Antigo woman’s  wood-flower business in full bloom

What started as a desire to expand her crafting skills led Andi Gretzinger, a former art teacher, to open North Woods blooms where she makes wood flowers, bouquets and other wooden-flower arrangements. Photo by Lisa Haefs

It’s January in the Northwoods, and the flowers are blooming.

In a warehouse shop in Antigo’s northside industrial park, entrepreneur Andi Gretzinger is creating one-of-a-kind wooden flower arrangements at North Wood Blooms. The shop, which previously housed a facility that made fishing lures, is catching a whole new type of clientele.