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Friday, June 30, 2017

The Little Garden That Could


 Within a tiny acorn, a mighty oak is waiting!
Great things always start small, so embrace beginnings and take joy in the journey.
~ Pearl Sanborn


The Little Garden That Could
It all started three years ago. I decided to sell my fresh cut flower arrangements in front of our house. A self serve flower stand May ~ September. 
I love growing, designing with and sharing flowers.  
Last summer I decided to take The Little Garden That Could on the road. I set up each and every Friday at the Bruce Farmer's Market. I enjoyed my days at the market. I also learned a few lessons. Starting with lesson number one, the weather has a mind of its own. The second market  day of the year we had set up for about an hour and the sheriff's deputy came to tell us to start taking down our stands and quick, a tornado warning was issued for the county. 
Lesson number two, you never know how many bouquets to bring with you on a Friday. I would sell out or have too many and flowers would go to waste.

As the winter months came, I started to look into other ways to share my love of flowers with people. I learned about Slow Flowers, I shared about Slow Flowers  here. 

As I read about other Flower Farmer / Florist, I also learned about the idea of a flower subscription. With that The Little Garden That Could Flower Subscription business was born.
This gives me more control of my flowers and most important, I can get to know my customers.

 Click on the above link and check out my website.
Please share your thoughts with me.
My youngest son did the art for my business card.
 I am excited to spread some flowers and smiles.

A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.
~ Max Muller  

19 comments:

  1. That's awesome, Carla! Your website looks great. You must be very busy with flower farming, arranging and delivering bouquets, and blogging (and raising kids)! :)

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  2. You've changed your header! It is very pretty. Your new website is beautiful, very readable and easy to navigate, and I think you have covered everything. What a wonderful business to be in, growing and sending happiness!! I wish you much luck!

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  3. Good luck with your new business endeavour. Your website looks great.

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  4. The website is wonderful. I enjoyed the gorgeous photos of your flowers.

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  5. I'm so excited about this! I am incredibly proud of you for working through the kinks, reflecting and moving forward with your dream! It takes hard work, guts, confidence, talent and determination. Your story is one that I'll share with my girls about believing in yourself, and working hard to live your dream. It may not be all roses but you're getting there and I can't imagine a sweeter reward then delivering a beautifully cut arrangement! Congratulations!!!!!

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  6. Wow, you are something else Carla... You are making your dream come true and there no knowing how far you'll take this. That is awesome.... Good luck with your flower business. Are you growing flowers 12 months of the year? You must have worked hard to set up this website.

    Smiles & hugs.
    Julia

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  7. Just look where your love of gardening has lead you! I'm so happy for you and you bless others with your beautiful flowers! I still have my little dried flowers in a tiny wicker basket! LOVE your new banner too! Perfect for summer! Hugs, Diane

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  8. Well, look at you! You are an internet entrepreneur and the website looks amazing! Congratulations! I wish you the best of luck and know you are going to be hugely successful!! xo

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  9. Good luck with all of this. Your website looks great and love the business cards.

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  10. How exciting! I wish you the best of luck on your new adventure.

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  11. Carla the website looks great. What a wonderful business idea. You give pleasure and joy to others which returns to your talented soul. Win Win! Congrats 💐

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  12. So excited for you! I love your business card, it's perfect :)
    Looking forward to seeing all the great updates on your new adventure!

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  13. How cool is this! I also read your post about slow flowers. I'm linking over to your site right now. I am so happy for you. Truly, you are so blessed, and you're finding your bliss!

    xo,
    RJ

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  14. Wow wow wow your website looks spectacular! I wish I lived within your delivery area....you know how I love fresh flowers, but that sort of defeats the purpose of your business model, lol!

    Please update us here on your blog and show some photos of a few of your favorite arrangements.


    xo,
    RJ

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  15. The art by your son really makes it special! I love fresh flowers.

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  16. I am just seeing this! Your website is perfect! I really like it, and the business card with your son's drawing too. Your flowers are beautiful. Wish I lived close enough for a subscription. Sorry to be so late commenting. Henny

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  17. Fantastic! I love that you're stepping out in faith, my friend. Your website is great. Your new venture is going to be successful. I just know it! Hugs. P.S. Love your son's artwork. Nicely done.

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  18. So excited for you, Carla! I shared about your business and new website on my blog this week. :)

    Wishing you all the best, my sweet friend!

    xo

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High Fives from Wisconsin!

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