Did you know that Dandelions has been serving Eugene & Springfield since 1974?? After 37 years, owner Shirley Lyons still has a personal relationship with her customers, has a staff that is like family, and continues to serve her community and industry.
Shirley started selling flowers at the Saturday Market and soon thereafter opened the first location of Dandelions at 6th & Chambers. A few years later, the store was relocated to its current location at 18th & Chambers. Take a look at some of the pictures from over the years…
Shirley Lyons St. Patrick’s Day Parade 1986
Storefront 1980′s Storefront 2000′s
Indoor display cooler 1985 Indoor display 2010
Valentine’s Day 1991 Breast Cancer Awareness Month Oct. 2010
Sir Elton John is in Eugene, OR tonight for a stop of his “Greatest Hits Live” Concert Tour. Dandelions Flowers was thrilled to be asked to create floral designs for Elton’s dressing room and lounge. This is one of the first major events at the Matthew Knight Arena and Elton’s first trip to Eugene. They asked for simple and chic cubes of roses and an elegant, vibrant vase bouquet in style with Elton’s personal flowers in his home. We had so much fun working with them and look forward to working with them in the future!
Shirley even got her groove on while helping to design with Elton-esque glasses!!
This annual Veterans Day event at Dandelions Flowers honors all members of the military, active or retired. A free red rose is given to any veteran on Veterans Day, November 11th, as our way of saying “Thank you for your service and sacrifice to our country”. Just come in & let us know you are a service member and receive your free rose with our thanks. We’re at 1710 Chambers St., across from Albertsons!
We are proud to carry throughout the year a large variety of locally grown flowers and foliages for our floral designs. In the next few weeks we will introduce you to some of our growers so that you can learn more about the “behind the scenes” of these wonderful fresh local products. Nancy was just here bringing us our fresh Oregon Dahlias this morning, and our shipment of Oregon lilies and greenery also just arrived to start our week.
Oregon has a great climate for growing and some of many seasonal flowers we carry that are locally and Oregon grown are: Dahlias, Tulips, Sunflowers Asiatic Lilies, Calla Lilies, Iris, Delphinium, glads, zinnias and yarrows, just to name a few. We even grow on our own farm, some of the ribbon grasses, yarrow, liatris and zinnias during the summer season.
During this fall season we are carrying seasonal mini pumpkins from Springfield, and many of the native grasses and foliages such as Oregonia, Myrtle, Huckleberry, Nandina, Eucaplytus, Cattails and wheat. Charles and Bethany Little grow & supply us with many fabulous native and unique foliages, and Dancing Lizard farms in Junction City
provide a rich variety of unique Semperviums that we use in unique lasting floral bouquets. Watch in the next few weeks for highlights about some of our local Oregon family growers that we buy from to make your fresh floral bouquets.
Dandelions is looking for grandparents who are making a difference in their grandchildren’s lives. Nominate someone (or yourself) who is an extraordinary grandparent. Enter today and we’ll send your extraordinary grandparent a congratulatory email telling them you nominated them– which will make their day and earn you brownie points!! The winning nominee will be featured on dandelionsflowers.com and receive a fresh bouquet of flowers and balloons on September 10th!
Entries must be received by Wednesday September 8th. Click here to fill out your entry form.