After my first successful market day at both The New Orleans Music Box Village and Flora Arcana, I learned that the best way I can bring flowers to my fellow New Orleanians is potted, not cut.

Why the shift?

When you purchase flowers from some of the amazing local flower farmers here in New Orleans, like Pistil & Stamen or Cow Apple Horticulture, it’s important to recognize the immense effort that goes into it all. A large portion of it, of course, involves growing the healthiest, most robust blooms through environmentally-friendly practices. Another portion of it involves keeping flowers fresh after they are cut through proper conditioning, so that they can survive transport. Local flower farmers put in all of this work so that the blooms the consumer purchases will persist for as long as it is naturally possible.

Originally, I had envisioned selling cut flower bunches at local markets. However, I came to the realization that this required more resources than I currently have in my little arsenal. I am but the keeper of a backyard, after all. Maybe some day I’ll be able to do it. That day is not today.

Here’s where Honey Pop fits into all of this. I love flowers, and I wish for others to enjoy them as much as I do, to experience the unique joy in nurturing a plant to maturity. I’d love it if fellow flower enthusiasts and newbies alike could come to Honey Pop for starter plants of flowers they can’t find at the local nursery.

So from here on out, that’s what I’ll do. I’ll get seeds through the initial baby stage and get them to a point where they are happy and healthy enough for you to plant in your garden. You’ll know where they were grown. You’ll know who grew them. Isn’t that neat?

If you have any flower requests, shoot me a message at hello@honeypopflowers.com.

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