(BRANDON HANSEN/Chewelah Independent)
FRESH FLOWERS: Debbie Therrian brings beautiful flowers to Stevens County communities…
Debbie Therrian has been growing flowers for herself for over 30 years.
But in the last two years she has been growing them for other people in Stevens County.
Her background is in flowers as the Addy resident started working at a flower shop at age 15, and bought her first shop when she was 18.
She moved to Colville 16 years ago and settled in Addy about four and a half years ago with her honey Dan.
“Dan gave me the front barn to transform into a flower barn and it has just gone crazy from there,” Therrian said.
Therrian has a high-fenced area where she grows rows of flowers and various beds and areas around the farm.
“The growing season is not long so I do plant a lot of seeds in the fall,” Therrian said.
She had always wanted to do a flower trailer, and Dan’s grandad Bud owned a trailer that had been sitting on a hill for over 30 years. Dan went to work converting it into a flower trailer.
“It has been months of work transforming it but keeping it vintage looking,” Therrian said. “Carmen Hartill created and sewed the top of the flower trailer.”
Recently she has been bringing the flower trailer down to Rozy’z Hot Shotz in Chewelah every Saturday and has been selling well.
“I have gotten wonderful feedback from being at Rozy’z,” Therrian said. “It’s only been a couple times but I have almost sold out.”
If you go down there, you can check out vase arrangements and hand-tied bouquets each week starting at $5 and going up.
And if you just need some flowers on another day, Therrian also runs a flower business outside of her day job so people can order anytime for any occasion.
“I am a licensed flower business and I do order flowers in wholesale for special occasions or if I do not grow what they need,” Therrian said.
Therrian takes credit and cash and can deliver in Colville, Addy and Chewelah.
“I do weddings sympathy and any occasion,” she said.
If you’d like to see more of Debbie’s work, check out Debbie’s Flower Barn in Addy.