I’ve always been a farmer, even before I grew flowers.
I grew up in Ohio on a fruit farm, where my family has developed a deep connection to the land over the generations. To this day, my favourite place on Earth is sitting barefoot on my parents’ back porch at the end of a summer day, cicadas buzzing in the trees, the sandstone steps still warm from the summer sun, and a bowl of freshly sliced peaches in hand. You can see every shade of green imaginable sitting there as the sun sets behind a July tree line. But my parents encouraged me to spread my wings, convinced that life had more in store for me than farming. And so I did. I went to fashion design school, and all the exotic places that learning the art and then practicing it across a 10 year career took me. I found the love of my life in Texas, and discovered that he was from the other side of the world. He loved my Midwestern orchard stories, and I his stories of rambutan and purple motorcycles. It turns out that exotic is a relative term. After years in the manic fashion world, and with a baby on the way, fate brought me back to the land through flowers. I invite you to join me, on this journey of connection and beauty, in the hopes that flowers will enrich your life as they have mine.
I grow the finest quality flowers using sustainable practices at the Tilian Farm Development Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Using these seasonal blooms I create floral designs in a modern romantic style, inviting you to stop and wonder.