After many weeks of focused intensity, I’m finally settling in for a little stretch of quiet time to reflect and regroup. I can only go so long at that pace before I start to lose my center and the why behind this all starts to fade into one giant to-do list. Last week, after a particularly trying day, I ended up sitting on the floor in the kitchen, crying to Chris about needing some space to recharge. So, this weekend we’re running away to the woods for some much needed family time. No phones, no computers, no work.
Elora’s last day of school was Friday and we are all so excited to finally pick her up from Grandma’s house for a little reconnecting time. Having her live in the city for the last 9 months has been a pretty big adjustment for us all. She has totally thrived in her new school environment and it has been incredible to watch her transform into a more confident, more dynamic version of herself. While she’s only an hour away, it is still so strange to only see her on weekends and school holidays. I can’t believe that my “baby” is going to be a sophomore next year!
During this window of downtime, the team and I are also going to be plotting out the next chapter of our little flower farm’s future. I’ve got a lot of ideas about ways I want to grow Floret that will ultimately benefit you. After trying just about everything under the sun these past years, it has become very, very clear what I love doing, what the team loves doing and what we feel best aligns with our mission here at Floret. Education, sharing, beauty and connection are all at the top of our list.
But before we head into new uncharted territory, I’d love to get your feedback so that I can make sure we’re on the right track going forward. Last year when I asked for your thoughts on the Floret book, the outpouring was amazing and helped me know exactly what to include and focus on in its pages. I won’t lie, writing this book has been harder than I expected but with your generous feedback, it’s growing into something quite special.
Everyday that I sit in front of the computer, I picture you and put my very best intentions into every single paragraph I write. The photos are incredible and hopefully everything I’m writing will help you grow and arrange flowers with a greater deal of success. Even though it fells like a lifetime already, we still have another stretch to go before the book will be in your hands. I can promise though, the wait will be worth it!
Now as we step in a new direction once again, I really want to know what flower-related resources, information and inspiration YOU need and want the most. I want to be sure our efforts are going to good use and your feedback is priceless. So, if you would take a few minutes and weigh in on this survey, I would so greatly appreciate it!
Take the Floret survey —> HERE.
By completing the survey, you’ll have the option to submit your name to enter to win a Floret digital Growing Guide or a packet of scabiosa mix zinnia seed. My little way of saying thanks for so generously sharing your time and insights.
There are a lot of great things in the works to support the seasonal flower movement–and with your survey responses, they’ll be even greater. Thanks so much for your help!
I love all the “Flower Focus” posts! Very helpful for beginner flower farmers like myself. I’d love a Flower Focus on Narcissus, and other flowers that need to be ordered and planted in Fall – it’s coming up quick!