– By Jaime GansonThey say that red roses mean, “I love you” and white roses say, “I’m sorry”. No matter if you are giving roses for love or remorse or buying a bouquet for congratulations or get well wishes, flowers are a beautiful way of expression. Here are some of the best local florist shops to get more than just a bouquet of roses.
With two shops in Boston, Twig dubs itself “your neighborhood floral studio.” Twig is not only a spot to buy fresh flowers daily, but you can also decorate your event whether it is a birthday, wedding, or anniversary party. A unique part of this floral studio is that they offer floral design classes, that way you can learn to make your own bouquets.

Thornton’s in South Boston is located just off the intersection of Dorchester Street and West Broadway. Its claim to fame is being the setting for “the florist” in the 2010 movie The Town. Step into Thornton’s and you feel like you are in a greenhouse, the smell of fresh flowers filling the air. Thornton’s offers local delivery and visit their website for a “deal of the day”.

Located on Centre Street, New Leaf JP is a boutique flower shop started by Winston alums Daniel Lopez-Ospina and Jeb Taylor. The New Leaf team prides themselves in having totally unique, never-duplicated floral arrangements, tailoring each to the specific client and occasion. Flowers come from all over the world, as well as locally in the JP/Boston area.

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Jaime is a twenty-something blogger living, working, & shopping in Boston. Interested in all thing things stylish whether it be the latest fashion trend on the runways to the newest decor featured in home magazines, she blogs all about it, and tidbits of her life, at La vie…J’aime. Follow her on Twitter and Pinterest, as well.