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The Styled Side: the bloom boom for local florists




A florist assembles bouquets at the Campo de' Fiori in Rome, Italy.
A florist assembles bouquets at the Campo de' Fiori in Rome, Italy.
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If you are looking to honor a mother this Sunday, flowers are always a nice way to go.

But like how local bookstores took a hit when Amazon came onto the scene, florists lost the bloom of big business when national and online services such as 1-800-Flowers came around.

Michelle Tyree, founder of Fashion Trends Daily, explains how florists are trying to stay competitive with offering classes, hosting community events and focusing on how to create flowers with Pinterist in mind.