Dorothy Biddle Service is a third-generation, family-owned business in the Pocono Mountains of Northeastern PA (this particular area is now being called the Delaware River Highlands…). Whatever you call it, it’s beautiful here! Our goal is to provide our customers with great quality flower arranging, gardening & houseplant supplies and accessories and do it with fantastic customer service.
Back in 1936, Dorothy Biddle was lecturing on flower arranging to garden clubs all over the US. The attendees often asked where the needed supplies could be purchased, because they weren’t available in many areas. So her son, Rod Johnson (at the age of 10, believe it or not) began setting up a table at those lectures and selling some of the items. By the time Rod was in high school they had a small mail-order business going.
In the early 50’s, Rod purchased the Blue Ribbon Flower Holder Company, which manufactured the hairpin-type flower holders and began selling all the supplies at wholesale to stores.
I had worked for my dad after school and summers for most of my school years, and after college and a ‘real job’, began working full-time at DBS in 1973. We began selling gardening and houseplant accessories in addition to the flower arranging equipment, and grew to have over 300 products. In 1986, Dad retired. We switched from a small black & white brochure (which many people still remember!) to our full-color catalog. We did up to 15 trade shows a year, in the gift, nursery & floral industries, plus several close-by flower shows.
In 2010, we purchased the Bonnie Mfg. Company, which manufactured the pin-type flower holders (kenzans, pin frogs), and we’re now the only US manufacturer of flower holders. We make both the hairpin holders and the pin holders right here in PA.
Order anyway you’d like:
By phone, call us at 570-226-3239, 8-4 ET Monday thru Friday.
By fax, send it to 570-226-0349.
Online, go ahead and shop. If you are a retailer, you’ll need to login.
If you’d like a copy of our catalog mailed to you, please email us your contact information.
If there is a product that you’d like to have that you don’t see, we may be able to special order it for you if it’s available from one of our current vendors. We will let you know if we can get it, what the price is, and what the minimum quantity would be.