Happy Thanksgiving! The shop will be open 12-6 Tuesday and Wednesday November 22nd and 23rd and closed Thursday November 24th for Thanksgiving. Regular hours Friday and Saturday. Call today 907 350 7536 to order your flowers for pick up on Wednesday or place your order online. This florist will be extra thankful if you order early.
Time is always passing, the seasons help us mark this. Flowers and plants do this for me with each season as I find myself excited for new foraging and flowers, but sad for those gone until next year. The snow has arrived in South Central Alaska this week marking the end of fall in my eyes. Wednesday was the last local dahlia delivery of the year and tubors will be sleeping for the winter… mine have never successfully survived a winter making me even more thankful for the farmers who have mastered this. With the arrival of Winter we also find ourselves with much more darkness… a restful thing in many ways after our manic light filled Summers!
Weddings are another big demarcation of time in our lives, our own, friends etc. As a florist I find myself at these life events often, but often just as a vendor. “Just” a vendor who loves to make floral arrangements, loves flowers, excuses for large parties, people dining together, and dressing up! This Fall I did the wedding flowers for the man who I spent more than a decade of my life with. It was an honor and one of the most cathartic things I have ever done in my life. They were damn beautiful florals too!
All of these photos represent time passing and change in their own ways for me.
Here’s to the constant metamorphis in life and all of us.
If you love weddings you will love this post if not you might just enjoy it anyway as it is just a bunch of flowers after all. June was a busy one full of weddings. Looking forward to July and harvesting even more local blooms!
We are offering three workshops in April and May. A floral crown workshop April 12th with Blomma Designs, Redefining Flowers April 16th, and a retreat May 7th in Sutton, Fresh & Foraged. Sign up early as space is limited. There is a Mother Daughter discount for the retreat on May 7th! Stay tuned for workshops in late July and August.
Spring is Here! The snow is melting fast and the light has passed the twelve hour tipping point. I left the house with out a coat the other day and pussy willows seem to be everywhere I look. Last night’s floral crown workshop with Blomma Designs felt like such a perfect way to welcome Spring. An evening of fun creative women and a table full of blooms and greens. There are still a couple spots left in next weeks workshop. Lots of pretty blooms in the shop this week…Forsythia, ranunculus, stock, tulips all perfect for an Easter brunch or dinner table. I will be heading to my friend Paul and Deb’s fantastic Easter party full of easter egg hunts, adults in giant bunny costumes, bonfires, and a house full of amazing food pot luck style…A tradition I am really starting to look forward to every year! If you need to pick up some blooms for your weekend celebrations the shop will be open Saturday from 10-4 and 12-6 today and Friday. Happy Spring!