Floral Design 57 opened in March 2016, following certification from the Floral Design Institute, a State of Oregon accredited educational school.
I have spent my entire life working with plants. In 1996 my gardens were part of the Garden Rhapsody tour sponsored by the Thurston County Master Gardeners. My previous career involved management of Invasive Plants. After 37 years of working in that career, I have an eye for nature and what looks natural. I believe this is reflected in the kinds of floral design I produce today. I am also a Certified Private Pest Consultant.
I grow most of my own flowers during the growing season. The local flower season for FD57 is April-September. I always shop with local flower producers first, and I always prefer my own home grown flowers whenever possible. If the requested flower is out of season I utilize America Holland whose fields are located SW Washington. I also utilize the Seattle Wholesale Growers Market that features flower farms in NW Washington.