We are flower obsessed designers who love creating beauty for our clients. We offer seasonal garden inspired designs using locally grown flowers whenever available. This look carries through to our gorgeous wedding bouquets, centerpieces, arch decor, and more. We are extremely proud of our award winning and published wedding team and their talents. We will be continuing to grow this side of our business and broaden to other event work as well. Our easy to use website showcases OUR own designs, both everyday occasions and wedding, so you have an accurate feel for how we design and what you can expect. We offer daily delivery to Cuyahoga Falls, Akron, Stow, Tallmadge. In 2019 we purchased our new sister store, Acorn & Evergreen Floral Studio allowing us to broaden our delivery areas to Kent, Brimfield and Ravenna as well. Prior to Covid we would share our love of flowers with our community through fun make-n-take workshops. We may continue them in a digital format but are undecided...we are just trying to get through this year, then we will re-evaluate. We created our new Charity In Bloom program as a way to give back to our community.
This is our #Bosslady Linda. She has owned Dietz Floral Studio since 1999 and has lived in Cuyahoga Falls since 1992. She fell in love with floral design by taking silk arrangement classes offered by Pat Catan's. Encouraged by the teacher she found a Florist training intensive class offered by a local florist. After the 2 week class, Linda quit her job at an Optometrist's office and was soon offered 3 different entry level positions. She chose Vale Edge Florist in Ravenna because they were the busiest shop and had the youngest staff.
3 years later she went to work for Mr Dietz. And after working with him for less than a year, she owned the shop. She was very involved in florist education and served on Teleflora's education board for Ohio for 10 years, 2 of those as president. She still loves florist conferences and workshops and counts continuing education as part of the yearly budget.
In 2019 Linda took a big chance and purchased the old Kent Floral building on the corner of South Water street and School Street in Kent, Ohio. The 2 greenhouses attached to the flowershop sealed the deal. Most of 2019 was spent trying to figure out what the Kent community needed from a flower shop and endless maintenance of the 83 year old space. Linda admits "I definitely had a huge learning curve operating a retail florist in a college town. Everything is different than it is in Cuyahoga Falls even though they are only 20 minutes apart."
Linda is happiest when she is learning something new. While she has always loved gardening she is stepping up her game this year with a small scale flower farming project. Seed-starting, grow lights, soil blockers... we hear about them all the time. The 8 weeks the shops were closed during the pandemic gave her the time to do all the prep work to be ready to farm next year. "It is one of the positives that came out of this quarantine" said Linda. If you know Linda at all you know she is always looking for the lesson that any bad situation can give so she can turn it into a posiitive, which may be why she is still here, serving our community for 20+ years.