About Us

Local Professional Florist serving Mt Vernon, The Bronx, Yonkers, White Plains, Stamford and Greenwich

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Joe Edwards (left).

Joe Edwards, owner and floral designer at Polished Petals Florists located at 537 E 3rd St, Mt Vernon, NY 10553, started young in the flower industry. He was only 8 years old when his mom asked the owner of a local flower shop to take Joe in to work at her business after school.

“My mom was getting nervous, as I was getting older, that I’d get into a little mischief,” Joe says. “She asked the owner if I could work after school to sweep the floor, wash the windows, help clean the flowers . . . that’s how I was introduced into the flower shop business.”

Joe’s love of flowers was further nurtured working summer jobs where he’d make morning trips at 4am to the flower wholesale market where he’d help the owner buy flowers, bring them back to the shop to clean and be treated to breakfast for his efforts.

A Local Flower Business is Reborn

Years passed and Joe had a quick experience at College: “I was kicked out after three months because I couldn’t afford it!,” he says. Joe then served as waiter, patient transporter at the local hospital and worked a few other odd jobs.

His reintroduction to the flower business happened when he was 21. “My aunt was best friends with the owner of Graceland Florist,” Joe says. “She was going to Greece and close the shop, but she knew I was interested in the business so handed over the keys to me instead to run it while she was away.” And the rest they say is history.

Today, in addition to Graceland Florist, Joe Edwards operates Polished Petals with his sister Anne Marie who joined the business after her (longer) time in college where she earned her business degree. Joe’s father also works in the business as their dispatcher.

Polished Petals hand-makes and delivers premium floral arrangements and gift baskets to help strengthen relationships, give love and support, and celebrate life’s special moments. From birthdays to anniversaries to commemorating a loved one, and every little “just because” moment in between.

Our Customer-Focused Floral Gift Services

Polished Petals provides customers FREE same-day delivery to customers in Mt Vernon, The Bronx, Yonkers and White Plains, NY and just across the Connecticut border into Stamford and Greenwich. We are dedicated to helping you find the perfect flowers to deliver your message and enhance your special occasion. Our stunning arrangements will allow nature’s beauty to inspire your special moment. And because we are a local florist dedicated to your satisfaction, you can always expect your needs to be treated with all the attention to detail they deserve.

Our Specialty Floral Services include:

Expertly Crafted, Hand-Delivered

Choosing our Florist’s Choice Bouquet gives your gift that personal touch. Once we have expertly handcrafted your order, we will ensure it arrives at its destination on time, hand-delivered. Impress your friends, family, and loved ones with a heartfelt gift from Polished Petals Florist.

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