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Business Profile: White Dahlia Designs in Delta

A bouquet of flowers can brighten anyone’s day, and White Dahlia Designs wants to bring that shine, and more, to Delta. White Dahlia is your small town florist shop, micro-bakery, and event planning venue that also offers art workshops. The shop takes pride in having fresh flowers from nearby Zephyros Farms in Paonia and offering special varieties only from this area.

A small seedling for White Dahlia’s was planted when owners Brian and Trisha Workman relocated to Delta so Brian could serve as pastor at the Grace Community Church. “We wanted a place to raise our son that was in a small town. Brian loved this area and it is so welcoming here. The community is filled with some of the most caring people I have ever met, ” said Trisha.

Years later, an idea for White Dahlia’s came with the first stimulus check the family received during the pandemic, as Workman had her eye on an old truck in a field that was next to their house. After remodeling the 1963 Grumman van themselves, the truck was up and running delivering fresh flowers and baked goods, within a week.

From there, the business blossomed into a brick-and-mortar storefront on Main Street. This year business has increased almost five times from last year, with the majority coming from returning customers. Thanks to this growth, White Dahlia’s upgraded their storefront into a new design studio space in August. The studio provides a more practical area for the varied art classes and a more formal setting for bridal showers or weddings.


Marissa Shortt is a writer and animal lover. She moved to Colorado five years ago from South Texas and has been enjoying the seasons ever since. Between her Boston Terrier, Jadzia Dax, and boyfriend Russell, she also finds time to revel in nature as well as enjoy some good eats.

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