Chattahoochee Queen Bouquet & Stem Service is my humble attempt to grow, arrange, and offer specialty cut flower varieties in the heart of Atlanta, GA.
In Two-thousand and ten my friend and fellow Atlantan Zac Singer and I paddled the entire 540-mile length of the Chattahoochee River, whose waters cut through the ancient landscape of our upbringing. During our 28-day voyage from North Georgia to the Gulf of Mexico (the Chattahoochee joins the Flint to become the Apalachicola River in Florida), we christened our 15-foot turquoise Old Town Camper canoe the Chattahoochee Queen, harkening back to an era when steamboats, flatboats and canoes were a common sight along this bygone aquatic thoroughfare.
On October 7, 2010 the Chattahoochee Queen spilled safely into the Gulf at Apalachicola, Florida. We got picked up by friends and moved to Sarasota, FL. A year and a half later, myself and three others disembarked by bicycle from Sarasota and headed west toward San Diego, CA. After 69 days of summer cycling we dipped our tires in the Pacific. From San Diego I ventured further up the coast to find myself among friends farming organically in Pescadero, CA; In addition to a diversified vegetable crop, we harvested and arranged mixed flower bouquets to bring to markets in the City. I was charmed by the flowers we grew (Sweet William, Snapdragon, Statice, Love-in-a-Mist and Strawflower to name a few), and have since moved back to Atlanta and cultivated this adoration for these lovely flowers in my hometown.
I grow specialty cut flowers on a small scale in an urban environment. I proudly farm alongside Brent Hall of Freewheel Farm. I intentionally focus my efforts on building soil quality, utilizing space efficiently, and choosing what I consider to be the most captivating, durable flower varieties. I sell flowers at local farmer's markets, and I welcome floral design opportunities, including weddings and special events. Please enjoy.