My Grandmother's garden in rural Iowa

     My story started years ago when I was a child I would love to spend time around my Grandmother's garden in rural Iowa. Wondering through her garden and observing the beauty and the nature drew me in at a young age. Everything about her flowers evoked a sense of peace. It was such a special place and my love of flowers has never waned.
     Although trained a pediatric RN, I made the choice to stay at home and raise my two children. Floral design started 20 years ago when a friend asked several of us to design her wedding. Knowing close to nothing about actual floral care, we froze her bouquets in the refrigerator the night before the wedding! Fast forward 20 through years of experience and my love of design has grown into what Thistle Floral Design is today. I am situated in Historic Downtown McKinney, Texas where my studio is surrounded by history and nostalgia.  It is my “happy place” and where I cherish the opportunity to create for others. This past year I have started teaching floral workshops as well as dividing my time between events and weddings.