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STAFF PHOTO/BROOKE WILLIAMS Lovey Tyler recently opened Blossoming Stems Floral in Tunkhannock.

Lovey Tyler has always admired the beauty of flowers.

“I’ve always had a fresh flower arrangement in my house,” she said.

The stay-at-home mom of three has tinkered with flower arrangements and gardening in her spare time, even taking floristry courses online, but she recently wanted to take her hobby to the next level.

Now that her youngest child is in kindergarten, she wanted to open the next door in her life after staying at home for 13 years.

On May 1, Tyler opened Blossoming Stems Floral on 1 Kim Ave., Suite 8, Tunkhannock.

There, she offers flower arrangements and a gift shop selling items such as soaps, candles, jewelry and cards, some locally made.

“I’m trying to make something for everybody,” she said.

Since the store opened, Tyler has complied with COVID-19 directives from the state government by only offering curbside pickup and delivery. Plans for the store pre-date the pandemic, so Tyler has been holding out for the situation to improve.

“I can’t wait to have people come in and see it, but

we can’t allow that,” she said. “It’s affected me in probably every way that it could have.”

For now, she’s been as active as possible on Facebook and Instagram to get the word out about her new business, and she also plans to launch a website soon.

Later on, she looks to have a ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening for Blossoming Stems. She sees a hopeful possibility with Wyoming County beginning to lift some restrictions later this week.

Despite these restrictions, Tyler had a successful first holiday: Mother’s Day on May 10.

“I couldn’t be more grateful,” she said. “It was a lot to go into, I must say. It was really stressful, but we did it.”

The florist prides herself on making all original arrangements and owning an independent flower shop. She also hopes to give customers the best experience possible, which she believes comes more easily with small businesses.

“I want people to be happy and come back,” she said. “I want to establish the best relationship I could with my customers, too.”

Blossoming Stems Floral is open Tuesday through

Saturday from 10 a.m. to

4 p.m. Call 570-290-3568 to place an order. Visit “Blossoming Stems Floral” on Facebook and “blossomingstem”

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