Five years ago this month, I published a blog post that featured a little interview with a flower farmer that I had met at a workshop. At the time, I simply wanted to learn more about her farm and I thought blog readers might find her story interesting as well. That interview led to another. And another. And another. Soon after, the Farmer & the Florist interview series took root.
The series now spans more than 30 interviews with farmers, florists, authors, artists and entrepreneurs, including some of the biggest names and brightest talent in the flower world.
While some of the people profiled had clear, direct career paths, others were less conventional. Compiled together, their stories represent a depth of knowledge and a broad array of philosophies and business models. With honesty and humor, the conversations cross three continents and give readers a glimpse into the fascinating, flower-filled lives of these amazing people.
To celebrate the 5th anniversary of The Farmer & the Florist Series, I’ve listed and linked all the previously published interviews below. Plus, every Thursday for the next five weeks I’ll be posting an all new interview.
Next week, I’m thrilled to be welcoming back one of the most influential and well-respected leaders in the flower world: the renowned author, teacher and floral designer Ariella Chezar. We’ll be talking about her farm, her travels around the world teaching floral design and her newest book, Seasonal Flower Arranging.
Other upcoming interviews include:
- Claus Dalby, famed Danish garden book author
- Becky Crowley, the lead gardener at Chatsworth House, the estate of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire
- Lily Stockman, the talented artist behind Block Shop Textiles
- Nicole Land, floral designer, teacher and owner of Soil and Stem
- Gracie Poulson, the founder of one of the fastest growing flower farm businesses in the United States, Grace Rose Farm
Catch up on all of the past The Farmer & the Florist Interviews by following the links below.
Finally, I’d love to know what has been your favorite interview? Do you have a recommendation on someone you’d like to see featured in a future interview?
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