Since May is the month we celebrate mothers, I thought it was fitting to introduce you to my mother, Daisy. (yes, that really is her name!) At 85 years young, my mother still comes to work once a week to help me out at the flower shop. You’ll find her here on Mondays, greeting customers, sweeping up my messes (something she says she’s been doing since I was a child) watering plants, cleaning the cooler doors, and any number of helpful tasks.
If she had more time, she would probably work at the shop more often, but her schedule is quite full. As a resident of Stow, Ma, she is active in town politics, which currently includes a run for Library Trustee. She is a member of the Stow Historical Commission as well as the Stow Garden Club, where she is a Past President. She was also on the Center Village Planning Committee for designing the Veteran’s Memorial. Daisy is an avid reader as well, although I don’t know when she has time!
I attribute my success as a florist to the fact that our house always had flowers on the table due to Daisy’s green thumb. Sometimes a simple Quince Branch in a favorite vase, or Pine Boughs and Berries in the winter months, but always a bit of nature adorned our home. As children, Daisy taught us all about May Day. We would fill our hand -crafted baskets made from milk cartons and crepe paper, with Violets, Dandy Lions, Lily of the Valley and Lilac, hang them on the door knobs of elderly neighbors, ring the bell and run! I guess those were my very first floral arrangements. Little did I know it would lead to a career in Floristry! Thanks, Mom!