Our Story / History
Meet Our Staff
SherriSherri’s floral career and love of flowers began at the age of 14 and continues to this day, 48 years later. She is blessed to come to work each day and to still love what she does! She says the best part of being a florist is having the skill, talent and freedom to create and personalize the perfect floral arrangement for each customer’s occasion. Sherri also enjoys sharing her 48 years of floral experience with new designers.
Sherri loves beautifully scented flowers such as Gardenias, Garden Roses, Stephanotis, and Wax Flower; yet her very favorite flower is the ever-fragrant standard, white carnation. She says this flower has it all: longevity, reasonable price and a crisp, sweet, fresh scent.
PattyPatty is a Minnesota native, but has spent much of her past years cultivating her love of flowers in a European flower shop in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Although Patty loves all aspects of designing, she particularly enjoys of the challenge of fulfilling her client’s vision. When Patty is not creating in the shop, you will find her in her tending her gardens, in the forest (biking, skiing or hunting) or on a lake (fishing) most of the time with her best friend (husband, John).
Patty loves orange ranunculus. She says it’s perfect soft petals that are arranged in a circle of pure radiant sunshine speaks happiness!
RachelRachel was born in Holland, MI (home to the Tulip Festival and located on the shores of Lake Michigan). She transplanted to Duluth in 2012. Her formal educational background is in Natural Resources Management, which was instrumental in fostering an interest in plants and flowers. She is a newly minted designer and “Jane” of all trades in the flower shop. The best part of working at Dunbar Floral is being surrounded by flowers as well as being able to take an idea and create a unique floral design from that idea.
Rachel thinks that choosing a favorite flower is too difficult, but is very fond of many of the flowers in the Asteraceae Family; including Asters, Daisies, Sunflowers, Coneflowers, Cosmos, Zinnias, and more!
Our MissionCelebrations of Love & Life
Our VisionDunbar Floral & Gifts’ talented designers create personalized floral arrangements for all of your special occasions. Our experienced staff captures the beauty of the flowers and plants to express your sentiments to celebrate love and life. We continue the sharing with our pledge to contribute profits back to our community.
- Ensure quality flowers, plants, and gifts
- Maintain a creative, positive, fun work environment
- Provide friendly and welcoming customer experiences
- Support our community through volunteerism and charitable giving
- Impress, Inspire, and continually improve