That’s the word that comes to mind when I look at the six hoop pieces. They’ve inspired me to refer to them as the Flower Drip. I’m already proclaiming myself as your favorite flower lady. I believe a certain level of arrogance is needed to be successful. Let me puff my chest, because I’m proud! M a n i f e s t !
I had no plan when I started working on each hoop. In fact, I didn’t even plan what I wanted to buy. I went to Mayesh Wholesale, and picked whatever I liked best that day. I dried the two peonies and two orchid blooms myself, along with, the various types of eucalyptus. The Flower Drip was born. It's the perfect project to introduce you to how my creative brain works!
Urban Desert Flora is a dream I’m making real. The Flower Drip is only phase one. Next week, I am planting the first full flower garden! That is a huge step towards being as sustainable as possible. There were obvious ways I could design more sustainably: by not using floral foam, and not spraying or dying blooms. I felt the next step was supplying my own blooms! I was introduced to the Slow Flower
movement. It’s a movement that encourages people to buy locally grown flowers, therefore connecting them to the source! It's a lovely community of flower farmers and florists. On that note, my blooms are expected in October.
In the meantime, I am taking the certification to become an Arizona Master Florist. That’s just a fancy way to let you know that I know what I’m doing! Ha! I am very familiar with weddings and events. I worked at a flower shop that was transitioning to only weddings and events. I got in washing buckets and glassware, and making deliveries. About a month into working there, I knew that I would open my own flower business. A year into the job, I was working on weddings and setting up those weddings. By the second year, I knew it was time for me to fly. So here I am with Urban Desert Flora.
September 1st is the launch of the official website that introduces me as a sustainable floral designer. I can’t wait for you all to see what big things I have been working on! Sign up for that newsletter to get Flower Drip & garden updates right to you.