Gretchen: I enjoy owning and operating my business, which I do alongside my Husband Jim. I am the fourth generation of Schrade to carry on the Local Family business. Although I manage all the aspects of the business, I am happiest when I am at my counter creating floral arrangements. My look is most often described as garden/romantic. It is wonderful to be surrounded by beautiful flowers everyday!
Favorite flower: orchids
Kate: Over 40 years ago I started designing in my Mother-In-Law’s shop in Wisconsin. She said I was a natural. My favorite flower is: what day is it??? Today ranunculus, tomorrow iris! Wild violets picked for me in the spring are my real favorites! My favorite design to arrange is monochromatic and contemporary designs. I also love to do wildflower or Adirondack baskets. Turning your feelings into flowers is my favorite thing to do for you!
John: I deliver all the flower arrangements that go out of the store every day. I enjoy meeting the customers and seeing their response when they see me at their door with a bouquet of flowers. I also love to drive! Favorite flower: gerbera daisy
Tim: I’ve been in the business over 10 years. I am always looking for new and unusual techniques to utilize flowers and WOW a client! Each day brings the opportunity to paint with nature’s colors on a blank palette. Favorite flower: Bells of Ireland
Tina: I’ve been in the floral business for 15 years. I have always been artistic and using flowers as my medium just came natural to me. I love modern, European and garden design. I enjoy coming up with a new color and flower combination to create visual impact. I can’t picture myself doing anything else! Favorite flower: Stock
Craig: Craig is our all-around guy here, and works on many projects. He makes sure that all flowers that come from the market are properly cleaned and processed, and keeps our cooler stocked with the freshest, most beautiful flowers. Favorite Flower: Garden Roses
Barb: Posie Peddler’s seasonal maverick! Barb creates our Christmas wreaths, boxwood trees and our gorgeous Valentine’s roses and bouquets. Her style is always fluid and inspired!
Denise: Our weekend warrior! Denise has been with us over 10 years. She only lends us her talent on Saturdays and Holidays, but with her style and experience we take what we can get. A talented seamstress and overall craft queen, we never know what she’ll be making next!
Val: Hiya! Val here, I run our technology, social media and answer phones. My favourite part though, is helping customers in the shoppe. When someone walks in unsure of what they are looking for, and walks out awed, there’s no better feeling! The more I learn about this business and the flowers themselves, the more I love it. I enjoy Road trips and concerts in my spare time. Favourite Flowers: Snap Dragons, Pin Cushions, anything funky or unique!!!
Karen: The newest addition to our crack design team! Karens love of flowers started at the tender age of 5 at her grandmothers house. Young Karen picked every single flower in the garden that day, and even after getting in trouble, she knew flowers were her passion. Her favourite flower she says is always evolving, and often based on colour more than type or shape.