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    Dried Flowers for Winter

    Bridal bouquet and flower crown made of dried orange slices local dried flowers, by Sonnenblume Flower Farm and Design in Minnesota

    Minnesota winters are some of the coldest, longest, and snowiest in the states. Usually by the end of January, after the joy and excitement of the holiday season has worn off, I’m sick and tired of the cold and I’m longing for flowers once again. Unfortunately for me, the soonest I will get any of my own blooming is months away in April or May, and I ain’t got no money to spend on buying flowers in winter. This winter, I’m making a conscious effort to continue working my creative muscles and honing my design skills through the season, by…

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    Launching Flower Subscriptions and Gift Cards

    Valentine’s day is closing in on us now. This is one of the most popular times of year to buy flowers… unfortunately for me, there are about 3 feet of snow on the ground a not a single flower blooming…

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    Tribute to Cuyuna

    The Cuyuna lakes area is rich with gorgeous mine pit lakes, rolling hills tinted red with iron ore, and a flourishing community of creative and ambitious people.I grew up going to church and homeschool group there, so I’ve had the…

  • 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…

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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…

  • Weddings

    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…

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    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.