Valentine's Day is one of busiest days of the year at Scruggs Florist, located on Lawndale Avenue in Irving Park. The above photo shows one of the many stunning arrangements that flew out the door yesterday. The Scruggs family opened the shop in 1952. Today, Martha and Robert Scruggs run the business that Mr. Scruggs mother started sixty-five years ago.
The photo below features Mr. Scruggs who took the time to talk to us while his wife and employees attended to the flood of orders. Mr. Scruggs graduated from Greensboro Senior High School (now Grimeley). He studied textiles at N.C. State University and went on to work at Cone Mills for 40 years; making the floral industry his second career. If you want to get a feel for the genteel mannerisms of Old Greensboro and talk to someone who has watched Greensboro and the textile and floral industries change over the decades, head to Scruggs Florist and talk to the owners.
The variety of petals seen below on the workroom floor provides insight into the lively bouquets assembled on Valentine's Day. Mr. and Mrs. Scruggs and employees, if you read this post, please know we are applauding you for your calm, professional demeanor as you assisted those who waited until the last minute to seek your services.