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About Us:

Q: Supporting sustainable practices is important to me. I like to support other’s that are sustainable too.

We prefer to grow and use perennial flowers and foliage to reduce our carbon footprint, keep waste to a minimum, and have renewable source of fresh plant materials. 

Q: I need to know if this business is reliable and consistent with it’s services.

We strive for sustainability where we can.

Q: I want to follow these guys on social media.

We strive for sustainability where we can.

Q: Community is important to our companies values, are they active in it?

We strive for sustainability where we can.

Q: What businesses are also using their floral services?

We strive for sustainability where we can.

Q: How do i now these are real people and not a scam?

We strive for sustainability where we can.

Q: Does the company do anything besides flower arrangements?

We strive for sustainability where we can.

Q: How do i know this business is going to stay around for a while and not go belly up on me?

We strive for sustainability where we can.

Q: Does this company have any accreditations.

We strive for sustainability where we can.

Q: Are the flowers organic? I only buy organic flowers.

While our practices are in keeping with many organic-certified requirements, we occasionally have to give Mother Nature a helping hand in order to produce the quality our clients expect from our floral products. For example, our plants drink from well water which at times needs pH adjustment or harmful/toxic elements neutralized. 

Q: Does Tabletop alchemist work exclusive for wineries? Or are event planners OK to work with?

We strive for sustainability where we can.

 

Community:

Q: I don’t want any services, but I want to support the flowers for troops. Can I do that?

We strive for sustainability where we can.

Q: How do i know if the left over flowers made it to a fallen soldier?

We strive for sustainability where we can.

Q: Do I have to request the flowers get dropped off at a troops grave? Or is it automatic?

We strive for sustainability where we can.

Q: Are there specific military cemeteries that flowers get delivered to?

Our floral and foliage products are delivered primarily to our local National Cemeteries in Dixon and San Francisco. We also support services for military personnel located in private or municipal settings within our service area map located on our website. 

Q: I want to honor a soldier on the hero’s page, do i have to buy the flowers for that?

Honoring a member of any military branch on our website is absolutely free of charge, no strings attached. 

Q: What if I want to participate in the flowers for troops, but the cemetery I want them delivered is not local?

We strive for sustainability where we can.

 

Floral:

Q: Our customers came in and frowned at our flowers from Trader Joes. We need to get better flowers.

We strive for sustainability where we can.

Q: What kind of flowers are used? My guests may have allergies.

We strive for sustainability where we can.

Q: What do the flower arrangements look like when they are finished?

We strive for sustainability where we can.

Q: Can we get living plants instead of cut flowers?

 In addition to flowers our greenhouse and fields grow several types of potted patio and houseplants. Please do inquire about our current offerings! 

Q: Our tasting room feels a bit lacking, flowers could really help. How do I know they will look like what I am envisioning?

We strive for sustainability where we can.

Q: I really like a specific arrangement, can I have the same one made each time?

We strive for sustainability where we can.

Q: What is the best season to get the flowers I want in my arrangement?

We strive for sustainability where we can.

Q: Can the flowers be built into a fixture on the property?

We strive for sustainability where we can.

Q: What is the range of floral styles to choose from?

 Floral styles are virtually endless and continually evolving-- your choices have no limits.

Q: Do I get to choose what flowers go in the arrangement?

We strive for sustainability where we can.

Q: Can we get silk flowers?

We strive for sustainability where we can.

Q: Can a bouquet be made to look like it came out of a history book?

 Absolutely! We specialize in unique and hard-to-find florals that oftentimes mimic old fashioned varieties but with improved color and vigor. When combined with traditional European design techniques, a strong reminiscent mood is evoked. 

Q: Do I get any say in what the flower arrangement gets to look like?

We strive for sustainability where we can.

 

Greenhouse:

Q: Can we get flowers directly from the green house?

Our ordering system does not allow for flowers to be purchased directly from our greenhouse or fields. We are happy to refer you to our wholesale partners who carry our products. 

Q: What kinds of flowers are in the green house?

We strive for sustainability where we can.

Q: Can we request certain flowers to be grown in the greenhouse exclusively for our business?

 In some instances we are able to grow crops for exclusive use by your business. We do however require a long term commitment (a year or more depending on the flowers chosen) on your part and a formal contract for such services. 

Q: How do I order flowers from the green house?

We strive for sustainability where we can.

 

Miscellaneous:

 

Purchasing:

Q: There has been a sudden change of plans and I need to make changes to my floral order.

Planning and design work for each order is individualized and carried out well in advance of the delivery of your floral order. While we may be able to make small adjustments, this usually results in additional charges to the original quote as plant products are revised to meet your needs. We cannot refund any portion of your payment at any time within 30 days of the order delivery date. We will refund 50% of payments made if you need to cancel at any time between order placement and 30 days prior to delivery date. 

Q: We don’t have a budget for floral services, can we trade wine instead?

We strive for sustainability where we can.

Q: I need to know how much the floral services are so I can set up a budget plan with the accounting department.

We strive for sustainability where we can.

Q: How do I order the flowers?

We strive for sustainability where we can.

Q: How much time does it take between ordering the flowers and them arriving?

We strive for sustainability where we can.

Q: Where and how do I pay for flowers I want to purchase?

We strive for sustainability where we can.

Q: What is the cheapest arrangement I can buy?

We strive for sustainability where we can.

Q: We have a big event coming up, we need lots of flowers. Is there a limit to how much we can get?

In cases of a limited supply on hand for the particular variety or color you need for your event, we are able to draw from an expansive network of local growers whose practices are in keeping with those we employ in our own fields. In the unlikely case we are not able to completely fill your order, we will consult with you about comparable substitutes before moving forward.

Q: I want to have a floral arrangement sent to a friends house.

We strive for sustainability where we can.

Q: If I order flowers for an event, will Tabletop Alchemist set them up?

We strive for sustainability where we can.

Q: When do I pay for the flowers?

We strive for sustainability where we can.

Q: I received the flowers and I don’t like them, now what?

We strive for sustainability where we can.

Q: How long in advance do I need to order flowers before getting them?

We strive for sustainability where we can.

Q: Are there any discounts if i buy in bulk?

We strive for sustainability where we can.

 

Services:

Q: Can we get living plants instead of cut flowers?

We strive for sustainability where we can.

Q: I don’t want a big fancy arrangement, but I would like something that looks good.

We strive for sustainability where we can.

Q: Can small arrangements be made for restaurant tables?

We strive for sustainability where we can.

Q: Can the flowers be used to decorate cakes or other food items?

We strive for sustainability where we can.

Q: Do I get any say in what the flower arrangement gets to look like?

We strive for sustainability where we can.

Q: How long does it take to set up a large arrangement? Like I am talking a floral archway.

We strive for sustainability where we can.

Q: We have a pond that our event staff likes to put floating arrangements in. Can you do floating arrangements?

We make floating arrangements for swimming pools, ponds, and other small quiet bodies of water. The florals are secured on a non-toxic surface and won't harm koi or other living creatures sharing the water. 

Q: How long does it take to set up flowers for an event?

We strive for sustainability where we can.

 

Signing up:

Q: I want to set up an appointment with the florist to get floral arrangements made for an upcoming event.

We strive for sustainability where we can.

Q: I want flowers, but I don’t want to set up an appointment right now.

We strive for sustainability where we can.

Q: How long is the consultation appointment?

We would like to get to know you and the ambiance you envision for your setting. It generally takes about an hour to develop a design scheme for the right color, texture, and mood you'd like to set. Initial consultations are always free of charge and additional appointments are billed at $50 per hour. 

Q: Do I have to make an a new consultation appointment every time I want flowers?

We strive for sustainability where we can.

Q: Who and where do I meet with the florist for the consultation?

We strive for sustainability where we can.

Q: Why do I need an appointment to get flowers? Can't I just order them?

We strive for sustainability where we can.

Q: What should I expect from the consultation appointment?

We strive for sustainability where we can.

 

Trade Membership:

Q: I want to know if there are any fees attached to the membership.

We strive for sustainability where we can.

Q: What is membership ?

We strive for sustainability where we can.

Q: Does it cost anything to be a member?

We strive for sustainability where we can.

Q: Are there any requirements to become a member?

We strive for sustainability where we can.

Q: Are there any special perks to being a member?

We strive for sustainability where we can.

Q: What is special about a membership?

We strive for sustainability where we can.

 

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