All in Podcast

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.

Natalie at Native Poppy

In this episode we're talking with Natalie from Native Poppy. We're discuss leaving corporate world for flower work, the differences of owning an event studio and retail store. You'll enjoy learning about Natalie's flower subscription services.

Sammy Go of Lambert Floral Studio

In this episode we are chatting about Sammy’s philosophy of providing flowers for a weary world and what that looks like for Lambert Floral Studio. He is sharing the story behind the name of his design studio and why it is dear to his heart.

Debra Prinzing of Slow Flowers

In this episode, we are diving into the Slow Flowers Movement - what it is and what it is becoming. Debra is sharing the story behind her passion and the farmers who sparked the Slow Flowers flame in her. We are talking about American Flowers week, how you can be involved, and how you can support your local flower farmers. You'll learn the difference between growing from seed vs. planting from a garden center, and you'll receive tips on how to connect with flower farms & florists.

The Bloom Project

In this episode, Heidi is sharing the “why” behind The Bloom Project and her inspirational journey in founding the organization. The Bloom Project is a volunteer-driven nonprofit that provides fresh floral bouquets to hospice and palliative care patients. You’ll be touched by the real-life stories of the people The Bloom Project has impacted. We are talking about the best flowers and the best vases to use for donation, and Heidi is sharing some secrets of the trade when it comes to being involved in the community.

Max Gill Design

On this episode of the Team Flower Podcast, Max Gill of Max Gill Design shares his philosophy behind his designs, finding inspiration in the natural process of nature. We are drawing parallels between people and flowers and how to embrace challenges and allow them to shape us. Max is discussing how his journey is teaching him to trust and how impactful his floral community has been in his life. He's giving a few tips on how to combat jealousy and competition as well as how to embrace your personal style.

Shean Strong

Atlanta based Shean Strong joins us in this episode of the Team Flower Podcast. We are talking about the importance of embracing the power that flowers hold in changing the ambiance of an entire room. Shean is sharing about his culturally rich background and how that now plays out in his floral designs as well as how he maintains an open view of floral design. We are also walking through a few simple fixes designers can make to increase the visual appeal of their arrangements. You'll learn the in's and out's of connecting with other business in your community and using those connections to successfully conduct a flower pop-up. Shean is giving us the scoop behind his Valentine's Day pop-up at a popular venue in downtown Atlanta - from how he wrapped the hand-tied bouquets to which flowers he used.

Rona Wheeldon of Flowerona

Rona Wheeldon is the mastermind behind Flowerona. The Flowerona brand includes a widely known blog, full of inspiration and resources for anyone who loves flowers. In addition to creating content for the Flowerona blog, Rona also spends time as a freelance flower writer and writes for New Covent Garden Flower Market in England. Rona's journey with flowers is beautiful, and in this Team Flower Podcast episode, she is telling us all about it!

Sophie Felts of Blossom and Vine

In this episode, we are chatting with Sophie Felts of Blossom and Vine Floral Design. Sophie is sharing her go-to flowers for events and her staple cut garden blooms. We are talking about how to easily start a cut flower garden and which blooms are our favorites!

Designer of the Year Amy Balsters

In this episode of the Team Flower Podcast, we are chatting with Amy Balsters of Amy Nicole Floral. Amy attended the 2018 Team Flower Conference, and was chosen as the 2018 Designer of the Year! She's sharing about her experience at the conference in the Designer of the Year competition and what it has meant to her to have been chosen as the winner.