Thursday, October 24, 2013
For the past 17 years, Jim Bush Flower Shop has been serving the flower and gift needs of North Augusta.
Terri Bush Webb, owner of the shop, uses the specialization of flowers to keep customers coming back to her shop.
“We do unique flower arrangements,” said Webb. “We try to keep a lot of different flowers and containers, and always suggest putting arrangements in a special container, instead of an everyday one, to make it special and more personal for the customer.”
Webb’s shop also sells decorations and gifts, with a current theme revolving around witches and pumpkins for Halloween.
“Our biggest gift times are Halloween and Christmas,” said Webb. “People really seem to like buying decorations and gifts from specialty stores.”
Jim Bush Flower Shop hosts a Christmas Open House to showcase the variety of items it offers for the Christmas season. This year the showcase will be held on Thursday, Dec. 5, from 5 to 8:30 p.m.
“We do it in the afternoon because we find more people will come after work,” said Webb. “People are busy on the weekends, so we’ve tried to hit a good time for everyone.”
While Jim Bush Flower Shop has a variety of items for the holidays, their roots are in flowers. Webb’s best selling items are seasonal flowers. Currently, a seasonal mix is the top seller.
“We design and deliver arrangements to businesses, funerals, weddings and churches,” said Webb. “Oftentimes, Friday is our busiest day, especially if we have a wedding on Saturday. Having a wedding, along with our normal church work, keeps us busy.”
Jim Bush Flower Shop is a family business, with Webb, her brother Charley and their father Jim helping to run the shop.
“We’ve been in the flower business forever,” said Webb. “My grandparents owned Bush’s and my dad was the only son in the family. We decided to open this one up ourselves for our family.”
For more information on Jim Bush Flower Shop, call 803-278-4580 or visit jimbushflowershop.com.
T.J. Lundeen is a reporter for the North Augusta Star. Follow him on Twitter @lundeentj for updates.