How to find petals in flowers
A new flower shop in Melbourne is opening this week in a city that has a reputation for being home to the flower industry.
Key points:Petals are prized in Chinese cuisine and are also a favourite food of South AmericansPetals have a wide range of colours and shapesPetals can be bought online or in storesPetals from petalshops.com.au, Petalshop.com, and Petals.com will be selling flowers at the new flower store from Sunday, the Melbourne branch of Petalshops is opening its doors to the public.
The shop has the name PetalsShop, which means flower shop.
The flowers are sourced locally and then grown and packaged in China, and then shipped to Melbourne.
Mr Chai, owner of PetalShop.com said the shop was the result of a lot of hard work and dedication from a few passionate Melbourne-based pet owners who were passionate about the flower business.
“We wanted to do something that was fun, but was also sustainable and had the community involved,” he said.
“It’s an opportunity to share what we’ve been up to, the passion behind it, the care behind it and hopefully a little bit of the fun too.”
Mr Chae said Petalsshop.com had more than 300 flower sellers and more than $2 million in annual sales.
“The flower industry has always been a passion for me, I’ve been working in the flower market for quite a while now,” he explained.
“I love the work that goes into it and I think it’s really important to have this kind of place in Melbourne to support the industry and the community.”
Petalshop is the first pet shop to open in the city of Melbourne and is expected to have a big impact on the area’s pet trade.
“In Melbourne, there are only a handful of pet shops that are truly local, like our local shop,” Mr Chai said.
“So having this place open, which is going to be a hub for local pet shops and local businesses, is really good for the local economy.”
The Petals shop is located at 100 Blyth St, Melbourne, and will feature a number of new items including flower baskets, petals, bowls, pots and more.
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