October 30, 2020

Inside Colerain Township's Buds, a Plant and Floral Shop That Offers DIY Fun

There is a new floral and plant shop that’s blooming in Greater Cincinnati. Colerain Township's Buds is open and ready to meet all your flower needs — and then some. The shop is run by Donna Hoffman and Emily Bosse-Woolum, who decided to take the next step after years of creating centerpieces and bouquets at home for weddings. They wanted the ability to still function as a floral shop while they ventured out into more DIY activities.  Buds boasts a wide selection of pre-made arrangements and fresh flowers daily as well as arrangements that can be ordered to your specifications. What really sets Buds apart is their DIY options. Visitors can build their own bouquets and succulent gardens, or work on larger projects for events. For example, they welcome bridal parties to build their own bouquets, centerpieces and even boutonnieres. It's a guided service that isn’t out of reach for a bride on a budget. This is a unique way to spend quality time with friends and family prior to their special day,” says Hoffman. They’ll help you take care of everything from storage to delivery to help make sure that your big day goes smoothly. The floral shop works closely with Garen and Tim Colina of Two Moons Farm, a new flower farm based out of Moscow, Ohio. Hoffman and Bosse-Woolum are also opening up their shop to rent for small gatherings such as baby showers, birthday parties or for hosting classes. They hope it will provide a perfect cozy space for all kinds of small celebrations.  Buds host their own classes in the shop as well. They currently have a "paint or monogram bourbon barrel lids" event on Tuesday, Nov. 10, and they plan to add more classes to their calendar very soon. The floral shop is located at 3575 West Kemper Road in Colerain Township. Visit their website to learn more. 
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Buds floral shop
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Buds floral shop
In addition to selling flowers and plants, the shop is also available to rent for small gatherings such as baby showers, birthday parties or for hosting classes.
Hailey Bollinger
In addition to selling flowers and plants, the shop is also available to rent for small gatherings such as baby showers, birthday parties or for hosting classes.
What really sets Buds apart is their DIY options. Visitors can build their own bouquets and succulent gardens, or work on larger projects for events.
Hailey Bollinger
What really sets Buds apart is their DIY options. Visitors can build their own bouquets and succulent gardens, or work on larger projects for events.
Shop owners Donna Hoffman and Emily Bosse-Woolum
Hailey Bollinger
Shop owners Donna Hoffman and Emily Bosse-Woolum
Buds build-your-own bouquet fridge
Hailey Bollinger
Buds build-your-own bouquet fridge
Inside Colerain Township's Buds, a Plant and Floral Shop That Offers DIY Fun
Hailey Bollinger
Flowers available for bouquet building
Hailey Bollinger
Flowers available for bouquet building
Succulents, available individually or to build into a succulent garden
Hailey Bollinger
Succulents, available individually or to build into a succulent garden
Buds offers special pots for your succulent garden, or you can bring your own.
Hailey Bollinger
Buds offers special pots for your succulent garden, or you can bring your own.
Spacious room can be used for special events
Hailey Bollinger
Spacious room can be used for special events