As we all know, Valentine’s Day seems almost synonymous with floral arrangements, and the need for flowers at Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfasts is perhaps even greater than most. Fortunately for us, though, there are ample florists located just a stone’s throw from the inn. Fleurant, a combination home-good and floral shop, is conveniently located in Lower Village Kennebunk. While you wait for your exotic potted plant or cut flowers to be arranged and packaged for travel, you’ll surely keep yourself occupied by admiring the unique ideas for the home or oogling at the great, funky jewelry that abounds. Or if you find that you aren’t in any hurry, pop next door for a pick-me-up at Old Vines Wine Bar(don’t worry, they serve excellent sodas and tapas style entrees too!). A little further outside of town lies a shop called Blooms and Heirlooms. About five miles from the historic Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfasts, Blooms and Heirlooms sits unassumingly along US route 1. Event and special occasion orders are something B&H
handles easily, but my favorite part of their store is the wall of windows and door that allow you to look into their cooler and create your own floral arrangements. With convenient delivery options, this shop is a favorite of lots of locals.
Most often, though, a change of pace is required and a truly spectacular display of unique flowers and inventive vegetative accents is needed (or just desired), and for that we turn to Calluna Fine Flowers located in Ogunquit Maine. Unfortunately for us and guests of the Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfasts, she does operate seasonally, which means that for some of the winter period (though Valentine’s is usually an exception), Calluna’s incredible arrangements are unavailable. But the hidden perk of an extended hiatus means that anticipation for her creations builds throughout the winter, leading up to a joyful springtime reopening. And when you’re looking for just a little pop of color to brighten up your table, try one of our local farms. During the summer months, the plethora of small farms in the area allows for creative folks to assemble their own bouquets with locally grown flowers and support community agriculture. In fact, at our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast, we often participate in CSA flower programs to help keep these farms going strong! So with all these options, don’t let Valentine’s Day craziness paralyze your flower-shopping attempts, because there are so many great places to find just the right arrangement in Kennebunkport Maine!