BloomsyBox Subscription Box Review – January 2019
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, $42.24 per month, box.
The Subscription Box: BloomsyBox
The Cost: $38.00 per month for Bloomsy S, $42.24 per month for Bloomsy M, and $45.08 per month for Bloomsy L. These prices have gone down a bit since my last review.
The Products: A seasonal bouquet of single-variety blooms, cut to order.
Ships to: US for free
BloomsyBox January 2019 Review
To introduce the beautiful flowers in this month’s box is a card that shares some info about them. Orchids are a scary flower to care for since they’re so fragile and sensitive, so I’ve never owned an orchid plant, but these fresh-cut ones are such a treat! They truly are stunning in color and shape.
Here are a few more facts about Dendrobium orchids. It is recommended to mist them, but I don’t have a plant mister. I considered spraying them with a spray bottle, but it also says to avoid getting water on the petals, so ultimately I thought the droplets from the spray bottle would be too big to work in this case. A fun fact that’s shared on this card is that Dendrobium orchids are used inside NASA space shuttles to filter the air. So cool!
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 same as last time, 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 I am giving the stems a fresh cut before placing them in the vase. You can see from this photo that the flowers start to bloom really low on the stems. Usually I would peel away any low leaves so that it’s stems-only in the water, but I couldn’t bring myself to remove any actual blossoms, so I chose a short vase. I also kept the stem trimming minimal so as not to remove too much height.
Here they are freshly pulled from the box and trimmed. Typically I would cut my stems to an appropriate length so that the flowers in the center stand up tall, and the ones on the outskirts hang out a bit, but I didn’t have much flexibility with these guys given their low blooms, so I let them sort of hang and lumber in the vase, allowing their rich color and unique shape to be the bearers of beauty in this display.
Here’s a shot from above.
And one from below. I didn’t keep the BloomsyBox ribbon on long-term. 🙂
Here are the flowers two days later, after a water change and a super-small stem trim. They’re sort of just hanging there, but the blossoms themselves are still so lovely!
Two more days later, many of the blossoms were looking floppy, but some new ones had started to bloom from the buds up top. So, I changed the water again, broke off some lower flowers, trimmed the stems, and this is what I got. Other than the fact that it isn’t as bright purple of an overall arrangement, I think it still looks beautiful! I can see that some new blossoms will be peeking out soon, as well.
Verdict: This was my second flower delivery from BloomsyBox and I was even happier with my experience. These flowers have lasted much longer than my first shipment of roses, and have been such a treat to experiment with. 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 $42.24, I feel like I got my money’s worth this month.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you’ll receive the February bouquet. Boxes ship between the 16th and the 23rd of each month.
Check out more of our flower delivery reviews in the Home Subscription Box List!
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