Flowers Forever By Linda

Flowers Forever By Linda 518-482-5086 We have fun adding the WOW to your special event using a wide array of fresh flowers and rental items from linens. chair covers, up lighting, columns, ponds, elevated stands, plants, fabric, trees, etc. Come see us!
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We make appointments days, evenings and nights...whenever is most convenient for all.

04/05/2020

If anyone is missing having the palms this or next Sunday (Greek Psalm Sunday is next week) I have lots of them! Send me a comment and I can leave you some out front to pick up...no charge.

03/23/2020

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:

"I promise you nothing is as chaotic as it seems. Nothing is worth diminishing your health. Nothing is worth poisoning yourself into stress, anxiety, and fear.

A flower blooming in the desert proves to the world that adversity, no matter how great, can be overcome.”

Just a touch of what’s been happening lately.  A big thank you to my extra special brides and their families for honorin...
12/27/2019

Just a touch of what’s been happening lately. A big thank you to my extra special brides and their families for honoring me with their trust!

What an exceptional day!  Thanks Kristin!  Honored I was part of making your day special!
09/07/2019

What an exceptional day! Thanks Kristin! Honored I was part of making your day special!

I’m flattered and honored today with reading the review a recent bride posted on The Knot!!  What fun to ride the chairl...
09/07/2019

I’m flattered and honored today with reading the review a recent bride posted on The Knot!! What fun to ride the chairlift with a box of flowers for the arch!

It has taken me the longest to write a review for Linda at Flowers Forever. I can't quite put into words how happy I was with choosing her. She was more than amazing! I can't even describe how she saw my vision having never met me. She spent countless hours on the phone with me as well as emails and text messages just showing her what I envisioned! She did not disappoint one bit. From the moment i saw my bouquets and then walked down the aisle, my breath was taken away . Linda is obviously passionate about what she does because her creations truly show it. She went above and beyond to make the most beautiful arrangements. Linda is so creative, and her helpful ideas fit my budget beyond what I ever expected. Her prices are exceptionally reasonable for the high quality service she provides. Linda, if your reading this, your the best!!! You made my dream wedding of sunflowers come true.

07/14/2019

Thanks Jessica for the amazing review! It was a pleasure being a part of your special day!
Jessica , married on 06/14/2019
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Florals that leave you breathless!
Linda was incredible to work with and after meeting her we knew she was who we had to choose to do our florals. Not only is her work beautiful but it is also an amazing value. Most importantly the passion she has and the attentiveness to your vision is unmatched.

We loved working with her!

06/04/2019

For those who like knowing more about roses.

THE BREEDER DILEMMA

Over the years, breeders have focused on creating hybrids that are hardy, disease resistant, and with pretty petals. Unfortunately, in the process, fragrance was actually bred out of most of these varieties. Scientists believe there is a compatibility issue between genes that are disease resistant and genes that create fragrance. In cultivated roses, scent has no reproductive function, so if commercial roses lose their scent, it has no impact on the livelihood of the variety. This may be OK for growers, whose main goal is to get a quality stem to a florist, however, the consumer feels cheated. Fragrance, afterall, is the soul of the rose.

WHY WILD ROSES ARE DIFFERENT

Wild roses could not survive without their scent because it attracts bees and other insects that pollinate its flowers. Without this natural pollination, the variety would die out. Wild roses genetically evolve to keep producing scent.

THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE SCENT

In 2018, a team of international researchers completed the successful mapping of an heirloom rose's genome. This was no small feat, as the process took eight years. They now know where the bud's color and scent come from, and how to tweak those traits to yield a more fragrant flower. Researchers specifically identified an enzyme, known as RhNUDX1, which plays a key role in producing the flowers' sweet fragrances. They have found that this enzyme, which acts in the cells located in the flower's petals, generates the fragrant and well-known monoterpene geraniol, the primary part of rose oil.

EXCITING NEW VARIETIES ON THE HORIZON

Breeders are already working diligently to develop hardy and fragrant new varieties of cultivated roses for the cut floral industry. However, developing a new variety takes up to 10 years, so it won't happen quickly. The good news is we have much to look forward to.

What a pleasure and honor to have so many wonderful Brides and to help them see their vision come to life. Thanks Marisa...
05/20/2018

What a pleasure and honor to have so many wonderful Brides and to help them see their vision come to life. Thanks Marisa

Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
5.0/5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0
Marisa said...
Amazing work!!! Our flowers were exactly what we wanted!!!!!

So much fun creating for my amazing brides.  Love it!
10/04/2017

So much fun creating for my amazing brides. Love it!

Love my job....playing with flowers and amazing people!
10/04/2017

Love my job....playing with flowers and amazing people!

We had so much fun planning her flowers...lots of laughing and exchanging of ideas!  What a delight!
10/04/2017

We had so much fun planning her flowers...lots of laughing and exchanging of ideas! What a delight!

We had so much fun planning her flowers...lots of laughing and exchanging of ideas! What a delight!

Delightful family to work with again.  Elegance and simplicity says it all for them!  Such fun and an honor to work with...
10/04/2017

Delightful family to work with again. Elegance and simplicity says it all for them! Such fun and an honor to work with them again! One more daughter to go!

Delightful family to work with again. Elegance and simplicity says it all for them! Such fun and an honor to work with them again! One more daughter to go!

Photos from Flowers Forever By Linda's post
10/04/2017

Photos from Flowers Forever By Linda's post

In this like we meet so many amazing people.  I loved working with this great family....lucky me!
10/04/2017

In this like we meet so many amazing people. I loved working with this great family....lucky me!

What a fabulous family to work with!  I had so much fun making it all fill their vision.  Spending time getting to know ...
10/04/2017

What a fabulous family to work with! I had so much fun making it all fill their vision. Spending time getting to know so many wonderful people...color me lucky!

What a fabulous family to work with! I had so much fun making it all fill their vision. Spending time getting to know so many wonderful people...color me lucky!

Tradition and frivolous meet with Laura!  A fun time planning and creating for her!
08/20/2017

Tradition and frivolous meet with Laura! A fun time planning and creating for her!

Tradition and frivolous meet with Laura! A fun time planning and creating for her!

Fun wedding on Echo Lake...perfect water background for a fun bride.  Texture and colors fit her...love it!
08/20/2017

Fun wedding on Echo Lake...perfect water background for a fun bride. Texture and colors fit her...love it!

Fun wedding on Echo Lake...perfect water background for a fun bride. Texture and colors fit her...love it!

Loves the purples and greens together for this amazing Bride!  Unique hall for a unique Bride.
08/20/2017

Loves the purples and greens together for this amazing Bride! Unique hall for a unique Bride.

Loves the purples and greens together for this amazing Bride! Unique hall for a unique Bride.

An honor to be part of planning with great folks!  Details make the vision Angelina's.
08/20/2017

An honor to be part of planning with great folks! Details make the vision Angelina's.

An honor to be part of planning with great folks! Details make the vision Angelina's.

What fun working with their vision!  Rainy day didn't dampen the fun!
08/20/2017

What fun working with their vision! Rainy day didn't dampen the fun!

What fun working with their vision! Rainy day didn't dampen the fun!

How amazing to work with Ashley and create a look for her that is so unique.  We lucked out in many ways getting the bor...
04/30/2017

How amazing to work with Ashley and create a look for her that is so unique. We lucked out in many ways getting the boronia that is available for a short 3 weeks of the year and just happened to find a grower doing the first cut of the season for silver bronia. I just love all the textures and colors.

How amazing to work with Ashley and create a look for her that is so unique. We lucked out in many ways getting the boronia that is available for a short 3 weeks of the year and just happened to find a grower doing the first cut of the season for silver bronia. I just love all the textures and colors.

Flowers Forever By Linda
04/30/2017

Flowers Forever By Linda

Flowers Forever By Linda's cover photo
04/30/2017

Flowers Forever By Linda's cover photo

What fun working with Kristen and her vision.  The Old Daley Inn was perfect for her wedding.
04/23/2017

What fun working with Kristen and her vision. The Old Daley Inn was perfect for her wedding.

What fun working with Kristen and her vision. The Old Daley Inn was perfect for her wedding.

03/24/2017

Gotta love my job and my brides!!! Another review has me walking on Cloud 9. Lol

5.0/5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0
Kristy said...
Linda was everything. I loved her. From the start, she was insanely responsive on email. She met with my mother and I for an initial two-hour consultation to discuss what I was looking for in terms of bouquets, the ceremony look/feel and the reception look/feel. If I started a sentence with, “I don’t know if this will look good, but what if…” she would nod, and then improve upon on my idea. She had me bring her swatches of the tulle/ribbon we used to decorate the reception tables so that she could make sure the flowers matched perfectly. All in all, she delivered exactly what I had been hoping for with all my pins to Pinterest, and ON BUDGET. She is both reasonably priced and yet beyond accommodating and detail-oriented. Do not be deterred by the dated look of her website; so what if she rightfully spends more time designing your bouquets than in updating her website?! Bottom line is that you will NOT regret booking Linda!

Liz and Charlie were so fun to work with.  The vision was to use old books for flowers that she wanted to make and after...
03/13/2017

Liz and Charlie were so fun to work with. The vision was to use old books for flowers that she wanted to make and after some trials together we came up with these and added some ivory real roses to complete the vision. Their love story began and continues in Albany so tulips were the only option for the guest tables.

Flowers Forever By Linda's cover photo
11/14/2016

Flowers Forever By Linda's cover photo

06/16/2016

Always an honor to work with all my amazing brides....sorry I haven't been posting pictures of late.....life get crazy with playing with flowers and brides all of the time. Few have so much fun!
Thanks Meghan for this review...it was my pleasure to know and create for you!
Reviewed On 6/16/2016 Meghan W
Linda was beyond amazing the entire time. My flowers were beautiful and she was always super helpful.

My camera doesn't do justice to the shade of red of these roses. An amazing Bride to work with and get to know.  True si...
03/20/2016

My camera doesn't do justice to the shade of red of these roses. An amazing Bride to work with and get to know. True simple elegance.

Funerals are no fun but it was a pleasure to create this for a talented violinist.
03/18/2016

Funerals are no fun but it was a pleasure to create this for a talented violinist.

03/14/2016

Wow...Maria, Thanks! I had so much fun getting to know you. You looked absolutely amazing! Thanks for the rave review on The Knot!
Reviewed On 3/13/2016 Maria C
My flowers were absolutely stunning and I could not have asked for a better experience with a florist! From this point forward, I will not use any other floral provider for anything else again because of how wonderful and accommodating Linda was throughout this process. Love her!!!

Flowers Forever By Linda's cover photo
03/03/2016

Flowers Forever By Linda's cover photo

Flowers Forever By Linda
03/03/2016

Flowers Forever By Linda

Wow....How flattering to do what you love and receive such an honor!  Thanks to all my wonderful Brides for making this ...
03/03/2016

Wow....How flattering to do what you love and receive such an honor! Thanks to all my wonderful Brides for making this happen!

01/26/2016

How fantastic is my job?? The best of the best, especially when I work with so many amazing brides! One just wrote on weddingwire:
Alexa wrote you a Review (5.0/5.0): - 01/26/2016 11:34 am

"I had an absolutely incredible experience working with Linda. She was ALWAYS available and ready and willing for ANY idea I had no matter what it was or what time of day. She was always willing to help me figure out a way to make it happen. She worked diligently to help me stay in my budget and helped me go through everything multiple times without any issue to accommodate what we could make work. She stayed late at The State Room the night before our wedding to make the display we asked for, and made sure none of our flowers died due to the freezing weather. She was there at the hotel , she was there at the venue, making sure everyone had what they needed and knew what to do. Everything came out just as I imagined and so much more. All of our centerpieces, the bouquets, the front chuppah we asked for- all of them were breathtaking. Thank you SO incredibly much Linda!!! I hope we can work together to have more of your absolutely stunning work!! Alexa "

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38 Normanside Dr
Albany, NY
12208

Bus 13 comes within 1/2 block

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Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 18:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

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Linda - sent you an email earlier - can't get cell phone service on the mountain. Hope to see you Wednesday if that works?
Once again you nailed it for our sympathy flowers! The sunflowers were a nice surprise. They looked gorgeous on a pedestal. Thank you.