Monday, November 17, 2008

Shopping the Los Angeles Flower Market

It is that time of year when floral novices want to decorate their homes for a Thanksgiving Feast, Hanukkah or Christmas so I thought i would share a few of my tips when shopping at the Los Angeles Flower Market. A visit to the Los Angeles Flower Market is one of greatest flower experiences for a flower lover. Stretching over 2 city blocks it offers a wide array of flowers from all over the world as well as amazing vendors that provides supplies such as containers, ribbons and other finishing touches.

The Trade industry shops Monday through Saturday buying their flowers and supplies to stock their design studios. The market is open 6 days a weeks at varying times. The market opens as early at 2 am certain days of the week but only available to the wholesalers during that time. The general public is able to gain access to the Flower Market at 8 AM (Mon, Wed, Fri) and 6 AM (Tues, Thurs, Saturday). The Hidden Garden's favorite days to shop at the Mart are Wednesday and Fridays. A good majority of the product arrives on those days so your chances of purchasing the "freshest" floral selections would be on those days. If you do go on a Mon, Tues, Thurs or Saturday there are still fresh flowers arriving daily just ask the grower when the product came in to assure freshness.

I thought I would share a few of my favorite vendors: Mayesh, Basket World, Blossom Valley, Wasabi Green, Orchid Man and Floral Supply Syndicate. If you visit any of these vendors you are guaranteed fresh product any day of the week. Any additional information pertaining to the Los Angeles Flower Mart.

Enjoy creating your own personal floral designs!
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