Expect No Roses for Valentine’s Day from Locally Sourced Florist

Next week, buy your Valentine flowers that are even more green — from D.C.’s only 100-percent locally sourced florist. Just don’t ask for roses.

“Little Acre Flowers offers an experience you can’t get anywhere else in DC.,” says founder Tobie Whitman. “All bouquets and arrangements are sourced from farms in the D.C., Maryland and Virginia area.” Whitman’s company bringing the ever popular “farm to fork” experience from the garden to the vase now.

Every order is unique to whatever is the freshest that day to guarantee a more fragrant arrangement than other commercial offering, the company assures. Little Acre Flowers offers flowers in bouquets wrapped in reused burlap from Mayorga coffee or reusable glass vases in a variety of sizes and price points.

One can expect to see tulips, hyacinths, lilies, quince, cherry blossoms and dusty miller in the Valentine’s Day arrangements. All arrangements are one of a kind. But don’t expect to see any roses in Valentine’s Day arrangements; they do not grow locally this time of year. Arrangements can feature a lot of the branch florals like cherry blossoms that tend to be heartier and are in season in the area.

Little Acre Flowers is at 2645 Connecticut Ave., NW. Check its website to learn more about the company, see the zip codes of its delivery zone and view the Valentine’s Day arrangements: [www.littleacreflowers.com](http://www.littleacreflowers.com/). Personal notes can be added to arrangements that are written on recycled paper card with soy-based ink.

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