We are a small floral design
business based out of Homer, Alaska
Born and raised in Homer, Alaska, Brandon started floral design in 2015, after combining his history of fine art with his passion for gardening. What began with unique garden grown arrangements for the dinner table, soon evolved into small weddings for close friends and family, and later a floral business specializing in just that. Finding his true passion in designing meaningful evocative florals that truly inspire romance and joy for your special day.
Brandon has attended insightful floral workshops learning unique design approaches from the following talented designers, Susanne Hatwood of The Blue Carrot, Katie Chirgotis of Eothen, and Kelly Shore of Petals By The Shore.
PHOTO BY ERIN CONGER
Our distinctly wild and whimsical designs feature seasonal, garden grown, foraged, and farmed one of a kind blooms. Our unique style revolves around the beauty and natural movement we find in nature, such as nodding english roses, sprawling vines, flowing branches, and waving grasses.
We grow our own selection of luxury dahlias, garden roses, peonies, various perennials and much more on site during the summer months. This helps us offer the freshest, most unique, choice selected flowers. Grown naturally without the use of pesticides or harsh chemicals. We always try to source locally, utilizing Homers various peony farms, and cut flower farms here and from the lower 48. Striving to support American grown farms whenever possible.
"Flowers can be markers of welcome, of greeting, of thanks. Flowers help us celebrate the happiest days of our lives. From the joyous occasion of a brand-new life through the rituals of coming of age to the union of one life with another. We call upon flowers to make our most important moments memorable.
By their presence in our surroundings, flowers can help connect us to the natural world many of us have all but locked out of our lives.
By their ability to trigger associations, flowers help reconnect us to meaningful times, events, or places from our past.
When we recognize and accept their own mortal presence, flowers help remind us of the natural ebb and flow of life, the very notion that death is an acceptable and integral part of living.
Finally, perhaps more eloquently than our words ever could, flowers can represent and convey our deepest feelings of love.
That said, you guys must also recognize that the flowers available to most of us today are not capable of bearing out such heady promise. Our current view of how we define and use fresh flowers is archaic. For reasons described in chapters that follow, we have collectively narrowed our flower choices to but a meager few, standardized the ways we assemble them, and failed to realize that in so doing we have subverted the very qualities in flowers we claim to revere.
Much needs to be done to wake up a sleeping industry and chart a course to more favorable winds." - Tom Prichard, Madderlake's Trade Secrets
Our mission is to redefine the idea of cut flowers, broaden our spectrum of them, and especially how we assemble them.