PROSPERITY — Years into planning her business, Charlotte Werts’ dream is finally a reality with the opening of Crazy Daisy, a full service flowers and gifts shop in Prosperity.
Werts said she first gained experience in a similar shop while attending high school at Mid-Carolina and college at Lander University.
“It was something I’d always thought I wanted to do,” Werts said.
However, after marrying husband Barry, then having kids Tanner, Morgan and Erin, Werts said being a mom was first on her list of duties, so the dream was put on hold.
“Now that two of them will be in college, and one is driving, I felt like it was the right time,” she said.
About eight years ago, Werts said she got her floral designer license and had already picked out the name for her future shop — Crazy Daisy.
“I wanted something catchy,” she said. “I was going through all of the names of flowers and it just kind of fit.”
Werts’ daughter Morgan described her mom as the “naming type.”
“She already knows what she wants to be called when she’s a grandma,” Morgan said.
Having just opened on May 10, Werts said she has already starting to get a lot of orders. Her daughters, Morgan and Erin help her out in the shop, along with Makenzie Cromer, a friend of the family.
“It’s a lot to learn, but it’s fun,” Cromer said. “It’s not boring work.”
Crazy Daisy is a full service florist that carries silk and fresh flowers, as well as potted plants. The store is also a member of the 1-800-flowers wire service, allowing them to send flowers anywhere in the United States or Canada.
Werts said they will deliver to Pomaria, Prosperity, Little Mountain, Chapin and Newberry. The store also makes fruit baskets.
“We’re still figuring out what lines of gifts to add,” Werts said.
Currently, Werts said the store carries stuffed animals, balloons, baby gifts, Clemson and Carolina items, wedding gifts, and Gullah Gourmet items, which were featured in Southern Living magazine.
For specific flowers, Werts recommends that customers give her shop two days notice to get those in stock, but other than that, she said customers can call within two hours to have an arrangement made.
Werts said florists cannot sell flowers that are a week old, so once a week, Werts and her staff will take the “aged” flowers and deliver them to someone at random.
“You may get a surprise arrangement from the Crazy Daisy girls,” she said.
Another unique item Crazy Daisy can offer to customer is the memorial bead. After a wedding, funeral or memorial, a flower can be brought into the shop and have it turned into a bead.
“It almost looks like a Pandora bead,” Werts said.
Werts said Crazy Daisy is very much on the personal side.
“If someone has passed away, we want to know what they were like, in order to make a custom pieces for family members,” Werts said.
Although somewhat nervous, Werts said she’s excited about her dream finally coming true.
“I’m excited to have my girls with me at work, and I’ve got lots of family and friends behind me,” she said. “A lot of heart goes into this.”
Crazy Daisy is located at 113 N. Main Street in Prosperity. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.The telephone number is 364-9000.