There’s a flower shop you’ll want to stop at, but there’s also one that’s always been out of reach: the Pasadena Flower Shop.
The former home of The Garden Store, which opened in 1979, the Pasadena flower shop is open six days a week and features a variety of flowers for sale.
“I always say to people who ask about the Pasadena Flowers, ‘Oh, I just like flowers,'” says Angela Graziano, who has been running the Pasadena flowers shop since 2007.
“And you’ll see people just stop and look at the flowers, because they just don’t understand how beautiful they are.
There’s just a lot of people here.”
There’s something to be said for the experience of seeing the blooms.
But it’s also about giving yourself a break from the stresses of work, and finding ways to spend time with loved ones, friends, and family members.
For a long time, the flowers were a bit of a hassle.
“We’d go into the shop and people would just go to the front and not look at anything,” Graziero says.
“But the last year or two, the sales have really increased.
People come to us and ask if they can get their flowers at the Pasadena Gardens.”
It’s a small step toward making the flowers a little more accessible, but it’s a big step for Graziere, who says she’s hoping to make a lasting impact on the Pasadena community.
“If you look at my customers, there are a lot more people than there were a year ago,” she says.
For Graziello, it’s about giving back to the community that has helped her make her name in the business.
“People just want to see the flowers that I’ve created, because it’s really hard to get flowers for these kinds of things,” she explains.
Grazieri also knows the Pasadena Garden Store is open on weekdays, but she says that it’s still an “almost ghost town” at night.
She says that, while the Pasadena store may not be as well known as other local flower shops, it is an integral part of the Pasadena neighborhood and it has been a staple for the neighborhood for a long, long time.
“It’s just amazing to be here, and to have that place open for business is amazing,” she said.
“You can get to know everyone and have a really good time, and just have a great time.”
The Pasadena Flower Store has been open since 2007 and serves as the location for the Pasadena Police Department.
Griziano says she has also noticed that the people who work there are very appreciative of the business, which she feels is a reflection of the neighborhood and its residents.
“There’s a lot to look forward to in the future,” she adds.
“Hopefully the Pasadena City Council will take action and allow the Pasadena Pasadena Flower to continue.”
The Garden Shop is located at 906 E. Broadway, Pasadena, and Graziola says she will continue to do regular business with Pasadena residents, including visiting the store every other week.
The Pasadena Garden Shop’s flower shop will be open until August 8.