FSN:When did you open your flower shop in Hope? Florist:Our shop has been in Hope for more than a half century, however, my parents bought it in 1995!FSN:What has been the best part of being a florist in Arkansas? Florist:Arkansas is a unique state in that most of our shops, shop owners, employees, designers, etc... are networked in someway or another. We have an awesome state association that offers many educational and competitive opportunities to get to know and learn from other florists that are in the same areas as we are! We have similar stories to share and often lean on each other for extra help in good times and bad times. I feel very very fortunate to be in the floral industry in Arkansas today!