Cultivating Kindness with Ponderosa & Thyme (Part 1 of 2)
This is the first of two episodes with Katie of Ponderosa & Thyme. In this episode, Katie shares how her heart for flowers began and how blooms have shaped her life through the years.
We are discussing the beauty and simplicity of kindness, why it’s essential in the floral industry, and how to create a culture of kindness and self care in your environment to avoid burnout.
You can see Katie speak in person at the 2020 Team Flower Conference.
Katie is an international floral artist based in the heart of the Willamette Valley in Salem, Oregon. Best known for her textural floral designs inspired by nature, Katie uses the most luxurious and beautiful flowers available while incorporating locally foraged, unique and sensory plants into each arrangement for a visually breathtaking experience. Besides periodically creating florals for weddings, Katie and her team host incredible workshops worldwide for florists and other creatives to explore the art of floral design and creative process. You can follow her on Instagram at @ponderosa_and_thyme.
Photos by Kim Branagan Photography.