Spring Party! And it's our birthday!

Pine State Flowers is two years old! It's spring! Let's celebrate the warm weather -- come on by the shop Saturday, April 23 and hang out with us in the sunshine. We'll have a spring crafting workshop by Amelia Freeman-Lynde, bonsai demonstration from the Triangle Bonsai Society, live music by Oak Church Players, refreshments, and a chance to tour around the historic flower shop.

Art in Bloom

In other news, Pine State Flowers collaborated with Sassafras Fork Farm and Bluebird Meadows Farm to create an installation for this year's Art in Bloom Festival. Our installation was the only one created out of 100% locally grown flowers, and we were proud that North Carolina flowers were a presence at the event. A huge thank you to everyone who supported our fundraising!

The shop has (re)opened!

Hi friends -- exciting news! The shop has officially started full time hours this week: Tuesday through Sunday!

For the past couple of years, I've worked hard to make Pine State Flowers a successful floral studio for weddings and events, and a delivery service in the Durham area. The delivery service has been especially near and dear to my heart—so many arrangements have gone out celebrating love, friends, new babies, and other momentous occasions. I've handwritten letters of grief, sorrow, and sympathy. In other words, delivering flowers goes right to the heart of the power of giving flowers to show someone you care.

But now, I'm ready to turn my attention to the little flower shop, this gem that was built in the 30s and somehow has survived all of the changes in Lakewood. The shop will carry flowers—small bouquets to bring home, as well as larger arrangements for special occasions. In addition, we have a wonderful selection of houseplants and other goodies perfect for those in need of a gift (who says you can't gift yourself?!). As usual, the vast majority of everything sold in the shop is locally and sustainably made. And—on top of that!—in the next few weeks we will be receiving beautiful handmade ceramics from makers across the country. Learn more about current and upcoming products in the shop.

Thank you to everyone for the support; it is still a rarity for a full time flower shop to source 100% locally. Your enthusiasm helps this venture grow.

So -- come by and say hi!
Tuesday—Friday 10-7
Saturday 9-4
Sunday 10-3

—Maggie

Valentine's Day

It's almost here! That day in mid-February when everybody's grouchy about winter, when you can get a little pick-me-up doing something for someone you love—be it your bestie, your sweetie, or someone special in your family.

When you're thinking about what to do for that special someone, remember how important local flowers are! Around 500 million tons of flowers will travel from Colombia to the United States this year for Valentine's Day, and most of them have already been harvested by now, flown to wholesalers before making their way to retailers and florists (not to mention doused in pesticides in order to be able to cross borders).

Y'all, we have the most gorgeous flowers being grown here in North Carolina! (*Ahem* and Pine State Flowers is the first flower shop in the state to exclusively use local flowers). Even though the season is early, I'll have tulips, lilies, narcissus, daffodils, paperwhites, Dutch iris, and more.

In addition to local flowers, the shop is partnering with two amazing local, independent businesses in Durham: Lo & Behold Natural Body Care, and East Durham Pie Company. 

Valentine's Day Store Hours:
Friday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-3pm

Valentine's Day Delivery Hours: Friday through Sunday