From earliest childhood, my sister and I spent every possible moment outdoors. Each season brought a fresh succession of native and cultivated flowers and fruits, and our mother introduced us to them all. We brought outdoor treasures inside: flowers, cones, berries, evergreens. I grew up believing everyone roamed meadows and forests, and worked in the garden.
My floral work is self-taught, the creative outcome of a lifetime of learning in the garden, a love of art, and an intuitive sense of form, color and pattern. So many people live apart from nature, and it has always brought me joy to share arrangements from my gardens. Recipients have been curious about the local materials, so different from what they find at a conventional florist shop or supermarket. In time, I became known in many circles for my work and was first asked to do the florals for a wedding in 2011.
Travels in Europe and to the east and west coasts of the U.S. have influenced my plantings - I grow flowers that I love, some specifically for arrangements. I work very closely with my sister, Kirsten, who raises a great variety of plants in her gardens in Lawrence, Kansas. Read more on her website: bluemorningglory.com. We work together on many events, and would love to bring a bit of wonder to yours.