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Why the Name Change?

Why the Name Change?

Cutting sunflowers on my farm
English roses from the farm
The Norfolk store just before opening day
The Virginia Beach store
Scott and I doing what we always do;)
WHY THE NAME CHANGE? We posted on social when we changed it but still get asked daily's the low down:⁣

When we were preparing to open HortiCulture Design Co. (our original name when we opened in 2020), we planned to solely be a plant and flower shop. We had plants, pots, fresh flowers and a handful of cool candles, sweets and gift items. As we've evolved, we've had requests for and added SOOOOOO much more home and gift items and the shops are fuller than they ever were. Additionally, we launched an online shop so that we can ship our beautiful goods to friends and family. HOWEVER...the 2 things we don't ship? PLANTS AND FLOWERS! They are super perishable and much prettier when they haven't been stuffed in a box and we just don't want to do that to them.⁣

SO....we needed a more "neutral" name that doesn't pigeonhole us into being JUST plants and flowers (Not to mention the regular phone calls asking if we sell crepe myrtles and do landscape design😂)⁣
If you didn't know...I started out in flowers as a flower farmer. I first used a small 1/2-acre plot of family land and eventually bought a 7-acre farm and had almost 3 acres of it planted at one point. I grew over 100 varieties and participated in trials (and was on the board of directors) for the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers. I had a small greenhouse where I started seeds and grew everything from English roses to lilies to zinnias. I first sold at a little stand at La Promenade Shoppes in Virginia Beach and then was the first flower vendor at Old Beach Farmers Market. From there, I moved on to weddings and did dozens of weddings over a 12 year period. After a short break from it all to be home with my kids, I took the leap into retail with HortiCulture Design Co.
When I opened our Norfolk store, my husband Scott was my partner in crime, as he is with pretty much everything we do. I bounced every idea off of him, we built things together and he was there opening day when over 70 people came through to check out our new shop and show their support. When I told him a few months later that we needed another store in Virginia Beach, he jumped back in to help with whatever was needed. Because of all only made sense that the new name reflects our partnership and 9/22 is actually our wedding anniversary.

WHAT HAS CHANGED? Literally nothing but the name! We get bigger plant shipments every time and have beautiful flowers in both shops at all times unless we sell out!). If we've been your favorite plant shop (THANK YOU...seriously!) we want to keep it going. Hoping for more flower options in 2023? We've got you...stay tuned! Have we become your go-to gift shop? Yay...we love that!!⁣

Thanks for being a part of our little community. We have SO MUCH new stuff planned and can't wait to share!⁣