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  • Weddings

    Meredith + Kyler

    Another favorite wedding of mine! I got to work with a lovely burgundy color palette and lots of farm-fresh flowers, and an amazing bride! Wedding photos — By Margaret and Mary Sarah Meredith wanted a beautiful cascading bouquet, so I filled it with flowers from the garden like zinnias, cosmos, queen anne’s lace, asters, and more. I didn’t have any dahlias blooming yet, but thankfully my dear friend Abra of Hawley Hill Gardens came through and provided me with some from her garden. I also designed 2 arrangements to decorate the church for the ceremony. The bridesmaid bouquets were similar…

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    Study in Purple

    There were too many hues and variations of purple, magenta, pink, etc. in the garden in mid-August for me not to do something about it. It didn’t hurt that my dear friend Maison still had a tinge of purple dye…

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    Mariah + Dalton

    This was one of my favorite weddings as it was so simple and allowed me to focus in on the details. I created the bridal bouquet, bridesmaid bouquets, and a flower girl “wand” for this lovely late-June wedding. The bridesmaid…

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    Tribute to Brainerd Bouquet

    Toward the end of August 2019 I wanted to make a bouquet to pay symbolic tribute to my hometown of Brainerd, Minnesota. I was inspired by three gorgeous red rudbeckia flowers that were blooming at the time, one of the…

  • Journal

    2019 Year in Review

    2019 was, without doubt, the most amazing year my business has ever had. This year I pushed myself harder than ever before to attain excellence and success. My garden was bigger and more beautiful than ever, and I successfully grew…

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    Opened Tulips-2019’s Spring Floral Trend?

    As I was browsing Instagram one day, as I do every day for far too much of the day, I noticed a similarity in many of the gorgeous floral arrangements that used seasonal spring blooms. While each design was unique…

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    Wild events

    I was recently asked to flower for a church event, a celebration of the 5oth anniversary of an important Papal encyclical, the Humanae Vitae, which is a teaching on married love and parenthood.

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    Reflecting on June

    My first market of the year was the 30th. A perfect way to say goodbye to June… saying hello to my Cuyuna Market family. I missed you all.

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    Purple Season

    Things are finally spooling up around here. I accidentally planted the calla lilies too early, aren’t they sweet?

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    Here I Am

    I’m here with a lot of joy, and with a lot of excuses and a lot of stress and troubles behind me.