Sending flowers can be a bit tricky because the florist controls the aesthetic. No matter how specific your direction is (i.e. what flowers to use/not to use), it is ultimately the florist's artistic sensibility that controls, So, it is critical to like/trust the florist's taste. For me, Buckets is the place I trust. Very artistic arrangements -- they use unusual flowers, colors, and combinations (once I saw poppy pods, another time, some funky vegetable looking flower), but they are not so artsy that the arrangements come across smugly. They are always, as I think flowers should be, lovingly selected and cheerful. They are reasonably priced as well -- I can send an arrangement anywhere around town for $40.