About Us

we are more than just flowers

Welcome_to_Apple_Blossoms_042.110171822_stdApple Blossoms is devoted to bringing our customers personal “hands-on” service. We offer a relaxed environment where you can discuss and design your special day. Whether you are planning a wedding, special event (both private & corporate), or holiday/party decorating, our service will be provided “one step beyond excellence”.

 

Since opening Apple Blossoms Floral Designs our weddings have graced venues and locations such as The Don CeSar Beach Resort, The Renaissance Vinoy, Avila Golf and Country Club, Palma Ceia Country Club, The Powel Crosley Estate, Leu Gardens, Bok Tower Gardens, The Rusty Pelican, Sheraton Riverwalk, The Straz Center for the Preforming Arts, The Intercontinental Westshore, The Renaissance Hotel International Plaza,  The Westin Harbor View, Tampa Club, Nova 535, Hotel Indigo St. Petersburg, Florida Aquarium, The Kennedy, Hyatt Clearwater Beach, Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, Westin Harbor Island, Tampa Hotels,  Honeymoon Island, The Grand Plaza St. Pete Beach Hotel, The Tradewinds St. Petersburg Beach, The Florida Aquarium, Mirror Lake Lyceum, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, Davis Island Garden Club, Sand Pearl Hotel and Resort, The Ringling Museum,  and much more.

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  • Scott Darhower

    Scott started his career in the floral industry at the age of 15 in his home town of Carlisle, PA with one of the oldest florists in town. After moving to Pittsburgh, PA in 1984 he continued to peruse his love of floral design while attending The Art Institute of Pittsburgh where he obtained an Associates Degree in Interior Design. All along his path in life flowers always brought him back to the floral industry. In the fall of 2000 Scott moved to the Tampa Bay area where he obtained a position with Botanica International Florist in Tampa's trendy South Tampa.  For four years he was not only a designer, but an understudy in one of the finest flower shops in Tampa Bay. 2004 Scott decided to pursue is own path in the Wedding and Event Design field where he had been a  freelance designer with some of the areas finest Wedding and Event Florists in Tampa Bay. In 2008 Scott opened Apple Blossoms Floral Designs on W. Kennedy Blvd. Apple Blossoms Floral Designs has become one of Tampa Bay's leading Wedding Floral Shops.

  • Rahn

    Rahn has been the back bone of Apple Blossoms Floral Designs for the past 8 years and my partner for 25 years. He is typically the person you will first see when you enter the store and the person who normally answer the phone when you call. Rahn is from Hummelstown Pennsylvania. His background ranges from costume designer of the Coke dancers of the 1960's to 40 year career as an interior designer for some of the most prestigious interior design establishments in the Central Pennsylvania area. He headed up the design team to decorate the private quarters of the Governors Mansion during the Thornburgh administration. He also won best interior designer of the parade of homes 4 years in a row. Rahn retired from the furniture industry in 2008 to join Scott in building Apple Blossoms Floral Designs. Today he manages many of the daily operations of Apple Blossoms Floral Designs, working with customers, delivering and setting up weddings and events. and much more. At the age of 68 he can run circles around people half his age. Rahn is a true people person and enjoys chatting with all our customers while they are waiting for their custom floral arrangement to be completed.

From my earliest age I was introduced to planting seeds and watching them grow.  Over the years I have enjoyed growing plants and working in my garden.  When I was a kid my Mom would never know where her spring bulbs would appear.  I would move them from time to time.  My passion with flowers has taken me into landscape design and gardening.  I love spending time in my garden whenever possible.

 

 

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