We here at Judy’s Central Point Florist & Gifts are proud to be an Oregon florist. We specialize in high quality floral design and deliver to a large segment of Southern Oregon. As an Oregon Florist and especially in our Rogue Valley area we have some unique issues with flower distribution.
Our local climate allows for only a short growing season. We purchase and sell local flowers as often as possible but the available flowers come and go with the changes in season. A local flower available in May, might not be available in June from a local grower. With this in mind, we also rely heavily on out of state and even out of country growers.
For many years most of the flowers sold in North America come from South America. A much better climate for year round growing is much of the reason for this state of the Southern Oregon flower world. We love our local growers and we compliment our floral designs with their flowers whenever we can.
Another issue we see as a local Southern Oregon florist is distribution. All out of area flowers arrive by plane or by truck. We do not have the advantage that many big cities have when it comes to flower selections. If demand suggests we need a specific flower, we order it and it arrives at least a day later. In the big city, you are usually able to run to the flower market and hand pick the flowers you need and the quantity for the day. Here locally, if we need 10 stems of a specific flower, it is common that we must buy a minimum quantity of those flowers just to have it shipped here.
We do also have other avenues for the import of flowers. We work with a number of out of town wholesalers that make weekly stops at our back door. They provide us with some last minute or next day opportunities for flowers but are in a very similar boat as ours. They have to carry what they believe they can sell and there is not much room for carrying “exotic” flowers in their trucks.
So, if you are needing a specialty flower or color for an upcoming event from a local Southern Oregon Florist, it is best to give us some lead time. More often than not we can find the flowers for you but it may require a few days to get them in from a location where they are growing. If unavailable anywhere, your Oregon florist can probably give you some ideas of flowers that would make a great substitution.