Florist Spotlight

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

Florist Spotlight

Short of Stature Long on Success

Standing only 5 feet, 2 inches tall, CC Roa recalls feeling intimidated when she walked into the conference room at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver 14 years ago with her floral design proposal for the hotel’s special holiday ...
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Seeing the forest for the trees… er, flowers

After working in the floral industry for about 25 years, Alex Lim wanted her own shop. But she did not want to take on all the responsibility for every aspect of the business, knowing how difficult ...
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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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