Blooms Florist at 29 Main Street, Longford town marked twenty-one years in the flower business for Margaret Dowler.
On Saturday last, she celebrated the milestone, with well-wishers calling throughout the day and enjoying the comradery that is known in Blooms throughout the years.
Reflecting on 21 years in the flower business, and when asked if she believed the day she opened she would be still going strong all these years later, Margaret laughed,
“All I could think about was paying the flower man for the Valentines order of flowers that I had in stock and had a few days to sell them and business took off from there.”
Margaret considers herself very lucky and grateful for all the loyal customers and staff to the shop over the years.
The same people come back year on year for flowers for different occasions.
The next generation of families are now booking their wedding flowers at Blooms.
The Longford diaspora are also great supporters with orders coming in from around the world, for delivery each year.
“The 21 years on Main St. have been very enjoyable,” says Margaret.
She explains that the flower business has changed a lot since opening with social media, online platforms etc. but maintains that word of mouth from great customers, and delivering a quality personalised service still remain key to a good flower shop.
Looking at the beautiful flower displays that fill the shop for Valentine’s day it sure looks like business will continue to bloom on Lower Main Street.
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