The Festival of Fine Arts and Flowers 2019

April 3, 2019

Last weekend, the Council of 101 celebrated the inaugural Festival of Fine Arts and Flowers at the Orlando Museum of Art. FarmGal Flowers was one of the featured designers asked to create a floral design inspired by art in OMA’s collection. I selected the Purvis Young exhibit and created a floral arch to complement Young’s … Read More

The Ford Motor Company & FarmGal Flowers

January 17, 2019

All of the students who came to our workshops last year have really inspired me to continue and expand them in 2019. I was very fortunate to start off the year teaching for the Ford Motor Company at the Orlando Home and Garden Show last weekend. Ford brought their 2019 Transit Connect to the show … Read More

Italian White Sunflowers

November 17, 2018

At FarmGal Flowers, we like to grow sunflowers that come in nontraditional colors like red and chocolate. We also primarily grow multi-branching sunflowers as opposed to the “one and done” varieties because we grow in urban spaces. So I am always on the lookout for new multi-branching varieties to try. I came across Italian White … Read More

American Flowers Week Designer Dream Team 2019

November 2, 2018

I’m happy to share some exciting news with you! FarmGal Flowers and Fern Trust is a Designer Dream Team for American Flowers Week 2019! I will serve as the floral designer while Fern Trust will provide the locally grown foliage for an amazing Florida inspired floral couture look. We will be joining several other teams … Read More

Cranberry Hibiscus, a Favorite Fall Foliage and Flower

September 6, 2018

I first encountered Cranberry Hibiscus (Hibiscus acetosella) when I began working in the market garden at East End. Our Fleet Farming friends planted it and it has remained a staple through the years for many reasons… At FarmGal Flowers, I always like to have a large crop of Cranberry Hibiscus for Fall bouquets. Let’s face … Read More

A Day with The Flower Appreciation Society

August 3, 2018

Summer in our zone (9b) brings high temperatures, lots of rain and lots of bugs. This is our downtime and we put the beds to rest with landscape fabric and/or cover crops. Aside from flowers, I also love to travel. I try to combine the two as much as possible and I was lucky enough … Read More

Mother’s Day Recap!

May 16, 2018

I have to admit – I can breath a sign of relief now. For me, the whole spring season leads up to Mother’s Day and then it’s downhill into summer. Don’t get me wrong – there’s plenty to do until then.  I’m hoping to get a few more classes in,  more writing, make more bouquets, … Read More

We have a blog!

May 1, 2018

Welcome flower friends to my first post at FarmGal Flowers! I’ve decided to start writing about FarmGal Flowers to complement the photos and comments we share on our other social media outlets.  I’m planning to share beautiful photos and information about the flowers we grow and design with, the inside scoop on our workshops and … Read More