As a young entrepreneur in the floral and horticulture industry I believe in being as eco-friendly as possible. My design studio is out of my house which is fully powered by solar panels. All of the green waste is composted which eventually will be used to fertilize my backyard gardens. This year we have started a 525 square foot cut flower garden. I will use the fresh product in my weddings, my everyday arrangements and for people to harvest themselves. What is better than some locally grown fresh blossoms?
Everyone always asks me what do I do with any left over flowers. Besides composting the not-so-good ones, I give them away. I will design an arrangement for a local store or restaurant, I will give it to someone who needs a little flower love, I have dropped flowers off at nursing homes or I give them to a loved one, co-worker, or complete stranger. No flower goes to waste!
As a designer I love finding unique, oddball containers to work with. I find myself frequently at tag sales and antique shops exploring around for containers. If you ask me, anything can be used! Both of my parents have entered into my container addiction, between my mother antiquing and my father building me wooden containers out of old pallets, we have made this a family past time!
When I can, I buy from local growers throughout Connecticut and the New York area.
I specialize in locally grown, seasonal and hand-made floral art!