Petals & Leaves Florist- that’s who!
Petals & Leaves Florist is excited to join the blogging community! There is so much going on around our two Columbus, Ohio shop locations, and we are just tickled to share a real-life look into the day to day at P+L, and connect with our readers and customers on a new level! The Floral Design and Wedding Industries are constantly changing, and we believe that a strong focus on knowledge, skills, creativity, and good design are what sets us apart as professionals and as a small business. At P+L we strive to promote a thriving “creative culture” where brainstorming and inspiring each other in the design process are just the way we do things. As we take our first baby steps into the wide wild world of blogging, we felt that the best way to give you, our Cherished Reader, a peak inside our world would be to introduce you to the lovely ladies of Petals & Leaves. We hope that as our blog grows, you will enjoy keeping up with us in all our adventures in floral design and wedding style in Columbus, Ohio!
“Hi I’m Dee Conrad!”
“I am the owner, manager, designer, delivery person, and heck, head bucket washer just depending on the day! And I love every minute of it! I started this business in 1997 with a passion for good design and out of the box creativity, and have worked hard to see it succeed. I am a wife and mother of six wonderful children, so craziness is pretty much just another day in the life for me! As I see how our business has grown into two locations, in Grandview and Powell, as well as new additions to our design team, I am constantly inspired by what is actually possible, and that’s pretty much anything!”
Dee Conrad 101:
Ohio Floral Association, Designer of the Year 2012, 2015, National Association of Floral Design, Designer of the Year 2015
Floral, Interior and Fashion Design, Event Planning, Painting, and Business
1 husband, 6 children, 1 (large)dog, 1 cat
Viburnum, Lisianthus, Garden Rose
Teal and Fuschia
Favorite Tv Show:
Psych or Walking Dead
“I’ve heard it Both Ways” – Shawn Spencer
Braveheart or Overboard
Anything Asian; Japanese, Chinese, whatever.
Celebrity Agent – I think I would be awesome at this
When I retire I want to travel around the country eating at all the restaurants
you see on the food network.
“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it…” Henry Ford
“Hi I’m Meghan Greek!”
“As the Weddings and Events Manager at P+L I absolutely love seeing a vision come to life! My days at the shop are FULL of conceptualizing and quoting events, meeting with couples and planners, and hand-crafting beautiful bouquets. Creating a one-of-a-kind event experience is all about the details, and I’m kind of a goddess at those! Using my skills, organizational awesomeness, and a lot of resourceful creativity to orchestrate the perfect day for a bride will never get old to me; so I will be sharing lots of fun wedding inspiration features, how to’s and tips, as well as trend forecasts and interesting ideas that inspire me and I know will inspire you!
Meghan Greek 101:
I have placed in various bridal bouquet design competitions 2012-2015
Floral design – Bouquet design, Event Design, Wedding Consulting & Planning, Floral Management & Business, Knowledge, Floral Coloring Artist
I have been married for three years, to the love of my life and I am pregnant with our first child, Walker, due in June. We have 2 dogs and 2 cats.
Peonies, Lilacs, and Gardenias
Blush and Sparkly Gold
A Favorite TV Show:
Labyrinth with David Bowie, RIP
Geezer rock like Journey, Bowie, Queen
Any kind of Seafood
Either Cocoa Beach (Where I got Married!!!) or Captiva Island, FLA
When I retire I want to open an oyster shack on a beach in Florida.
Favorite Quote: “I’m kind of a big deal” – Ron Burgundy
“Hi I’m Sarah Shaffer”
“I am a Floral Artist and Social Media Manager at Petals & Leaves, so I really get to experience a little bit of every aspect of the day-to- day activities at P+L. I can be found doing any number of things from designing daily delivery arrangements,, to working with interior designers for permanent botanicals to taking photos for the “gram”. I get to do a little of it all and I could not be more thrilled. The thriving “atmosphere of creativity” at P+L is something amazing, and I absolutely cannot wait to share it with you! I want to provide a window into our shop & industry with posts about trends in floral and interior design, tutorials and how-to’s for plants and flowers, horticultural facts and grower features. There is also a soft spot in my heart for “designing like you give a damn” so you will see lots of ways that designers are using their craft to make our world a better place!”
Sarah Shaffer 101:
CMA Art In Bloom 2016
Placed at Ohio Floral Association 2015, Columbus Museum of Art, Art in Bloom Participant 2014,2016
Floral Design, Interior & Graphic Design, Concept Sketching and Rendering, Silk and Permanent Botanical Design
Married one and a half years to my soulmate
Green Trick Dianthus
Green, Olive Green, Cucumber Green, Spring Green…you get the picture
Favorite TV Show:
Game of Thrones (can’t wait)
The Sandlot or Pride and Prejudice
Classic Rock or House Music
Breakfast Foods, basically anything with bacon and I’m in!
Bar Harbor, ME, or anywhere in Arizona
To own and sail a charter yacht in the Carribean
with my husband, like a couple of kind of hotel proprietors/congenial pirates
“Creativity is a drug I cannot live without” -Cecil B DeMille