After my first day of advertising my blog, I received my very first email. Boy was I excited! I was then even more excited to read about this AWESOME place out in Severn, MD (near BWI) that is a small, family-run farm that is dedicated to gardening, flowers, and cut herbs. The family-run business strives to offer old-fashioned favorites, and newer, top of the line gardening breeds to offer prospective buyers a wide range of displays
One look at the bios page of their website, and you will know you have found an absolutely amazing place to have your bouquets or centerpieces made. Martin & Maria obviously know how to have a good time, while doing something they not only enjoy, but are very passionate about. Heather is the talented artist behind all the wedding arrangements and is an absolute joy to chat with.
In addition to all the arrangements they offer, they also offer classes! When I read that, I instantly thought of how cool it would be to have a bridal shower out at the farm. In a more nontraditional fashion, guests could take classes, maybe even learn how to make some DIY centerpieces to be used in the wedding!
The farm is preserved from development in the MD Environmental Trust and Severn River Land Trust. In addition to flowers and greenery, Willow Oak has introduced native medicinal and ornamental plants to the land to be a botanical preserve and has joined United Plant Savers, an organization devoted to medicinal plant preservation.
I could write a novel about everything else that this farm has to offer, but instead I invite you to visit their website, drop an email, or follow them on facebook! In an industry that seems to be becoming more and more impersonal, focusing more on money and appearances, it is refreshing to find smaller, local vendors like this that love what they do and love to please their customers!