292 episodes

The Flower Podcast, hosted by Scott Shepherd is for the floral community to discuss flowers, trends, and business topics, including everything from flower farmer to all aspects of floristry. Each week a featured guest will share their knowledge, passion, and love of flowers. Join us for colorful chats with talented creatives, photographers, growers, entrepreneurs, authors, and so much more!! Be sure to subscribe on your listening platform of choice. Learn more at https://www.theflowerpodcast.com . You can also follow us on Instagram and Facebook at @theflowerpodcast .

The Flower Podcast Scott Shepherd, Host and Flower Educator

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

The Flower Podcast, hosted by Scott Shepherd is for the floral community to discuss flowers, trends, and business topics, including everything from flower farmer to all aspects of floristry. Each week a featured guest will share their knowledge, passion, and love of flowers. Join us for colorful chats with talented creatives, photographers, growers, entrepreneurs, authors, and so much more!! Be sure to subscribe on your listening platform of choice. Learn more at https://www.theflowerpodcast.com . You can also follow us on Instagram and Facebook at @theflowerpodcast .

    Amelia's Flowers with Mattie Bush-Martin

    Amelia's Flowers with Mattie Bush-Martin

    One of the most exciting trends that I believe is here to stay is flower trucks. These mobile floral shops bring fresh blooms directly to communities, markets, and special events, offering a fun and unique experience for customers. Flower trucks also present fantastic opportunities for aspiring florists and small business owners. With lower overhead costs compared to traditional storefronts, entrepreneurs can focus on sourcing high-quality blooms and building their brands on a scale that fits more comfortably within a new business budget.
    I’m thrilled to introduce Mattie Bush-Martin, the creative force and founder behind Amelia’s Flowers. Inspired by her time in Paris, Mattie aimed to create a unique and artistic floral experience that Nashville had never seen before. In 2016, with just one truck, Mattie set out to bring this vision to life, and it quickly resonated with the local community. 
    Today, Amelia’s Flower Truck is a thriving company with three trucks, three brick-and-mortar stores in the Nashville area, one in North Carolina, and has expanded to nationwide delivery and subscription services. 
    Learn more about Mattie and Amelia's Flowers with all of our past guests by visiting TheFlowerPodcast.com 
    Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform. We are available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Spotify, Amazon Music, Gaana, and many more!
    Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for access to all of our Zoom chats, tutorials, Live’s, and video extras. 
    Sponsors of The Flower Podcast
    ASCFG
    Farmer Bailey
    Rooted Farmers
    Real Flower Business
    Accent Decor
    The Gardeners Workshop

    • 48 min
    Questions for a Floral Wholesaler: Scott Shepherd

    Questions for a Floral Wholesaler: Scott Shepherd

    Welcome to The Flower Podcast, the podcast for anyone who grows or designs with flowers and even then, we talk about so much more. I'm your host, Scott Shepherd and I love chatting with guests about their stories, and uncover the beauty and challenges of working with flowers. I’m excited to share this special conversation this week.
    Several months ago, LuAnn Dickson Founder and CEO of EveryStem Software asked to turn the microphone on me for her members. We had a great time chatting about how the podcast began and diving into several questions surrounding floral wholesalers, her members had questions about ordering, pricing, credits, and more. So, I hope you find this chat helpful too. We’ve edited the interview down, but I know it was a lot of fun talking shop and hopefully helping to understand how to maximize your relationships with some of your flower suppliers.
    You can watch and listen to the entire conversation by visiting the YouTube channel of EveryStem Software.
    Learn more about all of our past guests by visiting TheFlowerPodcast.com
    Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform. We are available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Spotify, Amazon Music, Gaana, and many more!
    Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for access to all of our Zoom chats, tutorials, Live’s, and video extras.
    Sponsors of The Flower Podcast
    ASCFG
    Farmer Bailey
    Rooted Farmers
    Real Flower Business
    Accent Decor
    The Gardeners Workshop

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Heather Cain: Family Life, Italian Ranunculus, and Petal Pink Flower Farm

    Heather Cain: Family Life, Italian Ranunculus, and Petal Pink Flower Farm

    My guest this week is Heather Cain, owner of Petal Pink Flower Farm. From the urban life in San Francisco to the somewhat accidental purchase of a rundown farm in Eugene, Oregon, Heather shares about the family farm life, her incredible trip to Italy and seeing how they trialing the latest in Italian ranunculus. We are also discussing one of my personal favorite crops, hellebore, and much more. It’s a flower journey that takes us from Petal Pink Flower Farm to the greenhouses of beautiful Italy and it all begins right here on The Flower Podcast.
     Today we chat about:
    Heather’s trip to Italy with other American growers to see the latest in ranunculus and anemones. We discussed growing Hellebores and what to look for when picking varieties. * We also chatted about Salpiglossis and growing it.  Finding ways to create boundaries to help manage time. Why it’s a good idea to take some business courses to help you as you grow your business. Learn more about Heather and all of our past guests by visiting TheFlowerPodcast.com
    Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform.  We are available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Spotify, Amazon Music, Gaana, and many more!
    Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for access to all of our Zoom chats, tutorials, Live’s, and video extras.
    Sponsors of The Flower Podcast
    ASCFG
    Farmer Bailey
    Rooted Farmers
    Real Flower Business
    Accent Decor
    The Gardeners Workshop

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Are You Using The Old Farmer's Almanac?

    Are You Using The Old Farmer's Almanac?

    From planning your planting schedule based on lunar cycles to predicting weather patterns that could impact your crops, The Old Farmer’s Almanac has been a go-to guide offering invaluable insights into moon phase planting, weather prediction, and continues to evolve, meeting the needs of modern farmers and gardeners while staying true to its roots.
    Today my guest is Carol Connare, the 14th editor in the history of the old farmer’s almanac. Carol oversees this cherished publication to create a perfect blend of new, useful, and entertaining content. So I hope you enjoy the special episode as we learn more about what goes into the pages and uncover what makes this publication a timeless favorite. 
    Today we chat about:
    -How they approach weather predictions
    -Planting by Moon Phases
    -Container Gardening
    -New trends in plants
    Learn more about Carol and The Old Farmers Almanac with all of our past guests by visiting TheFlowerPodcast.com 
    Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform. We are available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Spotify, Amazon Music, Gaana, and many more! 
    Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for access to all of our Zoom chats, tutorials, Live’s, and video extras. 
    Sponsors of The Flower Podcast
    ASCFG
    Farmer Bailey
    Rooted Farmers
    Real Flower Business
    Accent Decor
    The Gardeners Workshop

    • 48 min
    Replay: Get Back Up! Sandra Sigman of Les Fleurs

    Replay: Get Back Up! Sandra Sigman of Les Fleurs

    This week we're replaying our episode with our guest Sandra Sigman, award winning floral designer, owner of Les Fleurs, and author. She launched her first book, French Blooms, last year, which is a beautiful book displaying the design principles she learned from her favorite Parisian florist. Get ready to be transported to a world of elegance and creativity as we dive into the story behind this French inspired floral journey.
    Sandra moved to France in her early 20’s working as a professional ice skater and fell in love with Paris. The daughter of a floral designer and influenced by her childhood love of flowers, she came back to the states and founded Les Fleurs, a French inspired flower shop.
    We thought that Sandra's journey, which began with her Mother would be great episode to replay with the Mother's Day holiday this week. 
    Learn more about Sandra and Les Fleurs along with all of our past guests by visiting TheFlowerPodcast.com
    Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform. We are available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Spotify, Amazon Music, Gaana, and many more!
    Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for access to all of our Zoom chats, tutorials, Live’s, and video extras.
    Sponsors of The Flower Podcast
    ASCFG
    Farmer Bailey
    Rooted Farmers
    Real Flower Business
    Accent Decor
    The Gardeners Workshop

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Pushing the Boundaries with Anna Jane Kocon of Little State Flower Company

    Pushing the Boundaries with Anna Jane Kocon of Little State Flower Company

    Anna Jane Kocon is the owner of Little State Flower Company. A sustainable 5 acre flower farm based in Tiverton, Rhode Island that produces cut flowers almost year round. Anna Jane has been professionally growing and selling cut flowers for 18 years by pushing the boundaries of her seasons through the use of heated greenhouses, companion planting perennials and diversifying her market based on the time of year. All while maximizing her small and rugged farm space to its utmost potential. Little State Flower Company focuses steadfast on environmentally-friendly growing in an effort to create local, exciting, and creative options for its thriving farm-stand and the wedding and event industry in and around Rhode Island. 
    On today’s episode we chat about how she pieced together parcels of land to produce her flowers, how she packages her flowers for her different customer bases, growing foxglove, growing gerbera daisies, and a little about growing in crates. I’m sure you’ll enjoy this packed episode.
    Learn more about Anna Jane and Little State Flower Co. along with all of our past guests by visiting TheFlowerPodcast.com
    Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform. We are available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Spotify, Amazon Music, Gaana, and many more!
    Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for access to all of our Zoom chats, tutorials, Live’s, and video extras.
    Sponsors of The Flower Podcast
    ASCFG
    Farmer Bailey
    Rooted Farmers
    Real Flower Business
    Accent Decor
    The Gardeners Workshop

    • 1 hr 22 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

pink panther ,

Entertaining, enlightening and just darn good listening

Scott, you have a wonderful technique of giving your guests the space to share their stories. Your timely prompts and thorough knowledge of the industry, enrich every episode. I’m a fan!

Greta Pearl ,

Best Flower Podcast!

Fascinating people and stories in each episode. Scott has a special talent to bring out the best of his guests.

fleurology flowers uk ,

Best Monday Mornings

I look forward to this podcast every week. Scott makes easy flowing conversation with all these amazing florists who generously give the listener great insights and tips on the floristry business, feels really genuine and relaxed with a good dose of humour! Scott rounds off with all the great take aways from the interviewees and I feel I learn something every time. Thank you!

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