And someone who calls himself SunflowerGuy sends you an email offering the chance to receive a bouquet of fresh flowers to review, you can't help but say "yes".
When the box arrives at work a few days later, more than a few co-workers were curious about it, eager to see what was inside it.
After all, it is not every day that a colorful box of flowers arrives in the office mixed in with all the white and brown boxes that we seem to get regularly.
I took the box home and followed the instructions, which were pretty clear.
And carefully lifted the box top to reveal...
From somewhere in southern California to my house via overnight flower delivery.
These flowers came from Sunflowerguy.com and arrived in pretty good shape, considering the cold weather they traveled in to get here. It's mixed bouquet featuring sunflowers, of course, and roses.
Here is how the people at Sunflowerguy describe their flowers:
- "For the most part, the flowers you get from us are “grower direct”. We grow all of our own sunflowers and much of our filler greens. We do get some flowers from other, mostly local source.
- Our bouquets feature a lot of sunflowers. We are the largest (through our parent company Dos Gringos) grower of ornamental sunflowers in the world.
- Our bouquets are all designed by floral designer René van Rems.
- The thing that is probably most unique about our business is our shipping container. We think it is superior to any other flower shipping method. It keeps the flowers hydrated, and prevents the bouquet from being crushed or damaged in any way. Our competitors simple pack flowers into a narrow box, which works if you’re a florist, but most consumers don’t want to have to cleanup, cut and rearrange their flowers."
Would you like to receive your own bouquet of flowers from Sunflowerguy to brighten up your house on a cold wintry day.
If yes, then leave a comment below telling us about your weather and why you need fresh flowers "Right Now". Hurry, contest ends on Tuesday, Dec. 28th at 9:00 pm. Winner will be chosen by random drawing after that!
(U.S. residents only, must by 18 years old.)
Update 12/28/2010 -- The winner is Commonweeder! Congrats and enjoy the bouquet.