Emily Coulter owns Morrice Florist on Martha's Vineyard. With little flower knowledge, Emily revamped and re-branded the business, turning it into part floral shop, part boutique, and part greenhouse which can be used for demonstrations, workshops, and dinners. We talk about building relationships with growers, vendors, and customers. Be sure to subscribe to The Flower Podcast on your app. You can learn more about Scott and our gue... Read more
Traveling abroad this week, Scott chats with Nicole Schenkel-Zureikat, owner of Rox and Rose, an organic flower grower in Wolfstein, Germany. Nicole's floral journey began in 2013 when she began growing organic cut flowers on 3 acres in southwestern Germany. Joined by her husband, Samer, their cut flower farm is thriving and freshly cut organic flowers are cultivating their way throughout the markets of Germany. Learn more about Ni... Read more
Julie Tobi chats with Scott this week on The Flower Podcast. With a degree in counseling and a self-professed obsession with personal growth and the development world, Julie's background paved the path for her work, a Career Pivot Coach. Julie and Scott chat career changes, life balance, and what defines you...And it's not your career! We hope that this episode will help you to reconnect with your purpose and passion. Be sure to su... Read more
Our guest this week is Christin Geall, owner of Cultivated by Christin. Her love of flowers and plants transcends everything she does. Christin truly cultivates inspiration. She's a Canadian floral designer, writer, gardener, photographer, and author. Scott and Christin discuss all of these areas and her new book to be released Spring of 2020. Be sure to subscribe on iTunes. Learn more about Christin at www.TheFlowerPodcast.com
This week's guest is Emily Thompson owner of Emily Thompson Flowers is located in New York City. I have followed Emily's creative artful design work for years and her artistic gift for taking the raw beauty in nature and orchestrating a floral masterpiece in any season. Emily chats about sustainability, technical excellence, season changes, and much much more. Go to www.theflowerpodcast.com and learn more about Emily and all of oth... Read more
Paula Pryke, world-renown florist, author, and teacher is Scott’s guest this week. She may call London, England home, but Paula continues to travel the world energizing the floral community with her dedication to teaching and mentoring other aspiring floral creatives. Paula, a former history teacher, has been influencing the British Flower Industry for 30 years. Be sure to subscribe to The Flower Podcast. Learn more about Paula and... Read more
Hitomi Gilliam AIFD, has accomplished so much as a floral designer, business woman, lecturer, educator, and floral champion.This week she chats with Scott about expanding your flower choices, social media, trends, and the confidence that comes from learning new techniques and mechanics. Be sure to subscribe to The Flower Podcast and visit our website at www.theflowerpodcast.com.
Happy American Flowers Week!! We're working excitingly on Season 3 of The Flower Podcast. To celebrate American Flowers Week we will be replaying our episode with 3 Porch Farm located in Athens, Ga. and owned by Mandy and Steve O'Shea. Their approach to growing flowers organically and sustainably has truly set them apart. Stay tuned for the bonus we aired separately at the time but have included this week. I sit down with Mandy and... Read more
We're excitingly working on Season 3 of The Flower Podcast. Bringing fashion accessories to life through fabulous florals, Susan McLeary shares her innovation and inspiration in this week's chat with Scott. With her passion for teaching and pushing the boundaries of wearable floral art, Susan continues to ignite our curiosities to explore this growing genre of florals and so much more. We've included a special bonus with Susan wher... Read more
This week's guest is Debra Prinzing, author and creator of Slow Flowers and the American Flowers Week. Debra is based in Seattle and is known for writing, speaking, and producing her many Slow Flowers Brands. She hosts a weekly podcast called Slow Flowers and produces the Slow Flowers Journal for Florists Review. Debra has made a tremendous impact by raising the awareness for locally grown flowers and the people that grow them. Be ... Read more
Excited to have Dr. Allan Armitage on The Flower Podcast this week. Allan shares his flower journey and the paths that brought him to being a Professor of Horticulture at UGA. He shares his love of our industry from gardening to the cut floral industry. We talk about his wonderful books highlighting a great deal of flower history and his flower app Armitage's Great Garden Plants. Allan is still considered by many to be a leading au... Read more
Excited to chat with Debbi Weiss, owner of Dragonfly Floral Design, in Sydney, Australia. Debbi, worked as a freelancer for several years before taking over an existing business. She shares her journey with flowers, some business tools, and the importance of freelancing. It's always great to learn how other floral businesses operate in other parts of the world. We hope you are encouraged and inspired by our chat with Debbi. Be sure... Read more
This weekend we are Honoring the Memorial Day Holiday, so we're replaying one of our early episodes from Season 2. Françoise Weeks, floral artisan and teacher, is this week's guest on The Flower Podcast. Françoise is a master of the Woodland Design and Botanical Couture. Her passion for nature, materials, and mechanics will ignite your own curiosity to create with an inspired botanical vision. She shares business tips, social media... Read more
Diane Szukovathy with Jello Mold Farm is this week's guest on The Flower Podcast. Along with her husband, Dennis Westphall, they have been farming for 11 years in the heart of the Skagit Valley in Washington State growing over 80 varieties of florals and foliage. Diane shares their flower story of creating a sustainable farm, respecting the lands and its wildlife inhabitants, and the importance of educating our flower clients and b... Read more
Happy Mother's Day!! This week on The Flower Podcast we have a special Mother's Day episode, but we are keeping our guests a surprise! Did you catch that? Guests! Yes, we have 4 very special guests celebrating the women in their lives. Be sure to subscribe and follow The Flower Podcast!!
Meet our guests this week, Father and Daughter Ian Prosser and Zoë Gallina of Botanica International Design & Decor Studio. Ian, a floral legend, has been creating exquisite events for presidents, celebrities, and brands like Dolce & Gabbana and Neiman Marcus for over 30 years. Zoë, referred to as the 'imaginator', truly completes this enchanting floral parntership. In keeping with Scott's relaxing chats with his guest, you are in... Read more
Shane Connolly, Owner of Shane Connolly and Company, chats with Scott Shepherd this week on The Flower Podcast. He discusses the wedding he designed for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, his love for the meaning of flowers, and his passion for creating foam free designs. Shane is a wealth of knowledge and experiences. Be sure to subscribe and follow whereever you listen to podcasts. Check out our website theflowerpodcast.com and l... Read more
With the holiday's this week we're replaying Episode 20 with Christy Hulsey, of Colonial House of Flowers. Besides running a successful flower shop, Christy has been in many publications like Style Me Pretty, Martha Stewart Weddings, Southern Weddings, and so much more. She was the 2017 Mayesh Design Star, conducted workshops all over the country, and recently traveled to China and Ecuador visiting farms. Christy shares her stories... Read more
Alicia Schwede of Flirty Fleurs and her floral business, Bella Fiori chats with Scott about her journey from the tech industry to her much loved flower industry. She also shares some website and social media tips to help improve your reach. Be sure to like and subscribe to the podcast and check out our website theflowerpodcast.com for more about our guests and what they're up to and check out The Flower Podcast Blog.
Floral Designer and Flower Farmer Julio Freitas, owner of The Flower Hat, shares his insights on flower farming, floral mechanics, the addition of new workshops, and the story behind his signature style. Be sure to subscribe on iTunes or Spotify. Go to our website TheFlowerPodcast.com to check out all of our guests and blog posts.