As professional FTD florists, we do our best to provide you with the freshest flowers possible. We also do our best to create every arrangement as close to the picture as possible. It is difficult for us to always have every flower pictured. It is also difficult for us to dictate how open or closed a flower may be at the time of your order. If we need to make a substitution with flowers, we will do the best we can to stay within the similar look and feel as the picture you have opted for. Containers can vary also. If specifics are a most please contact us at 507332-9999. We certainly want you to be happy and proud for choosing us.