Meet Some of Our Newest Members

Blomgården is an Alaskan peony farm owned by Lynden Grothe.  They are in Trapper Creek, Alaska, which is a small community three hours North of Anchorage.  Lynden is a lifelong Alaskan resident who grew up in a mining (gold and tin) and fishing family on Kodiak Island and Nome, Alaska. 

Blomgården is a woman-owned, family-run, wholesale peony business.  Their farm is located across the street from the Dale Saunders Sandhill Crane Sanctuary.  Imagine being surrounded by 6,000 peony plants while hundreds of sandhill cranes pass overhead on their migration South.  It truly is a charmed life. 

Lynden (pictured left with her 4 children and 2 dogs) decided to go into the flower farming business so that herchildren could learn about agriculture and business. She has four sons who were also born and raised in Alaska, and Lynden homeschools them.  They are part of a large thriving homeschool community in Alaska and her vision for Blomgården was to have a place where young people could go to get their hands in the dirt and learn how to grow things.  Her family is learning the peony farming business together.  The former farm owners, Bryan, and Marilyn Hoffman are wonderful teachers and Blomgården has successfully completed their first peony season under their tutelage.

Blomgården specializes in five varieties of peony: Duchess de Nemours, Monsieur Jules Elie, Elsa, Sarah Bernhardt and Festivas.  The growing season runs from late June to the end of August.

Right now, they ship their peonies to wholesale clients in four different states.  They are very excited to be part of the CalFlowers family.  If you want to contact Blomgården, please visit their website at www.blomgarden.com or send them an email at [email protected]


 

In 1971 Dean Labadie completed his BA in Landscape Architecture and moved to Davis to pursue a master’s degree in Environmental Horticulture at UCD when a friend suggested he should sell flowers.At that time florists only sold arrangements, not bunches and supermarkets had not started selling flowers yet. Dean opened the local newspaper and saw buckets were on sale, so with $50 in the bank he bought some buckets and a few flowers and set up on a sidewalk near the University.

Dean’s friend invited him to the San Francisco Flower Market, so he drove to San Francisco at 2 a.m. in his Volkswagen, bought flowers from the growers at the market and started Strelitzia Flower Company. The name came from a missed question on a Landscape Contractors test. A few years later he added J & D Wholesale to supply other florists in the area.

Today they are the leading shop in the greater Sacramento region with a 5500 square feet retail shop in Davis that supplies shops all through the Greater Sacramento region with wet truck routes. Strelitzia is a leader in providing floral arrangements for weddings and events as well as everyday needs. They employ over 30 dedicated staff that make it all possible.

J & D Wholesale makes a weekly overnight buying trip to the Watsonville, Aromas and Salinas area to pick up product direct from local farms and often going to the San Francisco Flower Market and Half Moon Bay for plants and product. They also import Carnations, fillers and hydrangea from Columbia, roses from Ecuador and ship flowers in from growers throughout California. This October J & D Wholesale will celebrate 50 years in business.

Click Here to learn more about J & D Wholesale.

 

Flowers2Go is a new fresh-cut flowers and greens supplier, located in Miami, FL.  They operate as an importer getting the best fresh-cut flowers, greens and supplies directly from their farms in Colombia.  Flowers2Go can also offer different types of services, from boxed flower shipments to DIY bouquets packages.  Flowers2Go wants fresh flower buying to be easy with reliable sources for their clients to receive the freshest flowers with the best delivery all around United States.

With amazing, blooming, colorful products of the best quality, Flowers2Go wants to be the one you choose!

Click Here to learn more about Flowers2Go.

  

 

 

 



Haus of Stems: A New Species of Flowers 
Based in Los Angeles, California, Haus of Stems is a botanical art studio working to meld the worlds of fine art and flowers. The brainchild of Kristen Alpaugh (pictured left) (@flwrpstl), who you might recognize from the HBO Max show, Full Bloom -  Haus of Stems is best known for their iridescent anthuriums, also called irithurium. Designed to invigorate and inspire, irithuriums have been called "floral caviar" by more than one happy florist. Their upcoming collections will feature other boundary bending florals as they continue their quest to enhance and highlight the best nature has to offer. 

To learn more about Haus of Stems Click Here. 
To follow Haus of Stems on Instagram Click Here. 


 

Magical Blooms
Floral Caterer to the Stars

Jenny Barker (pictured left) opened her first store Magical Blooms, at age 18  with $500 in waitressing tips, and three years later moved to her current location where she continues to run her thriving business today, Magical Blooms, in her hometown of Redondo Beach, California.  During this time her business rapidly expanded, and as her reputation flourished, she became known as the Flower Doctor for her uncanny ability to understand and express the healing powers of flower emotion, known as her Flower Prescription.

Her floral compositions range from small, unique arrangements to providing over 400 artistic bouquets for large gatherings and floral designer for well-known television shows.  Magical Blooms suppliestelevision and movie productions, luxury hotels, and rock stars with perfect arrangements.  She sources globally, from Thailand’s Vanda Orchids to brilliantly colored roses from Ecuador as well as rare tulips from the Netherlands.

But destiny would move her from florist to celebrity.

In 2003 she was recruited to star in a series on TLC called “For Better or Worse”, an early reality show highlighting the tensions of wedding planning.  Jenny, of course, provided the floral arrangements.  Twenty-three episodes which ran through 2005, securing her place as a smart, high energy media celebrity.  This was followed by appearances on other programs such as “Merge”, “Live Like a Star”, and “The Arrangement”. Most recently (2021) Jenny was a featured star on “Full Blooms Season 2”, an extremely popular HBO Max show.

Magical Blooms can be found at www.magicalblooms.com.


 

NEW AGE Laboratories analyzes everything from seed to harvest for customers seeking to increase their agricultural production.  From backyard gardeners to family farms to commercial farmers, NAL tests plant sap, soil, and water for all crops including flowers.  We specialize in leaf sap analysis, comparing nutrients from newest yet fully developed leaves and the oldest yet viable leaves.  Nutrient mobility can be assessed for N, P, K, Mg, Na and Cl which fine tunes fertilization or nutrient deficiencies.  Looking to cut down on nitrogen inputs?  Sap gives special insight on the types of nitrogen being taken up into the plant and how it is utilized by comparing nitrate, ammonium and total nitrogen uptake.  (Pictured above: Jenny Garley leaf sampling in pistachio orchard.)

Click Here to learn more about NEW AGE Laboratories.

Picture above is of leaf sap extractions


 

Whistle Stop Peonies

It began in 2017, when, Mona Tague, owner of Whistle Stop Peonies, turned her love for flowers into a business in the pursuit of sharing the true and pure beauty of the peony flower. While the flowers alone bring her immense joy, she receives insurmountable joy when they are shared. Mona is the mother of four daughters and the grandmother of two little girls. All of whom bring her great pride and jubilation. She grew up in Gorin, Missouri where the whistle of the train can be heard for miles and where its presence brings a sense of community and nostalgia. 

The name for Whistle Stop Peonies struck Mona when she was in the garden pulling weeds and overheard the train bustling through. It then took on the name, where the whistle and the garden, both symbols of home for her would come together as one and bloom into so much more. It’s all about community and connection and she is devoted to helping individuals, florists, event planners and many more find the flowers they are in search for and desire. Mona’s retirement plan is under way and the next 3 to 4 years will fly when you love what you are doing. The bare roots are sold in the Fall, and the flowers are ready to bloom in the Spring. 

Mona can’t wait to serve you and brighten your life with these flowers. She can be contacted at (660) 216-1378 and via email [email protected].

Click Here to learn more about Whistle Stop Peonies.


 

Dan and Denise Carey are retired teachers, who after 30 years in the classroom, decided to start a second career as peony farmers. They cleared 2 acres of forestland in 2017 and planted their roots in 2018. They opted for a small farm (3,000 plants), so they could manage it themselves with very little outside help. Building their farm from the ground up was one of the hardest, yet most rewarding projects they have undertaken.

Funny River Peonies, is located in the tiny community of Funny River, Alaska, just outside of Soldotna, Alaska. Because of their northern location, their plants receive an average of 19 hours of daylight per day during the summer. This allows Alaska peonies to grow bigger and brighter than peonies in many other locations. Their farm boasts fourteen varieties of peonies in a wide range of colors. They are available from mid-July to mid-August, after most peonies in the lower 48 states are finished blooming.

Click Here to learn more about Funny River Peonies.
Pictured above:  Dan and Denise Carey


Florabundance is excited to announce the unveiling of their “New” 
Garden Roses Direct website.

Garden roses are an important flower for retail florists and studio designers, especially wedding design.  Consistent premium quality and variety are important and that is how Garden Roses Direct started.  

All roses are greenhouse grown cultivars with a great vase life andthey ship very well.  When you order a small, minimum order of 48 stems (4 bunches of 12 stems each) or more delivery is included to your store or studio door!  They are cut to order and shipped directly from the farm to ensure maximum freshness and minimum handling.  Each bunch comes with Chrysal flower preservative to keep your roses fresh.

Garden Roses Direct features all the best David Austin wedding cut flower rose varieties. The new website is filled with helpful information, photos, when to order and information on how long it takes for a flower to open.  Click Here to view their video.

The care and handling video, created by David Austin, is a great tool.  Click Here to watch “From Bud to Open Bloom”. 

Click Here to visit the Garden Roses Direct website.  Once on their site you will need to register with your basic business information to view pricing and place orders.  When you click on “shop” you can select larger quantities and even select 4 different varieties which is unique.


 

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Smilax Harvesters LLC., has been a family owned and operated business since 2017.  They have supplied vine/greenery for weddings and other events all over the United States.  Smilax Harvesters understands the importance of repeat customers as it is absolutely essential to their business.  Customer satisfaction is their number one priority.

Smilax Harvesters goal is to provide every customer with the highest quality, floral grade Smilax/Jackson Vine/Elaeagnus greenery available.  They hand pick their vines fresh from the deep woods of the South only hours before being dispatched, and as a CalFlowers affiliate they offer fast/affordable shipping.  All of Smilax Harvesters products are packaged and shipped within 36 hours to guarantee freshness.  No matter what event you may face, wedding, party, special event or home decoration, they have the greenery you need.  Smilax Harvesters can help to highlight any event!

Click Here to learn more about Smilax Harvesters LLC.


 

Certified American Grown is a nonprofit membership organization made up of diverse cut flower and foliage farms from throughout the U.S. Our member farms represent over half of all U.S. cut flower and foliage production. With a mission of helping domestic flower and foliage farmers thrive, our work focuses on building a healthy, sustainable and prosperous American flower-farming community. Formerly under the auspices of the California Cut Flower Commission but now an independent organization, Certified American Grown is the only floral group that certifies the origin of the flowers and foliage our members grow, process, package and market.

Membership in the refreshed organization is building as more and more farmers understand the benefits of Certified American Grown’s work to open markets, increase sales of domestic flowers and foliage, and spread the “origin matters” message to consumers.

As a trade association, Certified American Grown will continue its efforts to lobby on behalf of cut flower and foliage farmers in Washington, D.C., sponsor American Grown Flowers Month in July, host the annual American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour and give consumers confidence in the source of their flowers and foliage by providing the only third-party guarantee in the floral industry that the bouquets and bunches they purchase are American Grown.

Click Here to learn more and join the movement.  


Looking for an innovative partner to enhance your flowers?

Broekhof is a global supplier of packaging and decorative material for the flower and plant industry. The company was founded in the Netherlands in 1974 and in 2017 an addition to the company was opened in Miami, from where they are already serving many customers in North America, including some innovative Californian companies.

Their current catalogue shows a large number of trendy packaging that is created with natural products like FSC paper and wood. Their large assortment consists of sleeves, picks, bags, paper, pots & vases, decoration and transport materials – Broekhof has it all.

Broekhof believes it is important to design products in a responsible way with a focus on what their clients need and to stay friendly for the environment. With sustainability in focus for the past 5 years, Broekhof has been continuously developing new packaging concepts. Their packaging solutions are specifically designed to extend the lifecycle of flowers and plants through aesthetic protection. With their in house design department Broekhof is able to create customized solutions following the preferences of their clients. Contact Lourdes Reyes if you are interested to learn more about what they can do for you, she is happy to assist you to explore how Broekhof can add value to your product.


 

Flora Family Farm is a 60-acre nursery in Central Florida. They are a family run business, breaking into the e-Commerce industry. Annuals, perennials, edibles, ornamentals, roses, and houseplants are a few of the items they offer. While they pride themselves on high standards and the quality of plants they deliver, Flora Family Farm believes that there is always more to learn.

Gardening has brought their family together for generations, and family is at the center of who they are. Not just because they are a family-run business, but because gardening time is quality time and a great way to put roots down together. It helps turn your house into a home. 

Flora Family Farm knows the benefits and joy that comes from watching plants thrive. They also know that gardening for the first time can be intimidating, but it should be nothing but fun. It’s all about the journey and enjoying the time you put into it. Everyone deserves this experience, and it’s why they harvest fresh from the farm and offer prompt plant delivery. And when you’re a part of the family, we stick around to help you foster enduring plants. 

As an e-commerce business, not only do they sell material from their farm, they have partnered with other quality growers across the nation to be able to offer a plant availability that works for all customers. Being a Life-Style brand, they plan to expand their product line by adding unique, quality items for gifts, home, and garden.

The Barber Family (pictured above)
Click Here to learn more about Flora Family Farm.


 

Founded and developed by Corrine Heck, (pictured right) in 2015, a florist who created hundreds of events during her 20-year career in flowers, Details Flowers Software (www.detailsflowers.com) is a platform specifically designed for florists to help them book more events and earn more money. This all-in-one platform is helping the world’s best designers grow their bottom line through professional proposals and confident pricing. Not only can artists easily create stunning proposals to send to their clients, but they can use features like e-signature, recipe portfolios, stem-counting, automatic order generation, invoicing, as well as the ability to share client’s visions through the use of gorgeous visuals. Details Flowers Software also partners with first-class suppliers to get the most incredible flowers into the hands of their artists. With a click of a button, florists can get pricing quotes from around the world - locally, regionally, or nationally.

Click Here to learn more about Details Flowers.


 

Based in New York City, Ode à la Rose – it may not surprise you to discover – was founded by two Parisians with a certain ‘penchant’ for the mighty rose. Why roses? Well, in their formative years Olivier and Louis liked to consider themselves “smooth”. However even these two suave gentlemen recognized they needed help with their game sometimes. “When words weren’t quite enough, we turned to roses…”

With the help of their secret weapon they decided to tackle the Big Apple – and were immediately scuppered, they believed, by what they saw as a lack of high-quality rose-based arrangements. Working in the financial district, “we couldn’t find the elegant beauty of rose bouquets we were accustomed to finding just about anywhere in Paris.” All they wanted was to send beautiful roses to their girlfriends…

Thus Ode à la Rose was born, and those girlfriends are now wives! It’s an enterprise that gave the “queen of flowers” the platform Olivier and Louis felt it truly deserves. “No matter what, flowers will always please their recipient because of the emotional charge they carry along with them,” the pair say. “Sending flowers is a very thoughtful and meaningful gift by nature… and ours have that ‘je ne sais quoi’ chic to them!”

Pictured above are the co-founders of Ode à la Rose
Louis Brunet (left) and Olivier Plusquellec (right)
Click Here to learn more about Ode à la Rose.


 

Servicing florists, retailers and event designers in Connecticut andNew York, National Floral Supply is a third - generation family business, currently owned by several industry leaders including the owner of one of the largest rose farms in Ecuador.

Now in our 30th year in business, we are still one of the few vendors in the industry who offer same day order and same day delivery to all our customers.

Our sales representatives are veteran floral buyers, committed to securing quality products from around the world.   National’s quality control staff consist of former florists and wedding designers, who diligently inspect every order before it leaves our warehouse to ensure the highest quality.  They partner with our sales representatives throughout the inspection process.  We have a horticulture expert on staff as well as a dedicated team of wedding floral experts.

Our cold chain supply surpasses most competitors in our industry and with transportation offices in the Miami airport and state of the art cold chain transportation, most product is in our Connecticut warehouse within days of leaving the farm.

At the heart of National is its employees, some of whom have been with us for almost 30 years.  We still believe in family pride and dedication.  We treat every customer’s business like it’s our own.  We are committed to giving our customers the highest quality product, care and service. 

Your passion is our pride.  Click Here to visit their website.


 

Cal Coast Orchids was founded in 2019 by husband-and-wife duo Alison Glasco and Bas van Eijk.  Born and raised in the Netherlands, head grower Bas descends from a long ancestral line of farmers and horticulturalists. Pursuing his passion, Bas has traveled the world growing orchids, ultimately settling down in Los Osos.  Before co-founding Cal Coast Orchids with her husband, Los Angeles-native Alison earned a B.S. in Engineering Physics from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, during which she met Bas and stepped foot in a greenhouse for the first time.  After finding a love for horticulture, she now gets to channel her passion for efficiency and excellent customer service into her own company, as she handles operations and sales for the business.

Cal Coast Orchids specializes in producing sustainably grown, exquisite orchids of the highest quality.  As consumers and businesses alike become increasingly conscientious about the environmental impact of their choices, Cal Coast is proud to be a certified California Green Business as well as offering a full line of recycled pottery and planters.

As COVID-19 has unexpectedly upended the plant industry (in ways both unsettling and also oddly encouraging), Cal Coast has expanded their offerings to include unique species of orchids including Phalaenopsis, Cymbidium, Intergenerics, and Paphiopedilum as well as an expansive inventory of in-demand houseplants.

You can find more information at CalCoastOrchids.com or request a catalog from [email protected]


Fox Hollow Peonies is owned and operated by Milt and Wanda Haken.  Milt is a retired Law Enforcement officer and Wanda is a retired School Counselor.  Their farm is in Nenana, Alaska, which is halfway between Denali Park and Fairbanks.  They grow 14 different varieties of peonies which are available late June thru mid-September.  Fox Hollow Peonies ships all over the U.S!

Fox Hollow Peonies came about as the result of a near tragedy!  
In 2006 their home was almost consumed by a huge forest fire that started down the highway south of us during a very dry summer.  With the help of the Wildland Fire fighters, they saved their home, but the woods surrounding them was burned.  After clearing the burned woods, and using it for firewood for several years, they found that they had a large, open field in need of a mission!  In 2010 Wanda (pictured right) attended an agriculture class for teachers and was introduced to the newest Ag opportunity in Alaska – growing peonies! Both of them come from generations of farmers in the Midwest so this seemed to strike a chord with them.  Wanda came home and told her husband, “I know what we are planting in that cleared field!”  Their empty field now had a mission!  They planted their first 250 peony roots that fall.  They named their farm “Fox Hollow” because they have a family of foxes that have lived in a den beside their field since they planted their first roots!  The burned trees have now been replaced by 5,000 beautiful peony plants! 

Flower friends can follow them on Facebook and Instagram.  Website coming this winter. 


 

Tropical Blooms is a Minority-owned Floral Importer & Wholesaler founded in 2014 in Miami, FL by Camilo Bueno & MassielRomero (pictured left) whose operations are led by "Quality, Value & Service". They operate as a warehouse retail-wholesaler through a unique showcase-style, walk-in cooler shop that allows customers such as designers to see, grab, and therefore envision creations. This model has turned their shop into a creative outlet, as many customers are designing, thinking, and planning here as much as they are shopping. We believe this makes a seamless experience for the end-customer.
Click here to learn more about Tropical Blooms.



What happens when you combine two different business owners who are equally passionate about all things that bloom?  You get one heck of a colorful bouquet of ideas all fueled by a love for serving and loving people well. 

Crystal and Rae (pictured left) are two southern gals who run separate wedding planning and floral design businesses and love giving people beautiful experiences.  As entrepreneurs, they have a lot in common which kicked off their friendship over 5 years ago.  Flowers make them happy. Really happy. And sharing that with others thrills them to our core. Crystal and Rae believe nature can nurture your soul and flower stains with dirty fingernails tells of a good day.

So, why add another business to both of their busy lineups?  The answer is pretty simple:  they love sharing their knowledge and encouraging others to create.  With almost 20 years of combined experience, their passion for educating others on florals and design makes their hearts burst with excitement.  

They just launched our first Basics To Blooms Box in May!  This subscription-based service takes the flower party directly to our customers’ homes!  Each month they prepare a box of fresh blooms and supplies and deliver them to our “Bloomers”.  With their membership, they are part of a private group where they show them step by step how to arrange the flowers in that month’s box.  Crystal and Rae are loving every minute of it and of course, have a few more ideas up their “flower aprons”!

Click Here to learn more about Basics To Blooms.


Blue Sky Flower Farm started over a decade ago with just a few peonies in their city lot. Rachael and her husband Jon had been dreaming of Blue Sky Flower Farm for as long as they could remember. They both have horticulture degrees and have worked in the industry for over 30 years combined. While still working full time, along with raising their children (and chickens), they started to grow the farm by adding woody cuts (specialty willows and dogwoods) on a small scale in a pasture at Jon’s family’s Brown Swiss dairy farm.

In 2014, they were able to purchase their own 10-acre farm 30 miles from Minneapolis – St. Paul and currently have 2 acres in cut flower production. Growing unique woody cuts and perennial cut flowers not commonly found on the market have been their niche. They also grow many different annual species, tulips, dahlias and ornamental fall items.

Jon and Rachael (pictured right) grow sustainably and thoughtfully and truly enjoy the creativity and beauty in farming. Their farm specializes in mixed bouquets for their Flower Bouquet Share (based on the CSA model) and they also provide mixed bouquets to occasional shops, retail stores and groceries. Locally they sell our blooms at the Twin Cities Flower Exchange (a local wholesale flower hub) and direct to designers. Blue Sky Flower Farm ships nationally to garden centers, landscape design firms, floral designers and public gardens. While this dream has turned into an immense amount of work and long hours farming, they are so grateful for this opportunity.

Click Here to learn more about Blue Sky Flower Farm.


Surrounded by the Rocky Mountains and centered along the Wasatch Front is where you will find this very well-known and successful flower business.  Ensign Wholesale Floral, the biggest and best wholesale company in Utah started in 1955, 65 years ago, and was located in downtown Salt Lake City. They started as a small business with most of the flowers grown in the Salt Lake Valley and California.   

In 2015, Ensign moved to a new updated building and a convenient location at 2985 South 300 West, Salt Lake City.  Motivation for the move was the opportunity to display more beautiful spacious coolers for the large range of fresh cut flowers that are now 97% of overall sales.  Rodger Callister, the general manager, who came on board in 2010 had major goals he wanted to accomplish. This included an excellence in management, value, communication, and service.

Why should you buy their flowers? Rodger boasts that Ensign buys the best flowers from the best farms in the world!  Flowers arrive daily from California, Northwest US, Ecuador, Columbia, Holland, and other countries.  Created in the past 10 years are 12 new delivery routes, 20 unique customer box special standing orders, a bouquet business, and a beautiful website with an extensive flower gallery.  Their amazing team worked and survived the first 3 months of Covid-19 and the Utah Earthquake, while maintaining lower, but steady sales. Ensign remained open for business on every regular workday. The plan is to be on the cutting edge for many more years to come. 

Click Here to learn more about Ensign Wholesale Floral.



GotFlowers provides a cloud-based service with productivity apps on smartphones that improve the profitability of retail florists and wholesale suppliers.  With an always-on cloud service to manage all aspects of the business, retail florists can benefit from many profit-oriented features unique to GotFlowers. Comprehensive, schedule-driven rules help automate redundant tasks and help save on labor and operations.

Services include Websites, Order Management, Design and Recipe Management, and Delivery Management.

Members of CalFlowers are eligible to have the setup fees waived.  This is a $1200 value!

Click Here to learn more about GotFlowers.



Radebaugh Florist & Greenhouses is located in Towson, Maryland, just north of Baltimore.  They operate not only as a florist but a full scale garden center as well.  The Radebaugh family has owned and operated the business since its inception, and 2019 marks the 95th anniversary of the company. 

The company has successfully adapted over the years tomodernize their facilities as well as the products they carry.  The most recent addition to their product line includes gift crates featuring wine and spirits, among other specialty products.  The ability to offer a diverse assortment of gift options keeps their customers coming back to see what’s new.

The greenhouse operation produces some of the highest quality homegrown annuals and perennials in the region.  They are well known for their red geraniums in the spring and summer and their vast selection of poinsettias during the holiday season.

The Radebaugh family is very active in their local communities and recently completed a project with the Baltimore County government to create more green space in the burgeoning Towson community.  Radebaugh Park is expected to open to the public in the fall of 2019.

Click Here to learn more about Radebaugh Florist & Greenhouses.


PPC International dba House Plant Shop are Californians that grew up caring for and growing houseplants. Their interest in plants started in the wilderness and grew into what is known to be their House Plant Shop.

They knew they weren't the only ones interested in houseplants, so they did some research, and to their surprise, found very little online. All of the online plant stores were either hard to navigate or just for wholesalers. House Plant Shop was curious as to why they couldn't find a reliable or consumer based source for house plants online, so they set out to make an online store superior to the others they found. The solution was www.HousePlantShop.com, a one-stop shop for everything houseplants.

Their greenhouses and website are curated every month. They do this to ensure product cycles, making sure you get the chance to buy every type of plant and are never bored with their website! They choose houseplants based on their care level, because sometimes the thing that we love the most, hurts us the most. And, they provide a risk-free shopping environment with honest pricing. By providing affordable products and money-back guarantees on orders, PPC International wants to be the go-to houseplant shop.

From left to right: Davis Iwata, Preetika Roka, Andy Burde, June He and Tristan Schmitt

Read more about the House Plant Shop.



Sunflower Farms Distributors, Inc. is a family owned and operated business serving the floral industry since 1969. While their name reflects only one variety, their product line speaks very differently.  The daily live inventory at Sunflower Farms is comprised of over 200 varieties that come from the 100 farms we work with.  Sunflower Farms is one of the leading & most recognizable names in the industry as a premier choice when it comes to providing the best fresh cut flowers.  This is largely because of their experienced sales staff, farm liaisons, and decades of accumulated knowledge.

The secret to their success hinges on their strict set of quality control standards. Most companies just won't invest in the time and money it takes to deliver this type of product along with their level of service & expertise.  Sunflower Farms prides themselves in their detail to quality and customer service, being a one stop shop, and as the experts to all your floral needs.   

Innovation is what drives them, along with gearing towards change in this ever-growing market.  Their goal is to better serve both their customers and suppliers with a team of qualified and motivated individuals who embrace our commitment to professionalism, honesty and integrity.

Sunflower Farms is confident that once you become part of the Sunflower Farms Family you will not be disappointed.

Learn more about Sunflower Farms.


 

Madeline’s Flowers is a third generation florist serving Edmond, Oklahoma for 69 years.  The shop was started in 1950 by Madeline Graham.  It is now owned by her daughter Barbara and granddaughters, Lenzee and Lacee.

The mother-daughter team all graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma and have backgrounds in business and design.  They love the fact that the floral industry is ever-changing, and new flowers and products are available.

Pictured from left to right: Lenzee Bilke, Barbara Bilke, and Lacee Bilke.  Lenzee and Lacee are very active in the floral industry.  They value education and serve on the Oklahoma State Florist Association and the Oklahoma Teleflora Unit.  Lenzee and Lacee are currently teaching floral design at Oklahoma State University OKC.

This November, they will be hosting their 70th Anniversary with an appreciation to all of their customers.  They are planning to thank all of their loyal customers for the years they have been able to serve them.

The mother-daughter team enjoys working together and feels that they can utilize each other's strengths to make the business better.  You could say the threesome has a passion for flowers.

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Red Twig Farms is located on six acres in New Albany, Ohio. They specialize and are known for their peonies. In 2019 Red Twig harvested around 40,000 stems. In the fall, they harvest dogwood, willow, and winterberry branches. Red Twig is the first and currently only farm in Ohio to be Certified American Grown Flowers.

Each Memorial Day weekend, customers from many states flock to their farm for the Peony Season Opener where they kick off peony season and the store opening. In the 2019 season, they had more than 7,000 people visit the farm store in two days. That head count grew from 2018 when 2,000 people attended. 

Every fall, Red Twig opens the farm back up for dogwood, willow, and winterberry branches along with holiday wreath workshops and more. This fall they will be hosting more than 150 people for the American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour.

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Red Twig Farms is owned and operated by Josh & Lindsey McCullough


 

Sutton Ferneries, Inc. in Miami, along with its farm in Central Florida, have been growing and distributing top quality ferns and foliage worldwide since 1987. Over the past 31 years, detail-oriented experience has been the catalyst for Sutton Ferneries to develop into an industry leader, showcasing a wide variety of fresh cut greens and beautifully handmade products.

Staying ahead of changes in a constantly evolving industry has been in the forefront of Sutton Ferneries aspirations, and the result has been success-driven results. Sutton Ferneries, Inc. prides itself on utilizing the combined resources of both its farm and production facility to stay on the cutting edge of creativity, having innovative approaches to the foliage industry and cultivating growing programs with new and different products so as to continually evolve with visually fresh approaches to their products. 

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As one of the largest florists in the country, what is McShan Florist doing differently?  “Nothing,” owner Bruce McShan says proudly. The store’s 70-year reputation is based on tradition, consistency and a firm belief in the Golden Rule:  Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.  “It’s a founding principle that Jodi and I believe has helped guide our success, and it’s a positive way to encourage our staff to always think about the customer during each and every stage of the order process.”

Now in its third generation of family operation, Bruce’s daughter, Jodi McShan, AAF, TMF, serves as vice president.   Jodi infuses a millennial-leadership style into the business as the internet and digital age command an ever-growing presence in the store’s daily operation, which includes:   individually designed arrangements delivered in McShan vans inside Dallas or any one of seven surrounding counties; maximum efficiency in the two-level 27,000 sf main facility; custom hand-tied boxes and hand-stamped invoices to ensure personal presentations, and customers appreciate receiving a photograph of their order via email before it ever leaves the shop.

“It’s all about helping to convey the message of love, and it’s a commitment we take seriously,” says Bruce.   “From longtime customers to first-timers, we appreciate their trust in our services and want to make this moment as special for them as possible.”

Quality, Style and Service is the McShan motto founded in 1948 by Lee A. McShan, Jr. and his wife, Velma McShan.  Today, Bruce and Jodi’s dedication to the family legacy has never been greater, and is still guided by the Golden Rule, just as it was 70 years ago.

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Denali Peonies started their farm after their son, Brandon, approached them about how Alaska was beginning to be a growing industry for peony cut flowers.  Brandon was attending the University of Alaska at the time, and some of his friends were doing their thesis on the "new and upcoming agricultural industry" for the state of Alaska.  He suggested that they should grow peonies, since they had 5 acres of land that their house was on.  They only wanted to grow 100 plants, but their son said to "go big or go home!" So, in 2012, they broke ground, and planted their first 1000 plants in their back yard!  They decided to try 5 different varieties to see how they would take to the Alaskan winters.  Much to their surprise, they all did well!  They were very excited and decided to expand.  In 2013, they purchased another 5 acres next to their property, and prepared the land by clearing trees, hand drilling all the holes for each plant, and adding soil.  In 2014 and 2016 they planted an additional 1000 plants to give them a total of 3000 peony plants. They now have 9 varieties of peonies.  In 2018, they wanted to try some coral peonies, so they only planted 50 since they are difficult to grow in Alaska. 

Denali Peonies currently has no well or water source on their additional 5 acres, so they decided to put up a large pool.  They keep it full during the summer months by hauling water to fill it.  This is not unusual for Alaska, as many people will haul their water for their homes.  They use the pool to water their plants by sprinkler pumps to pump the water to their irrigation lines. Their grandkids love the pool and will often come over to swim when the weather is warm.  Their peonies do well during the Alaskan summer, especially with the 24 hours of daylight. 

They will be picking the peonies soon, mid-June to the end of July.  Steve and Dawn are out picking 3-4 times each day during this four-week period.   They are hoping to pick 8000 stems of whites, pinks and reds.  Denali Peonies flowers are large in size and range from 5-8inches in diameter!  

They are very busy starting in April, after the snow melts, to when the snow finally returns in October.  In addition to their peony farm, they both have full-time jobs.  Dawn is an ICU nurse at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and Steve has a business, Rosie Creek Enterprises/Sharpening where he does carpentry, tile work and sharpening blades, saws and scissors. 


Fiore Farms has been in business since 2007 and they pride themselves with excellent quality, service and close relationships with their growers and customers.

Fiore Farms has two divisions within their company.  One is focused on Supermarkets and Wholesale business and the otheron event planners. They have seen the trends in the industry and have noticed that their customers are seeking suppliers that can offer unique items and that are in tune with trends and consumer buying habits.  Fiore Farms product offering is composed of the following:  Fresh- cut flowers, consumer floral bunches, bouquets and pre-made arrangements.

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Color is King at DESIGN MASTER®.  They study its intricacies, trends and psychology to offer extraordinary color sprays and accessory products for the many unique applications demanded by creative professionals and imaginative individuals for floral and decorative projects. They have Absorbit and Dipit Dip and Rinse Dyes for the grower, Ultra LEAF SHINE for the plantscaper and COLORTOOL® and Just For Flowers® sprays for shifting, blending and enhancing color fresh blooms and plants.  

Design Master sprays have the Versatility Factor with surface applications and techniques.  Color the most delicate of surfaces, such as fresh, dried and silk flowers, fabric, ribbon, tulle, lace, paper, foam board and Styrofoam ™ brand foam TO the sturdy hard surfaces such as wood, metal, masonry, terra cotta, ceramics and plaster. . .AND so many unique surfaces in-between!  Not only can you change colors of so many different surfaces but also change the finished look with Super Simple Spray Techniques.  Whether choosing to use straight-from-the-can color or layering veils of color, Design Master provides a plethora of possibilities to use their color.

Their colors aren’t your wall or sofa colors but the Vibrant Color needed to accent your living. Design Master features colors that bring flowers, fashion and surroundings to life.  Whether creating for everyday, bridal, home accessory, party décor or holiday celebration their color adds the POP and the WOW. The brilliance of their color is a frequently praised attribute with customers.

Design Master products are the Quickest Color Around – Dries FASTest!  And, that’s an attribute any busy artisan can appreciate.  Explore this website to view all of their products, learn tips and techniques, and be inspired.  You’ll see why Design Master color tools are Color Beyond Ordinary!  Visit:  www.dmcolor.com


 



Bold Blossoms

Bold Blossoms is a flower delivery by mail service. They offer one-time gift options, or you can purchase monthly flower deliveries for an entire year! Bold Blossoms also offers flower design services for holidays, weddings, events, and other occasions. 

Katie's passion for flowers started on her father’s farm in the Midwest at a young age. The passion was brought to life as Katie opened and operated a brick and mortar floral business outside the Chicago area for a number of years. Since 2009, she has been a member of AIFD and owned and operated KM Floral and Event Designs in Southern California.

Kimmie is a proven entrepreneur with a degree in marketing and management. She has a background in e-commerce and social media, as well as a passion for interior design. 

Bold Blossoms realized an online, subscription platform would be the perfect hybrid of their skills. Why not send happiness in a box nationwide? All of their bouquets are hand-tied, and ready to chop and drop in a vase. 

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Oregon Flowers, Inc.

left to right: Landon Reese, Jacinth Reese, Kason Reese (baby), Kamari Reese, Helene Meskers, Martin Meskers, Tyler Meskers, and Megan Meskers.

In the heart of the Willamette Valley, Oregon Flowers Inc. opened its greenhouse doors in 1985. Today, Oregon Flowers Inc. is a family run operation which produces cut flowers year-round for the American and Canadian market. Their main focus has always been to produce a top quality, consistent, and reliable product.

Today, Oregon Flowers Inc. continues this philosophy, and produces lilies, tulips, calla lilies, and numerous seasonal cut flowers for wholesalers across the United States and Canada. Oregon Flowers Inc., plants only new bulbs, imported directly from both the northern and southern hemispheres. This enables them to produce cut flowers year-round. Each bulb is carefully inspected to ensure premium quality and only the best are planted. Each bulb is used only once in order to produce the best possible flower; therefore, the bulbs are discarded, composted, and never re-used. This ensures strong quality flowers with a consistency that can be relied on.

Top of the line equipment is imported from The Netherlands, and state of the art forcing rooms, rooting rooms, and climate-controlled greenhouses are used to guarantee fresh cut flowers year-round. In addition to their greenhouse production, Oregon Flowers Inc. offers seasonal, soil grown tulips and calla lilies, plus a variety of field cut flowers and berries. 

All cut flowers are shipped in custom boxes designed to maintain premium quality. Oregon Flowers Inc. ships daily via all major airlines, Federal Express, UPS, and also by ground in refrigerated trucks. The nursery of Oregon Flowers Inc. is in close proximity to Portland International Airport and Interstate 5, ideal for nationwide shipping. 

Oregon Flowers Inc. assures consistent production, reliable service, and quality cut “Flowers grown with a Dutch touch.” Click here to visit their website.

 


 

Fresh Ideas Flower Company

Fresh Ideas Flower Company is a family owned flower market that has been in business for 20 years. They send their own trucks to the flower growers on the coast to pick up flowers directly from the growers, so they can provide the freshest flowers possible.

During the last three years, Fresh Ideas Flower Company has been expanding their retail flower arrangement department, including their own website and fulfillment for 1-800-Flowers.  This past April, Fresh Ideas Flower Company was one of three florists in the nation that were invited to the New York headquarters of 1-800-Flowers to help create new designs for their national website.

Fresh Ideas Flower Company is a flower market that sells cut flowers wholesale and retail.  Their customers include grocery stores, florists, produce distributors, and public individuals.

The Fresh Ideas Flower Company team of designers makes sure that every order is filled to full value - Best Stem Count Possible.
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