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‘Emotion through flowers’: Heather Webster takes over The Blossom Shop

‘Emotion through flowers’: Heather Webster takes over The Blossom Shop

Heather Webster took over The Blossom Shop on N. Howell St. Nolan Ryan | Collegian Heather Webster studied floristry in high school. This experience would lead her, more than 10 years and 2 children later, to owning a flower shop in downtown Hillsdale. Webster took over as the owner of The Blossom Shop from Kathy Newell in November 2019. The store also sits in a new location at 14 N. Howell St, where Kingdom Geekdom used to be located. Now, two months into the new position, Webster said she has plans to educate the public about flowers and how to best use local florist shops. To accomplish this, she hopes to offer classes as well as build a good relationship with Smith’s Flowers, the other florist in Hillsdale. This all comes back to her love of flowers and helping customers create personalized arrangements. “It’s something I’ve always had an interest in,” she said. “I’ve always tried to learn as much as I can from different people.” This learning began her junior year of high school when she went to florist school, which she continued through her senior year. Webster said she enjoyed the experience and learned a lot about what it means to be a florist. “I got placed in it and decided to stick with it,” she said. “We learned greenhouse, landscaping, and floral design.” Through the program, Webster said she took her certification test at Michigan State University, where she still holds certification. Webster eventually got into the floral business when, at the age of 20, she was raising her newborn son, Huckleberry. About two months after he was born, she went to look for jobs to help support the two of them. “At that time, it was hard to find a job when you’re 20 and […]

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