FAQ & Customer Concerns
I take customer questions and concerns with thoughtful consideration, and would like to grow my business to improve our relationship. Here are some customer concerns/questions and answers based on my first season in business and customer feedback survey.
When is my order being shipped or delivered?
You will get an email to confirm that your order has been received, you will get another email when your order is being prepared for delivery, out for delivery, and again when it has been delivered. If you have ordered an item to be shipped, you will get an email confirming that your order has been shipped with tracking information, if applicable. I truly appreciate your patience in this matter; please don't send emails asking when your items will be delivered/shipped if possible---I promise that your order has not been forgotten. To ensure you are getting emails from me, make sure Shopify is in your safe senders list and check your promotional emails as well.
If it is possible, could you offer a color scheme option instead of just size options for your bouquets? I am a fan of some colors over others.
Yes and no! I've had customers request "as many purple flowers as possible" or "can you only do a bouquet of lupines?", and I can almost always accommodate those requests. However, if I offered them as a drop down option when purchasing instead of a size, I think it would be confusing. That being said, in the "notes" option when checking out, please write down your colour request! I love love love custom orders. If you can't find the notes section, just shoot me an email after your order and we can work together on what you're looking for.
I really appreciate the time and effort you put into everything and you can totally tell that this is something you love. Also, notecards for flowers would be a cool option for gifting them.
Thank you for acknowledging that, it means so much! I've always had notecards as an option for flower, in the "notes" section on checking out, just write down what you'd like to say, or if you want a blank one, just ask for a card to be sent and I'm happy to accommodate that.
Do you do weddings?
The short answer is no. I did a wedding for a local bride who was very encouraging to me and really wanted to support local for her wedding, so I decided to give it a go. I had a lot of fun making the bouquets and boutonnieres, but as I suspected---it's just not my cup of tea. "Never say never", but I can't see myself enjoying the stress and pressure of doing flowers for weddings. I will, however, sell flowers by the stem or bucket for late July, August and September weddings if you are wanting to DIY your flowers or hire your own designer.
Could you send a quick message when you deliver the flowers/set them down or ring the bell and leave, just so that we know it is there so they don’t sit out in the step longer than needed if we are home.
Yes, this is absolutely something I want to improve on for the 2021 growing season, I prefer text message but will always text or email when they are delivered.
I would love the option for a U-pick! Will you open up your farm for that this season?
This is probably my most requested thing for the 2021 growing season, and I have given it a lot of thought. I talked about it with my husband, and talked to our insurance provider, and the risk and cost really outweighs the benefit for us to have customers on site for these types of events. We have 2 dogs, dozens of chickens, ducks and geese, and too many potential 'hazards' to safely be able to host customers. I am looking into the possibility of hosting a workshop or make a bouquet and paint night type-options in the future, but for 2021 we will have no on-site visits or events.
Can I please stop by for a visit and tour the gardens?
This falls in the same answer as above; I’m just not set up for farm visits and farm tours. The liability is too high, and honestly, this is why I stopped offering our farm as a pick up location for bouquets. So many people want to stop and visit and have a tour, and I am so busy with flowers, our dozens of animals, and the kids and household tasks, I just don’t have time to accommodate visits and tours.
Try to be less personal about your issues we all have them, but I’d keep it to family and friends a bit more not on social media.
On my Instagram and Facebook page I have shared that I live with anxiety. This is a big part of who I am, and I am a big mental health advocate. This is something that I am very passionate about, but I also do believe in a balance on my business page. I want to share with you that life isn't always literally flowers and sunshine---I want to share my joys and successes, but also my struggles and failures. I think it humanizes the person behind the business and I, personally, like to get to know the person running the small business as a customer myself. I fully acknowledge that this isn't comfortable for everyone, and if you just follow to purchase flowers and support my business: THANK YOU! I understand if you want to unfollow my stories or posts, because I don't plan on changing who I am because a handful of people are a bit uncomfortable hearing about mental health; I'm doing my part to break the stigma.
Do you have a question you want addressed on this page? Please let me know!