Meet Clayton Riley
OWNER & PRINCIPAL
For as long as he can remember, Clayton Riley has always loved all things Nature. From plants to rocks to weather and everything in-between, the mystery and magic of the remarkable world we live in has captivated him with both awe and inspiration.
With a firm belief that Nature is the perfect artist, Clayton's career has always been focused on capturing, respecting, and sharing its incredible gift and striking beauty with those around him. A former member of the Gemological Institute of America, Clayton understands the insatiable energy and effort our Earth puts forth to create the stunning world we call home, and he does his best to never take it for granted.
It is with this unique understanding and sincere passion that he shares Nature's beauty at Flowers in the Alley located in Downtown Salem. Known for his creative flower artistry, curated home goods, and exceptional hand-poured candles, Clayton loves to surprise and delight his customers and clients, helping make their everyday remarkable.
With offerings ranging from subscription-based arrangements to special events & weddings, Clayton and his team look forward to providing exemplary products, exquisite experiences, and the amazing gift of Nature to all.
Beauty is in the details
HOW THINKING SMALL MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE
Flowers in the Alley is all about using small details to create big influence. When we give care to the small things in our life - what we surround ourselves with, how we treat ourselves, how we arrange our homes - the effects can be wide reaching, especially when they're executed with intention and thoughtfulness. Existing first and foremost as a retail entity, Flowers in the Alley seeks to fill the need of capturing and cultivating nature’s simplistic perfection by bringing it into your home and everyday life.
MY CREATIVE VISION
I respect nature as the perfect artist and seek out seasonal selections that bring the beauty of the natural world to your space,
business, or event.
I love playing with colors, textures, composition, and fragrance. Floral design is a sacred space where I get to let my imagination run completely wild.