Shelley Pease’s father called her “Flower” when she was a girl, but that was the only real connection she had to the blooms that became her livelihood and her claim to fame.
She was shopping for shoes with a girlfriend one day and somewhere in the conversation as they shopped, her friend mentioned knowing someone who knew a florist.
Pease said, “That’s what I’m going to do. I just knew.”
Pease called her mother and told her she wanted to be a florist and her mother said, “You don’t know a daisy from a carnation.”