It is time to “fall” into autumn at Atwood Florist


The great French philosopher Albert Camus once penned these words: “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower”. No words could better capture the glory of fall than these words, and nothing could define “fall” better than these words for longtime florist John Dick, the owner of Atwood Florist in Johnston.

Autumn is a season of vibrant color, from brilliant sunsets to leafy treetops to festive holiday floral arrangements. John Dick loves this season and can capture it through his unique and personal work ~ whether it is for a fall wedding, a fall Homecoming Dance, a fall funeral or a fall party for any occasion! Flowers bring joy and sunshine and happiness, no matter what occasion they mark.

Atwood Florist has been home to breath-taking and customized flower arrangements for nearly 30 years. Over the course of those years, John has earned a reputation of dependability, originality, creativity and expediency. He knows how to arrange flowers so that they come alive! John loves to use traditional flowers such as the ever-popular roses and mums, but he has also introduced his customers to new varieties. His eye for color and proportion and shape make his arrangements both timeless and contemporary at the same time. His primary job is to cater to his many customers, and to make his trademark arrangements perfect for any occasion.

Customers can call John with their specific wishes or can visit his florist shop on Atwood Avenue. There they will find a wide assortment of playful and whimsical containers. This season, there are ceramic pumpkins and acorns; there are tinted vases and rustic tabletop crates ~ and more! When they are not filled with fresh flowers, some even make clever candy dishes! They are delightful vessels that hold all the love that flowers represent.

If you just want to bring an informal token of love, affection or thanks to someone in your life then why not pick up a “Love Bunch”? Available for only $5.00, these small bouquets send a sweet message.

If you are looking for something a little more “long-lasting” than a floral arrangement, you will also find plenty of live plants (including the popular “dish gardens” and peace lilies) at the shop. There is really something for everyone here!

John Dick has been close friends for over twenty years with a fellow talented florist, Theodora DelPonte, affectionately known as “Teddy.” Teddy and John have worked harmoniously, side by side, for decades. Together, they have made this flower shop a true “Garden of Eden.” Come see for yourself.

Atwood Florist is located at 1041 Atwood Avenue and can be reached at 401-274-7300. Visit their website at or “like” them on Facebook. They are open Mon-Fri from 9:00-5:00pm, Saturday from 9:00-2:00pm and every holiday except Christmas. Same day delivery is guaranteed if you call by noon. Atwood Florist will deliver anywhere in the state ~ consult John for details!


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