Every woman needs a go-to florist she can call when she’s planning a wedding, throwing a bridal or baby shower, when she wants to say, “I love you,” or when she wants to send a pick-me-up to a good girlfriend. Fresh blooms add color and texture and sense of natural beauty to a space. They can lift your mood, brighten your spirit. Flowers represent life and new beginnings. Here’s a guide to some of our favorite florists around town:
131 Spring St.
The florist shop, which opened in 1996, recently announced plans to open a second location on Camp Road on James Island this spring. The new location will feature a state-of-the-art floral design studio and retail shop. But don’t worry; Tiger Lily’s retail space on Spring Street will remain open, though the design studio space will be rented. We love the names of Tiger Lily’s arrangements available online such as The Cannonborough, White Point Gardens and Shem Creek Delights. The shop also offers artisan hand-tied bouquets and succulent gardens.
4824 Chateau Ave., North Charleston
Roadside Blooms specializes in using American-grown and foraged elements in its arrangements. The shop carries succulent and air plant terrariums, and all-American grown bouquets, as well as handmade jewelry and gifts, candles, organic skincare and locally made soaps. The shop is hosting several events in February, including a mother-daughter flower-crown-making party and a Valentine’s Pop-Up dinner featuring a four-course meal with wine pairings.
Out of the Garden
113 Pitt St., Mount Pleasant
Out of the Garden offers floral design for Ooh! Events, but also has its own retail shop in Old Village, where you can pick up handheld bouquets, a classic dozen red roses or a floral package, which includes an air plant and cologne for the man in your life. Also check out the sister lifestyle shop Out of Hand, which is next door. Follow Out of the Garden on Instagram at @outofthegarden.
Petaloso is offering “Brews for your Beau” boxes for Valentine’s Day. Order your partner’s favorite brew or liquor and choose whether to send it with a succulent garden or surrounded by beautiful blooms. You can also splurge and send a Bubbly + Blooms box with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne surrounded by an array of bright florals. Don’t wait too long. The Valentine’s Day boxes must be ordered by Feb. 10. Delivery is available in the Charleston area for $10. Email Hello@WeArePetaloso.com to order.
Photographer: Aneris Photography
The Flower Cottage
31 Elizabeth St.
The Flower Cottage is a neighborhood florist owned by a longtime Charleston family. The owner, Peggy Sirisky, recalls that her father went to buy groceries at the store where the shop is now located. The Flower Cottage has an extensive collection of flower arrangements online you can have delivered, or stop in to the store for some personal service with green plants, blooming plants and gifts, or for help designing a custom arrangement. The shop also does weddings, from the intimate to grand affairs.