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Sustainability in the Floral Industry with Ingrid of Tin Can Studios

On this episode of the Team Flower Podcast, we’re talking with Ingrid of Tin Can Studios. She is deeply passionate about sustainability in the floral industry and is sharing the various ways in which she practices this concept in her work. Ingrid is well-versed in creating large installations without flower foam, and she’s sharing a few practical tips for how others can do so as well. We’re talking about everything from water tubes to watermelons—you’ll be surprised at how creative you can be in sustainable mechanics!

Principles of Design with Maxine Owens

Maxine Owens is proof that inspiration and passion can come from the most curious beginnings. Always passionate about botanical life and living things, she earned a degree in Zoology before beginning a career in creative design. While bringing life to retail displays for trendsetting brands and leading teams of designers, Maxine learned firsthand how creative spark, vision, and eagerness to experiment brings people together.

Award-Winning Tips on Snowdrops, Orchards, and Dahlias with Naomi Slade

We are chatting about the three books Naomi has written—one on snowdrops, one on orchards, and the most recent on dahlias. You’ll hear about fruit trees and the roles they have played (and continue to play) in our lives, you’ll learn about the sweet, delicate snowdrop and how to grow and care for them, and Naomi is also walking us through her book on dahlias and sharing several helpful tips on growing dahlias successfully.

Repurposing Flowers with Shawn Chamberlain of The Full Bloom

Shawn is sharing her heart behind repurposing flowers and what inspires her to continue to live out this passion. We are chatting about what it looks like to repurpose flowers, how to network in the industry, and how to find volunteers. Shawn is sharing a few practical tips for florists who would like to practice repurposing flowers, whether that becomes a large-scale donation or a simple one-time donation.

Importance of Client Interaction in Floral Work with Juliana of La Feterie

In this episode, Juliana is walking us through her unique bouquet delivery as well as her philosophy behind it. We are chatting about the importance of client interaction in floral design, client intake processes, what to look for when booking a client, and how involved clients could be in the floral planning process. We are sharing a few stories of our bouquet deliveries and how to interact with clients who want to be involved in every detail.

Nurturing Creativity in Floral Design with Ponderosa & Thyme (Part 2 of 2)

This is the second of two episodes with Katie of Ponderosa & Thyme! In this episode, Katie and I pick up where we left off in Part 1 talking about teamwork and accountability in the studio. We’re discussing how to be an introvert in the floral industry while also being brave in reaching out and doing life with other flower professionals. We are also talking about creativity and how to nurture a greater sense of creativity in your life and your work.

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.

Gabriela of La Musa de las Flores

In this episode of the Team Flower Podcast Gabriela shares her floral design process and her gardening philosophy. You'll learn about her favorite flowers, including dahlias, phlox and petunias. Learn how she protects her flowers from heavy Mexico rains and thrives in her event work in an unpredictable market.

Balancing Work and Family as a Mompreneur

In this podcast, we are talking with Katie McDonough of Petal and Print. She is a Team Flower member, a wife, a business owner, and a full-time mother of two precious tots - Afton & Tippett. We are chatting about the importance of family and the significance of including each household member in the flower experiences that make your heart flutter. 

The Flower Appreciation Society

Anna and Ellie of The Flower Appreciation Society join us for a chat about their book An A to Z on All Things Floral. The book is a bright & cheerful take on various areas of floral design covering everything from types of flowers to arranging a handheld bouquet and everything in between. Uniquely arranged in alphabetical order, Anna and Ellie share their knowledge in a fun, encyclopedic format that would be an excellent addition to any floral library.

Carly of The Flower Chef

Carly Cylinder is a author of The Flower Chef and a florist working in three major cities, primarily for national brands. You'll quickly feel welcome as you listen. Carly's openness and transparency invites you into her life right from the get-go. In this episode, you'll learn about designing for the camera, how she went from waitressing to working for major brands in three locations, and what it's like to start her business in NYC.

Happy Holidays and Favorite Free Resources from Kelly Perry

‘Tis the season for cheery hearts and joyous celebration, and I wanted to tell you that you’ve done a wonderful job loving the world through flowers this year. Whether you’ve been in business for forty years, forty minutes, or anywhere in between, I’m proud of you. This flower thing we’re doing isn’t easy. It’s messy and taxing, but it’s also beautiful and rewarding. I’m here to remind you that you’ve made it through the year—through floral catastrophes and beaming brides— and that you deserve to be celebrated!

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.