Shop Local This Valentine’s Day at These 7 Small Town Pennsylvania Florists

Porvaznik's Flowers in Lansford, Carbon County. (Photo Credit: Porvaznik's)

By Robin Shreeves

February 6, 2023

Local florists are the best places to buy flowers for Valentine’s Day. These small Pennsylvania businesses can customize arrangements and work with your price range.

The Valentine’s Day season is the busiest time of the year for florists. In 2022, 22% of Americans purchased fresh flowers and plants for Valentine’s Day, according to the Society of American Florists.

Not surprisingly, roses make up the bulk of the fresh flowers gifted on Valentine’s Day. Eighty-three percent of people who buy flowers on the holiday purchase roses, and 65% of those flowers are red. And just over half (52%) of all Valentine’s Day spending is devoted to spouses or romantic partners. Clearly, Valentine’s Day is no longer just for those who have been shot by Cupid’s arrow. Gifts, including flowers, are given to parents, children, other close relatives, friends, and even co-workers.

When choosing flower colors to send, particularly with roses, it’s good to know what symbolism is associated with each color.

  • Red is for lovers. A bouquet of red roses is a romantic way to say, “I love you.”
  • Pink is for appreciation and admiration. Think parents, co-workers, and caregivers, or anyone you want to show gratitude to on Valentine’s Day.
  • Yellow is the color of friendship. Want to give your BFF a pick-me-up on February 14? Do it with yellow flowers.
  • Orange is for “I’m in like with you, maybe more.” If you’re in a new relationship and think it’s heading for love and commitment, but you’re not quite there yet, orange flowers can convey that message.

Of course, you can choose whatever color flowers you want for your Valentine. Simply choosing someone’s favorite flower or color does the trick, particularly when paired with a little chocolate, which many florists can add to your order.

Local florists are the best places to buy flowers for Valentine’s Day. These small businesses can customize arrangements and work with your price range. And, when you order from a local florist rather than a national one (who often use local florists to fulfill orders), more money goes into the pocket of the local florist. These seven small town Pennsylvania florists can take care of your Valentine’s flower orders plus a whole lot more.

Franklin’s Small Town Flowers, Sullivan County

Franklin’s Small Town Flowers in Dushore may be “small town,” but the family owned and operated florist is full service. They can assist in picking out flower arrangements and deliver them anywhere in the world. In addition to flowers and plants, Franklin’s can add stuffed animals, balloons, fruit or gourmet food baskets, and candles to your order.

Blake Florist and Flower Delivery, Montgomery County

For five decades, the family owned and operated Blake Florist has been serving the community with the finest floral arrangements and best local products. In addition to beautiful flower arrangements, when you order from Blake, many local businesses benefit.

The florist can add food and other items to a Valentine’s gift from local vendors like Tabora Farm and Orchard, Asher’s Chocolates, Di Bruno Bros, Cafe Excellence Specialty Coffees and Teas, and Nutty Novelties.

William J’s Emporium, Mercer County

Located in Greenville, William J’s Emporium has a variety of bouquets to choose from for Valentine’s Day, or they can work with you to create a custom designed flower arrangement. Along with a floral gift, the family owned and operated florist can also add items from their extensive gift choices such as cookie bouquets, gourmet and fruit baskets, greeting cards, and candles.

Warner’s Florist Gifts and Greenhouse, Blair County

Family owned and in operation since 1950, Warner’s Florist Gifts and Greenhouse in Hollidaysburg offers many bouquet choices for Valentine’s Day. They also have green and blooming plants for those who want to send a lasting, live gift. Inquire about the variety of other gifts they can include with your flowers such as plush animals, candles, and wind chimes.

Porvaznik’s Flowers, Carbon County

Porvaznik’s Flowers in Lansford offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee with their floral arrangements. The family owned and operated florist can deliver flower arrangements around the corner or around the world, and add extras to your gift such as balloons, plush animals, candles, and light up novelty gifts. They also have a variety of plants for the plant lover in your life.

Best Buds Flowers & Gifts, Clearfield County

From the classic dozen roses to a designer’s choice arrangement, Best Buds Flowers & Gifts in Kylertown will create beautiful bouquets for Valentine’s Day. They also have a wide selection of house and blooming plants including succulent and dish gardens, peace lilies, and easy to maintain pathos.

Always in Bloom, Potter County

Need Valentine’s Day Flowers? Check Out These Small Town Pennsylvania Florists
Photo Credit: Susan Dean

Family owned and operated Always in Bloom in Coudersport is happy to be the first choice for flowers in the area. In addition to beautiful Valentine’s Day flower arrangements, the florist can provide plants in various types of containers, European dish gardens, an extensive line of candles, gifts from local artisans, and greeting cards.

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