If you’ve ever waited on line for flowers at Chattanooga Market – you can appreciate that we have added another farm to the spring mix. Stolen Flowers is a Mother/Daughter partnership of farmer florists from Armuchee, Georgia, growing specialty cut flowers. They’ve been attending our Market on Sundays this spring and hope to share their unique arrangements and bouquets with you. Their favorite look? Carefully blending stately flowers with local, wild botanicals, creating a distinctly different look.
“Seeds are fair game. I will steal seeds from any source, shamelessly. Cuttings may be had very discreetly, in very small numbers, and fresh cuts shall not be visible to the owner.
I never cut blooming flowers where there is someone to enjoy them. I recently spied a house in my neighborhood in Atlanta that looked vacant. It had several gardenias in the front just covered with the last blooms before cool weather. I pulled in the driveway, knocked on the door to make sure it was vacant – the fragrance of gardenia was dreamy – and a woman actually answered the door! I apologized for disturbing her and told her I thought the house was vacant. As I turned to leave she asked me if I was looking for a house to rent. I said, “No, I was going to steal all the gardenia blossoms.” I laughed and waived and left, making a mental note to check back in the Spring…
I will cut flowers from vacant houses and lots, and all over the interstate and road sides.
I will dig up ferns, bulbs, and entire plants from abandoned houses – houses that have been vacant for years and will be staying that way – and from open fields and creek beds and road sides.
I keep a small, discreet shovel and clippers in my car – just in case.”