I'm Shirley Goodwin, owner of JR Flowers in Leesburg, VA. Thanks for taking the time to check out my blog. I'm new at blogging so bear with me! Hopefully you have a love for flowers like I do. I really can't remember a time in my life when I wasn't surrounded by flowers and plants.
As a child we would visit my grandparents in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. My grandmother, Ruby, had flowers everywhere. My siblings and I would play in the wildflowers and wooded areas just past her backyard. My mother, Sophia, loves to garden and instilled that love into me. Even as a college student I had house plants, some of which are still with me today. In the past I would bring flowers home from the grocery store. Today I try to source them from my own garden and local farms.
This summer I had the pleasure of meeting some amazing flower farmers and I can't wait to build a business relationship with them. Nothing makes me happier than arranging flowers, tending to them and watching them grow. The scent of a peony is simply intoxicating! I haven't always had time to devote to flowers but I am at a point in my life where it is now a huge priority for me. We all get distracted by life events and career interests, but right now my spirit is telling me that this is what I was born to do. I want my hands dirty, a pile of stems at my feet, and bouquets of flowers in every room.