A mobile flower truck is making weddings — and every other party you can think of — bloom throughout the greater Philly area. Dubbed Roots Mobile Greenhouse and based in Wilmington, it is the brainchild of Alexis Clifford.
She imported the Japanese mini truck in 2019 with the goal of adding a second mobile bar that would also have a retail component focusing largely on dried flowers. Clifford was disheartened by the number of fresh petals that were used for only a few hours at events before being tossed in the garbage, and she sought to introduce long-lasting arrangements.
Clifford renovated the truck, gave it a fresh coat of green paint, added a canopy, fixed the transmission, and launched the vehicle in March 2020. Then came Covid, and events were canceled. The truck’s real debut came in summer 2020, at a pop-up juice bar event.
The truck is certainly on a roll: rent it for the flowers, and you will have various options. Choose from fresh or dried blooms that can be pre-arranged by the team, or guests can make their own bouquets at a DIY flower bar. Clifford and her team bring ribbons, scissors, and bouquet wraps.
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