The flower shack is back
STEM Floral Co., located at 9992 Scripps Ranch Blvd. in the spot formerly occupied by Posies, opened Nov. 5 to provide Scripps Ranch and surrounding communities with a fresh take on beautiful flower arrangements.
Co-owned by Scripps Ranch native Madison Jones along with Andi Supergan, STEM offers flower arrangements, vase arrangements, flower crowns, corsages and boutonnieres for student proms and other special occasions.
“We try to do custom-made arrangements,” Supergan said. “Most flower shops have pre-made bouquets. We don’t have anything like that. When a customer comes in, we ask what colors they are looking for, what style they like and if they like fragrance. Then, an arrangement is designed just for that person.”
“I would say our style is funky and unique,” Jones said. “We want everyone to feel like they’re getting something special.”
In addition to helping customers at the shop, STEM also takes phone orders and can deliver up to 25 miles away.
STEM is the first business venture for both women, but they bring a wealth of experience, having worked for years at Posies before that business’ owner, Leigh Fischer, decided to close that longtime Scripps Ranch flower shop.
“Leigh trained us and gave us the love for being florists and working in the flower industry,” Supergan said. “She was such a hard worker, and when she said she wasn’t going to continue having the storefront, she really supported us and said, ‘You girls can do this if you wanted to.’ So, we took a leap of faith.”
Jones reported that community response to their soft opening the weekend before the official opening was good.
“People were so excited,” she said. “Family and friends and the community all came in and wanted to see what we did with the shop.”
Before opening as STEM Floral Co., the space received a substantial makeover, including a new roof, new insulation, expanded walls for more workspace, and new floors and workbenches.
Now, STEM is open for business with two owners ready to meet the community’s floral needs with enthusiasm and their own style.
“Yes, we’re young, but we care about this business so much, so we’re ready to take this on completely,” Jones said. “Hopefully, the community likes it and likes what we’ve done with the shop and continues to support us the way that they supported Posies in the past.”
STEM Floral Co. is open Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 pm; and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, visit stemfloralco.com.