in South Carolina, I grew up in father's and grandparents' gardens. Being surrounded by flowers that were meant to remain outside untouched was frustrating. What I really wanted to do was scoop them up and tuck them into a vase, so I could admire them all day long. Drawing from my experience as a farmer, designer, and lover of flowers, my designs tend toward that childhood dream of gathering up what's seasonal and beautiful to create airy, romantic arrangements. I source from my own farm, as well as farms across the country. My philosophy is the closer, the better, so I take care to select blooms as near to home as possible.