Florist Shop Blooms in Cooper Young
By Tamara Walker
“Working seven days a week is what it takes,” says Steve Stearns, owner of The Enchanted Florist. He goes on to say he has been growing flowers and vegetables on his family’s farm since he was a young boy. And you believe it, all you have to do is look around his shop and smell the crisp aroma of fresh cut flowers. The Enchanted Florist is the newest business member of the Cooper-Young District moving in at 820 South Cooper Street.
[singlepic id=242 w=320 h=240 float=left]Steve has a passion for growing and to me it seems he must have green blood in his veins. He is the only local florist in town that actually grows his own flowers. Steve makes it all look easy, as he explains, “it is all just second nature” with a chuckle and a grin. He grows all his cut flowers in two greenhouses behind his home where he lives with his wife, Tammy and their two children. In his spare time, he manages a 700 acre farm by Kentucky Lake that has been in his family for as long as he remembers.
At forty-years-old, Steve has three businesses he operates with his wife: Blooming Arbors, Blooming Arbors Spray Service, and the new Enchanted Florist. He is happy about his recent move from Horn Lake to Memphis noting he wants to capture some of the CY foot traffic for his shop which is why he moved from Highway 51. The bulk of Steve’s business comes from the Internet but he welcomes calls and walk-ins. He can deliver locally, regionally, and internationally talking about a recent order for the United Kingdom.
Steve will be open and offering Happy Hour prices on all cut flowers on the First Thursday Night Out in CY. The Enchanted Florist store hours are Monday—Saturday from 9 am–6 pm. For more information, please call 901-907-0819.