“There are all sorts of people who love flowers and don’t have the disposable income to get or give a lot: there are kids and students who want to share and enjoy flowers: there are single moms who deserve a treat for themselves; there are seniors who can’t afford what they used to have,” Anji Shukla says. “Having access to a little bouquet that’s higher-end but affordable makes it easy for everyone to be gifted something special.”
So, the pair started their ultrapopular Happy Hour at the shop, where one type of flower is discounted and available by the stem.
Mid-lockdown, they’ve been announcing the daily discounted bouquet via Instagram, offering free local delivery in Cabbagetown (and charging just $1 per kilometre outside the neighbourhood).
“Happy Hour exists because we all deserve a treat once in a while, at least!” Shukla says. “Flowers bring everyone joy! They stimulate all your senses. No two arrangements are ever the same. Since you’re dealing with nature, they aren’t even the same from one day to the next. Flowers are like art — everyone who passes them gets to share in the pleasure of their beauty.”
Want to celebrate the start of spring with a budget-friendly bouquet of your own? Here are Shukla’s insider tips on where to find the best blooms for your buck across the city, from east to west.