This weekend marks the tenth anniversary of when I made my first big flower sale ($500) to a floral designer. @jillmjorgensen (pictured on my left) was doing a friends wedding, and the farm that she was getting flowers from canceled at the last minute. She left such a long, desperate message, that my answering machine cut her off. We met in the Denny's parking lot, and my kids were fighting in the backseat. I was mortified! But she laughed it off and just gushed about the flowers. We became instant flower friends and over the years cranked out dozens and dozens of weddings in my garage. We'd daydream about someday getting to work together "for real". Four years ago this summer Jill came to work for Floret and everything changed for the better. Now, alongside an amazing team, we are leading workshops, growing a seed company, creating an online course, mapping out book 2, and trying with all our might to make the world a more beautiful place. It's crazy how those impossible dreams from long ago have a way of coming true, if you just keep working at them.
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