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By Luella Dow

Dahl continues the success of Chet's Flowers

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Chet’s Flowers and Gifts, the store that’s fun to browse in and enjoy, is 60 years old. For all of us who have known it as simply Chet’s Flowers, Peter Smith told me the original owners were Chet and Bea Johnson. Chet and Bea grew much of their own produce, both flowers and vegetables.

The current owner, Joy Dahl, has owned Chet’s Flowers for six years. She’s been in the floral industry for 36 years. Dahl said, “My sister had a flower shop in Montana. My mother used to work in some flower shops. I freelanced designs in Washington, Idaho, Montana, California, Illinois and Wiscons...

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