I would only use a local florist.
My best friend recently had a baby, she still lives in St Pete. I wanted to send her a nice arrangement to congratulater her on her new son. I found that using Artistic Flowers was the best option for me becuase the staff was friendly and professional. I prefer using only a local florist as I find I get far better quality and value. When you use a "800-flowers" type place, they charge a bunch of additional sending fees and the same product ends up costing a lot more money. I felt I got a great value and I also have a great local florist I can really trust. I would highly recommend Artistic Flowers to anyone looking to send flowers, especially in the St Pete/Tampa area.
The flowers I ordered for my mom's birthday were, fresh beautiful and delivered on the correct day. I didn't call until 11:00 am and they got the flowers delivered. Mom was very happy with the bouquet and that is what counts. Good value for the money too! I'll be a loyal customer. Thanks