All in Podcast

Harvesting Tubers with FAM Flower Farm

Linda and Marlies of FAM Flower Farm join us on this episode of the Team Flower podcast. These women are the driving forces behind FAM Flower Farm, which consists of two Dutch FAMily flower farms located in the flowerbulb region in Lisse, Holland. They have been friends since middle school and both married a grower! After brainstorming how to share more of their beautiful products with the world, their flower bulbs and dahlia tubers are now sold all over the world. In this episode, the ladies are walking us through the history of FAM Flower Farm, and how their business has changed through the years. They are sharing a few of the varieties of tulips and dahlias they grow as well as a couple of their favorites! We are talking about the importance of crop rotation,  the processes of the flower market in Holland, and how to harvest and divide tubers.

How to Become a Flower Farmer with Niki Irving

In this episode of the Team Flower Podcast, we are chatting with Niki Irving of Flourish Flower Farm. You’ll hear about Niki’s transition to flower farming, and about how she and her husband found their farmland. We are chatting about the process of starting a small business, and some tips and tools to go about doing so.

Owning a Flower Shop with Maggie Bailey

Maggie is sharing how she moved from a study of science to a career in creativity. She’s taking us on a virtual walk-through of her boutique flower shop. We are talking through some tips for shop set-up, keeping your costs low, and how to set your flower shop apart. Maggie is talking about the challenges and joys of owning a flower shop, and giving advice to other shop owners.

Sweet Root Village Talks Growth: Hiring the Best Team for Your Floral Business

In this episode, we are joined by Lauren and Rachel of Sweet Root Village. They are sharing how they met and how Sweet Root Village was born. We are chatting about the importance of knowing the numbers of your business, and how to pare down your services to items that play to your strengths. Lauren and Rachel are diving into their hiring process - when they started hiring and how they’ve continued to grow their team over the years.

Supporting Other Floral Industry Entrepreneurs with Farmgirl Flowers

In this episode, Christina is sharing the heart & soul of Farmgirl Flowers. As a business-minded woman, she is chatting about the numbers behind the company, the successful model it runs on, and the vision for future growth. We are talking about the importance of women business owners supporting one another, and you’ll be both encouraged and inspired by Christina’s passion for kindness in the floral industry.

Flower Wholesale Inside Look with David Dahlson of Mayesh

In this episode of the Team Flower Podcast, David is walking us through his various roles at Mayesh Wholesale and sharing his extensive knowledge about the industry. He’s seen many changes in the floral industry, and we are chatting about the positive and negative changes he’s come across in his years of service. We are talking about a day in the life of a Mayesh rep, and discussing how designers can be a rep’s favorite customer.

Kelly and Jesse interview with Debra Prinzing

On this episode of the Team Flower Podcast, Kelly and Jesse are interviewed by Debra Prinzing of Slow Flowers. You’ll hear Kelly’s story, and how her high school cake business ended up leading her to flowers. They’re sharing the heart of and behind Team Flower, and how the Team Flower Conference has impacted their lives and the lives of those who attended. Kelly and Jesse are chatting about what it’s like to run a business as a couple. Kelly handles all of the design and content production while Jesse works on all things tech. Jesse is sharing some tips on SEO and a few techniques he’s used in growing the Team Flower online presence.

Destination Weddings with Bows & Arrows Flowers

In this episode, we are discussing everything destination weddings! Alicia of Bows & Arrows Flowers is sharing the story of how the company became known for destination weddings, and how they have strategically and continually moved their business in that direction. We’re talking about the obstacles they’ve overcome, sourcing flowers internationally, and helpful tips on being a successful destination floral designer.

Flower Sourcing Transparency with DVFlora

On this episode, John is explaining the logistics of how DVFlora works, from the shipping process to ordering to the grower-direct program. We are chatting about the importance of transparency in the origin of flowers - especially in the wholesale market, and how this has positively affected the sales of DVFlora blooms. John is sharing about the DVCrush program, what it is, and who can participate. We are chatting about the need to identify the Instagram content that resonates with your Instagram followers, and we are sharing tips on using Instagram to grow your business.

Leading your Client with Lauren Wiebe

Lauren Wiebe of Stone House Creative joins us on this episode of the Team Flower Podcast. Lauren began working in the wedding industry for a bridal magazine and then moved into wedding coordinator position for a local flower shop. She started Stone House Creative in 2014 after attending the first Team Flower Workshop, and her business has grown exponentially ever since! Lauren launched her sister company, Stone House Consulting, this year where she works with creatives in the wedding industry to help them grow their businesses and reach their ideal clientele.

Exercising Imagination with LynnVale Studios

On this episode of the Team Flower Podcast, we are joined by Lou and Andrea Gagnon of LynnVale Studios. Lou and Andrea are sharing their roles on the farm, and how they play into their strengths to run the farm with excellence. Lou is talking about his passion for art, how he uses it to teach others, and the importance of looking at your work objectively and exercising imagination. Andrea is diving into the obstacles she faces as a grower, - both external and internal - and how she’s overcoming them. Whether you’re here to be encouraged in your farming process or to be challenged as a designer, you’ll find it all and more right here on the Team Flower Podcast.

Organic Farming with Green Door Gourmet

We’re talking with Sylvia from Green Door Gourmet Farm on the Team Flower Podcast. On this episode, Sylvia is giving us an inside look into the workings of the farm - from what is grown to how it’s grown. We are diving into what it looks like to grow organically, and Sylvia is sharing helpful tips and resources for sustainable farming. We are talking about compost tea, trap plants, companion planting, and more! Listen to hear why okra is Sylvia’s favorite part of the farm, and what a day in the life of harvest looks like at Green Door Gourmet.

Understanding the Floral Industry with American Grown

In this episode of the Team Flower Podcast, Kasey Cronquist of American Grown is sharing the history of the organization and how it has grown over the years. He is chatting about the floral industry supply chain, and why educating consumers and wholesalers alike is vital to the success and growth of promoting American Grown Flowers. We are talking about the exciting American Grown Field to Vase Tour, American Flowers Week, and how to source Certified American Grown.

Branding your Business with b is for bonnie

Bonnie Bakhtiari of b is for bonnie design joins us on this episode of the Team Flower Podcast.

Bonnie is diving into her passion and sharing how she discovered it and started her business. We are talking about all of the elements of branding and the common mistakes people make when it comes to building their brand.

Marketing Yourself as a Floral Designer

In this episode of the Team Flower Podcast, Courtney Inghram is sharing a few relatable obstacles and fears she's faced and how she overcame them. We are diving into what it looks like to market yourself as a new designer and how to avoid stress in your life with flowers. Whether you’re a perfectionist and are in need of some encouragement in your imperfections, or a new designer searching for your own style, you’ll be inspired by this conversation!

Valley & Company Events

On this episode of the Team Flower Podcast, we are joined by Nick and Aleah Valley. They are sharing the journey of Valley & Co. Events and how they decided when to add services to their event planning repertoire. We are chatting about determining a target audience and marketing to them. They’re sharing about their lives together as they balance work, family, and time with one another, and we are talking through strategies to prevent burnout in this industry. They are also giving us a sneak peak into their new book, Storied Weddings.

CoolBot: The Walk-In Cooler

On this episode of the Team Flower Podcast, we are talking with Patty Parsons from CoolBot. Patty started the CoolBot business with Ron Khosla who invented the CoolBot in 2007. He was a farmer, and she was a caterer. CoolBot started on a shoestring budget, and both Patty and Ron worked 7 days a week out of their homes for 5 years. As word spread, so did CoolBot's customer base. Now, growers, florists, caterers, brewers, and even hunters in the United States and beyond are all owners of CoolBot.

Jessica of Zimmerman Events

Jessica of Zimmerman Events joins us on this episode of the Team Flower Podcast where we take a broad sweep of everything related to event day. Jessica is sharing real life stories about close calls and practices in adaptability, and we are chatting about our must-have items in our event-day toolkit.