For more than 25 years Denise Boyd has been providing flowers to customers in the Central Valley, from her cozy Ceres shop known as The Floral Cottage.
Originally, from Hughson, Denise, moved to Ceres with her husband, Brian, 39 years ago. She attended Modesto Junior College, where she earned her General Education degree and worked at TG&Y Department Store in Modesto. Always doing craft fairs, she opened a boutique in her aunt's flower shop. Later she went to work for Special Days Bridal where she worked for two years as the shipping and receiving manager. When the Ceres shop came up for sale, Denise decided to buy it and operated it for 20 years on Mitchell Road. In 2018, she moved to her current location on Whitmore Avenue.
With help from her family and friends, the owner/operator manages to fill hundreds of orders each year for birthdays, anniversaries, funerals and holidays. Her dear friend, Becki Lee, plans her vacation time assisting Denise during major flower holidays like Mother's Day and Valentine's Day.
Denise has since added silk florals, wreaths, home decor and more to her shop. Make sure to call her for all your floral needs.