Welcome New Friends!

Hi there!

 

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.

Stay tuned for more of my adventures as I build my business!