No matter the occasion, flowers help convey emotions and remind others they are being thought of or cared for, Jo’s Flowers and Gifts owner Kim Johnson said.

To help with the perfect arrangement, Jo’s Flowers and Gifts has been making bouquets for 14 years.

Johnson bought the shop from the original owner in 2021, with the goal of owning her own business.

Johnson said she learned everything about the business from the original owner and is working to keep the legacy of the business going.

“Before I bought it, before it was officially mine, I spent six weeks with the previous owner, and she showed me everything,” Johnson said.

Manager Maddie Ava said the shop offers custom arrangements for all occasions, including weddings, funerals and other celebrations.

“Our bouquets are custom,” Ava said. “We are not a place that has pre-made arrangements; it is made to order. You cannot come and grab something normally, but we can whip something up.”

Johnson said the flowers come from a specialty wholesaler and are always fresh, with flower selections rotating based on the season.

The shop aims to help customers get the bouquet that matches their needs the best, Johnson said.

“People don’t order flowers for somebody unless it is something serious,” Johnson said. “Either they are sorry, they are in love, someone graduated or they are proud, or someone died. Those are all very important, and we help with that.”

Johnson said she is working to renovate the store and offer more selections of gifts.

“Right now it is just flowers and plants, but we are working to bring more,” she said.