Best place to buy Fresh Flowers

Thank you Midland!!!

For the second year in a row you voted us the #1 Gold “Best Place To Buy Fresh Flowers” in Midland MI in the Midland Daily News Readers Choice poll.


We are honored and humbled by the trust shown in our business and staff by your choice.

We truly strive to provide the freshest possible flowers and plants available, and work hard on customer service, store presentation and our 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee.

Thank you again Midland… we really do do it all for you, because without you, there would be no us.

Flowering Plants Speed Post-surgery Recovery

ScienceDaily (Dec. 30, 2008) — Contact with nature has long been suspected to increase positive feelings, reduce stress, and provide distraction from the pain associated with recovery from surgery. Now, research has confirmed the beneficial effects of plants and flowers for patients recovering from abdominal surgery.


A recent study by Seong-Hyun Park and Richard H. Mattson, researchers from the Department of Horticulture, Recreation and Forestry at Kansas State University, provides strong evidence that contact with plants is directly beneficial to a hospital patient’s health. Using various medical and psychological measurements, the study set out to evaluate if plants in hospital rooms have therapeutic influences.

Studies show that when patients have great stress associated with surgery, they typically experience more severe pain and a slower recovery period. Some of these problems are treated through the use of anesthetics and analgesics, but, if not properly administered, the drugs can have side effects ranging from vomiting and headaches to drug dependency or even fatality. It is therefore beneficial to patients and care providers to develop approaches that improve the overall patient experience but don’t rely on pharmaceuticals.

The study, published in the October 2008 issue of HortTechnology, was conducted on 90 patients recovering from an appendectomy. Patients were randomly assigned to hospital rooms with or without plants during their postoperative recovery periods. Data collected for the study included information on the length of hospitalization, administration of drugs for postoperative pain control, vital signs, ratings of pain intensity, distress, fatigue and anxiety, and the patient’s room satisfaction questionnaire.

Patients with plants in their rooms had significantly fewer intakes of pain medication, more positive physiological responses (lower blood pressure and heart rate), less pain, anxiety, and fatigue, and better overall positive and higher satisfaction with their recovery rooms than their counterparts in the control group without plants in their rooms.

An interesting note to this study—the majority of patients who had plants in their rooms reported that the plants were the most positive qualities of their rooms (93%), whereas patients without plants in their rooms said that watching television was the most favorable aspect of their rooms (91%).

The study suggests that potted plants offer the most benefit, as opposed to cut flowers, because of their longevity. Nursing staff reported that as patients recovered, they began to show interaction with the plants, including watering, pruning, and moving them for a better view or light. A number of studies have also shown that indoor plants make air healthier and provide an optimum indoor environment by increasing humidity, and reducing the quantity of mold spores and airborne germs.

This nonpharmacological approach to recovery is good news for patients, doctors, and insurers alike in terms of cost effectiveness and medical benefits. The study provides strong evidence that contact with plants is directly beneficial to patients’ health, providing meaningful therapeutic contact for patients recovering from painful surgery.

Adapted from materials provided by American Society for Horticultural Science, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.

Smiths Flowers Summer Rose Special

It’s that time, schools out, the temperature is rising and the roses are blooming in masive numbers.

It’s time for our Summer Rose Special!!!  These are the same Eufloria Roses we sell everyday and we’re offering them up at a seriously low price.  These are not “shorts” like some people sell, these are full size, long stemmed roses of unusually high quality.

Smiths Flowers regular price is $45.00 a dozen wraped up in a celophane presentation bouquet… but for a limited time we’re offering them up for… drum roll……$30.00 a Dozen!!!

Carry out or delivery either way it’s your choice.  Any color we have in stock too!

Do to the fact that Smiths Flowers sells a lot of roses everyday, we may not have all colors in stock everyday but we will also take special orders at this price, while supply lasts from our supplier.  We do reserve the right to end this special at any time, so hurry in or call 989-631-0470 and get in on this unbelievable special.

Happy Summer!!

June is National Rose Month

A rose is a rose is a rose is a rose. –Gertrude Stein

Well not necessarily!

Smith’s features Eufloria Roses exclusively.  We are the only florist in the Tri-cities that carry Eufloria and we go to great lengths to offer the worlds premiere roses to our customers.

Eufloria are hydroponically grown, and shipped in water from California all the way to Smiths ariving in the same fresh cut state as when they left the farm.  Unlike other roses that are shipped dry in a box, our roses are never dry, never laid down in a box and are the finest roses available.

We are seeing in-home lasting times of up to 3 weeks, and even longer in some cases.

Keep an eye on our blog, we’ll be uploading a video in the next few days showcasing how our roses are packed and shipped.

Send someone roses today!

Eufloria Roses – Happy Hour

We just wanted to show off our “test bunch” of Eufloria Happy Hour roses.  These roses arrived in our store on March 30th (15 days ago) and were held in our cooler for 5 days, then vased as we normally do for all of our orders and set out on our front counter.eufloria happy hour rosesWe constantly test the products we sell to be sure they meet our standards.  Thats one of the reasons we went to the extra expense of using Eufloria roses.  They far out preform any other roses we have tested to date.  Being grown in California and shipped in water they are fresher than any other rose we have seen or used.

eufloria happy hourThese images are untouched, and as they came out of the camera, so please excuse the image quality.  We did not want to re-touch them as that would not present the “truth”.

Stop in to Smith’s Flowers in Midland MI and let us show you our roses from Eufloria… we’re impressed, and think you will be too!

Eufloria Roses – grown in the USA!

Well since Chad let the cat out of the bag (thanks, Chad) I guess I’ll go ahead and tell you all about an exciting change in product coming to Smiths Flowers beginning April first.  Smith’s is partnering with Eufloria Flowers, one of the very few premiere rose growers still growing in the United States.  Eufloria is located in Nipomo California and it’s roots go back to mid-nineteenth century Denmark.  eufloriar_logo_4-07You’ll be seeing this logo a lot around Smith’s and in our coolers.  We are changing from our current (non-USA) rose supplier, to offering Eufloris Roses exclusively.  Likewise, we will be the only florist in Midland offering these superior roses to our customers.  Through our volume buying, we are able to offer you these awesome roses at our regular price, not only providing a higher quality rose, but a better value to our customer.


The colors are exquisit and based on our weekely shipping systems we can special order as little as one bunch of a specific color of rose to fit any need you may have.  Eufloria Roses are shipped in water to Smiths, not dry packed in a box like other roses.  Shipping in water is more expensive, but we feel the expense is worth it to give our customers a product that’s never allowed to dehydrate like other roses are when shipped in a box for a week or more before they get to the local florist.

whiteWhites that range from a creamy soft white, to bright, brilliant pure whites.

hotPinks that jump off the page, and come in a variety of shades.

blushingbrideAnd pinks, that are soft, perfect for bridal bouquetts and flower girl baskets.

sweetAs you can see, Eufloria has many quality roses we’ll be showcasing over the next couple months as we bring in weekly shipments, we’ll be changing the varieties weekly for a while to be able to show you all the colors and types available.  Stop in the store often over the next few weeks and have a look at this exciting change to our fresh flower offering.  I’m sure you’ll fall in love with Eufloris, just as we have.

Eufloria is coming to Smith’s!

Keep an eye on our blog and web site as well as the sign in front of the store!

Eufloria is coming to Smith’s starting April first.  Eufloria is the premiere product in their product line and will give Smith’s customers a much richer, more abundant experience with no added cost over our current offering.

We’ll post up some images as soon as they are available!

Stay tuned…

Spring Flowers!!!

Yea!  We love this time of year… bust off Old Man Winter and get that first fresh breath of Spring.

And with the approaching renewal of the Earth, the first hint of Springs arrival come Tulips, Iris, Daffodils, Larkspur and more… bright, vibrant colors to brighten the mood, senses and any de’cor.

Smiths Flowers, in Midland MI is fully stocked, with fresh shipments coming in every day.  Tulips in 10-15 colors, grown in Virginia.  These Tulips rival even the best Europe has to offer.  Vibrant colors, 12-14″ stems and they last.  I have honestly had them on the kitchen counter for a week or more.

Telstar Iris in purple, blue, yellow and white are awesome too.  Snap Dragons in white, yellow, pink and burgandy, grown in Canada are a delight.  Long sturdy stems, large flower heads and again they last very well.

We are constantly sourcing new products and suppliers to offer you the best possible quality at the best possible prices.  Yes others may sell for less, and yes there truly is a difference in the quality available, but we feel we would rather pay a little more, and get a higher quality product than to cut corners and costs and end up with poor quality, short lived flowers.

Keep an eye on our blog, we’re currently testing a new rose supplier, one we worked with several years ago.  We are planning on a shift to their very high quality roses in the next couple weeks if everything works out.  They offer many, many colors.  8-9 reds alone, 7-8 yellows and many more.  They are one of, if not the last commercial rose grower in the United States, and they do a fantastic job having been around for more than 70 years.  We’ll bring you updates as soon as plans are set.

Thanks for loking in today, we’re glad you’re here, and hope you have an enjoyable Spring!

Proflowers for a funeral?

We get it, we do understand, “we” being florist’s that is.  We know many consumers are duped into thinking that they will get a good quality experience with fresh flowers when they order “direct from the fields” as claimed by and other direct shippers of perishable product.

But, when you ordered from did you really intend to send your emotions in a box?


Yes, ladies and gentlemen this unsuspecting customer ordered from for a funeral.  And yes, this is an actual picture taken in a Philadelphia PA, funeral parlor recently.  I do not doubt for one minute, that the sender intended to send a beautiful bouquet. pictures many nice looking designs on their site, but they come, as shown above in a box.

And before you think this is an isolated case, think again.  This type of thing happens time and time again, day in and day out all across North America.  Unsuspecting consumers trust a beautiful picture to convey their emotions, but receive something much different.

We can’t blame the funeral directors either.  They are not floral designers, what would you expect them to do?  They either have to leave the box out back in the garage or flower room, or simply set it in the parlor so that the family knows it’s there.  Usually they leave them out back, and give them to the family when they are leaving to go home.  But, in some cases as you can see above, they place them in the viewing room for all to see.  I certainly would not want the grieving family to know I did not care enough to find a local real florist, and sent flowers in a box.

When you need to send flowers either in town or out of town, give us a call, or visit the florist directory on our site and select one of our recommended real florists.  Flowers in a box just don’t cut it…ever.

Valentines Roses

One week guys!  That’s all you have until Valentines Day to get ready to show here just how much you care.  And once again this year, roses are the top dog for gift giving once again.  Smith’s Flowers will be fully stocked and ready to send your love and admiriation to your sweetheart either at home or at the office.

Our red roses from Royal Flowers are awesome!  We only sell the “Freedom” variety of red roses.  From our tests they preform far better than any other red rose on the market today and while they do cost us a bit more, once again we will be offering our dozen red roses vased at our normal everyday excellent price of $50.00 a dozen with greens.

freedom-roseEither stop by, call or order online from Smith’s soon to be assured that we have the gift of love you want to send.  Once again this Valentines, we are offering Free Valentine Delivery on orders in Midland delivered February 12th and 13th.