A Morgantown institution, Coombs Flowers is still owned and operated by the family that founded it in 1952. Coombs provides the full range of floral services and prides itself on custom work. “A member of a local fire department passed away recently, and the department asked us to incorporate a fire truck in the arrangement,” says Manager Renee Riggs. “I’ve done everything from Harley-Davidson emblems to canoes. Our arrangements aren’t pre-made—we make them here, and we’ll do whatever we can do for a customer.”

Looking ahead to spring formals? Corsages are a specialty at Coombs Flowers. “The keepsake bracelets are popular now,” says Riggs, who is trained in the most current trends and techniques. “We’ve got several styles here, shiny bracelets, pearl bracelets, and when they’re done with the corsage, they’ve got the bracelet they can keep.”

Coombs provides everything from snack baskets and fruit baskets to planning for weddings and other events and delivers as far as Maidsville, Dellslow, and Cheat Lake in the greater Morgantown area. — PK

401 High Street, 304.292.1571, coombsflowers.com; @coombsflowers on Facebook

Pam Kasey
Written by Pam Kasey
Pam Kasey has traveled, brewed, farmed, counseled, and renovated, but most loves to write. She has degrees in economics from the University of Chicago and in journalism from West Virginia University. She loves celebrating Morgantown and West Virginia as executive editor at New South Media.