By Sheila Barnard
Butts Flowers has been a staple on Rock Island since 1909. Two doors down from the current location, the original owners, the Butts family, grew the flowers in their own greenhouse. The shop was eventually handed down to the daughters, Pauline and Helen. According to the current owner, the Butts girls were known as great people.
Pauline’s daughter GK, a teacher, took over from her mother and aunt. After two years she sold the flower shop to John Huber. The current owner, Amber Titterington, worked for Mr Huber and managed the shop. Her and her husband bought the shop from him and moved it to its current location. They have been running the business for the last 35 years.
It has been a family affair. Her mother is a master florist, her aunt and sisters have worked at the shop over the years, both of her daughters help her currently, with one being her head designer. They even have a little apartment type area for their grand kids to play and hangout. Mrs Titterington says that having her family around her is her favorite part of her work.
Mrs Titterington says they believe in Christian values. They believe in doing good and good will come back to you. At the time of the interview, they had just helped with the El Reno Night to Shine adult prom.
Valentines Day is obviously their busiest time. They start working 2 days before and had five vehicles with two people per vehicle, delivering flowers all day long!
Whether you are looking for flowers, plants, or some really awesome socks, Butts Flowers is one of the great things about El Reno!