Sojourner’s Truth Staff
Thanks to Pilar Powell-Ware, Toledo has a little more grace, a little more faith and a lot more flowers and gifts – that’s what she has gifted the local area with her Zy’Grace Faithful Flowers & Hopeful Gifts business which she organized in 2013.
Now Toledo’s only Black florist, Powell-Ware, offers customers a wide variety of flowers, fresh floral arrangements in vases, wrapped bouquets, wedding bouquets, house plants, gift baskets and candy arrangements.
Powell-Ware has not come by her affinity and skills for floristry lightly, or lately. She began studying at the Toledo Botanical Garden in high school at the Natural Science Technical Studio developing her skills in competitions for floral designs at Inverness. She eventually earned a Green Hand Degree, became a certified florist with the State of Ohio and sharpened her business credentials at Assets Toledo with Olivia Holden.
“I appreciate Ms. Holden for offering the class; it has opened the doors and provide all kinds of different resources,” says Powell-Ware.
Zy’Grace services all of the Toledo metro area either by delivery or pickup at Powell-Ware’s home base. Nothing Powell-Ware does in business happens by chance, not even selecting the name of her business. Zyon, Grace, Faith and Hope are the names of her four children who have provided such inspiration – and help on occasion. Twelve-year old Zyon lends a hand during those busy occasions such as Mother’s Day and holidays.
Zy’Grace can be reached by phone at 419-467-5196, on Facebook at Zy’Grace or by email at Pilar.