Flower shop blossoms in expansion

  • Sandi Woodman, owner of Little Bucket of Flowers, shows an arrangement in her new expanded shop at 731 Main St. Woodman moved into the space next door and expanded her floral business when The Wildflower closed.
    Sandi Woodman, owner of Little Bucket of Flowers, shows an arrangement in her new expanded shop at 731 Main St. Woodman moved into the space next door and expanded her floral business when The Wildflower closed.
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Florist Sandi Woodman followed her dream of opening a flower shop nearly two years ago in Ouray, and with the success she found has now expanded Little Bucket of Flowers to include a more prominent Main Street storefront.

Previously, the shop was in the back of the building located at 731 Main St., and customers had to enter from a side door. Now Woodman has expanded her business into the space formerly occupied by The Wildflower, and not only has the benefit of the patio she used to display her wares in the summer but also has big picture windows to showcase items year-round for window shoppers.

With 20 years of experience in floral design, fresh flowers will remain Woodman’s main attraction. The extra space will allow her to install a walk-in cooler in her old space in back for her fresh flowers, which will help out with large weddings, a major part of her business, as she delivers flowers for weddings around the region, all the way to Telluride. She will also have space in the back of the shop for a wedding consultation area.

Woodman always has fresh flowers available, but advises if you want a special custom arrangement it’s a good idea to order a week in advance. Woodman also offers a flower subscription for fresh flowers delivered on a recurring basis, such as weekly, bi-weekly and monthly to homes and businesses.

In the new space, Woodman also plans on offering classes for those who want to develop their green thumbs. She plans on adding a terrarium bar where people can pot their own plants. She will offer terrarium classes, have an artist teach painting classes and host events such as club meetings in her more spacious location.

Though most gift items in the shop are flower-focused, Woodman also sells handmade gifts, such as a candle recently featured in Oprah Magazine. She has expanded her selection of essential oils and offers a wide selection of teas and honeys.

In the summer, the whole patio will again be filled with garden decor, plants and hanging baskets.

The shop is currently open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., but will be open seven days a week from April through September. Find out more about Little Bucket of Flowers’ offerings at littlebucketofflowers.com or call 970-318-0310.