Fresh flowers really add a nice touch to any home or occasion, and you want to make sure you’re getting the best selection when you buy!

There are so many places you can buy flowers now, but nothing beats a cozy, local flower shop with expert florists to help you with any of your needs. Here are three local flower shops where you should buy your fresh blooms in Washington, D.C., this summer.

Flowers on 14th

1712 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C., 20009 This is a small, local flower shop in the lively 14th Street neighborhood, but it packs a punch. It’s known for its friendly, inclusive atmosphere and the range of options the florists can provide for you. You can pick up some stems to freshen up your home décor just as easily as you can order a bouquet for same-day delivery. The great thing about this shop is that they’ll deliver anywhere in the city, and you even have the option of including a personalized card, which you can type out if you’d like. All deliveries come with a vase and flower food. [caption id="attachment_9855" align="aligncenter" width="1000"]flower shops Courtesy of[/caption]

Little Shop of Flowers

2421 18th St. NW, Washington, D.C., 20009 This flower shop is even smaller than the rest, but you’ll be overwhelmed by the selection and the cute, vibrant, colorful décor. Little Shop of Flowers specializes in creating custom bouquets for all your special occasions like weddings, banquets, anniversaries, and the like. They’ll do all the arranging and create as many sets as you need. [caption id="attachment_9856" align="aligncenter" width="800"]flower shops Courtesy of[/caption]

Urban Stems

Urban Stems doesn’t actually have a brick and mortar address because they’ve modernized the flower-buying process by going completely online. However, the company is locally based in Washington, D.C., and specializes in quick, efficient deliveries and friendly customer service. Bouquet arrangements start at $35, and they can either create a design for you, or you can customize it with the easy-to-use interface. One of the cool things about Urban Stems is that they also offer a subscription, so you can get fresh flowers delivered to your residence every month. [caption id="attachment_9857" align="aligncenter" width="640"]flower shops Courtesy of[/caption] What’s your favorite way to grab fresh flowers in D.C.? Let us know in the comments below!

Here are some great places in D.C. that regularly have gorgeous flowers on display!