This pandemic period has been disheartening for many QBers – especially isolated seniors. All the more reason to seek out and cherish the best that spring has to offer. Birdsong is literally music to the ears in early morn. And flowers – their beauty and fragrance can lift our spirits anytime.
There are so many folks who currently cannot get out to experience the blossoms and spring flowers, and cannot even have a visit from family or friends. Imagine how a fresh bouquet of local cut flowers would brighten their day. And now, you can order fresh LOCAL-grown flowers from QB’s own flower farm, Island Flower Farm, details below.
Local seniors homes accept flower deliveries during COVID-19
Hawthorne Place can accept daytime deliveries for their residents, 8:00 am to 7:00 pm, 7 days a week. Make sure the delivery is labelled with the resident’s name and suite number and bring in to the main door. Buzz the office, leave the delivery on the bench just inside the door. Staff will then take the delivery up to the resident’s suite.
At The Gardens, a similar process. They accept deliveries at the front entrance, to then be taken to the residents by their in-house staff. Preferred delivery hours are Monday to Friday – 9:00 am to 7:00pm; Saturday and Sunday – 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.
At Qualicum Manor, flowers can be delivered to the outside of the Manor, 9:00 AM to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday. They will be put in a secured place for 72 hours and then delivered to the residents.
Local grown flowers available in QB
In Qualicum Beach we are fortunate to have a bounty of fresh, local, seasonal flowers available directly from Island Flower Farm . Bronwyn and Chris have years of experience growing vegetables and flowers organically.
QB Farmers’ Market customers will recognize them from past years as Vertgen Farm. Starting this year, they are focussed exclusively on growing flowers and supplying custom arrangements for any occasion. Check out the online shop at Island Flower Farm. Pick-up or delivery can be arranged.
Enjoy the beautiful flowers – both giving and receiving – and help support our local growers and merchants!
p.s. Mother’s Day is May 10.