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Making Magic at Mannes Petals

Florists often wear many hats. They are an integral part of the major moments in our lives and embrace this important place with pride. Mannes Petals and Patchwork in Freeman, South Dakota is certainly one of those florists. Owned by Mary and Ken Mannes, Mannes Petals and Patchwork is a trend-forward¬†shop that loves to create designer florals. [Read more…]

Kings Creek Flowers: Not Your Average Florist

Located in Miami, FL is a flower shop with an unusual past. Emma Borrell worked as a food nutrition specialist at South Miami Hospital and also catered events. As a caterer, she specialized in fruit carving, often carving company logos and other designs out of fruit. This all changed in 2005 when she was presented with the opportunity to purchase a flower shop. Kings Creek Flowers and Gifts was born and has continued to flourish. [Read more…]

Rollin’ with the Changes

Change is a good thing, and this couldn’t be truer for The Flower Company located in Albuquerque, NM. The shop itself is over 40 years old, and the current owner, Adrianna Duran-Leon, took the reins from her aunt in 2016. [Read more…]

Once a Florist, Always a Florist

To describe floral design as an art form is to be expected. Those who are fortunate enough to be blessed with the skill of floral design often find that it is a deep-seeded¬†passion that’s not easily walked away from. Linda Taylor, owner of Heartstrings Florist & Artisans in Dallas, Oregon, knows this from first-hand experience. Linda owned a flower shop from 1978 to 1992 in Sheridan, OR. She closed up to move to Alaska, but always felt something was missing. [Read more…]

More Than A Family Tradition

Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains is Chantilly Lace Floral Boutique, a local floral boutique with deep roots. [Read more…]

Robin’s Main Street Florist: A Living Legacy

Inspired and motivated by her grandparents and mother to join the floral business, Robin Fordham opened the doors to Robin’s Main Street Florist in January of 2016. Since her grandparents and mother were owners of a greenhouse and flower shop, it was inevitable that Robin would grow up with a passion for flowers. Always wanting to make something of this talent of hers, she finally pursued her dream and opened her very own flower shop in Marshville, NC. [Read more…]

Flower Spotlight: Poinsettia

The Poinsettia is an icon of Christmas and can be found in many homes across the United States during the holidays. Do you know why the Poinsettia is associated with Christmas? Keep reading to learn more about this beautiful flower and how it became so popular!

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A Look Into the Life of a Florist

Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of a florist looks like? Sometimes it’s not as glamorous as you may think. Step into the life of Keira Lennox, a florist who shares what it is really like to run a flower shop.

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Flower Spotlight: Carnation

Carnations are the second most popular cut flower in the world, right behind the rose! Keep reading to see what makes this prized flower so popular!

Fun Facts

  • Carnations come in a wide variety of colors, but white carnations will change their color in 24 hours if you add food coloring to the water. Just add a few drops and wait for the transformation!
  • Europe used carnations for decoration but also as a flavoring agent for beer, wine and liquors.
  • Carnations are actually bad luck in France and are used for funeral arrangements.
  • The carnation is the birth flower of January.
  • The scarlet carnation has been chosen as Ohio’s state flower.

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Customers Are Falling in Love With Parkway Floral

Parkway Floral has raised the bar for flower shops with their going green initiatives and excellent customer service. Their dedicated staff and years of experience in the industry keeps customers coming back!

Parkway Floral proudly serves the South Milwaukee, Wisconsin area. They are a full-service local florist that is family-owned and operated since 1951.

A large antique sign hangs above this flower shop that reads, “Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Trade old vases for a green plant.” Parkway Floral strives to make recycling and being green an important aspect in all of their business efforts. They even encourage customers to trade in their old vases for a free green plant!

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