Frequently Asked Questions


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Are you really sisters? 

We sure are!  About 3 years apart, we are 2 out of 3 Colson girls.  Dawn, the older and wiser sister lives to keep Mary in line.  We apologize in advance for speaking in "sister tongue" during your visits, we are so close that we don't even need to finish sentences.  People always ask, "Do you fight?".  Nope, not really!  We are together every single day and would not have it any other way.  We always dreamed about starting our own floral design business, and here we are 12 years later living our dream!

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What other services do you provide?

We have enthusiastically added to our list of design offerings.  We offer event and wedding design, daily designs and deliveries, and sympathy designs.  In addition, we offer full event design services, ensuring that every detail is perfection.  We can coordinate lighting, linens, furniture rental and more.  

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Do you grow your own flowers?

Our expertise, experience, and contacts in the industry ensure that the flowers for your event are the finest available.  We source flowers from around the world and around the corner at our local farms (and even our own garden!).  After we receive these flowers, we grade them and if they do not meet our standards for quality, color, size, etc. they are replaced.  Our gardens have a plethora of goodies supplying us almost year round with something inspiring to use in our designs.  We feel that this "extra touch" really makes our arrangements stand out.  

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There are a lot of florists, what makes A Garden Party different?

You are right, there are a lot of talented florists around, many of them are our friends and neighbors.  We love anyone that loves flowers! For us flowers should evoke a feeling.  We strive to always reflect the season and mood of each and every event in our designs. We want each and every design we create to be unique to YOU.  When our customers received flowers from us we live for the joy in their eye.