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January 13 2024

Ordering Vase Arrangements

Tags: Stuff You Can Buy

How It Works

We offer flower orders for pick up at our shop on Saturday mornings. Fill out our order form. We will email a confirmation and invoice to you for online payment.

Sample Arrangements


All of the flowers we use are locally grown by our farmer friends, and custom designed in our studio.

Our dedication to sustainability and exclusively sourcing local flowers determines how we work. The arrangement is made with the best stuff we have at the time of the design. We don't always know in advance what flowers will be in your arrangement. We do know they will be awesome!

It's weird. We know our model isn't for everyone, but you know who you are if it is, and we want to be your florist.


January 13 2024

Open Studio Pop Ups

Tags: At LoCoFlo, Open Studio

Drop-in. Design. Do it.

These events are scheduled sporadically. Make sure we're open! Stay up to date with us by subscribing to Ellen's newsletter.

What is it?

Open Studio is a self-directed flower design event. It’s super casual. Bring a vase or buy one from us. We have the flowers, the corkscrew, and everything else you need for a magical afternoon of floral enchantment.

Come solo for some alone time with flowers, or bring friends for a unique social outing. Please give us a heads up for groups of four or more so we can save a table for you. If you have eight or more, give us a call or email for a private class/flower party.

How it works

Just drop in. We sell flowers by the stem. You pick them out. Stay and design your arrangement or wrap them up to take home. Ellen will be available for critique and advice.

When Is It?

Open Studio is a pop-up event. Check our Classes and Events for the next scheduled Open Studio or subscribe to Ellen's newsletter to stay up to date.


December 20 2023

2024 LoCoFlo BookClub

Tags: BookClub, At LoCoFlo

Meetings are Monday nights at 7:00PM at the shop (dates below).

BookClub on Zoom! I'll be hosting online meetings Tuesday nights at 7:00PM following the in-person Monday night meetings (join my email list for the zoom links).

  • Feb 26 2024 North Woods by Daniel Mason
  • Apr 22 2024 Soil by Camille Dungy
  • Jun 24 2024 Fire Weather by John Vaillant
  • Aug 5 2024 This Country by Navied Mahdavian
  • Sep 23 2024 Birnam Wood by Eleanor Catton
  • Nov 11 2024 Land of Milk and Honey by C Pam Zhang


July 23 2023

Mrs. Worldwide: Ellen's Online Course

Tags: Classes

Ellen is taking her talents online! In a partnership with The Gardener's Workshop Ellen has created an online course called Florist School Online: Growing Your Business with Local Flower Sourcing. In this course Ellen shares how she built a thriving floral business exclusively sourcing locally-grown flowers. In this course you will learn:

  • How to build relationships with farmers in your area
  • The logistics of procuring locally-grown flowers
  • Marketing, selling and differentiating with locally-grown flowers
  • How to build and sustain a network of local, interdependent suppliers and consumers
  • An overview of the landscape of the global and national cut flower industry and the significance of locally sourced flowers in the industry and to your business
  • How to examine your motivation for going local and capitalize on your authentic story
  • How to build a loyal and returning customer base for a thriving floral business

How it Works

This course is available on demand and is self-paced. Also included in your enrollment:

  • Access to The Gardener's Workshop private Facebook group for students.
  • Ellen's webinar: Dried Wreath Making Tips.
  • Over 300 searchable FAQs on the course content.

Learn More

If you are an aspiring florist, an established florist looking to re-invigorate sales, a farmer-florist who needs to embellish your own output, a farmer looking for new sales outlet, this course will provide you with a thorough roadmap to source your product locally and insight into the business of local flowers. Join the course news email list to stay informed on offerings, give-aways and other marketing for this course.


April 18 2023

Flower Club: Bloom Battle '23 Celebrity Surprise

Tags: Flower Club, At LoCoFlo

We had a surprise visitor at the 2023 Bloom Battle public display and judging event - flower OG Dave Dowling! Dave has done it all in the floral world including farming, designing, vending, teaching and national leadership as the ASCFG President. He can now add Bloom Battle judge to his resume. Not originally slated to the celebrity panel, we put his expertise to work when he showed up unexpectedly. Dave joined former contestants Jen Majewski, Ian Tresselt and Chris Vaeth to place these arrangements in Bloom Battle renown.

For the second straight year the people and the judges agreed. Amanda won the People's Choice and 1st prize.

Danielle, a former 1st place winner, picked up 2nd.

Jo, also a former 1st place winner, took 3rd this year.

This photogenic beauty by Adrienne won the Instagram Famous voting.

View all of the arrangements and more pictures from the event.


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