We are two sisters who grew up in a rural area of Maple Ridge, BC, a suburb of Vancouver. We spent our childhoods playing in the forest behind our house while our mom and granny grew vegetable and flower gardens. We both moved to the city to pursue further education and both ended up moving away. Lauren relocated in California and Shannon to Ontario. But the draw of family and our fond memories of our childhoods brought us back to the area. Now we both have kids (tally is at four) of our own and are passionate gardeners who prefer to be digging in the dirt rather that cleaning our messy houses or a myriad of other tasks we should be doing.
Six years ago Shannon moved from her suburban home and yard to an acreage to provide a free ranging childhood for her children, nieces and nephews similar to what she grew up with. The additional fertile land sparked our agrarian roots and we forged out on an adventure to grow local, sustainable, organic flowers. We believe we achieved our mission to create delightful flower designs with the botanicals we’ve lovingly grew.
For a multitude of reasons, Shannon and family have sold the farm and Blooming Meadows is closing it’s doors. From the bottom of our hearts we thank everyone who supported us, purchased our flowers, who shared pictures of our arrangements, trusted us to be part of their special events such as weddings and memorials, and those that let us know how our florals impacted their lives.
We are not sure what the future holds and although we will no longer be farmer florists we are sure flowers, growing and creating will still be part of our lives in some way.
Shannon & Lauren