Florist Spotlight

Each month Canadian Florist features a story about an exceptional florist.

Florist Spotlight

Early Riser Gets the Stem(s)

Tracy Bell is glad she’s a morning person. Once or twice a week, the Surrey, British Columbia, flower shop owner starts her day at 5:30 a.m. at her home computer, previewing flowers for sale at ...
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Strong Listening Skills, Practical Suggestions Key to Niagara Shop’s Longevity

Celebrating its 130th anniversary this year, Dobbie’s Florist in Niagara Falls, Ontario, has had its share of brushes with fame: the shop provided flowers for the 1901 public reception in Buffalo, New York, at which ...
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Scientist Turned Florist

Margaret Hinkley has truly worked her way up from the bottom in the floral industry, starting as a part-time bucket washer forbidden to touch flowers to running her own business, Two Buds Floral Artistry in ...
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Vancouver Florist Pushes Self to New Heights

In a 40-minute conversation with Aniko Kovacs, AIFD, CFD, EMC, owner of Garlands Florist in Vancouver, the word “challenge” came up nine times. Whether competing in a Canadian floral design contest, earning back-to-back professional credentials, ...
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