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Ashley Rankin holds a B.S. in Biology from Alcorn State University. While there, she participated in several clubs and organizations and was the leading scorer on her college soccer team. She recently graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Master of Biotechnology degree, and has contributed to studies in cancer research. Outside of science, Ashley enjoys collecting music, fashion blogging, reading non-fiction novels and running. Born and raised in the Denver-Metro area, Ashley has experienced the best of what Denver has to offer, and has seen the development of charity and cultural events over time in the Mile-High City.

Flower Power Florist In Denver’s Washington Park

Upon arrival, my senses are immersed in a whirlwind of roses and peonies. Briefly looking around, flowers in shades of flaming oranges and yellows line the walls, as though someone captured the glow of a beautiful fall sunset and encased it on stems. The brightness and bloom of this contemporary Denver flower shop is undeniably infectious.

Front Door of Flower Power in Wash Park

(Photo Credit: Flower Power)

Kam Snyder is the successful owner and operator of Flower Power, located near Washington Park in Denver. Her philosophy on flower presentation is uncomplicated and refreshing. “When creating an arrangement, I like for the flower itself to be the main focus.” She shows me pictures of some of her past bouquet designs: European-style, short-stemmed, tight and without fillers. “I’m not a fan of busy arrangements. The simplicity and impact of a bouquet without fillers is often more stunning than an overly-designed arrangement.”

Her clientele range from individuals, small businesses and large corporations. Her events run the gamut as well, as she prepares arrangements for birthday parties, anniversaries, business fundraisers, funerals and the like.

 

Beautiful flame-colored roses at Flower Power

Beautiful flame-colored roses at Flower Power (Photo Credit: Flower Power)

When it comes to giving, Kam is no stranger. I asked her to share one of her most memorable experiences with customers. She reflects quietly. “Perhaps working with the Children’s Hosiptal and the Gathering Place of Denver.” For years, Kam has provided flowers for several corporate events and fundraisers for the hospital and the Gathering Place, the latter of which is Denver’s only daytime drop-in center for individuals who are experiencing homelessness and poverty.

“Seeing the smiles on the faces of the children and their families [when they see the arrangements] is just amazing. Giving gives me great joy.”

Purple roses

Purple roses (Photo Credit: Flower Power)

I go on to ask her about her favorite flower. “That’s hard. Each flower has such unique qualities. But I would have to say the hydrangea. It’s such a happy, full flower that comes in so many colors! And it dries beautifully.”

I finally asked about a highlight of her business. “The connection I have with my customers. it’s nice to know the names of customers, their families and businesses. As a business, I wouldn’t want to grow so big that I lose that personal connection. It’s key.”

For more information of Flower Power, you can contact Kam by phone, 303-777-6266, email, kam@flowerpowerwashpark.com, or visit Flower Power’s website.

Orange and red roses

Orange and yellow roses (Photo Credit: Flower Power)

WHERE:
Flower Power
2101 East Virginia Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80209
Ph. 303-777-6266
Fax: 303-777-6656

HOURS:
Monday-Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

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