Frederick, MD Florist Katy’s Flower Wagon
A twist on the traditional Frederick, MD Florist look, Katy’s Flower Wagon brings joy in a smaller size!
I never realized how therapeutic flowers were until recently. I know this sounds like a “duh” moment, but until I started gardening, I didn’t understand all the hype. My mom and dad were ALWAYS outside gardening as I grew up. I thought it truly had to be the most boring hobby, opting to stay inside. But life happens, and you begin to need things to quiet your mind. I realized how incredibly beautiful and necessary the quiet work is to your well-being.
I used to write a series of blogs when I lived in Southwest Virginia highlighting farmers and craftsmen of the region. It was a source of great joy, connection, and learning. Though I’ve moved and changed a bit, a few posts still remain on their market website. I wanted to try something similar here, though maybe not as in-depth. I want to highlight newer and smaller businesses in a hopes to cultivate community and local economy! I visited Katy, a different kind of Frederick, MD florist, as she was setting up one crisp Saturday morning at Sweet Clover Barn crafts market. Check out our interview below!
Q & A
1. What got you into florals?
My Momma! I have always liked flowers but to be honest, I got into this business because of the wagon. I have always liked vintage trailers and wanted to start a business around one. When my mother sent me a picture of someone’s flower business they had set up in a VW Microbus (I have wanted one since I was 8), the idea wouldn’t leave my head. I started getting really interested in floral design and growing flowers (I’m still working on that part) when I found the wagon I have now!
2. What’s your favorite part of the process? (mine is making the first photo edits and seeing the transformation!)
I love what I do! (except trying to put the cover over the trailer…) But one of the most peaceful things to me is clipping and organizing flowers when I get them on Thursday or Friday mornings. I get to stand over my desk, filled with the prettiest bloom and colors, and just clip and arrange.
3. What farms do you source from?
I work with Belle Blooms and Winding Root Farm who grow beautiful blooms! But I also source a lot of my local flowers from Monocacy Valley Flower Co-op which is available to local florists.
4. What are some of your big goals?
I think I’m still developing those. I want to start designing more weddings and special events but I love selling flowers out of the wagon and I am so proud of this business! I hope to keep growing as a business and connecting with other businesses around Frederick.
5. Is floral design what you’d like to do full-time?
I am currently a full-time student at UMD (studying Theater Design and Arts Managment) and I work at The Common Market. I think I’m still trying to figure out what I want to do with my life but I have found a love for floral design and I plan to keep it as an important part of my life.
6. Why is local important to you?
My mother started her own business when I was 17 and I got to help and watch her develop and grow as an amazing and successful business woman. She, as a business, always had amazing support from other local businesses, partnerships, and customers. I have been overwhelmed with the same amazing support as a new business starting out. I think the local community is essential to small businesses and I want to be able to support them as they have supported me. Thats why I try to source as much local flowers as I can and it is one of the many reasons I love partnering with other local businesses and artists!
7. How can clients and potential couples start the process with you for designs?
Message me! Email or DM me and let’s talk about what I can do to help make your wedding, event, or everyday even more beautiful!
8. Are there any other bits of information you’d love potential clients and customers to know? Fun facts, etc.?
One thing that seems to surprise people is that I am 20 years olds. I am incredibly passionate about my business and want to provide the best service I can to my clients and shoppers. If you ask me, flowers make everyday a little better and a little brighter!
Katy is a smaller scale Frederick, MD florist, and I can’t wait to see where she goes. Interested in checking out Katy’s designs for yourself or making a bouquet stem by stem? Check out her insta to find out where she’ll be next!! If you want to check out more blogs like this and support your local community, check my blog for highlights, tips, tricks, and the latest photoshoots!