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Mother’s Day sneak up on you? These 12 L.A. flower shops are happy to bail you out

An illustration of a hand holding various flowers
Flowers on the fly.
(Micah Fluellen / Los Angeles Times; Getty Images)

If you’re reading this, you might be a little ... stressed.

I know that you absolutely did not forget that Mother’s Day is this Sunday. You totally meant to order a spectacular bouquet of carnations, maybe some lilies or even roses to let the mothers in your life know you’ve been thinking of them. Because you have been thinking of them, especially after a year when being a mother was more difficult, isolating and lonely than ever.

But time also passes weirdly right now and this week, understandably, sneaked up on you.

Well, you’re in luck. Several floral studios around the Los Angeles area are still accepting last-minute orders for Mother’s Day, while supplies last. If you really want to save yourself a bit of headache, schedule delivery for Friday or Saturday, or pick up the flowers locally.

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Here are 12 flower shops where you can still order (and pick up) flower arrangements:

Bloom & Plume

Cost: Arrangements are $50 or $100
Order by: Thursday
Address: 1638-40 W Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90026
Phone number: (213) 908-5808
Website: bloom-and-plume-mothers-day.square.site/
Delivery: N/A
Pickup options: In-store pickup available from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday or Sunday

Order a Mother’s Day hand-tied bouquet of lilacs, mums and roses or eucalyptus, thistle, ming fern and roses from Maurice Harris’ Bloom & Plume. Grab a coffee while you’re there and tell your mom Harris also created floral arrangements for Beyoncé's “Black Is King.”

Under New MGMT

Cost: Prices start at $55
Order by: Thursday (or until it sells out) for delivery on Sunday
Address: N/A
Phone number: N/A
Website: undernewmgmt.co/mama-i-love-you
Delivery: Available within a roughly 25-mile radius of Los Angeles, including Long Beach and parts of the San Gabriel and San Fernando Valleys; flat rate of $15
Pickup options: Available after 10 a.m. Sunday at the shop’s Rose Hills studio (address available upon request)

Unemployment led her to a dream gig: Floral design that’s not afraid to get political. Alex Floro’s design studio encourages consumers to weaponize their spending power, ensuring that they’re giving their money to businesses that aim to make a difference.

Alex Floro’s Under New MGMT opened in July 2019 with a mission of making the floral design space more inclusive. Known for extravagant, often bedazzled arrangements — including a Mother’s Day collaboration with a local dispensary that features a cannabis stem — these flowers are perfect for the quirky, artsy mom in your life.

Floral designer Alex Floro sits in the bed of a truck parked in a field. She is surrounded by flowers.
Floral designer Alex Floro, the owner of Under New Mgmt.
(Jessica Pomerantz a.k.a. @jessicapomerantz)

Empty Vase

Cost: $250 minimum for Mother’s Day arrangements
Order by: ASAP
Address: 9033 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069
Phone number: (310) 278-1988
Website: emptyvase.com/
Delivery: The Greater Los Angeles area; cost starts at $15 for local delivery
Pickup options: Available during open hours, including 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday

This West Hollywood-based luxury floral studio is accepting orders until it’s sold out, which could happen later this week.

Lenita by Grita

Cost: Mother’s Day bouquets cost $47, $67 or $87
Order by: ASAP
Address: N/A
Phone number: N/A
Website: lenitabygrita.com/mom
Delivery: Available within most of Los Angeles County; local delivery is $20 and available 1-5 p.m. Sunday
Pickup options: Pre-orders are available for pickup Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at ROW DTLA (777 Alameda St. Los Angeles, 90021) and Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Zinc Cafe (580 Mateo St. Los Angeles, 90013)

The Lenita by Grita flower truck honors motherhood all year round. Florist Nemuel DePaula named the truck after his mother and uses her photos in his advertising.

Graphic designer Nemuel DePaula’s flower truck, Lenita by Grita, has become his lifeline during COVID-19. His motto: ‘Stop and smell the flores.’

Nemuel DePaula purchased a truck on Craigslist, painted it pink, and sells flowers at weekend pop-ups.
Nemuel DePaula of Lenita by Grita.
(Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)

Isa Isa

Cost: Bouquets cost $45
Order by: Wednesday
Address: N/A
Phone number: N/A
Website: isafloral.com/
Delivery: Los Angeles County; cost starts at $30 and same day is not available.
Pickup options: Pick up available at Moon Juice’s locations in Silver Lake, Venice and Hollywood

Sophia Moreno-Bunge has been selling floral designs made out of seasonal and local materials from her Los Angeles studio — named after her two grandmothers, Isabel and Isabel — since 2014.

Sonny Alexander Flowers

Cost: Minimum of $20 for pickup orders and $75-plus fees for delivery
Order by: ASAP
Address: 9330 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035
Phone number: (310) 777-0356
Website: sonnyalexanderflorists.com/
Delivery: Beverly Hills, West Los Angeles and surrounding areas; fee varies depending on location
Pickup options: Pickup available during business hours — the shop closes at 6 p.m. Sunday

Each arrangement is a custom design at this nearly 100-year-old, family-owned flower shop in the Pico-Robertson area.

Flowerboy Project

Cost: Online orders start at $75; in-store items are priced by the stem
Order by: Accepting online orders until noon Saturday
Address: 824 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, CA 90291
Phone number: (310) 452-3900
Website: flowerboyproject.com/
Delivery: Most of L.A.; generally costs $15-35 depending on distance from the Venice storefront
Pickup options: Available during regular business hours, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. during the week and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on weekends

This Venice-based floral studio also runs a coffee shop. Pick up a few carnations and a latte for mom, or take the family to make bouquets in the store.

In a city that’s bursting with creative collaborations, designer Sean Knibb’s Flowerboy Project café/flower shop/boutique, which opens July 18 in Venice, stands out.

Amore Dolce Flowers

Cost: Arrangements start at $40
Order by: Thursday for delivery
Address: 1004 W. Beverly Blvd., Montebello, CA 90640
Phone number: N/A
Website: myamoreflowers.com/
Delivery: Montebello, Downey, Pico Rivera, East Los Angeles, Whittier, Monterey Park and Alhambra; delivery starts at $10
Pickup options: Pickup available in-store 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

    Check out Amore Dolce’s arrangements on its website, Instagram page or on TikTok.

    Gilly Flowers

    Cost: $100-$600
    Order by: 2 p.m. Thursday
    Address: 3936 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90029
    Phone number: (323) 953-2910
    Website: gillyflowers.com/
    Delivery: Available from downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica; costs $15-$50 based on distance
    Pickup options: Pickup available in-store from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily

    Gilly’s also sells pre-made bouquets every day at the Silver Lake Erewhon.

    The Hidden Garden

    Cost: Mother’s Day arrangements start at $100
    Order by: ASAP — orders accepted until Mother’s Day while supplies last
    Address: 11054 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064
    Phone number: (310) 575-6600
    Website: hiddengardenflowers.com/
    Delivery: Available in the Greater Los Angeles area for $18-$35 depending on location
    Pickup options: Pre-orders can be picked up in store through Saturday

    Amy Marella has been creating floral arrangements at her West Los Angeles shop for more than 20 years. She also offers tutorials and tips on floral arrangement through her online program Bloom Academy.

    Matriarch

    Cost: Prices range from $65 to $425
    Order by: ASAP — orders will be accepted until midnight Saturday or until it sells out
    Address: N/A
    Phone number: (323) 543-5513
    Website: matriarchla.com/
    Delivery: Available within 50 miles of Matriarch’s Eagle Rock studio; fees range from $15 to $45 depending on distance
    Pickup options: Available in-store from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. daily but only for online orders

    Kelsey Harper’s Matriarch, a mom-owned business, specializes in designs inspired by the “nostalgic scents and visuals of places she’s visited.”

    Mark’s Garden

    Cost: Prices start at $75
    Order by: ASAP
    Address: 13838 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
    Phone number: (818) 308-1836
    Website: marksgarden.com/
    Delivery: Malibu, Santa Monica, the Valley, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Century City, Culver City, Westwood, West Los Angeles, Hollywood, West Hollywood, Los Feliz, Echo Park, downtown L.A., Pasadena and surrounding areas; fees vary from $10.50 to $27.50 depending the area
    Pickup options: Available in-store through Sunday

    Mark’s Garden has been a longtime fixture in the Hollywood flower scene. Consider it if you think your mom would get a kick out of sharing a floral designer with Oprah.


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