loader from loading.io

The Floral Coach™️ Amy Balsters

The Flower Podcast

Release Date: 11/23/2020

Sean Low, Learning How to Sell Wonderland show art Sean Low, Learning How to Sell Wonderland

The Flower Podcast

Our guest this week is Sean Low, owner of The Business of Being Creative. This conversation is one great piece of practical advice after another that will challenge you, help you, and inspire you in all areas of your business. Sean spent 6 years as the President of Preston Bailey Design prior to founding The Business of Being Creative, a consulting firm focused on providing practical advice to those in the business of being creative. Sean Low has a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania and, apart from working with amazing creative professionals, his business acumen is honed from his...

info_outline
Sustainable Floral Practices from Tin Can Studios show art Sustainable Floral Practices from Tin Can Studios

The Flower Podcast

Ingrid Carozzi, owner of Tin Can Studios in Brooklyn, New York shares her love of flowers through lush, eye catching designs, teaching sustainable floristry, author, and dedicated educator through workshops and masterclasses attracting students from around the world. Ingrid and I chat about the not-so-pretty side of the flower business. So many try to romanticize it but one must be dedicated to the hard work. We also discuss in depth the reality of the need for sustainable practices in the floral industry, inspirational influence, team building, connecting with clients, and much more. You can...

info_outline
Ponderosa and Thyme Replay with Katie Davis show art Ponderosa and Thyme Replay with Katie Davis

The Flower Podcast

This weeks episode is a replay of our interview with Katie Davis of Ponderosa and Thyme. Katie has a heart for education and mentorship and is comfortable teaching the basics as well as pushing experienced professionals to expand their creative boundaries. She is based in Salem, Oregon and on this episode Katie shares from her heart about growing her business through her personal health challenges. Scott and Katie also discuss how our businesses go through seasons and how you can navigate those obstacles. You can learn more about Katie and Ponderosa and Thyme on The Flower Podcast website....

info_outline
Flower Farming with Janis Harris of Harris Flower Farm show art Flower Farming with Janis Harris of Harris Flower Farm

The Flower Podcast

Our guest’s farm this week is located in the fertile soil of southwestern Ontario, and she has a multigenerational family operation specializing in fresh seasonal cut flowers for farmer’s markets, weddings, and events. I am chatting with Janis Harris of Harris Flower Farm about flower production, working with other farmers in the community, and a few farming tips along the way. Janis is the regional director for Canada’s branch of the and shares some of the benefits of being a member of this great organization. You can learn more about Janis and the Harris Flower Farm on The Flower...

info_outline
How to Sell Local Flowers with Amelia Ihlo of Rooted Farmers show art How to Sell Local Flowers with Amelia Ihlo of Rooted Farmers

The Flower Podcast

Our guest this week is Amelia Ihlo, owner of Rooted Farmers. Amelia began flower farming five years ago after feeling called to a more back-to-nature approach to life. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband, children, chickens, and ducks. They have about an acre in flower production, which is mostly field grown or in their one NRCS high tunnel. Amelia started Rooted Farmers in 2019 after seeing opportunities to improve the business of farming for flower growers and florists. Rooted Farmers is a sales platform designed to effectively solve the problems specific to the nuances of flower...

info_outline
Pop-UP Shops and More with Phebe Robinson-Higgins show art Pop-UP Shops and More with Phebe Robinson-Higgins

The Flower Podcast

We’re talking about Pop-Up Shops with Phebe Robinson-Higgines this week on The Flower Podcast. Phebe shares her floral journey into creating her floral and event business, her ideas for marketing and strategy, and how that led to creating highly successful Pop-Up Shops. Now she, helps coach people and educate other floral entrepreneurs to use Pop-Up Shops as an additional revenue stream for their business. I’d like to share just a handful of notes: 1. When planning a pop-up shop, but I think this can apply to starting any business, set your goals first. Remember Profit over Pretty! 2....

info_outline
Combining Culture and Floral Artistry with Leopoldo Gomez show art Combining Culture and Floral Artistry with Leopoldo Gomez

The Flower Podcast

Leopoldo Gomez is a renowned international teacher of Floral Design, based out of Mexico City. His style is widely acclaimed and sought after for its striking color palettes, vivid textural combinations, and masterfully crafted armatures and structures. He describes his work as “introspective” wherein the essence of nature can be perceived, and intrinsic treasures can be discovered. From the ultra-modern architecture to the beautifully preserved historical landmarks, all enriched with life and culture, Mexico City has provided Leopoldo with a very unique setting in which to draw...

info_outline
Extending Your Season with Melanie Harrington of Dahlia May Flower Farm show art Extending Your Season with Melanie Harrington of Dahlia May Flower Farm

The Flower Podcast

Melanie Harrington is the owner of Dahlia May Flower Farm and our guest this week on The Flower Podcast. Dahlia May Flower Farm, founded in 2014, is a small family farm specializing in growing specialty cut flowers. Melanie brings a background in art and horticulture to her work in building community through locally grown flowers on her family’s third generation farm. Melanie is a tremendous source of information and I’m excited about her suggestions for extending your season and finding new streams of income. After speaking with her, it was very clear why she’s won so many awards for...

info_outline
Shane Connolly and the Life of Constance Spry show art Shane Connolly and the Life of Constance Spry

The Flower Podcast

We’re thrilled to host Shane Connolly again to The Flower Podcast. This week Shane and I chat about the amazing life and influence of Constance Spry. Constance Spry is a pioneer of floral design and her life’s work was to coalesce her love of gardening, nature, and her passion for teaching. Her impact on the floral industry is still being felt today and inspiring floral decorators around the world. Some thoughts from my conversation with Shane: 1. Embrace the process of trial and error. Many times we produce our most memorable work by staying the course. 2. Danger…We should never design...

info_outline
A Taste of Paradise with Eric Tanouye, Green Point Nurseries show art A Taste of Paradise with Eric Tanouye, Green Point Nurseries

The Flower Podcast

Our guest this week is Eric Tanouye with Green Point Nurseries. Eric shares the story of his family business born out of his father’s return to his hometown after college and in need of work. Harold Tanouye returned to Hilo which was recovering from WWII, and saw the demand for anthuriums being sent home via mail to family and girlfriends and he new this was to be life’s work. That was 1956 and now Green Point Nurseries located on the Big Island of Hawaii is entering their 3rd generation of their family business. Eric Tanouye continues growing his father’s legacy through his connections...

info_outline
 
More Episodes

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 !

Be sure to subscribe to our podcast on the platform or app of you choice and we would love to have you join our email family.

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.

Our latest Blog Post features our sponsor Details Flowers Software. We’re excited to share many of the benefits of this power tool.

Thanks to all our sponsors!

Grace Rose Farm

Accent Decor

FlowerSchool NY / La

Details Flowers Software