By: Astrid Kayembe
As a child, Mili Cordero used to help plant flowers in her mother and grandmother’s garden in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico.
“I can remember jasmines. I can remember gardenias, and I remember certain kinds of roses. They have different fragrances. That was what I was having around my house,” she said. “The colors are what get my attention but the fragrance, I get into that also.”
Since then, she’s always kept flowers a part of her life. And in 2019, Miriam “Mili” Cordero started Mili’s Flower Truck in Memphis, selling custom bouquets as a way to honor her childhood dream of owning a flower shop.