My Flower Journey

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 Hi! I am amanda, founder and owner of steadfast florals. I have always had a passion for nature specifically, flowers. When I was young, my grandma would take me to gardens and snap photos of me next to what seemed like every flower. I remember assisting my neighbors in their garden (not sure how much I actually helped), but I know my passion for flowers began when I was very young. 

During my freshman year in high school, I took an introduction to floral design class. The first day of class, we made ribbon roses and learned how to use floral tape.  Following that day, the adventure of pursing a career in the floriculture and horticulture industries began. my first floral class helped me come out of my comfort zone and led me to continue educating myself in the horticulture industry. My education then brought me to explore florist and farm jobs. after high school, i went on to college for 6 years pursing a business management degree and a bachelor's degree in horticulture. Throughout my years of studying plants, besides all things flowers, I have to say I have a soft spot for any desert plants (cactus and other succulents) as well as any tropical plants! 

After many years of florist and farm jobs, I realized large events and weddings were my favorite to design and that i wanted to be able to work from home. So, here I am creating floral designs in my home studio! 

I love custom designing flowers for each client specific to their tastes and seeing smiles on their faces from my creations. I strive to bless others with my passions and talents. I want people to know that I am not just a florist, I am a horticulturist as well and try my very best to know how to care for each and every flower that I put in a client's hand. 

in the beginning of 2020, i enrolled in the floret flower farm online workshop. during the course, floret thought me everything i needed to know about growing cut flowers. in summer 2020, i started a tiny flower plot on our family friend's farm. 

most cut flowers that are sold in the United States are imported from other countries. They are not grown sustainably and heavily treated with pesticides that are extremely harmful. instead of using chemically treated flowers, I am in the transition and process of planning and growing sustainable flowers for weddings, events, and flower subscriptions. My favorite plants so far to see in their growing stages are eucalyptus, snapdragons, larkspur, and rudbeckia! (It's always so hard to just pick one!)

I am very much looking forward to my new journey. I will go wherever flowers take me and I hope you will tag along with me on this adventure with flowers.

 

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