1 post from day 15/06/2018

A Peony For Your Thoughts: The Flower Merchant

Pat Phillips has owned The Flower Merchant for 32 years now, but grew his very first floral business literally from the ground up. “We were poor,” he says, about his childhood in rural Arkansas. “Everyone had a garden, so I decided to sell the flowers from ours to make money.” After completing a mail-in correspondence course he found advertised in the back of a magazine, Pat was ready. At age 13, he did his first wedding, for one of his high school friends. “We drove around the ...

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