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Blue Geranium Florist is a floral design business Est. July 2007. (Incorporated August 2019) Don & Phil are the creative designers with a mission to provide memorable and instantly recognisable floral designs with lush textures, fragrance and tonal coordinated colours.
People want flowers for all occasions wherever in the world, which has fortunately offered Phil & Don some amazing opportunities such as a Premiere footballer's wedding in the Caribbean, 2012 Olympics, Royalty and other celebrity events - Full List
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Phil, husbear of Don for 22 years and motivator of the business they created 12 years ago. Designing and building a website allows Phil to promote and update every day, along with social media posts, brochures, business cards, promo stickers and other POS items. Phil doesn't shy away from floristry, because he creates all the fiddly floral designs such as buttonholes, floral crowns and corsages.
Frequently asked questions
Where do your flowers come from?
Why did you choose floristry for your profession/career?
Accidental I suppose through an opportunity given by a wonderful lady called Jane Morrell, with whom I have grown very close to over the years. Jane had a florist in the town of Totnes back in 1999 to 2003 called Green Fuse, where she offered me (Don) a job as a florist. Within a short period I was managing the shop having developed a flair for wedding flower design and transferred 15 years of retail eperience with M&S.
Which products do you offer?
Blue Geranium provides fresh flowers for:
Private and Corporate Functions
Hand-tied bouquets for all occasion
Do you deliver flowers?
Blue Geranium delivers flowers for all occasions:
Private and Corporate Functions/events
Do I need to arrange a consultation for wedding flowers?
Blue Geranium florist provides a full wedding flowers design service. Clients are required to complete a wedding enquiry form to proceed and be invited by appointment for a consultation.
Where are your flowers from?
Blue Geranium Florist sources fresh flowers from The Netherlands in order to provide a year round supply. During the summer months some flowers are sourced as local as possible from Totnes and surrounding areas in Devon and Cornwall.
Do you buy local grown flowers?
Blue Geranium sources seasonal, local grown flowers throughout the summer months from June to September. These generally complement flowers sourced from The Netherlands.
How or why did you call the business Blue Geranium?
Blue Geranium Florist originally opened at a kiosk in Torquay (July 2007), which had previously been occupied by a Fortune Teller. Coincidentally, the name we created was in honour of the great crime writer Agatha Christie and her birthplace, Torquay. She wrote a short story, The Blue Geranium (1932), and created a villain, a Fortune Teller, who convinced her victim to beware of blue flowers.
Have you worked for other florists?
Don has worked for several florists prior to establishing Blue Geranium. His first taste of floristry began while he was employed with M&S (London early '90's); followed by the greatest opportunity with Jane Morrell at Green Fuse (Totnes - 2001-3); Moyses Stevens concession at Harrods (2003 until concession ended at Christmas 2003; Moyses Stevens, Clerkenwell and Sloane Square2003-4); Followed by Don reopening Green Fuse as a franchise (Totnes - 2005-7).