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10570 Northwest Fwy, Houston, TX | Directions 7709229.812979 -95.461111
Neighborhoods: Central, Lazy Brook/ Timbergrove
Where Is The Beef!!! Where Are The Flowers!!! – I ordered a flower arrangement from Darlene's. I was extremely disappointed with the arrangement. I told her I wanted a mix of spring flowers with color and some natural foliage. Yes, she did include some of the flowers I requested: iris, daffodils, roses and hydrangea. Actually, there were 3 iris, 2 roses, 1 hydrangea and 3 limp tulips. I told her I specifically I did not want tulips because they do not last but she put them in anyway. The daffodils were small and scrawny. The rest of the arrangement was basically unattractive greenery, obviously used as a filler so she didn't haved to use more flowers. Overall the arrangement was dull, the flowers and foliage didn't blend at all.. These flowers were for my Vet in appreciation for taking such good care of my dog who I had to put to sleep 2 weeks prior. Of course I wanted something special. I delivered the flowers my self and was embarassed to walk in the door. The response I got was validation for my embarrassement. Usually when someone delivers flowers you get a response, "Oh how beautiful". I did not that instead I got how nice and sweet of you. For the money I spent I could have gotten a beautiful arrangement at Central Market or Krogers with alot mor flowers. DON'T GO THERE!!!!!!
Best-kept flower shop secret in Houston!! – I have been using Darlene's for over 20 years. They have the most beautiful flowers in Houston!! I love to go there when I need a wedding or birthday gift because I can always find what I need...they even do magnificent gift wrap. Highly recommend this shop.
Extremely Satisfied! – Darlene's was recommended to me by a long time customer of theirs to create my wedding flowers, and I couldn't have been more pleased. I went in with a limited color palette and high expectations for originality and creativity, and what could have potenially been very bland (considering the only colors I wanted to use were ivory and green) turned out spectacular. They listened to every random idea I had, and had such a vast knowledge of flowers, plants and displays in general. After one trip to their small but grandly decorated store, I was convinced that I was in good hands. I received so many compliments from people who attended my wedding. My hairdresser said that the flower layouts were "hands down, the best flower arrangements he had EVER seen at a wedding." And he's been to a lot! He also said that what probably cost me a few thousand (true) LOOKED like a 10,000 dollar spread. So like I said in my heading, I was extremely satisfied!!
Sub-par – I've changed my review of this florist after having received an overpriced bouquet of one dozen red roses from Darlene's for Valentine's Day. In the past, the flowers have been really fresh and displayed perfectly. Why on one of the most important "flower days" they cut corners is beyond me. The roses are small, the bow is ridiculous-looking, and this has to be the ugliest vase ever. I am very disappointed, and in an office of over 30 co-workers, I am not the only one who agrees with the lack of quality from this bouquet. Also, very nice that one rose is at a 90 degree angle from the rest of the flowers. Just yuck. Kroger seriously has better roses at 1/5 of the price! These flowers were $102!
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