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5th Generation Family Business Thrives on Flower Power

Credit John Dawkins
Sandy's youngest granddaughter, Eileen, a potential 6th generation recruit, inspecting the blooms.

Young's Greenhouse and Flower Shop is a family owned and operated, full service florist, greenhouse and garden business that opened its doors here in Fort Wayne back in 1873.

To learn the secret of the operation's staying power, WBOI's Julia Meek coaxed Sandy Young and her son Blake away from the shop and into our studio to talk about the passion they've cultivated through their craft, and how "saying it with flowers" speaks to them.

Credit John Dawkins

For business hours and more information, visit Young's Greenhouse and Flower Shop website.

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for forty years. Besides being WBOI's arts & culture reporter, she currently co-produces and hosts Folktales and Meet the Music.
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