As the Twin Cities first exclusively local and chemical-free florist, Foxglove is more than just a flower studio. I am a slow flowers advocate striving to form a strong community of sustainable flower farmers, small business owners, and folks who care about supporting these mindful endeavors. By providing a local, sustainable option to traditional flowers, putting a premium on collaboration, and reaching out to the community, I hope to foster change.
My design world does not necessarily differentiate between flower, flora, weed, herb, or edible. Rather, these elements all merge at a lovely and intriguing intersection of flowers, food, and found objects. Everything interacts and is connected, just like the natural world. My work is about creating an environment, evoking feelings, and finding beauty in the unexpected.
Through workshops, speaking engagements, and events, I share my passion for local flowers and why I think they are a better choice. Sustainable options and land stewardship are musts for maintaining our environment and creating healthy homes and lives. Learning to appreciate what is in season enhances our percepton of beauty, creates a continuum with the outdoors, and nurtures a deeper engagement with our surrounding.
Local Flowers Advocate
Since her days growing up in a river valley, gathering endless bunches of wildflowers from the woods surrounding her childhood home, Christine has been in love with flowers. Her parents are both gardeners, and their knowledge of plants and flowers settled into Christine with each bed she helped prep (grumbling all the way), and each garden picked bouquet brought into their house. She still holds those fresh picked blooms as the standard for what flowers should be. Her dedication to leading the Slow Flowers movement in Minnesota has positioned Christine as a local flower advocate. She is committed to sourcing and using all local, all chemical-free flowers & flora in the Foxglove studio, and her designs reflect this passion.