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One sunny day in the Spring of 2007, I delivered ten tiny arrangements to ten local businesses throughout the Plaza Midwood area, leaving business cards along the way. A few days later, Serendipity stepped in and we had a home at the historic, beautiful McGill Rose Garden. We’ve been growing here ever since! We love that we can step out our back door and go for a lazy garden stroll on our breaks. The rose garden itself is quite magical, tucked in just so that you’d surely miss it if you didn’t know it was here. It’s our own little secret garden. While we don’t tend the garden, we do oversee rentals and events here and are so deeply invested in sharing it’s spirit with Charlotte. It’s a perfect match, and we feel truly blessed to have such a relationship with this little gem of green space.
I’m the owner and lead designer. Dan is my right hand…everything. And we have a great crew of designers, movers and shakers that help us bang out some seriously awesome events all over the Charlotte area. I have a B.A. in Dance and had intended on being a yoga therapist. The universe had a different plan for me. My passion for flowers has taken the lead for the past 11 years. It’s exhilarating, inspiring, (exhausting!), soothing, enlightening, and challenging. It feeds my soul. I’m merely along for the ride…and I’m rolling with it.
I grew up in a gardening family… a plant gifting, clipping sharing, pass this plant to the next generation kind of family. There’s a certain poetic notion to flowers and how they make us feel. Daily, I feel it. Again, so blessed. I hope this begins to explain my mission here. To not just be ordinary, but ExtraOrdinary in my gifting of flowers and design. I don’t want my shop to be typical. I base my designs on a love for art and color and a passion for fine flowers. I believe in relationships and simplicity and intentional design. And while I’m frugal in nature, I’ll go to the extreme for the perfect bloom. I believe quality takes time and nurturing and that the best thing I can offer the world is my truth.
Hope to meet you very soon!