DETROIT, USA: Blumz by JRDesigns hit the streets of Detroit, Michigan on Wednesday, October 19th to hand out 1000+ bouquets of flowers to downtown Detroiters to help brighten up their week, as part of the ‘Petal it Forward’ program, in partnership with the Society of American Florists (SAF).
Blumz had planned to be in Campus Martius Park for about three hours but all of the flower bouquets were gone in under 45 minutes! In fact, there was a crowd of about 50 people waiting for them in Campus Martius Park when they arrived.
Blumz said that it was truly amazing to see people’s faces light up when they gave them a bouquet of flowers to take home and another bouquet to give to someone else. A few people even tried to pay them for the flowers because they couldn’t believe that someone would just give them away.
Blumz by JRDesigns is an award winning event planning and floral design company with two full service locations in Ferndale and Detroit Michigan and a by appointment only location in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Co-owners Jerome Raska and Robbin Yelverton opened their first store in Detroit Michigan over 15 years ago and have watched their business grow and flourish. Together the owners have over 60 years of combined experience in the industry and bring a unique perspective to floral, wedding,event planning and design. Jerome and Robbin are also internationally respected educators and presenters within their field.
The Society of American Florists is the national trade association to the floral industry, representing growers, wholesalers, retailers, suppliers, importers, educators, designers and allied organizations. The association was chartered by an act of Congress in 1884.