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In a field of flowers, few local shops left standing

Don Goede distinctly remembers thinking he must be the youngest florist in Colorado Springs. Brown curly hair and a little more than a five-o’clock shadow, he was 20-something in the early 1970s and in love with the flower business. Standing inside his Skyway Creations flower shop this month, hair now solid white, he laughs thinking… Continue Reading In a field of flowers, few local shops left standing

Blum Wholesale Florists plants seeds for growth

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For Pete and Mary Kay Blum, owners of Blum Wholesale Florists, this Valentine’s Day is already looking rosier. Valentine’s Day will fall on Monday, which is not the best day for flower sales, according to an American Floral Endowment Tracking Study. Still, that’s better than last year, when Valentine’s Day fell on Sunday, resulting in… Continue Reading Blum Wholesale Florists plants seeds for growth

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Floral-design kiosk business blossoming

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A passion for the flower business that started in a Colorado Springs garage has grown into a do-it-yourself floral arrangement company that’s on the brink of going nationwide. Shellie Greto, along with her mother, Jackie Martin, started a wholesale flower business, Petal Pushers, about 10 years ago in Martin’s garage. When the business reached $1… Continue Reading Floral-design kiosk business blossoming

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