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The Floral Coach™️ Amy Balsters

The Flower Podcast

Release Date: 11/23/2020

Lights, Camera, Flower with Kimberlee Mitchell, Botranica Floral show art Lights, Camera, Flower with Kimberlee Mitchell, Botranica Floral

The Flower Podcast

My guest this week is Kimberlee Mitchell owner of  Botanica Floral located in Atlanta, Ga. She has been a part of the floral community for over 20 years and has been fortunate to grow her business to include 5 star hotels and work within the film industry. Kimberlee has been working on many major films including the recently released new HBO movie of Father of the Bride as well as several TV series many of which can be found on Netflix. We had a great chat about how she buys her flowers for her hotels and movies, she also shares tips for helping flowers last longer, and the importance of...

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Dig In and Learn Your Land with Morgan Sharpe of Creekside Flower Farm show art Dig In and Learn Your Land with Morgan Sharpe of Creekside Flower Farm

The Flower Podcast

This week’s guest is Morgan Sharpe of Creekside Flower Farm located in the Chattanooga, TN area. Morgan shares how she learned the power in place and belonging to the land. As a farmer florist, Morgan both grows and designs flowers for the community she’s been cultivating for 6 years. In this episode, we discuss the importance of connecting to a place, the land, and a community.  Morgan shares about her finding, buying, and financing her new farm and the process of starting over on her own property. Learn more about Morgan and all of our past guests on Subscribe on your favorite...

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Diversifying Flower Farming with Mike and Shannon Farrell of Shamrock Farm show art Diversifying Flower Farming with Mike and Shannon Farrell of Shamrock Farm

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Our guests this week are Shannon and Mike Farrell owners of Shamrock Farm on Vancouver Island In British Columbia, Canada. They began growing vegetables almost 30 years ago and added flowers about 8 years into farming and haven’t looked back since. I’m grateful for the Farrell’s willingness to share about their addition of farming flowers, farming practices, growing lavender, the importance of crop diversification, and so much more. Learn more about Shannon and Mike and all of our past guests on Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform. We are available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify,...

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Utalizing Extension Resources with Dr. James DelPrince show art Utalizing Extension Resources with Dr. James DelPrince

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This weeks guest is Dr. Jim DelPrince, a horticultural specialist with Mississippi State University Extension. Jim has taught floristry at MSU, won the award of service to the floral industry in 2016 from AIFD, he’s coauthored books on floral design, interior plantscaping, floristry history, and floristry terminology just to name a few. His research continues and benefits cut flower and cut ornamental foliage growers and producers directly in Mississippi, and throughout the Southeast. In addition, Jim is an incredible advocate for floral educators and education. Jim the team at MSU,...

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Heartfelt Floristry with Gabriela Salazar of La Musa De Las Flores show art Heartfelt Floristry with Gabriela Salazar of La Musa De Las Flores

The Flower Podcast

My guest has developed something she calls ‘flowers from the heart’ where the flowers continuously guide her. Gabriela Salazar feels that flowers are not just beautiful too arrange but working with them also teaches you how to be patient, kind, resilient, and graceful, offering immeasurable life lessons. Yes, Gabriela Salazar of La Musa De Las Flores in beautiful Mexico is back for a brand new chat. She is passionate about teaching others how to grow and design with flowers, and one of the topics we chat about is Heartfelt Floristry, a floral design school where students from all over the...

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A Legacy of Bearded Iris at Schreiner's Iris Gardens show art A Legacy of Bearded Iris at Schreiner's Iris Gardens

The Flower Podcast

This week’s episode is for florist, flowers farmers, and flower enthusiast. I’m excited to chat with Liz Schmidt of Schreiner’s Iris Garden all about bearded iris, also known as Iris germanica. Can you imagine being born into a family business that’s passion is for the Bearded Iris? My guest this week is following in the foot steps of her father and grandfather helping to lead Schreiner’s Iris Gardens into the future by partnering with several other family members. I feel like we have something in this episode for everyone. History of a wonderful family business, learning more about...

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Replay:  Mother's Day Special show art Replay: Mother's Day Special

The Flower Podcast

Happy Mother's Day!! This week on The Flower Podcast we’re replaying our Mother's Day Special from back in Season 2. It was great to interview the Mother’s of four of our past guests. So for this week’s episode, we are fortunate to host the Mother’s of Ashley Woodson Bailey, Jacin Fitzgerald, Amy Osaba, and Sarah Bagle. Learning about the early life of these amazing creative entrepreneurs was great fun. These are the links to their past episodes. Learn more about all of our past guests at Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform. We are available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify,...

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Learning How to Share Your Story with Christine Chitnis show art Learning How to Share Your Story with Christine Chitnis

The Flower Podcast

Christine Chitnis is our guest this week. She’s a writer and photographer based in Providence, Rhode Island. The author of four books—including Patterns of India (Clarkson Potter, 2020)—and a contributor to publications including the New York Times, Elle, Martha Stewart Living, and Boston Globe, Christine has not only earned a reputation as a multi-talented storyteller, but also as a trusted strategist in the lifestyle publishing sector and she is here today to share her floral journey. It was great to chat about her work in public relations, writing for magazines, books, and so much...

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Larger Than Life Florals with Carlos Franqui of Floratorium show art Larger Than Life Florals with Carlos Franqui of Floratorium

The Flower Podcast

Our guest this week is Carlos Franqui, the Founder and Creative Director of Floratorium a NYC high-end flower studio that specializes in conceptualized silk flowers installations that are meant to excite, delight, and elevate guest experiences for brick and mortar hospitality and retail destinations. Floratorium opened in 2014 when Carlos saw a need to enliven physical spaces with head-turning displays. Their clients have included names like Versace, Beyonce, Intermix, NYC Garment District, and so much more… We’re excited to have Carlos as our guest this week to learn more about the grand...

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Regenerative Flower Farming with Briana Bosch with Blossom and Branch Farm show art Regenerative Flower Farming with Briana Bosch with Blossom and Branch Farm

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Our guest this week is Briana Bosch of Blossom and Branch Farm. Briana shares the story of how they started their flower farm and began the regenerative process. We discuss the use of organic practices, carbon sequestration, and the importance of protecting peat. Learn more about Briana and all of our past guests on TheFlowerPodcast.com Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform. We are available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon Music, Gaana, and many more! Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for access to all of our Zoom chats, tutorials, IG Lives, and video extras. Sponsors of The...

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This weeks episode is a replay of our interview with Amy Balsters, The Floral Coach™️. Amy, owns Amy Nicole Floral and has been in the retail floristry and special event industry for over 20 years and now uses this experience to teach others. Amy and Scott chat about how the importance of learning the fundamentals, hiring, teaching, and how to change mindsets.

We're excited to have Amy as our guest this week on The Flower Podcast!

You can learn more about Amy Nicole Floral, and all of our past guests at www.theflowerpodcast.com !

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Did you know that you can also visit our Youtube channel if you would like to watch my chats with guests via Zoom. Follow the link to our YouTube channel for more information.

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