In general the best flowers are purchased at the source, from a flower farm or grower. If you don't have access to either then the next best source would be a quality, local florist or floral designer. Florists carry the highest quality flowers available from local growers and flower wholesalers. Grocery store flowers are normally of lower quality. You can often tell a lower quality flower as it may be dyed, or the flower heads may be smaller than normal. When you see the bunches of flowers at the check out they are normally a lower grade flower, which is why they can sell them so cheap. Avoid the bouquets on the discount rack that say "reduced for quick sale." These are old bouquets that did not sell in the the floral department, they will not last long due to their age.
If you need a pick me up or know someone who does in Columbia, Tennessee consider sending them a fresh flower arrangements from Bloomstall Flowers. We are a local, woman owned flower shop in the heart of downtown Columbia and have been voted the best florist 2 years in a row in 2021 and 2022. You can order online or call the shop with your flower needs. Order at Bloomstall.com or call 931-398-4633 Monday through Saturday 10-4. Cut off time for same day floral delivery in Columbia, Tennessee is 1pm.