Gerry Clare, Roving Reporter
According to Brooke Raulerson, red roses and flowers are not the most popular Valentine’s Day flowers ordered. Instead, the owner of the newly located Artistic Florist, many buyers prefer arrangements such as the Elegance Bouquet pictured below.
Artistic Florist has moved from its longtime location at 1875 South 14th Street to 1430 Park Avenue in front of Amelia Park, where KP’s previously was located. You can enter from the Park Avenue entrance or in back through the Courtyard entrance where there is plenty of parking.
Artistic Florist owner Raulerson, took over from mom Kim Grubbs about 9 years ago, although the business has been flourishing for about 18 years total. Raulerson has some great credentials, AIFD (American Institute of Floral Design), CFD (Certified Floral Designer) and FSMD (Florida State Master Designer), as well as a staff of Floral Designers. (See pic).
The shop is filled with floor to high ceiling displays for any occasion, but prominently Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras displays. Raulerson is on tap to do a stage presentation for the American Institute of Floral Design in Las Vegas in July and also make a presention locally on Saturday, March 2nd at 11:30 at the Amelia Island Garden Show.
But right now, the emphasis is on the upcoming Valentine’s Day, a happy day to all in the floral business.
February 13, 2013 5:46 p.m.