Fresh Flowers: One of Life’s Simple Pleasures

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Thanks to the New York Times best-selling The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well by Meik Wiking, North America has become obsessed with hygge. The essence of hygge, pronounced “hoo-ga” is creating a warm and cozy atmosphere to appreciate the simple pleasures in daily living. Flowers are an essential element of creating hygge in your home. Celebrate spring and bring hygge into your home by creating your own beautiful flower arrangements. Here’s our guide to finding the cheapest flowers in the city.

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Kits Market
Kitsilano’s famed Yew Street, known for it’s bars and restaurants, is also home to Kits Market which for over 40 years has reigned as Vancouver’s top destination for the cheapest flowers in the city.

Their sidewalk is lined with buckets of fresh flowers including daisies, hydrangeas, freesias, orchids and of course their legendary tulips offered at three bunches for ten dollars.

Find pretty arranged bouquets, seasonal flowers and a good selection of potted herbs and plants. Inside Kits Market, which is also the neighborhood grocery store, there is an excellent selection of potted orchids.

1575 Yew Street

 

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Granville Island’s two flower stores lie at either of the main entrances of the market.

V&J Plant Shop provides a huge selection of fresh cut flowers as well as beautifully wrapped ready to go bouquets, potted plants and herbs. For orchid lovers, it is a must visit.

20170320_181353The newest flower store in the market, OlfCo opened in January. With a focus on modern design, OlfCo also boasts Granville Market’s first resident dog, Marley.

While not the cheapest in the city, Granville Market’s two flower shops provide excellent quality, a vast selection and beautifully arranged bouquets ready to go.

West Broadway between MacDonald and Balaclava Street.

West Broadway between MacDonald and Balaclava Streets is home to four flower stores. Fierce competition keeps the prices low and it has become one of the city’s go to destinations to pick up a bunch of fresh cut flowers, ready to go designer bouquets or beautiful potted plants.

West Broadway Stores

Mei Mei Florist – 2978 West Broadway
Garlands Florist – 2950 West Broadway
FlowerZ – 2883 West Broadway
New Apple Farm Market – 2856 West Broadway

 

20170318_115943Whole Foods Market 
Whole Foods Market, with various locations thru-out the city, provides not-to-be missed weekly specials focused on the current in-season flowers. This week’s special showcases two bunches of daffodils for five dollars. Find fresh cut flowers along with arranged bouquets, potted herbs and plants.

510 West 8th Avenue
2285 West 4th Avenue
1675 Robson Street
925 Main Street (Park Royal)
4420 Laughed Hwy (Burnaby)