Flowers play an important role in any event, whether is it a wedding, baby shower, anniversary, or something as simple as showing your love to someone. Donna Price was North Carolina Designer of the Year and Southern Retail Designer of the Year. She was also recruited into the NC Hall of Fame and the American Institute of Floral Designers. Based on her portfolio work, she was selected by Mrs. James Hunt to decorate the Governor’s Mansion. Donna owns Flowers on Broad Street in Fuquay-Varina.
Donna owned a flower shop in Cary for 10 years. She had sold it. When she found the Broad Street address, she completely fell in love with the space. Donna intended to specialize in wedding flowers. On March 1, 1997 she decided to broaden her shop to retail flowers as well.
Ever since Donna was a little girl she said she loved to grow flowers. Eventually, she went to NC State to get her degree in Horticulture. After achieving her degree she decided she did not want to grow flowers, she wanted to sell them.
What are the trends these days? There are two main trends Donna said - the organic look and the romantic look. The organic look consists of natural materials and healthy grown products. The romantic look consists of soft colors, soft lighting and candles; the romantic look is used mainly for weddings, anniversaries and baby showers. Donna said that the most popular flowers sold at her shop are roses and hydrangeas.
As much as people love flowers, the economy has taken its toll on how much customers are able to spend. “Everyone’s on a budget,” Donna said. “We can accommodate that.”
On Saturday March 3, at 517 Broad St., Flowers on Broad Street is celebrating their 15 years of business. All the sales and gifts will be playing on the number 15. Come on in for an open house. There will be cake, punch, champagne, photo booths, sales, giveaways and much more. Men, you can’t go wrong with roses, get a dozen roses for only $15. There will also be 15 percent off the entire store. Everyone who comes will receive a small gift. If you are 15 years of age you will receive a giveaway. There will be gift certificates given out for free flower painting art classes. The grand prize giveaway will be free flowers each month for 15 months. You could even win free flowers for life.
Donna said, “I could not have been here for 15 years without all my great customers. I think they take shop local to heart and I’m very grateful for that.” She treats each and every customer as a friend rather than a client. “Also, when I started this business my vision was to create a trend setting destination for people who want a distinctive and creative look. It’s what drives us and makes it so much fun!”
You can visit their website at www.flowersonbroadstreet.com. You can also find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/people/Flowers-On-Broad-Street/