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Florist Spotlight: Alvin Taylor’s Flowers

To some, 50 years is an eternity. For others, it’s a blink of an eye. For Alvin Taylor’s Flowers, it’s a mosaic of memories and a snapshot of their journey to today. In 1971, Alvin Taylor started up the flower shop that’s now a community staple. His daughter, Judith Taylor, now runs the business in place of her father but reflects on the legacy he left behind as they reach the milestone of 50 years in business. [Read more…]

Florist Spotlight: Forget Me Not Florist

At Flower Shop Network, we’re grateful to work with many amazing local florists and we want to share their stories with you! This month, we’re highlighting Forget Me Not Florist. Owner Rebecca Fitzgerald has been in the floral business for 22 years. Learn about Forget Me Not Florist and what advice they have for other florists! [Read more…]

Florist Spotlight: Buds ‘n Bows

At Flower Shop Network, we’re grateful to work with many amazing local florists and we want to share their stories with you! This month, we’re highlighting one of our first members, Buds ‘n Bows Flower Shop! Owners Keith and Paula Wognon started Buds ‘n Bows in January 1995, but have been in the floral business since 1978. Learn about Buds ‘n Bows and what advice they have for other florists! [Read more…]

Florist Spotlight: Allan’s Flowers

At Flower Shop Network, we’re grateful to work with many amazing local florists—including Allan’s Flowers! Since the start of COVID-19, Allan’s Flowers has been working to provide flowers to their community and keep their employees and customers safe. They partnered with a local restaurant, providing delivery services to those customers as well as their own. Check out more about what they’ve been doing and what tips they have for other florists during this time! [Read more…]

Community Minded Florists

On March 3rd, devastation hit the people living in Southeast Alabama. Strong tornadoes tore through the area leaving destruction everywhere it went. Sadly, twenty-three people were killed in the path of the tornadoes, and many more were injured. Over the next two weeks, the community has come together to bring to heal. [Read more…]

FSN Bids Farewell to Love at First Sight Floral & Design

In our lives, we are often gifted with a specific set of skills. Some are inventors and mathematicians, others are musicians, artists, and writers. For Suzanne Farmmartino, the owner of Love at First Sight Floral & Design, designing is in her blood. From fashion designing to flowers, she has always found herself creating. Over the last 28 years, Suzanne has successfully built what can only be described as a floral empire. But as they say, all good things must come to an end, and for Suzanne, she has decided now is the time to retire and pass her dynasty on to someone new. [Read more…]

Another Tyme Florals: A Piece of History

Hydrangea with Text

Tucked away in Western Nevada, you’ll find the town of Dayton. This historic town is argued to be Nevada’s first town and was also one of the locations for Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe’s last movie, The Misfits. Walk down Main Street in the Historic District and you will find original buildings from the 1800’s, as well as Another Tyme Florals. [Read more…]

On the Way to 50 Years!

Dan & Cathy Hock, owners of Merrimack Flower Shop & Greenhouse, will be celebrating 50 years in the floral industry in July of 2019. They have been providing one of a kind customer service and designing stunning floral arrangements for special occasions and events for their customers all over the Merrimack, NH area. Ed and Marion Hock opened up Merrimack Flower Shop & Greenhouse in July of 1969 and has been a family owned and operated business since then.  [Read more…]

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…]