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The power of flowers:

West Plains florist brings joy and good feelings to area work places with "Flower Flash"


Last updated 11/21/2018 at 6:24pm

Sue Hines

Sue Hines' second Flower Flash left the goat sculpture in Spokane's Riverfront Park a bit more colorful on Nov. 15. The arrangements included asiatic lilies, carnations, roses and baby's breath.

Lifetime Cheney resident Sue Hines has always been around flowers. Her great-aunt and uncle started Chet's Flowers in the 1940s; her grandmother grew a rose garden so prolific that it was often called "mom's arboretum."

And Hines mother eventually got into the act, replacing her vegetable garden with a veritable field of gladiolas.

So it was no surprise then that when Hines eventually discovered she had a creative streak, while in New York as her husband and childhood sweetheart attended West Point, that it came in designing floral arrangements.

And it's also no surprise Hines has chosen t...

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