On a plot of land where Robinhood Road and Buena Vista Road run into Reynolda Road sits a distinctive building. Formerly a Gulf gasoline station, the building now houses several businesses; among them is MingleWood Flowers. It is wonderful to find a shop as delightful as its owner, Marjorie (Margie) Imus, located in a serene, convenient location filled with beautiful flowers, gardening items and gifts.
But as fall approaches, so do the winds of change for MingleWood. “The big news with MingleWood Flowers is that it is now on the market for sale,” said Imus. “I have decided after almost eight years at MingleWood Flowers, it is time for me to go back to my farm, Minglewood Farms in Surry County, that my husband and I began more than 20 years ago. We were one of the first growers in this area to provide organic produce and flowers to local restaurants and homes in the Winston-Salem area.” For loyal customers, this news will produce a chorus of “Oh, no!” but take heart, Imus is not going to abandon MingleWood Flowers completely until she has a buyer. “I realize it may take a little while to get the shop into proper hands, so I will continue to keep things fresh and exciting,” she said. “In the meantime, I have gone to market to prepare for fall and the holiday seasons. We have picked out some wonderful gifts – some of which are beginning to trickle in already. One of the new items is a beautiful French tea towel, woven in a beautiful jacquard weave in great colors with wonderful motifs of fruits, vegetables and other botanicals. Another fun item at MingleWood Flowers is a terrarium made with air plants from Florida. We have placed these plants in wonderful glass containers with all the proper ingredients to create a beautiful living centerpiece which needs little care, just a spritzing now and then. People are loving these.”
Read more on page 90 in the Sept Issue of FW Magazine