October 31, 2022

Bob Tucker

0.8 min read| Published On: October 31st, 2022|

By James Combs

Bob Tucker

0.8 min read| Published On: October 31st, 2022|

Flower Power

Bob Tucker has a special talent. He turns field-fresh blooms into stunning floral arrangements that create treasured memories.

Bob is a florist and owner of Miss Daisy’s Flowers and Gifts, which he opened in 2004 in downtown Leesburg. 

Since then, his career has blossomed. 

He earned the prestigious “Designer of the Year” award at a competition held during the Florida State Florist Association’s (FSFA) annual convention. He is also a two-time winner of the BloomNet Florist Design competition. On a local level, he received the “Innovative Business of the Year” award from the Sumter County Chamber of Commerce, and the “Small Business of the Year” award from the Leesburg Area Chamber of Commerce. 

While awards are nice, Bob is best known for being a detail-oriented and passionate floral designer.

“The floral industry is an emotional industry,” he says. “You celebrate life from birth to death, and all celebrations in-between. Over the years, I’ve done floral arrangements for newborns, first communions, birthday parties, anniversaries, weddings, and funerals.” 

For Bob, success stems from ongoing education. He is accredited by the American Institute of Florida Designers (AIFD) and earned the designations of Florida State Master Designer (FSMD), Certified Floral Designer (CFD), and Certified Evaluator/Judge (CEJ). 

“Education helps me maintain the highest standards of professional floral design,” he says. 

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About the Author: James Combs

James Combs was a pillar of Akers Media Group since its inception in 2008. Over the years, he had the honor of interviewing Lake & Sumter County's most fascinating personalities, from innovative business owners to heroic war veterans, bringing their incredible stories to life. Throughout his career, James earned over 50 awards for writing excellence, a testament to his talent and dedication. In 2021, he was inducted into the Akers Media Group Hall of Fame. Sadly, James passed away in 2023 after a courageous battle with cancer. His legacy of storytelling and excellence continues to inspire us all.

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