Flower hobby blossoms into business

LOCALLY GROWN: Semia Dunne, owner of Flowers by Semia in Providence, constructs a centerpiece arrangement from 100 percent locally grown flowers. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
LOCALLY GROWN: Semia Dunne, owner of Flowers by Semia in Providence, constructs a centerpiece arrangement from 100 percent locally grown flowers. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
Semia C. Dunne, owner of longtime floral business Flowers by Semia Inc., described how she got into the flower industry as “backwardly,” thinking of it as a hobby rather than a career. Nonetheless, while pursuing college degrees in pre-med and landscape architecture, she took a part-time job at a flower shop and her flower career…
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