While the weather outside is still trying to figure out what it wants to do, the holidays keep rolling by us. With Valentine’s Day readily approaching, you have only a few hours left to make your choices for florists to prepare your bouquet for the person you love. The good thing about flowers, however, is that you don’t have to worry about the selection you have. With everything else, by now you’d have to worry that the best options are gone. With flowers, there is a new shipment every day, which means you get the freshest and the best flowers.

But how do you pick the best florist in State College? With so many options, it can be difficult. Here are a few to start your search:

1. A Flower Basket

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Located in Bellefonte, PA, A Flower Basket is a fantastic local company that will create bouquets to fit your needs. Their florists are extremely creative and build bouquets that are romantic and sweet without feeling too overdone.

They can go for something simplistic and sweet or they can go a little more modern or even something classic.

The team at A Flower Basket works with Teleflora which affords you some real privileges. You will be able to order from State College and send flowers anywhere Teleflora reaches, which is not only all over the country but all over the world. It also allows you to have the widest selection of styles and themes. Plus, you can build up your bouquet however you want.

2. Woodring’s Floral Garden

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For floral arrangements that are firmly among the top of the class, Woodring’s Floral Gardens in State College, PA is a great place to go. Their expert florists will take the time and care to choose the best flowers and arrange them carefully. They deliver within the State College and surrounding areas, or if you need to go a little bit further, like around the country, they will deliver there as well using their trusted network.

If you are running behind, they offer same-day delivery.

No matter what, the bright and fresh flowers from Woodring’s Floral Gardens will perk up your Valentine’s Day.  If you don’t know what you want, you can talk with them or you can order on their website.

3. Kremp Florist

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You can always trust the florists at Kremp Florist to do something that is beautiful and filled with love.  They are gorgeous, they are fresh, and they smell beautiful. The best bouquets keep rooms filled with scents and are bright enough to make everyone smile. That’s what the Kremp Florist team focuses on – making the customer happy.

While many companies will deliver within the State College area, Kremp Florists will deliver in the United States and abroad within 48 hours. A family owned business, they work extremely hard to ensure that everyone is pleased with their bouquets. According to their website, “They are the winners of the WFFSA National Retail Florist of the Year Award, the highest honor in the industry,so you know your satisfaction is guaranteed.”

Give yourself time to look through their catalog to find something truly special.

4. George’s Floral

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For a wide variety of options that run the gamut of style, George’s Floral is a fantastic option that you absolutely must check out. They are way more than a traditional florist, instead they care about the customer service and the emotions behind the bouquet. They will even take some time to talk to you about your relationship so that they can get the feeling right.

Serving the State College and surrounding areas, their friendly staff is ready to assist you over the phone, online, or in person. According to their website, they create ” eye-catching fresh or silk floral arrangement that’s customized just for you! We offer traditional and contemporary floral design styles that are appropriate for birthdays, anniversaries, get well, new baby, sympathy, holidays or just because.”

Silk flowers are a great option if you want something that will last forever, and not all florists offer them.

5. Troy’s Florist

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Troy’s Florist is a family run business that has been in the State College, Pennsylvania since 1994. Their team is filled with people who are not only talented and creative, but they are romantic and sincere in their practices. They will only use the best of the best in their arrangements and will be honest with you if something does happen. If you order from them, you can be sure they will go above and beyond. Just look at their reviews to see what people thing.

Since we are getting to the end of the Valentine’s season, you can be sure that your flowers will be fresh and they will not take any orders that they cannot fulfill by the end of the day on Valentine’s Day.

If you need urgent flowers, for things like birthdays or funerals, they also offer  45-minute deliveries in the State College area.

6. Avant Garden

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If you want a dazzling floral arrangement that uses fresh flowers and the artistry of nature, Avant Garden is a fantastic option for you. Their designs are creative and interesting without being too over the top. If you are looking to bridge the gap between traditional and fun, this is the place to go.

The professional florists at Avant Garden are determined to create beautiful, unique floral gifts for any occasion that you need, including Valentine’s Day and birthdays. The work is gorgeous and, if you are in a hurry, can be done at the last minute. Fresh flowers are certain to brighten someone’s day, an that day will be even brighter if they come from Avant Garden.

Everyone is excited when they see flowers come from Avant Garden.

7. Daniel Vaughn Designs

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The team at Daniel Vaugn Designs doesn’t focus on Valentine’s Day, but their talent and creativity needs to be recognized on a list of local florists. They use the freshest and highest quality flowers with some of the best and most distinctive props and containers. You will have such a wide selection that you will be shocked. If you have an event, they are definitely the people to call.

The control is completely in your hands with Daniel Vaughn designs – they will listen to your wants and needs while staying within the realm of what they can do. They don’t need to talk their skills up because they simply deliver when the time comes.

According to their website, “Daniel Vaughn Designs offers superior service, meticulous attention to detail, and an unyielding commitment to quality.  Let us excite you.  Please call to schedule a consultation… we look forward to speaking with you soon!”

Want Something Permanent? Consider JRS Landscaping

Maybe flower arrangements aren’t what you want to give for Valentine’s Day, after all, they die eventually. If you want to create something that lives on forever, consider getting your beloved some landscaping design this Valentine’s Day. Our team at JRS Landscaping will work with you to create an outdoor space that you can use however you want and one that will look great. Choose from our different hardscaping designs, the plants, and of course the flowers that will characterize your space.

Give us a call now, as it is never too early to start planning for spring and beyond.

Header photo courtesy of Jinx! on Flickr!