Hand-tied, fresh or garlands, I love Shades Of Spring and their gorgeous flowers. Apart from the flowers themselves, what I appreciate about this brand is that they source directly from farmers, ensuring that their livelihood is intact while I pretty up my home. Pick from hand-tied bouquets (my favourite for gifting) or subscription boxes. Minus the plastic, and the extra fillers, these folks focus on the more natural look, so expect big and bulky posies that are made to impress. Flowers are fresh and not the fake looking ones you get at the nearest florist. Think sunflowers, orchids, blue daisies, shaded carnations, purple carnations, ornamental leaves (current hot favourite, eucalyptus), Birds of Paradise, the rose-like Eustoma and even massive chrysanthemums. They follow colour themes, moods and fragrances so it’s easier to shop by. Additionally, you don’t need to stick to one type of
Of course, if like me, you spend plenty of time at home these days, then subscribe to their boxes. Either weekly, fortnightly or monthly, and extendable for a month, two or three, it’s an easy way to get your floral fill without hitting the market. The best part is, you never know what is coming your way so it’s a lovely prepaid surprise! The Classic subscription starts at INR 275 and have flowers of different colours at different bloom stages so you have them flowering for the next 10 days. The Fragrance flowerbox, starting at INR 399, is dominated by flowers with fragrances. Think Oriental lilies, Tuberose and jasmine flowers along with ornamental fillers to help you add floral drama to all your cosy corners!
For someone who wasn’t too keen on flowers, Shades Of Spring has really changed my mind, and I now look forward to fixing my little vases with different kinds of flowers each week. If you’re not in Bangalore but reading this, then feel free to send a gift subscription flower box to someone in town, and thank us later!