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Larry & Lea Wood established Ninth Street Flowers in 2003 with the mission of providing the freshest flowers, inspired designs,
unsurpassed service, and generous value.
Over these fifteen years, the shop’s reputation has spread as the Ninth Street Flowers team has worked hard to build longstanding relationships with their neighbors, friends and the greater Triangle community. Their reputation has been built on the creativity of their design work, and also the high level of service they provide to back up this beauty.
The shop works with individual customers, and with business and corporate clients to provide flowers for large or small luncheons, dinners, meetings, parties, events and expressions of thanks. Ninth Street Flowers is now the premier flower shop serving Durham, Duke University, Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina, RTP, and parts of Apex, Cary and Raleigh.
In thanks for Ninth Street Flowers’ success, an integral part of the business has been giving back to the community. Larry & Lea are committed to donating flower arrangements and gift certificates to many local charitable organizations.
Ninth Street Flowers owner Larry Wood does all of the shop's flower sourcing, locally and from Ecuador, Holland and California. With access to some of the most exclusive flowers the world over, his passion is making floral beauty a part of your everyday life.
His longstanding relationships with local farmers and floral vendors enable him to source the highest quality, freshest blooms available. The signature lilies that are striking in their beauty, size and fragrance come from right here in Durham, NC.
Whenever possible, he takes advantage of what North Carolina's flourishing flower farms can provide. For specific flowers that don't thrive in our climate or when the seasons dictate, Larry works hard to source flowers that feature unique character, longevity, freshness, rarity and color. He has built our reputation of regularly having in our cooler a broad assortment of flowers and if we don't have something you want, he will personally make every effort to find it for you.
Meet Our Team
Larry & Lea Wood, Owners
Owners Larry & Lea Wood established Ninth Street Flowers to honor flowers in their natural glory. They emphasize personalized attention and a high level of customer service for their individual and business clients.
The Woods feel honored to be involved with their many clients as they celebrate weddings, birthdays, memorials, holidays and all the moments that make up life's journey. They value the loyal, longstanding relationships they have with their customers, and offer thanks for the encouragement and support they've received.
Karen Flueck-Holveg,General Mangager
Karen has many years of experience in retailing, working with mid-century modern antiques, fine art picture framing and floral design. Her most recent work in floral design was at the renowned Reynolda Gardens in Winston-Salem, NC.
Although relatively new to the team, Karen's expertise in customer satisfaction, quality control, logistics, teamwork, and working under tight deadlines, plus her positive attitude, have made her indispensible.
Lisa Hogan, Designer
Lisa has 31 years of floral design experience, and completed the North Carolina Certified Professional Florists School in 1990. She's been with Ninth Street Flowers for 12 years, and is the Design Manager for sympathy tributes and weddings.
One of Lisa's favorite aspects of the floral industry is the relationships and connections she develops with our clients. She enjoys meeting with families to hear how they would like flowers to be a part of their ceremony.
Owners Larry and Lea Wood and family are regularly seen around town in Durham, where they live, work, shop, dine and attend all sorts of events. They're committed to supporting local businesses. Whenever possible, they source the store's flowers and green plants from farms in and around Durham. Their ongoing support and involvement has been instrumental in the continuing development and success of Durham's Ninth Street shopping district.
The Woods are grateful for the support they've received from the local community and are committed to generously giving back to large and small non-profits. They regularly donate flower arrangements and gift certificates to assist with the fundraising efforts of these many organizations.
They encourage you to keep your dollars in the community by shopping local!
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