do I pay to send flowers?
Answer: You can pay by using a major Credit Card, Interac Transfer, PayPal or BiCoin. If have ordered with us before and your account is in good standing, we could send the flowers without payment and bill you later by invoice.
Question: How long will the flowers in a vase last?
Answer: Depending on the flowers in the vase they could last between a week to several weeks at a time. Some long-lasting blooms are known to last for few months if properly cared for and kept in cool environment out of direct sun light.
Question: Can I send flowers to a hospital in Ottawa?
Answer: Flowers can be sent to any of the Ottawa area hospitals: Ottawa General Campus, Civic Hospital, Riverside, Monfort Hospital, CHEO, Hôpital Saint-Vincent Hospital, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa Cancer Center, Élisabeth Bruyère Hospital, Queensway Carleton Hospital. When sending flowers to a hospital you need to consider the patient's ward and condition. Some hospitals do not allow scented flowers and gifts as well as cut flowers without a vase. Some access to patient is restricted so you need to know if a flower deliver person can reach them or flowers may need to be left at a reception desk to be distributed brought to the patient's room or bed. Call the hospital so you can find out if there is any special instructions regarding the patient condition that will prevent them from receiving any flowers or gifts.
Question: Can I send flowers to a funeral home in Ottawa?
Answer: Funeral and sympathy flowers can be a appropriate way to express our feelings of sorrow or empathy with the family or friends for the loss of a loved one. This could be a difficult time for any one especially if they are a close to the deceased. When sending funeral or sympathy flowers you need to be aware of the exact time of service, where it is being held and the proper time to have the flowers sent so that the funeral director can have ample time for arranging the flowers according to the in-house rules. Make sure you place your order at least 3 days in advance so that your florist is able to have all necessary flowers and containers as well as make arrangements with he cemetery or the funeral home for the delivery time.
Question: What are appropriate flowers for sympathy and funeral?
Answer: What type of flowers you send to a funeral home or a church depends on your relationship with the deceased and the family. If the service is for a family member, we recommend a funeral casket spray, wreath, standing spray or a cross. For more impact you can include a custom ribbon with a message to underline your last Goodbye. If you are friend of the family, you might go with a traditional one-sided arrangement in a traditional pot in white, soft pinks and cream colours for a lady and white, red and blue for a male. Speak to your florist and they will guide you if you have a specific request regarding type of flowers, coulours and design. Make sure you contact a florist that will provides a free consultation with no obligations.
Question: Can I send flowers to be delivered at a specific time?
Answer: There are different options when it comes to flower delivery times. You can select for your flowers to be delivered before noon, in the afternoon, after 5PM or anytime options. The anytime means delivery between 9am to 6pm whenever the driver gets to it. For more specific delivery times we offer Express delivery which guarantees your flowers will be delivered within 3 hours of placing the order or you can select an Exact Time delivery which guarantees the flower delivery within 15 minutes of your selected hour. Keep in mind that each delivery option has a different price point and is depended on the recipient's address location.
Question: How many days in advance do I need to place my order for delivery?
Answer: The turn around time can vary depending on what you need. For everyday flowers, we do accept same day orders, meaning, you could place your order and can arrange to have it delivered later on that same day. Please keep in mind that there may be additional fees if there are time restrictions. For specific/rare flowers, it’s always good to place your order a week in advance. We have weekly shipments of fresh flowers, therefore, if we happen to be sold out of a certain type of flower when you place your order, there is still time to add it to our following week’s flower shipment and still have the flowers delivered on time. For funeral orders, it is the same idea, though most of time pieces include more common types of flowers, it’s always good to place your order 4-6 days in advance to give our designer’s the opportunity to give your requested piece the time and attention it deserves. Funeral pieces can be very large and require a lot of design time. As for specialty plants and trees, we require a 2 weeks advance as they can be a little tricky to locate, and once we’ve located one, we need time to get it imported. We require 2 weeks notice for artificial arrangements as well. For all edible items, we require a 24 hour notice. All of our produce is bought fresh, therefore, we do not keep any in store and only buy as we need.
Question: What is the difference between as shown size, deluxe size, premium size and royal size bouquets?
Answer: The as shown size is a correct depiction of the image on our website. We will create the arrangement as close as possible to the shape, style, colour schema and container used as it is on the image. If we do not have some of the flowers we will substitute with similar or higher quality flowers to complement the arrangement. The deluxe Size is roughly double the size of the as shown where we include more of the same flowers, in the same colours and style as the as shown size. In case where the container does not allow for more flowers we will replace the container or vase with a larger one to accommodate the extra flowers. The premium size is identical to the deluxe simply with a lot more flowers and a larger container that will make the arrangement more impressive and will create a lasting impression. The design is kept close to the original floral concept as mush as possible. Keep in mind that when the size of an arrangement is increased, the design may have to be adapted to the fact that it includes more stems and blooms. The royal size is at least 3 times larger then the as shown size and is designed to wow the recipient. The container is surely to be upgraded to a larger one as well as the quantity of the blooms. In most cases, simply using more of the same flowers is not enough for a royal size arrangement but rather we will deploy more expensive and high end blooms. the general colours will be kept to conform to the as shown size.
How to send flowers to Ottawa in 3 steps
Sending flowers and gifts has never been easier. With the advances of technology, customers have all they need to make a decision, place and track an order at their finger tips. Here is how you can send flowers and gifts to anyone in Ottawa in 3 easy steps.
Step 1: Select your container. A regular glass vase or a more expensive crystal vase will make a nice impression, create a WOW factor and will allow for more fluid arrangement of the flowers. However, you may chose to have them wrapped in a cellophane or coloured paper for more effect. Either way, the first step is to decide if you would like to use a vase or not.
There are other things to consider when deciding weather to use a vase. If you select to send fresh cut flowers wrapped, you will be saving on the cost of a vase. In this case the entire value of the purchase will be gong to towards more flowers and higher quality flowers and not for the container.
Step 2: Select flowers and design style. Chose the flower colour scheme, combination and design. Do you like monotone floral arrangements or you are more adventurous and prefer a bright and cheery multicolor flowers mixtures. When considering flower colours, you have to take into account the recipient's taste, likes and dislikes. Also, if the flowers are being sent to a hospital or a nursing home, you may want to make sure that scented flowers are not part of your floral gift. Some places forbid heavily scented flowers like lilies, as they may be causing allergies flair ups and complications.
The way the flowers are designed could speak volumes about your intentions, feelings and emotional state as well as what your are trying to convey. A simple, classic and elegant design is never out of style but for more special occasions there is nothing wrong with going for an avanguard or crazy designs. Consult your florist and make sure you let them know your inclinations.
Step 3: Place the order online. Fill out the online form and make sure you have the correct name, address and all required information so that there are no mishaps with the delivery. Make sure you know when the recipient will be at home or at the place of delivery, so that the flowers don't get returned to the flowers shop and a second attempt delivery charges may be applied.
Print you your recipe and keep it for future references if needed. If you need to make change to your order, call at least few hours before the scheduled delivery as it may not be possible to make changes to a card message and/or the product after the gift has left the store.
Question: Where in Ottawa do you deliver flowers?
Answer: We deliver flowers seven days a week and during some holidays. We use specialty designed vehicles with internal floral refrigerators to keep the flowers fresh and long lasting. For best results you should place the order in advance, however, we offer same day delivery throughout the Ottawa region and Gatineau. Here are the neighborhoods we deliver flowers daily: Central Ottawa, ByWard Market, Centretown, Centretown West, Downtown, The Glebe, Golden Triangle, LeBreton Flats, Lower Town, Old Ottawa East, Old Ottawa South, Sandy Hill, East end, Castle Heights, Forbes, Lees Avenue, Lindenlea, Manor Park, New Edinburgh, Overbrook, Rockcliffe Park, Vanier, Viscount Alexander Park, South end, Airport-Uplands, Alta Vista, Billings Bridge, Confederation Heights, Ellwood, Elmvale Acres, Greenboro, Hawthorne Meadows, Heron Gate, Heron Park, Hunt Club, Riverside Park, Riverside South, Riverview, Mooney's Bay Park, Sheffield Glen, South Keys, West end, Ambleside, Bel-Air Heights, Bel-Air Park, Braemar Park, Britannia, Britannia Bay, Britannia Heights, Carlington, Civic Hospital, Carleton Heights, Central Park, Copeland Park, Courtland Park, Glabar Park, Hampton Park, Highland Park, Hintonburg, Kenson Park, Island Park, Gatineau, Hull, Quebec, Aylmer, McKellar Heights, McKellar Park, Mechanicsville, Lincoln Heights, Ottawa West, Queensway Terrace North, Michelle Heights, Qualicum, Rideau View, Redwood, Tunney's Pasture, Westboro, Woodpark, Woodroffe North, Whitehaven, Gloucester, Beacon Hill, Blackburn Hamlet, Blossom Park, Carlsbad Springs, Carson Grove, Cedardale, Chapel Hill, Chateau Neuf, Convent Glen, Cyrville, Edwards, Elizabeth Park, Ficko, Findlay Creek, Gloucester Glen, Hiawatha Park, Honey Gables, Johnston Corners, Kempark, Leitrim, Limebank, Manotick Station, Orleans, Orléans Village, Orléans Wood, Pineview, Piperville, Ramsayville, Riverside South, Rothwell Heights, South Gloucester, Victory Hill, Windsor Park Village, Kanata, Beaverbrook, Bridlewood, Glen Cairn, Harwood lains, Kanata, Kanata Lakes, Kanata West, Kanata Estates, Katimavik-Hazeldean, Lakeside, Malwood, Marchhurst, Marchwood, Morgan's Grant, South March, South March Station, Strathearn, Town Centre (Kanata), Nepean, Arbeatha Park, Arlington Woods, Barrhaven, Bayshore, Bells Corners, Belltown, Borden Farm, Boyce, Briargreen, Carleton Heights, Cedarhill Estate, Centrepointe, City View, Clearview, Country Place, Craig Henry, Crestview, Crystal Bay, Crystal Beach, Davidson Heights, Fallowfield, Fisher Glen, Fisher Heights, Fraservale, Graham Park, Grenfell Glen, Hearts Desire, Hillsdale, Jockvale, Knollsbrook, Leslie Park, Longfields, Lynwood Village, Manordale, Meadowlands, The Meadows, Merivale Gardens, Navaho, Orchard Estates, Parkwood Hills, Pheasant Run, Pineglen, Qualicum, Rideau Glen, Rocky Point, Ryan Farm, Shirleys Bay, Skyline, Stonehedge, Tanglewood, Trend Village, Twin Elm, Valley Stream, Westcliffe Estates.