Lucy Young, resident and self-taught floral arranger is Lutheran Village at Miller’s Grant’s go-to person for beautiful table centerpieces for the Formal Dining Room and various resident events. During her six years at Miller’s Grant, she has also been busy providing flowers for three resident weddings and teaching floral arranging classes at Miller’s Grant and Prince George’s County Parks and Recreation.
Young started arranging flowers forty years ago when her oldest daughter was preparing to attend a Valentine’s Day dance. She couldn’t believe the cost of a corsage, so she recruited friends to make nosegays and boutonnieres for school functions with flowers she purchased.
After noticing her mother’s talent, Young’s daughter urged her to open her own business. Soon after, she started Floral Fantasia – a home-based business.
Before opening Floral Fantasia, Young was a registered nurse. She graduated from nursing school at Church Home and Hospital in Baltimore. She worked nights for 12 years in Labor and Delivery and the Post Anesthesia Recovery Room at Prince Georges Hospital. For many years, Young worked her full-time nursing job while creating beautiful arrangements for her floral business.
Floral Fantasia has scaled down, but it is still operational. Someday, Young will retire from the business. She would love for one of her four daughters to carry on Floral Fantasia, but they have other plans.
Don’t worry – Young will continue creating beautiful floral arrangements for various Miller’s Grant events. If you’re a new couple at Miller’s Grant and wedding bells are in your future, your floral arranger may be nearby.
Young is one of many creative and caring residents at Miller’s Grant. Learn about other wonderful residents.
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