local talent

by Christian Bryant

Mickey Atinkson — owner, Sedgefield Florist

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The Valentine’s Day rush has commenced and Sedgefield Florist owner Mickey Atkinson is looking forward to the attention. The man who even thinks in horticultural terms — he considers himself “homegrown” — is a master of floral arrangements and does wedding consultations. “I’ve accomplished much through transparency,” he says humbly. Atkinson, along with his daughters Jessica and Jo, has helped Sedgefield Florist win the Bride’s Choice Award on for wedding florists in the area three years in a row. Did we mention that he’s created America’s first florist drive-thru? “I didn’t realize I had invented a wheel,” says Atkinson. With big draws and an even larger reputation for unparalleled service, the retired teacher of 30 years is sure to see business in bloom over the weeks and months to come. Sedgefield Florist is located at 5002-A High Point Road in Greensboro. For more information, call 336.337.6674 or visit