The Little Flower Shop
Tracy, CA

Meet Karen of
The Little Flower Shop

The Little Flower Shop

Welcome to 
The Little Flower Shop

We’re here in Tracy, CA with Karen, owner of The Little Flower Shop.  

   “Little Flower Shop has been in Tracy since 1941.  My husband and I have owned it for 13 years.  He thought that he would go one step beyond buying his wife flowers and instead bought me the whole shop.  The flower business is my love; I’ve been in it since I was nineteen.  I took some time off to raise my children.  I have a son and a daughter and grandchildren.  After kids, I got back into the floral business which just made sense since I loved it so much, and I wanted to give back to the community.
   “The best part of being a florist is the customers.  I really love the feedback I get from them.  We hear every day how much we brighten our customers’ lives—that makes it all worth it.”
   “Our design style is contemporary and shabby chic.  It’s kind of compact— a lot of things you see on Pinterest. The flower business has evolved.  We custom make every arrangement for our clients.  A lot of our clients like our higher end flowers like the hydrangeas, ranunculus, peonies, and garden roses we use in compact unique designs.  We have a lot of awesome containers such as wooden boxes and metal containers.
    “I think my favorite flower changes every day.  As the seasons change so do the flowers.  By the time fall comes we feel that ‘fall is our favorite’ because we’re kind of winding down from the summer.  And when Fall is over we love Christmas and then it goes on into spring.  But there is one staple and it’s an ordinary flower—a carnation.   We have some imported Florigene carnations that that come in a deep rich plum. They give great accent to higher end flowers.  And yet it’s a very inexpensive flower that anybody can fit into their budget.
    “The younger generations are the ones that really appreciate flowers.  The older generation, like myself, appreciates practicality, and will tend more towards plants and longer lasting flowers.  However, the younger generation appreciates the beauty and first impact.  We do it all!”

A Look Inside The Little Flower Shop

    Let The Little Flower Shop create a personal floral design that reflects exactly what you want to say.  Whether it be a sentiment of love, condolence or encouragement, there is an arrangement out there for everyone.  Flowers are also an excellent way to beautify your home. One person may prefer a contemporary tropical arrangement while another loves the tradition of a dozen roses.  Whatever your preference, The Flower Shop is there to accommodate you.
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The Magic of Flowers and Plants
Flowers always say, "You're special!"

     There is nothing like the thrill of receiving flowers. You feel special: someone is thinking about you, wanting to lift your spirits and make your day!   
    Flowers touch all our senses, from visual vibrant colors to sweet fragrances.  These powerful elements evoke pleasant memories of past times.  Flowers are timeless, and bring those sweet memories to the present.
    Who isn’t thrilled by the brilliance of color, the richness of life in the garden!  We give plants and flowers  because we love the beauty of the outdoors.  Giving plants and flowers as gifts brings the garden indoors for us to enjoy.
     More to consider:
Flowers can be a gift for anyone.
From son to father, daughter to mom, friend to friend... tell someone they are special with flowers.
    Give flowers at unexpected times.
Giving flowers is a spontaneous act of kindness that will brighten any person’s day.
      Consider flowers as a thank you!  Acknowledge all that someone has done for you by giving them flowers.
     The bottom line: let someone know that you are thinking about them. Flowers always say, “I’m here for you!”

There is a whole world of flowers out there... 
get to know them! 

   Flowers come in a marvelous variety of shapes, sizes, and colors.  Try something new and interesting the next time you order.   By learning the flower choices, you can personalize your arrangements to suit your taste or that of your recipient.  For example, if your mom loves hydrangeas, you will know what to ask for. 

     Ordering from a florist is going to be much easier when you can tell them specifically what flowers you like. The guide that follows represents some of the more common flower choices available in flower shops.  Ask your florist for their expert opinion in picking your flowers.  Working closely with your florist will get you the best results!

Karen Gives an Insider's Perspective                  
 The Little Flower Shop

What are your tips for Sympathy flowers?

   “Sympathy is very important to us. We have an area of the store where we sit privately with the clients.  Most of our clients have known us for many years.  We’ve celebrated together births, anniversaries, birthdays, graduations, as well as the sad times.  We’ve cried with many clients because we feel like they’re a part of our family.
   “It’s a one time shot—you cannot make a mistake on sympathy flowers. We keep the client in mind when we’re designing and we always use the freshest flowers.  It’s the most important thing we do, so we give our very best for sympathy work.

Any tips on romancing with flowers?

   “My tip is to go unexpected; do a surprise on a ‘day we met’ or ‘I was thinking of you today.’  If you get a chance send the flowers to her work; it will brighten her day.
   “It’s always good to remember the holidays like Valentines and Mother’s day, and to remember birthdays.  But if you also send flowers at unexpected time, you’re really going to make your mark.  Above all enjoy the color and the fragrance as they relax and brighten your space.”
    “Flowers make you happy.  They also lift your mood and brighten your home. They help people relax.  There are just so many good things about flowers.”
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