blazing star flowers
Hi, I'm Suzanne and I love flowers! I love growing them from seed, lovingly tending them, creating lush, garden-inspired designs and sharing this beauty with the world. I love seeing the smile they bring to a recipient's face, how they bring an event space to life and the way my heart flutters when I walk past them in my own home.
As a kid, I made flower crowns for my patient kitties. I still have the same joy and delight after over 15 years as a professional floral designer. I've studied many disciplines of fine art and craft: including ceramics, printmaking, botanical illustration and most recently, chocolatier work. I love the way the way that working as a farmer-florist combines artistic expression with my other passions: nature, plants and environmental sustainability.
I've been an organic farmer for 20 years. I am deeply committed to stewarding the land with great care and reverence. I was fortunate to study Ecological Horticulture at UC Santa Cruz (CA) where I received a life changing education in the foundations of organic growing, as well as the ripple effects that it has into the wellness of our local ecosystems, communities and the planet.
In addition to flowers, I have commercially raised vegetables, fruits, berries, honey bees and laying hens. I've grown crops for CSA, restaurants and farmer's markets. I feel so fortunate to have circled back to flowers and have a tiny farm space in Weaverville, NC where I can put great attention into the details of each flower from seed to bouquet.
I am the flower grower, head designer, planner and contact person for all of my products. I want you have a great flower experience, whether I am working with you to plan the wedding of your dreams, a cozy elopement, a delivery to give a boost to someone special or a weekly bouquet subscription to bring nature and color into your home. Please get in touch and let me know how I can help bring more flowers into your world!
This flower stand in Medellin, Colombia is one example of the many sources of inspiration I find near and far.