For them, it’s all aboutthe flowers

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Posted: October 28, 2013

The Winchester Star

At right, Flowers by Snellings manager Andrea Harrison-Mongold makes an arrangement. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)
Gilda O. Lemley, owner of The Flower Shop on East Piccadilly Street, works on an arrangement of lillies. After 36 years as owner of the business, she is closing the shop. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
This sign encourages a purchase from Flowers by Snellings on North Braddock Street. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)
Claudia Herring creates an arrangement at Flowers by Snellings. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)
Gilda O. Lemley, owner of The Flower Shop, is closing the business after 36 years. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)

Winchester

Gilda O. Lemley puts on a big smile, but she can’t hide the hurt — she is leaving an industry she devoted her life to, and not willingly.

The lights at The Flower Shop on Piccadilly...



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