Frequently Asked Questions
What is your style?
My style is best-described as earthy, whimsical, playful, and intricate. My arrangements portray a fresh-from-the-field vibe.
What kind of flowers do you grow?
To name a few, I grow tulips, daffodils, hellebores, hydrangeas, peonies, cosmos, bachelor buttons, lupines, yarrow, roses, veronica, echinacea, dahlias, mums, lilac, azaleas, daisies, larkspur and delphinium, spirea, forsythia, cherry blossoms, zinnias, and more!
I also grow a variety of evergreens and coniferous trees that can be used in floral arrangements of seasonal projects such as wreaths and garlands.
How is Little Black Bantam different from other florists?
What's unique about Little Black Bantam is that a majority of the ingredients I use in my arrangements is homegrown, or locally sourced. If there is a type of flower that is not in season or cannot be found locally, only then will I use non-local flowers ordered through a wholesaler.
As part of my initiative to grow and use flowers that are environmentally-responsible, I do not use chemicals, pesticides, or dyes on my flowers. I will pick my flowers the day before or day of arranging, to guarantee freshness.
Lastly, because we offer rentals, you have the ease of working with one less vendor.
You said you don't dye flowers - do you use any dyed flowers for arrangements?
In efforts to keep my arrangements as natural-looking and environmentally-friendly, I do not use anything that has been dyed.
Can Little Black Bantam use rare or exotic flowers?
I do not use rare or exotic flowers.
What do you do with the flowers after an event?
That's up to you! If you choose not to take them home with you or give them to guests, I will either donate them to local non-profits or they will be composted.
What area do you serve?
I serve the Great Rochester and Finger Lakes region, including but not limited to: Shortsville, Canandaigua, Farmington, Geneva, Fairport, Ontario, Mendon, Bloomfield, Honeoye, Honeoye Falls, Pittsford, Webster, Williamson, Naples, Henrietta and more!