Mother’s Day 2020 in Sisters Oregon
The Effect Covid-19 is having on florists
Every one of us has been affected the last few months as an unprecedented pandemic swept quickly over the world, altering our environment, routines, and wellbeing. Virtually no industry has been untouched as we work to mitigate the impacts of this virus and protect the health of our society.
As we near one of the largest floral holidays, I am struck with immense toll the response to this virus has had on the floral industry. Local flower farms where I once purchased beautiful stems have had to clear cut their crops and send them to the compost pile. Wholesale floral companies who typically ship their flowers have been unable due to the global slowdown of the airline industry. Many small floral shops have made the tough decision to close their doors. Behind these businesses are people. Business owners, growers, and florists like myself. However as the pandemic drags on we see that people are resilient.
I see it in my brides who have gotten creative with adjusting their wedding plans, opting for a small elopement on their original date to celebrate with friends and family at a later time. I see it with floral farms and businesses who are changing their business models, adjusting their practices, and stepping up to the challenge. I also see it in myself, continuing my work of creating unique, beautiful arrangements and preparing to personally deliver them all over my community by setting them carefully down on porches with gloved hands.
One of the reasons I became a florist was because I get to have a small role in connecting people with the beauty of nature. I am always in awe of how our human connection deepens by sharing a simple gift that wasn't created in a warehouse, lab, or assembly line but grown right here in our community with our sun, water, and earth. I love seeing people's face light up when I deliver a bouquet, knowing a loved one is thinking of them.
Although Mother's Day will be different this year, flowers will still be blooming in true spring fashion and I am fortunate to be able to share them.
How to order Mother's Day Flowers from Woodland Floral
If you are wanting a special flower, color or style call early. If you want your flowers delivered on Saturday or Sunday call early. If you want the most variety call early. Just CALL EARLY.
Arrangements start at $35 for Sisters city limits with $5 delivery. Free studio pickup.
We offering arrangements of $50 or more free delivery within Sisters city limits,Tollgate, Sage Meadow and Crossroads.
Other outline areas will have a $5 delivery charge and a $50 minimum.