The Rural Towns Project Podcast

Malad, ID: Chris Jensen (Daisy Hollow Floral) on Flowers, Family, and Community in Malad

November 19, 2021 Dax Jacobson Season 3 Episode 2
The Rural Towns Project Podcast
Malad, ID: Chris Jensen (Daisy Hollow Floral) on Flowers, Family, and Community in Malad
Show Notes

In this episode, I talk to Chris Jensen, florist and owner of Daisy Hollow Floral in Malad, Idaho. Chris and his shop are beloved in Malad and throughout rural Southeast Idaho. We talk about how Chris came to be a florist and rural small business owner (he bought and took over the shop at age 21!) and the importance of family and community. Chris also provides some interesting insights on the behind-the-scenes of how flowers get from wholesalers to an arrangement on a rural kitchen table. We talk about the most popular flowers and flower holidays in Malad and we end, as always, with the Road Trop Music Question.    

Podcast music: “A Happy Day” by codemusic, http://www.jamendo.com, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/

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