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Buds and Blooms Floral Shop offers a full array of flowers

May 21st, 2012 12:57 pm by Cindy Harmon

Buds and Blooms Floral Shop offers a full array of flowers

Marlene McNally and Molly work to create various arrangements at Buds and Blooms Floral Shop.

Flowers elevate the most important days of our lives and the every day.


"Flowers serve as a remembrance, a celebration of life, they are a wonderful way to say 'I love you,' 'I’m sorry,' or 'get well,'" said Marlene McNally, who along with her husband Eddie owns Buds and Blooms Floral Shop in Rogersville. "If someone sends you flowers, they are telling you that they are thinking of you and that you are special."


After wholesaling live plants and dish gardens that she designed, McNally decided to expand and, last February, opened Buds and Blooms to give people a choice when it comes to their floral needs.


"I’ve always loved flowers. There’s nothing like a delivery person bringing you flowers or you giving them to someone as a gift," McNally said. She recruited friend and floral designer Molly, who adds a special pizazz all her own.


"My favorite part of silk designing is taking the flowers and making them come alive by creating something beautiful," Molly beamed.


The locally-owned and operated shop offers a full array of silk arrangements, wreaths and memorials, and takes delivery of fresh cut flowers three times a week.


"We cater to an individual’s needs and try to keep a good variety of blooms and colors in stock. One of our best sellers is the purple rose, it is stunning," McNally added. "We always have roses in a variety of colors and will happily create exactly what you want for your occasion."


Among their many concepts is an adorable $5 Friday bouquet of fresh flowers in a small vase.


"It’s a surprise each Friday, no two are the same," McNally said.


"We have one lady who buys several each week just to give to people to make them happy," Molly added.


Buds and Blooms Floral Shop offers free same-day delivery to the city of Rogersville and to area funeral homes. They will deliver to residents of Church Hill, Mooresburg, Surgoinsville and Bulls Gap for a small fee. A member of the FTD and Teleflora networks, they can also wire arrangements anywhere in the United States.


"People can go online and look at the arrangements and gorgeous collectible vases. We can add teddy bears, balloons, plaques, fruit baskets, angels, whatever our customer might need," McNally said.


Buds and Blooms Floral Shop is located at 1118 E. Main Street, Rogersville. Shop hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday. Orders can be placed at 423-293-3400 or on the website at www.rogersvilletnflorist.com. They also offer an after-hours service by calling 423-754-2863, if something is needed at night or over the weekend.


"We’ve made a lot of friends in the four months we’ve been open. We have regular customers who come in each week to buy flowers and chat," McNally continued. "It’s a good feeling when people take the time to come back and tell us how pleased they were with an arrangement we designed for them. We want people to get the service and assistance they deserve, at an affordable price."

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