By Kate Lawless
Shop local this Mother’s Day by supporting these beloved Madison-area flower shops — all of which put their own spin on spring bouquets.
Since 1949, Felly’s Flowers has been a community staple for beautiful flower arrangements. The previous owner, the late Al Felly, was inducted into the Society of American Florists Hall of Fame, and Felly’s four stores in the Madison area carry on that legacy of incredible floral work. Felly’s Flowers has a wide selection of Mother’s Day bouquets, whether your mom wants an assortment of lilies, roses, hydrangeas or something else. fellys.com
If you’re already spending a beautiful spring day at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, stop at nearby Rose Cottage to pick up a bouquet for Mom. Choose from rainbow bouquets, classic roses or freesia. Or, let the experts decide by opting for the Florist’s Choice — the shop’s floral designers will handpick a unique bouquet full of the latest in-season blooms. rosecottageflorals.com
George’s Flowers is a third-generation, locally-owned flower shop located near Monona Bay. They source flowers from all over the world, but are best known for being “Madison’s Rose Specialist,” with George’s Gorgeous Dozen, their classic rose bouquet. If you’re looking for something more out of the box, they’ve also got carnations, chrysanthemums, lilies, lavender and more — all in a beautiful assortment of vases that range from mosaic to butterfly-themed. georgesflowers.net
For those looking to get Mom a modern bouquet, Red Square Flowers is the place to go. Their Mother’s Day Collection features minimalist arrangements of calla lilies, orchids and hyacinths, all of which are small enough to be perfect centerpieces or positioned on coffee tables. If you’re going for something bolder, you can get the Tulip Garden, a large rainbow assortment of dutch double or parrot tulips. redsquareflowers.com
Naly’s Flowers is a perfect place to pick up flowers for Mom, because the store is inspired by owner Naly Jasengnou’s own mother. Jasengnou grew up watching her mother sell flowers at local farmers’ markets and wanted to create a floral farmers’ market experience for customers in her store by sourcing flowers from Wisconsin farms — including from her own mother. Here, bouquets can be complemented by an array of Wisconsin wildflowers. For a woodsier take on Mother’s Day, try the Nature’s Touch bouquet, which features hydrangeas, ferns and even dried mushroom. nalysfloralshop.com