Petree Garden Center Launches Full Florist Service

General Manager Laurel Hardin shows off a new arrangement Tuesday morning now available at Petree Garden Center and Florist at 2470 East Road in Los Alamos. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Just some of the arrangements now available at Petree Garden Center and Florist. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post
bjgordon@ladailypost.com

Petree Garden Center has had a busy and successful spring and summer since its opening in April. Now General Manager Laurel Hardin is expanding the business to include a full service florist component.

The business, now called Petree Garden Center and Florist will officially launch its floral services Sept. 11.

“I want to thank the customers who have visited us since we opened,” Hardin said. “We’ve been a success due to the support of the community.”

The Garden Center’s space was one of the inspirations behind bringing the florist element into the business, Hardin said. The scenic location is airy and full of light.

“This will be a full service florist,” Hardin said. “People can come in and purchase a ready-made arrangement or buy flowers by the stem. We can build something from your choice of components or you can purchase a vase and ribbon to do it yourself!”

“We will have all the trappings of a florist shop, including professional floral designers and delivery on request,” she said. “We can do events like weddings, including corsages and boutonnieres and arrangements. We can do flowers for funerals as well.”

Petree is stocking dried stems for fall arrangements. House plants are another fall/winter option for gardeners. Petree has new and unique tropicals and florals available as well as “nature turned décor” items.  

The Holiday Shop will be a fun place to visit this winter. In addition to live trees, it will offer fresh cut garlands of cedar and fir, handmade wreaths, live seasonal plants and winter floral arrangements. Garlands can be purchased by the foot, either undecorated or decorated. Ornaments and other décor items also will be for sale in the Holiday Shop.

The Garden Center is going strong, she said.

“It’s an excellent time to plant trees and shrubs,” Hardin reminds customers.

She should know. Hardin is a Certified Arborist with a background specifically in tree care. Planting and arborist services are available at the Garden Center. Hardin shares her knowledge of plants and gardening techniques at a Plant Talk at 10 a.m. every Saturday at the garden center.

Petree Garden Center and Florist’s fall hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. They are at 2470 East Road in Los Alamos. Visit them online at petreegardencenter.com to order flowers or learn more about the business. Call 505.257.6030 with questions.

Fresh flowers now available in arrangements or by the stem at Petree Garden Center and Florist. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
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