Multiple blizzards in April had many people wondering if winter was ever going to end.
The sun finally popped out of the dreariness and decided to shine down and let everyone know that spring has in fact arrived, which means it’s time to get outside, plant gardens and flowers and just enjoy the time in the sun.
Bloomfield’s Backyard Boutique opened its doors May 1, which was a little later than its usual opening date. Sherri Ermels said they held off this year because last year was less than kind to them.
But 2017 had a late Spring, much like this year, and it froze multiple times after Backyard Boutique’s opening.
“We had to haul the plants back to our heated shop to keep them from freezing,” Ermels said.
Ermels planned a later opening this year, but the fear remained that the weather hasn’t completely shaped up.
Opening day was rainy but that didn’t stop customers from coming in, and sun is in the forecast for the open house on Saturday, May 5.
Ermels got her creativity flowing for this open house and will provide mimosas and munchies. Everyone who stops in will draw for a discount and be entered to win prizes.
Ermels said she has learned that businesses need to constantly evolve to keep up with current trends and keep people interested. She began recently using social media recently and joined Facebook to market to a larger crowd.
Backyard Boutique has taken on a role of much more than just a flower shop. While it still offers flowers and plants, the gift shop has really become its own entity with signs, decorations and gifts.
Custom planters are another crowd pleaser at Backyard Boutique. Anyone can bring their own flowers in or buy some and Ermels will design a custom planter.
Ermels said with graduations and Mothers Day fast approaching, she is excited to build planters and sell gifts from the shop.