This piece originally appeared on Wallpaper.com.
Gone are the days of wilted, overpriced bouquets handled by no less than three couriers before arriving–inevitably late–to mark one of life’s great milestones. A new generation of digitally savvy flower delivery start-ups has sprung up to supplant the crushed tulips of yore. Here are four such services we love:
- How Floral Designer Sarah Ryhanen Turned a Run-Down Farm into an Artisanal Wonderland
- A Florist's Guide to Eating Flowers and Decorating with Produce
- 6 Delicious Flowers You Should Eat Right Now
Urban Stems has a highly relatable origin story: Ajay Kori’s birthday bouquet never made it to his girlfriend, touching off a veritable relationship crisis. In 2014, he joined forces with college friend Jeff Sheely to make sure no more significant others would become hapless victims of circumstance. The service operates in New York and DC, and is expanding to Baltimore and Philadelphia. June's selection is a tribute to favorite East Coast beach getaways such as Montauk and Nantucket.