Planning for Valentine’s Day is as important as it is anxiety prone. This is the day to show you care. Everything has to be perfect, whether you are planning a special night out, sending a card to express your exact emotions or selecting a stunning bouquet. If you want to impress someone by sending flowers, be sure to order deliveries well in advance. Here are five of the best neighborhood florists in Minnesota for your Valentine’s Day order. For more great Minnesota florists, see the recent article Best Florists In Minnesota To Get A Holiday Poinsettia.
695 Payne Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55130
Pick up the phone, place the order and surprise your sweetheart. Jerry’s advertises fresher flowers at a lower price. Its roses are shipped directly from growers in South America. A real plus is that this florist offers same-day delivery anywhere in the Twin Cities and metro area. Jerry’s is located on Payne Avenue between Beaumont and Minnehaha.
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Laurel Street Flowers
488 Hamline Ave. S.
St. Paul, MN 55116
Why call a florist chain for a standard display of roses when you can personalize your gift for that special someone with a made-to-order arrangement employing the finest in floral know-how? Just stop by LSF’s cottage on Hamlin and Randolph with an idea and these florists will surprise you with their expertise in exotic blooms, European garden designs, French Provencal styles and English arrangements. The staff also makes incredible creations from orchids, tulips and lilies.
Soderberg’s Flowers & Gifts
3305 E. Lake St.
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Pick up a bouquet for your partner at Soderberg’s on East Lake Street between Minnehaha Avenue and the Mississippi River. This business will also deliver to western and southern metro-area communities. Soderberg’s has established itself as floral expertise and is well connected in the community, having been family owned and operated since 1925. Firm owner, Howard O’Neill, was selected as Minnesota State Florist Association Designer of the Year in 2010-2011. Manager Kym Erickson placed and won many local, state and national design awards and competitions. Check out Soderberg’s award-winning displays each year in the Ag/Hort building at the Minnesota State Fair or the Art in Bloom at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
A Johnson & Sons Florist
1738 Grand Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105
The florist most likely to handle last-minute orders is A Johnson & Sons Florist with its fast delivery network using a fleet of trucks delivering up to three to four times per day to most areas of the Twin Cities. The AJ & Sons website advertises same-day delivery throughout the metro area for any order by 5 p.m. Of course, Valentine’s Day is not the day to wait until the last minute. This fourth-generation family-run business has been located on Grand Avenue since 1936.
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Chez Bloom Florist
4310 Bryant Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55409
Chez promotes fantastic flora in attractive arrangements with prices posted on its website. Best yet, Chez offers same-day hand-delivered flowers throughout the Twin Cities. Chez Bloom has a lot on 43rd and Bryant that’s crammed with flowers and plants in the summer. Its bright, new and aromatic floral shop is ready to design a vibrant bouquet for Valentine’s Day.
Robin Johnson was born in Annandale, Minn. and graduated from Richfield High School and then the University of Minnesota where he studied Political Science, Business and Industrial Relations. A writer for Examiner.com, he also consults with a variety of organizations and individuals helping them develop and grow. His work can be found at Examiner.com.