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london England, United Kingdom

I thought it might be interesting to compare prices for cut flowers around the world.
Cut flowers purchased from your local Florists, supermarkets, garden centres or flower markets.
Even if you don't buy the flowers, tell us how much they are sold for in your area.

10 yellow Tulips from a flower market stall. 2.00

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london England, United Kingdom


8 Red Roses, 8 Orange Roses Supermarket 2 bunches for 5.00

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london England, United Kingdom


Mixed bunch, 2 Chrysanth stems, 3 carnations, 1 sunflower 1 palm leaf. Market stall 2.00

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london England, United Kingdom


10 Iris stems, Supermarket 3.99

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African mix, 4 Protea and foliage supermarket 6.99

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3 Eucalyptus stems Market stall 1.25

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london England, United Kingdom

This lot should keep me going for a while!!
Any suggestions what to make with these flowers?

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london England, United Kingdom

I put the Iris and tulips together in a Hand tie arrangement.

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Bird cage with Iris leaves and Roses....

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Roses and Eucalyptus leaves

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Roses and Eucalyptus

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london England, United Kingdom

Roses, Protea, Tulips, Iris,Eucalyptus,Palm leaf

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Protea and Eucalyptus used in this one....

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Protea, Chrysanths, carnations, rose petals in this one...

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Protea tea set

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london England, United Kingdom

Fresh flowers today!

A small mixed Autumn bouquet 2.25

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4 Chrysanth stems, 1 gerbera 1 Ruscus

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Small roses bouquet 2.50

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11 sweetheart roses 1 stem solidago

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Delphi, IN

marvelous....just marvelous. I don't know how 2.50 compares to the American dollar, but seems pretty cheap to me. Great work you do.

london England, United Kingdom

Thank you TsFlowers, nice of you to say! I'm not sure what it is in American dollars either!
Do you buy flowers during the winter time?

Delphi, IN

Just for the heck of it I went to a currency converter online and 2.50 in british pound is about 3.80 USD. So yes, for that bunch of roses I think was a pretty good buy. At our Walmart that bunch would probably be 5.99 or 6.99 USD.

I live in a small town where fresh cut flowers are not available in the winter. I try my best to go to the big city (as I call it) the least amount possible due to economy.

I do however have bunches and bunches of drieds. The only way I generally arrange those though is on wreaths and swags. Otherwise for any taller or upright arrangement I would have to use a lot of floral wire.

london England, United Kingdom

Hi TsFlowers, Thank you for that information, just the thing I wanted to find out!
I'm looking forward to seeing anything you make with your dried bunches.

Laurel, DE(Zone 7a)

That small mix autumn bouquet would be about $8.00 at our supermarket, way too much fo me to justify spending. I will enjoy yours and be patient for my own until spring!

london England, United Kingdom

Thanks Candee, flowers do seem a bit more expensive over the pond!

Got these reduced from 3.00 to 1.95 the other day.

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london England, United Kingdom

The shops seem to be full of Chrysanths at the moment!

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Laurel, DE(Zone 7a)

Those rose colored ones are special!

london England, United Kingdom

I thought they were nice with the yellow centre, couldn't resist a bargain!

Made a low arrangement with them and solidago

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Laurel, DE(Zone 7a)

Lettuce, tomatoes and celery, my favorite!

london England, United Kingdom

Wonderful imagination! Lunch is served!!

london England, United Kingdom

Been flower shopping!

White carnations and white Alstromeria 2.00
Orange Chrysanths 2.50
Red carnations 3.00
Red snap dragons 2.00
1 Orchid stem 1.00
Aspidistra leaves 3.00
Daffodils 2 for 1.00

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Poinsettia 3.00

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almost forgot, 4 Sprayed Anthurium in test tubes 1.00. bargain of the day I think!

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Richmond, TX(Zone 9a)

Terri, I think those prices are similar to what I see at my flower shops, except the aspidistra. First, you don't see asp. leaves in flower shops, 2nd don't know that I'd pay US$6 or 3 english pounds for leaves. In my area, I can buy an aspidistra plant for US$6 and build my own stash for future arrangements, lol.

Also, I see a lot of those small rose bouquets for US$5 or 2.5 pounds, but they usually don't open, so I seldom buy them. I think they are Chinese imports.

love your arrangements with various mums. thanks for posting prices. It is interesting to see the market variances and what is appealing to one market but not to another.

london England, United Kingdom

Hi Vossner, The Aspidistra are house plants here, the light is so bad, it would take years to grow a plant with those big leaves. lol. The plants sell for 6.00 or so, with smaller leaves. They are imported from Holland I think, most things are!!
Glad you liked the arrangements, Thanks!

Richmond, TX(Zone 9a)

They do make wonderful easy houseplants though not that many people grow them indoors; mostly outdoors.

Laurel, DE(Zone 7a)

Oh boy, I see the wheels turning friend!

Richmond, TX(Zone 9a)

In my area, the ones planted outdoors can get terribly ratty in summer, even when planted in shade but the ones growing as housplants always look nice and green. All you have to do is keep them watered.

Laurel, DE(Zone 7a)

Terri those sprayed ones will be perfect for a NY arrangement.

london England, United Kingdom

Aspidistra do make great house plants. I've had a few over the years but always seem to kill them off! lol. The leaves usually last quite a long time when cut, and are great for leaf manipulation.

Thanks Candee, They are in the new Flower arranging at Christmas thread now LOL!

I also got a twig with berries. 1.50

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