Yearly Archives: 2018

BB Podcast Bonus Episode: Hitomi Gilliam AIFD + Holly Chapple (LIVE)

We were thrilled to have Hitomi and Holly as guests for the first-ever live taping of the BB Podcast during the BB Garden Style Workshop on November 5, 2018. The interview was structured as a Q&A with the audience of attendees at the end of the workshop day. Because the BB community is spread far and wide and couldn’t all be there with us that day, we want to share the conversation with you! You’d be hard-pressed to find two designers with as many valuable lessons to share about flowers and life. It’s our gift to you…enjoy. Happy Holidays! xo

Special Thanks

We’d like to say a very special thank you to our BB Garden Style Workshop partners. We could not have accomplished this workshop and continued to fulfill the BB Garden Style mission without them. We’re incredibly grateful for their support and encouragement! Save the date…we’re doing it again on April 2, 2019 with two more flower friends who are anxious to share their knowledge while supporting the BB Garden Style initiative… Francoise Weeks and Jennifer Ederer! Details coming soon!

November 2018 Partners

Market 1023
Ten23 Photography
Greenleaf Wholesale
Syndicate Sales
Urban Rubbish 
Tricia Barksdale Designs
Petals, Ink
Curated Blooms
Basecamp Farms
Woodbine Flower Farm
The Queen Theatre
Downtown Bryan Association
Love & Lace Bridal Boutique
Details Party Rental
Grub Burger Bar
Copy Corner

Live Podcast Production Team:

Joel McGee | Chris Hoover | Landon McGee

Wreath Love

Flora Organica Designs


Thatch Floral


Thatch Floral

Leuca Floral

Heather Page | brass wreath form from COOEE Designs

Thatch Floral

Swallows & Damsons

Firenza Floral Design | Belle and Beau Photography


Student Mary Hayward Spotswood | Rosegolden workshop

Flowers by Bornay | Paula Cadavid Photography

Passifora Studio

Sullivan Owen | Maggpie Rentals | With Love & Embers


Two Wild Hands

Carpe Diem Design

The Wilding Collective | Tono + Co

BB Podcast Episode 31: Cara Fitch

“Freelancing helped me build a community of florist friends which is the thing that’s most dear to me right now.”

-Cara Fitch | Trille Floral

Photo by Brigid Arnott for Home Beautiful Magazine

Today we’re sitting down with Cara Fitch, owner of Trille Floral in Sydney, Australia to discuss:

  • how she found the courage to make a career change to floral design
  • how freelancing helped her build a community of flower friends
  • why she decided to start her own business
  • how her clients find out about her business
  • her production schedule for weddings
  • her buying strategy at the Sydney Flower Market
  • her ideal client
  • the advantages of working for others
  • her thoughts on blogging

Lana Ivanova Photography

Lilli Kad Photography

Links mentioned in Episode Thirty-One:

Links of Interest:

Website | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest

We Are Origami


Today’s episode is brought to you by:

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BB Podcast Sound Engineer: Landon McGee

15 Favorite Autumn Florals

Flower Vibes | J Low Events

Tono + Co | Olive & June Floral Co | Michelle Lange Photography

Trille Floral

Anna Svensson | Cultivated bouquet class

BLOOM Floral Design

3 Leaf Floral | K Robinson Photography

Mayesh Wholesale


Pistil and Stamen | Trevor Mark Photography

Sophie Felts Floral Design | Bonnie Sen Photography

The Garden Gate Flower Co 

Max Owens Design | Charla Storey Photography | Jennefer Wilson Photography | Start Up Camp | Birds of a Feather Events 

Joanne Truby Floral Design House

Tinge Floral

Atelier Bloom Bloom | Deer’s Photography