Jenna grew up in floral shops watching her mother work and create artistic masterpieces for years. When she became an adult a sequence of events landed her a job at her mother’s sister’s new Floral Shop where she learned under Miss Bonnie, who was extremely talented and versatile in her arrangements. After she moved about 30 miles down the road she began working at another Floral shop where she expanded her skills and began to manage the business as well. In 2015 Jenna had a unique opportunity to take over the business and has since been Sole owner and operator along with her mother Cheryl, by her side. Neither have had formal floral design instruction, but as many will tell you, it seems it’s an inherent gift that they both have not only mastered but truly enjoy. Their favorite arrangements to make are those where the customer comes in excitedly wanting them to design something different and special, just for them, after seeing their art first hand!
Besides the talented minds and hands at work here, we prefer to use as much Farm-to-Table flowers as we can when available! We truly love being a part of a circle of florists that can purchase locally and family owned flower farms! This means not only are we keeping the money local, but we are able to get you the freshest and most long lasting product for your money. We also outsource flowers directly shipped from Ecuador, this gives us flowers that are cut as we order them and arriving in our shop within just 2 days!! Have I mentioned these flowers are also so unique and one of a kind! We are proud to keep providing the best product for your loved one, your home or your special event!
While we do have a website with ideas and straight forward options, we welcome custom design requests! Flower Basket II is proud to be a truly Independent flower shop. By this we mean that we have no affiliation or obligation to any of the large internet companies that have taken over most of the floral industry. When you place an order through FTD, 1-800 Flowers, Teleflora, or any of the other internet pirates that spend millions of their ill gotten dollars on advertising and deceptive search engine placements to lure you into their clutches, you will find that up to 50% of your money is siphoned off before your order ever gets to the design table at one of their captive florists. We are not alone and gradually more and more florists are making the decision to throw off their chains and declare their own independence. To find the best florist just go to your favorite search engine, ask for florists in the town or zip code to which you wish flowers sent and then ignore the Ad placements at the top. (These are mostly pirates) Find the best rated florist and be sure they have a physical address in the area you want flowers. If you want help finding someone good in another town call us and we'll give you a free, unbiased recommendation. We believe that customers should deal directly with their florists the same way as you do with all your other service providers. When a customer calls and the first question they ask is Are you a florist actually located in Benson, MN, we love it because it means another person has learned the great advantage of dealing directly with their florist. Cut the internet pirates out of the loop and start getting real value for your flower dollars!