photo by Joe Hang Photography

photo by Joe Hang Photography

 

I am a farmer florist and small business owner who calls Milwaukee home. With an education in biological conservation and a background in both floral design and landscaping, I decided to start a flower farm in 2008. I borrowed a little land from my grandparents at their farm in East Troy and I don't think that any of us knew what we were in for. When I began Stems Cut Flowers my intention was for it to be a flower farm selling to florists and at farmer's markets, maybe an occasional wedding. Well that occasional wedding turned into a nearly every weekend occurrence and it soon became evident that I was running two separate businesses. It eventually seemed like a good idea to officially make it two separate businesses and in 2015 I launched a floral design studio in Milwaukee and named it Wood Violet. Being that the wood violet is Wisconsin's state flower it seemed an appropriate name for a business that is focused on using locally grown blooms.


and what about Stems Cut Flowers....

I still own and operate Stems but it's more of a part-time thing these days. I love growing flowers, and I love designing with the flowers that I grow. I wish I could grow all of my flowers but there are not enough hours in the day. Believe me, I tried.

 

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