Welcome! Thank you for visiting our blog spot today. As most of you know, (or maybe not) We are a FULL service Flower Shop located in Bradenton Florida. We are owned by two brothers. Steve & Michael Ricker.
Florida Implants since 1960, Steve & Mike grew up in the Bradenton/Palmetto area. In 1975, Mike, after having been employed by Tropical Interiors Greenhouse & Plant Rental, he Partnered with his brother Steve and took the opportunity to purchase the store, They then, converted it to a full service florist. Renaming it, Tropical Interiors Florist Inc.
Formally located in the Desoto Mall, they decided to move to the busy intersection, of routes 41 & 70. Also known to the locals as 14th street & 53rd Avenue West.
Now being in such a populated and growing area of Bradenton, Tropical Interiors Florist has become a Landmark of the ever growing town of Bradenton Florida.
We have a beautiful 3500 sq ft showroom, with lots of unique gift items and silk flowers. Daily deliveries of Fresh flowers and green plants.
Along with Steve and Mike designing. We have a great staff that is friendly, knowledgeable and experienced. Our driver Charlie,formally a manatee county EMS, has been with us since 2001. He's an expert with directions and knows our area from one end to another! Vonnita is our longest employed designer. She is a spectacular! designer. She has been with us for 20 Years this year.
Jean is our Wedding Consultant and full time designer. She's been with us for a little over a year. Having been a designer for 20+ years. She works close with all our brides to assure every little detail is taken care of. And, now we have Jessica..(This is me!) I am an experienced designer of 29 years and have owned two shops in the Northeast. I came on board for social media and marketing assistance.
We love being in the BEAUTIFUL sunshine state of Florida! We are close to some of the most beautiful Gulf coast lines. (which makes for gorgeous weddings!)
Now, as we head into the Fall season, I hope you will follow our Blog so we can share our Florist experiences thru the Holidays! The Floral industry is such a fun place to be and we invite you to share and learn with us!