Meet: Our Wedding Designers
Jason Williquette “Creating is living doubly.” – Albert Camus Favorite Charity of the Year Random Acts of Flowers Must Have Flowers Big, lush, hydrangea in every color and shade! Best Part about Weddings As cheesy as it may sound, knowing that I am part of someone’s happiest, most treasured moments still gives me goosebumps when I see my […]
Farm Profile: Brightflower Farm
Located in Stockton, IL, is Brightflower Farm—one of our wholesale growers. With only a handful of employees, owners Jeanie McKewan and Michael Staver grow about 200,000 stems of flowers and succulents, supplying to grocery stores, designers, and markets throughout Chicago, Madison, and Milwaukee.
Farm Profile: The Roof Crop
The Roof Crop was founded in 2013 by Molly Meyer and Tracy Boychuk during a residential project. The two recognized in each other a love of “greening” the urban environment and joined forces to create a partnership between their companies, Omni Ecosystems and Runner Collective.
Farm Profile: Mayneland Farms
Mayneland Farm is a 15-acre farm in Naperville, IL. In operation since 1976, owner Jeremy Mayne has been running the farm since 1980. Spring through Fall, Mayneland’s farm stand is open daily, keeping the community stocked on fresh vegetables, fruit, eggs, honey, and berries. And of course, flowers!
Mercy Home for Boys and Girls
The final step in the charity selection process here at Flowers For Dreams is sorting those who made the list into their appropriate months. Out of 12 amazing organizations, how do we decide the one that will kick off the new year? We examined each one closely and chose Chicago’s Mercy Home for Boys and […]
Housing, Healthcare, and the Human Connection
As winter approaches, our attention shifts to those who are in need of warmth and compassion. The Night Ministry, headquartered in Ravenswood on Chicago’s north side, provides a number of services to those in the city who struggle with poverty and homelessness. Over the last 40 years, The Night Ministry has developed a number of […]