Beena Business – Moss & Maple Florist

It’s now February and it might be time to start thinking about Valentine’s Day. But don’t worry, Moss & Maple on Neerim Rd has got you sorted. Jodi’s beautiful bouquets make a wonderful gift for Valentine’s Day, or in fact any day of the year!

Tell us about your business…

We’re a florist with indoor plants and gifts. We’ll have been open 4 years this March. I’ve been a florist for over 20 years now and I had always wanted to open my own shop, so I did!

Why Murrumbeena?

We moved into the area and I looked into a few places around here. It wasn’t my first choice but I’m really glad I ended up where I did. The community spirit is amazing and these are the nicest customers I’ve ever had.

What makes your business unique?

I like to think the way I put my bouquets together is a bit different. Some other florists just throw in a bit of this and that with little thought. I tend to go by feel and matching colours. I come from an art background, and I think it transfers into what I do. My Fine Arts degree hasn’t just gone to waste!

If you could speak to your younger self, what advice would you give?

Open up a shop earlier! Don’t wait so long, you don’t need that lack of belief in yourself.

What is the funniest experience you’ve had here? 

The best message I’ve seen on a Valentine’s Day card was the lyrics to Big Jet Plane. ‘Gonna take you for a ride on a big jet plane’, that’s what you really want to hear!