Samantha Nolan is well versed in her knowledge about plants having grown up working at her family’s nursery, but she’s begun working with flowers in a new way by opening a floral shop in downtown Kalispell.

Flower Child Florals offers a variety of floral services, including store fresh flower pickups, deliveries of arrangements, wedding flowers, holiday and anniversary arrangements and flowers for funeral services.

“I grew up with flowers,” she said. “That culture just doesn’t leave you. I guess I have kind of come back to my roots. I’m working with flowers again, but I get to be more artsy with it.”

Nolan began the floral shop last year by taking orders and working out of her garage. Her first weekend — Mother’s Day — she sold out and then quickly she booked 20 weddings for the summer. She moved into a retail space last fall at 37 Fifth Street East in The Devonshire building that houses numerous small businesses.

“The community has been great and so supportive of a new business in downtown Kalispell,” she said.

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