Wilmington’s premier florist, Boyd’s is celebrating Women’s History Month by recognizing a woman who has had a significant impact on our business. Additionally, we uncovered the favorite flower of several famous women, and their choice just might surprise you.
Linda Roop Kellogg
|We would like to recognize Linda Roop Kellogg, who was the president and 3rd generation owner of Boyd’s Flowers from 1983 to 2007. She worked here as a teenager in the 1960’s when her parents were the owners and passed it on to her daughter and son-in-law when she retired. Linda was instrumental in ushering the business into the age of modern technology with communications, data processing, production, and design techniques while keeping the old school ideals of customer service and work ethic.
Lily of the Valley
Audrey Hepburn – Lily of the Valley
Audrey Hepburn was the epitome of style and grace. The Lily of the Valley was her favorite flower, and this fragrant flowering plant is also stylish and graceful. A talented actress and fashion icon, Audrey also devoted herself to humanitarian work in faraway nations. Symbolizing happiness, purity, sweetness, and grace, the Lily of the Valley fits this iconic actress perfectly.
Jennifer Lopez – White Lilies and Roses
Jennifer Lopez is certifiably a superstar. Singer, actor, composer, and dancer – it appears it is not much this talented female cannot do. Her favorite flowers? They’re the white lily as well as a white rose. The white lily is a big, magnificent flower with a pleasant fragrance, six petals, along with a big pistil. Denoting majesty, strength, and brilliance, it is so easy to see why J Lo prefers this particular flower. The white rose, with its meaning standing up for perfection, honesty, and purity are also traits we come across in this gifted artist.
Lady Bird Johnson – Lavender Bluebell
Lady Bird Johnson’s love of wildflowers played a big part in the development and passage of the Highway Beautification Act while she was First Lady. Thanks to Lady Bird, U.S. highways are lined with native plants and wildflowers instead of unsightly junkyards. Lady Bird Johnson would also go on to establish the National Wildflower Research Center in Austin, Texas. Her favorite wildflower was the lavender bluebell, a delicate but regal flower with petals that form the shape of a bell. Meaning humility, devotion, and gratitude, the bluebell flower’s characteristics are in sync with the traits of the formidable yet humble Lady Bird Johnson.
Hydrangeas & Pink Roses
Michelle Obama – Hydrangeas and Pink Roses
Former First Lady Michelle Obama, who’s also a lawyer and an author, has turned into a role model for eating that is healthy and following a healthy lifestyle. The favorite flowers of her are hydrangeas as well as pink roses. Hydrangeas have several meanings in cultures that are different, ranging from understanding and empathy to bragging and boastfulness. Pink roses, nonetheless, exemplify sweetness, refinement, femininity, and elegance – traits that this outstanding female possesses.
Wildflowers & Whites