That moment…

old greenhouse

Tonight I watched ‘Floret’ on Discovery+ and it was hard to hold back the tears…she shared the hard times, the hard work, the dreams, the reasons and where she is today.

KRISanthemums and Bennett Botanical Gardens had the same  hard start… as a dream, driven with passion and a lot of hard work to where we have forged our own path.

The above photo is our original ( 21×57′)  greenhouse and the photo below is where we are today ( 35’x102′ x 21′ ceilings).



Flowers Brought Smiles in 2020…

In 2020 I noticed more than ever, flowers brought smiles to those who were delivered fresh flowers from KRISanthemums. 

Flowers always bring smiles and that is a common emotion I receive and love.

Especially when delivering in 2020 I wanted to connect with everyone, to smile(through a mask) and to hug a lot of them( although I couldn’t).

Thank you to everyone who ordered flowers from KRISanthemums in 2020 ! I truly appreciate you and would be happy to work with you again.

Wishing you a great evening to send 2020 out the door…

Happy New Year’s Eve !





Comfort and cheer of the season …

The studio is bustling with the smells of cedar, pitch of pine and the excitement of sending both

comfort and cheer.

Sending love by means of flowers  this season has never been so appreciated by the smiles I see at a every door.

holiday centerpiece


From the bounty of the gardens: the greens, the contorted filbert branches and magnolia leaves set this design apart as one-of-a-kind.

This centerpiece is traveling 3 hours to its destination, via semi-truck and then picked up, I’ve been wanting this delivery to happen and it is! (I’m writing this with tears of happiness).

For me  I see both ends of  local delivery flowers…I get the order and know what the card says and then I see the faces of those who receive the flowers, kind of a full circle of connections.

It’s the extra effort, the extra love and the sharing of our love with others…

Thank you so much for all the tremendous amount of holiday orders this season.

I’m so appreciative of the support and love to myself and my small business.

‘Thank you’ to everyone  who ordered and to those who enjoy seeing the designs.

Wishing  everyone far and near the warmth, comfort and joy of the holiday season!


Flowers always say it right…

To all of you who support my small business, by ordering gorgeous flowers…  I am truly thankful.

thankful, studio, small business

Each day in 2020 we all tried to  support our community, our clients, our friends and our family  with care and compassion. Although it wasn’t always easy, we all pushed through and kept showing up. It was because of ‘you’ my terrific clients that it was possible for me.

It is my wish that flowers from KRISanthemums …

melted hearts; surprised someone special; shared tender moments; extended your heart and said what you couldn’t ( because of distance).

With my gratitude and affection,


Being thankful…

order flowers, thanksgiving

The 2020 holiday season is upon us and how different it all looks. As business people we have had to become more creative and adapt. As consumers it has taken a lot of thought and planning. For all the challenges and changes that 2020 has and is bringing us, the one constant for me is the growth and beauty of flowers.

Sharing that with others is what I’m most grateful for.

You have time to order flowers to be delivered before ‘thanksgiving’ …( which would be delivery on Wednesday)

click on ‘order flowers-local delivery’ on this web page, text or call me at 541/571-2172 .

With appreciation,




Behind the scene with flowers…

Flowers photograph so well, especially with natural light and when a professional does the photos!
the Sweet Life Photography


Each of us have our own ‘specialty’ or ‘passion’ or ‘lane’ and I try very hard to remain grounded to that thought.  The studio is my ‘happy place’ ,  where I design, create or challenge myself to go beyond what’s comfortable. Throughout the years KRISanthemums has grown and how I appreciate everyone who has helped along the way. At  times it would have been very easy to add retail, move to another location with more exposure and things like that, but I truly feel that if you find me and love flowers like I do we are meant to work together

Writing blog posts regularly is ideal,  but sometimes life and flowers take over. When I saw that it was last May since I’d written one, it made me not only embarrassed, but wondering how the time had went so fast. Granted there were  computer issues with the web site and updates ( thanks Nick for always keeping technology going) but I am trying to be more regular and to be more personal in each post.

Follow me at @kriskrisanthemums on Instagram, where  I share photos and videos  of daily life in the studio and the gardens.




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