From Our Editors
The story of Kircher’s Flowers began in 1908, when Mr. and Mrs. Winfield S. Kircher first began peddling petals in at their Indiana shop. More than a century later, the shop’s horticultural experts continue their founders’ legacy, nurturing thousands of blossoms ready to join together in flower arrangements or add splashes of color to yards. Floral artists snip 26,000 gerber daisies, 15,000 snapdragons, and 2,000 daffodils each year as they craft petal-and-leaf creations to fit any occasion, from sunny nosegays that cheer up hospital patients to romantic rose bouquets that clue loved ones in to deeper feelings. Kircher’s expansive greenhouses also yield untouched perennials, annuals, and fronds that green-thumbed shoppers tote home for planting along walkways or brightening patios. The gardening center grows nearly three quarters of the flowers that it sells, which allows its professionals to lavish care on each plant and ensure that no one accidentally takes home a spy who forgot to take off his shrub disguise.