BB Podcast Episode 34: Ashley Fox

“I love a close community of floral designers and I don’t see any other way to survive frankly.”

-Ashley Fox


Today we’re visiting Ashley Fox, owner of Ashley Fox Designs in Woodbury, Minnesota to discuss:

  • how she sets and meets goals
  • knowing her boundaries and doing business with integrity
  • how she edits the body of work she shares with the world to attract her ideal clients
  • the value of sketching ideas as they come to her and putting them away for future clients
  • saying ‘NO’ so she can say ‘YES’ to the projects she loves
  • how her craving for visual stimulation led her to a creative career
  • her desire to share with her community and colleagues
  • the fears she had about moving her business and the surprising outcome
  • how her garden mentor influenced her use of texture and color
  • her experience with styling for catalogs
  • how her installation work evolved into larger and more difficult designs

Amanda Nippoldt Photography

Links mentioned in Episode Thirty-Four:

Amanda Nippoldt Photography

See more of Ashley’s work:

Website Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest

Alexander Steele Photography


Today’s episode is brought to you by:

Click here for dates and locations of 2019 Mayesh Design Star workshops with Atlanta-based floral designer Shean Strong.  And don’t miss Shean’s Tutorial Videos this year! Watch his Bouquet Tutorial here.


BB Podcast Sound Engineer: Landon McGee

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BB Podcast Episode 33: Teresa Fung

“Part of my dream for these girls that come through my studio is to actually help them dream bigger.”

-Teresa Fung | Mimosa

Image courtesy of Dorothy Greco

Today we’re visiting Teresa Fung, owner of Mimosa in Boston, Massachusetts to discuss:

  • how she pulled from her musical background, as well as her educational background in International Relations & Education Policy to create a unique business suited to her interests and personal goals
  • the job fair that led to serious conversations about the direction of her career
  • how she developed a relationship with a non profit organization through persistence
  • the internship program she developed for girls at risk
  • the business advice she received which led her to pursue the social interests she felt called to address through her business, Mimosa
  • her tips for getting involved and offering your services to a non profit organization

Links mentioned in Episode Thirty-Three:

See more of Teresa’s floral art on  Instagram


Today’s episode is brought to you by:

Click here for more info on Flower Math: The Florist’s Guide To Pricing & Profitability or visit the Real Flower Business website here.


BB Podcast Sound Engineer: Landon McGee