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Bow Street Flowers is a floral designer located in Boston Massachusetts. Specializing in seasonal arrangements, wedding and event floral designs.



Bow Street Flowers located in Somerville Massachusetts. Our Blog features the most up to date news in our shop. We specialize in seasonal arrangements, wedding and corporate event floral design.

Mother's Day - Sunday May 12

Shelley White

The month of May is one long celebration of flowers. It’s apogee though is Mother’s Day which is coming on fast so if you’re planning on sending flowers to your Mom, order by Friday the 10th to make certain you have a wide selection to choose from. Available flowers for this special day will be peonies, ranunculus, roses, sweet pea, tulips, clematis, lily of the valley and hopefully (for me) some surprises.

If you’d like to send flowers out of town please let us know by May 8.

We’re looking forward to creating something special from you to your Mom.

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Looking for Autumn

Shelley White

The first Coral Charm peonies appeared in the flower market this week, crashing into the true Autumn Queen: the dahlia. I can’t bear to mix them as it seems such a sacrilege if I stay true to local/seasonal, but I confess that I purchased five stems anyway. Of all the peony varieties she is my favorite and I’m happy to have a plentiful supply for November when the dahlias are spent and dug up for their winter hibernation. She is beautiful with a Fall palette and even just one in our minimum size arrangement is greeted with gasps by the recipient.

Over the last year we’ve reached our goal to be flower foam free. I understand why it became such a necessity in the floral world when it appeared decades ago; it cuts design time by a third.

But it’s also toxic to the environment and basically never breaks down. During the attempt to shrink our enviromental foot print we started a flower compost last year, stopped delivering arrangements in boxes, abandoned cellophane (actually we did that five years ago) and we gladly recycle vases when possible.

Wedding season is basically over except for a friend’s wedding in Wellfleet next weekend which I am attending. (Second one this year)!

This next few days of wet, humid weather should be our last bit before the first frost this weekend. Finally Autumn.


Lilacs, roses, peonies, ranunculus for Mother's Day, Sunday May 13.

Shelley White

All the best flowers of Spring our coming into our workshop daily and we're now taking Mother's Day orders for arrangements of peonies, roses and lilacs in baskets starting at 100.00 or vases starting at 85.00.  

AND if you place your order for Friday the 11th, delivery is free.  Call at 617 492 0080 or order online at





Four more days to order!

Shelley White

We're stocking up this weekend with extraordinary flowers for your Valentine.  We will take orders through noon on Tuesday the 13th but if you have a very special request please let us know by Monday the 12th.


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Shelley White

Classic red pink and white.  With gardenias.  

Valentine's Day is Wednesday, February 14th.  Orders with gardenias start at 125.00 and need to be in by February 10th.

The deadline for all other orders is February 13.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Valentine's Day is Wednesday, February 14th

Shelley White

Whatever your Valentine's Day sentiment, we've got you covered.

You really like her but you don't want to scare her away

Or she doesn't like red roses:   

Or she doesn't like red roses:


But if red is your flavor:   

But if red is your flavor:


We're taking orders through February 13.  Deliveries only on the 14th.

We're taking orders through February 13.  Deliveries only on the 14th.

Weddings 2018

Shelley White

It's a perfect day to write a blog post.  The world is swirling in wind and snow, the fairy lights are on and the absence of cars makes for a contemplative afternoon for planning weddings in the new year.

I'm meeting with some wonderful brides, booking for some unfamiliar venues and looking forward to site visits when it's not -5 degrees.  

One of our favorite photos this year was taken  of Megan and Steve who were married in the Rose Garden at the Fenway by Arielle Doneson  


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Studio life

Shelley White

Bird song , and hammering from down the block, wind through the ash trees, and the whirring fan: the new sounds at the studio are a balm after the jack hammers and trucks on Beacon Street.

The move out was like any move-out - hideous, especially in the final days when all the corners start growing items one swears to have never seen before.  But thanks to Lizzie and Corinne, my husband and his friend, and Michael who is the new tenant, it all came to pass.  Notwithstanding the items left in the garage, we are moved out!

Moving in is another challenge.  All those never-before-seen items and others I see everyday haven't found their home yet and are cluttering up tables and the entrance to the studio.  But all the bins are stacked on shelves, tables are set up, buckets put away and the office is coming together.

I'm grateful for the easy pace of summer with time to recover from the transition.  I'll be preparing last minute details for the wedding at the Harvard Museums on the 26th.  We're booked  through most of September so the working logistics in the new space  will probably need to be tweaked.  

The stray items will find a home, Hortense will be moved from the floor to a table, the office will get organized, Brides will be married, flower gifts will be sent:  all in good time.



Mother's Day is Sunday May 14

Shelley White

This heady bouquet will fill a room with springtime.  Intensely fragrant Yves Piaget garden roses are paired with local lilac.  Frittilaria, Clematis and tulips set off the palette.  Starting at 100.00



Shelley White

We're collecting love poems written by you or your favorite poet.  Still have that Valentine poem from your ten year old?  or your first love?  Are you a poet with piles of love poems like Pablo Neruda, or that poem your wrote to your first boyfriend?

Or maybe you have a love poem for your country, or for Paris or your garden.  Love is the theme and we're posting them in our window and here.

This one is from Amelia @ameliatmanso on Instagram.  Given to her on Valentine's Day by Gaston in 5th grade.

Roses are Red                                                                                                                   They grow in this region                                                                                                     If I had your face                                                                                                               I'd join the foreign legion

All 'love' poems welcome. Please don't be shy.  Email at or if you're on IG, post them @bowstreetflowers.