Local flower shop keeps it all in the family

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 15, 2006

DEMOPOLIS – Family was the reason they initially relocated. However, business was the reason they actually made the stay permanent.

In Eutaw, Lynn Hales owned a flower shop where she enjoyed working, and her daughter, Cindy MacLennan enjoyed spending time.

Twenty-two years had passed before the duo made a move, but a few new family members made them want to bring the family closer together.

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Thus, the Greene County residents made the trek to Demopolis.

MacLennan and Hales were nearer to the family, but they were missing a part of their lives that had grown on them – literally.

After owning a flower shop for more than two decades, things were different with creating an array of floral arrangements every morning.

Therefore, MacLennan made the decision to open a shop in Demopolis to carry on a productive hobby that her grandmother, mother and herself had fallen in love with.

It’s been two months since the very beginnings of Daisy Buds, and even though the sign still reads Beau Mondes, the inside of the building is filled with silk flowers, green plants, balloons, stuffed animals, picture frames and gift baskets.

“Daisy Buds is just a name my daughter liked,” Hales smiled, “but we keep a selection of roses and other cut flowers.

“We try to have plenty of flowers on hand but customers can place an order and we will try our best to fill it.”

Although MacLennan owns the shop, her mother is the manager.

And just as she did as a child, MacLennan’s daughters, Bailey Adaire and Isabella MacLennan, spend much of their time in the indoor flower patch.

“It’s a family business,” MacLennan said with a grin.

Joining the handful of Demopolis florist, Hales said Daisy Buds has plenty to offer the community.

“We do wedding, funeral, baby and center arrangements,” Hales said.

“We have balloons for all occasions and we do fresh and silk arrangements.”

In addition to plenty of arrangements, Daisy Buds can deliver or wire flowers just about anywhere they need to go.

Instead of having a grand opening to get the business’s name out in the community, Hales said they delivered flowers to all six schools in the city.

“We are glad to be here and we are glad to be a service to the community,” Hales said.