BloomsyBox Subscription Box Review – October 2018
BloomsyBox is a bouquet subscription box that specializes in unique, single-variety blooms. Every month, they ship a selection of seasonal flowers “farm fresh to your door.”
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This is a review of the monthly BloomsyBox size M box.
The Subscription Box: BloomsyBox
The Cost: $39.99 per month for Bloomsy S, $43.99 per month for Bloomsy M, and $48.99 per month for Bloomsy L. Weekly deliveries cost $43.99 per week.
The Products: A seasonal bouquet of single-variety blooms, cut to order.
Ships to: US for free
BloomsyBox October 2018 Review
To introduce the beautiful flowers in this month’s box is a card that shares some info about them. I’ve never heard of Free Spirit Roses until now, but I did notice when I first opened the box that the flowers I was greeted by seemed a little more unique than your average rose. I was glad to read the bit saying, “If the outer petals appear to be dry or cracked, don’t fear! Your roses aren’t dead. They’re just different!” because the outer petals were, indeed, a bit brown. I just pulled those ones off and the flowers looked lovely.
Here are a few more facts about Free Spirit Roses. I endeavor to learn about—or at least know the names of—as many flowers as possible, and this fact sheet gives the just-right amount of info to teach me a thing or two without being overwhelming.
This card gives basic cut flower care tips.
And, here, they explain what the deal is with “Rain Forest Alliance Certified” products. It’s all good, eco-friendly stuff!
I started by filling my vase about halfway and sprinkling in one packet of flower food. It didn’t say this anywhere on the included info cards, but it was my understanding that I was only supposed to add one to start and then add the second one a few days later when I would change the water.
Here’s what the bouquet looked like freshly unpacked from the box. I like the paper they used to wrap the flowers! The stems were wrapped in protective packing foam, but nothing that would keep them wet. I was too eager to get these beauts out of the box to snap a picture of how the stems were packed, whoops! I’ll show you what it looks like next month.
Before putting flowers in a vase, it’s advised to trim the stems 1-2 inches and break off the lower leaves so they don’t sit in the water (I’ve lazily skipped that second step in the past and those leaves end up rotting in the water and smelling terrible). Before I did any trimming, I just had to have my husband snap a photo of me holding these lovelies in their leafy glory! As these are roses, their stems did have thorns, some of which I broke off as I handled them so I wouldn’t cut my hands.
Here’s how the flowers looked the following morning. SO BEAUTIFUL, right? I just adore the way they opened up to reveal their orange-ish centers. The color scheme is like a brilliant sunrise. Nature is amazing, isn’t it? The next day, they began to look a hint brown. I expected a fresh stem trim and water change to prolong their life, but surprisingly they dried out later that day. I left them in their vase looking dry for a few days because they still smelled good. I’ll look forward to seeing if next month’s flowers last a day or two longer looking fresh—I hope!
Verdict: This was my first flower delivery from BloomsyBox and I was happy with my experience. I liked learning about a new variety of flowers and enjoying their beauty in a concentrated, single-variety arrangement on my table. As someone who always wants to have fresh flowers on display in my home but is concerned about the environmental impact, I’m extremely enthusiastic about the sustainable practices BloomsyBox uses. For $43.99, I would have loved for my roses to have lasted longer, but I’m hopeful that a different type of flower will stay vibrant for a longer stretch, and am excited to see what next month has to offer!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you’ll receive the November bouquet. Boxes ship between the 16th and the 23rd of each month.
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What do you think of the roses in this month’s BloomsyBox?