Summer Blooms on the Farm

Summer is such an incomparable time on the farm. Morning harvests are rich, colors appear in vibrant hues, and summer rain showers pop in and out as a treat for our flowers. Our shop is overflowing with buckets showing what a little bit of summer and a whole lot of hard work brings. While our customers and shop visitors see the harvest, it isn’t always magical behind the scenes. With longer summer days comes more challenging work. Sometimes we are unable to expend our energy…

Inside The Joli Jardin Gift Shop

Our Market St. shop has become a labor of love that we are immensely proud of. We had visions of a European market, and it has been nothing short of pure joy to intentionally create a space that embodies this style of shopping. European flower shops provide an opportunity to create your own bouquet with a wide range of flowers priced per stem. A wrapped bouquet looks simply divine, appearing as though each one was carefully crafted with someone special in mind. French boutiques provide a…

1 Year Shop Anniversary Q & A

Hello flower friends! My name is Ashley Barker, and I am the newest addition to the Joli Jardin team. Nice to e-meet you! One of my roles as the Marketing and PR Coordinator includes delivering behind the scenes content to readers on the blog. Not only does this excite the big reader in me, but I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to witness these two wonderfully inspiring women, Becca and Erin, as they work to build the flower business of their dreams.…

Christmas Gift Guide

Hello Chattanooga and beyond! I can not believe it’s the end of the year! We are busy with wreath making, dahlia digging, tulip planting, seeding trays, participating in holiday markets, and much more. We are so thankful for everyone’s support this year. I have compiled a gift guide of beautiful items available in our shop. Our shop is full of flowers, gifts from local makers and gift items from other small businesses all across the world. We truly believe in shopping small and we are…

Spooky Season

Undoubtedly, October is one of my favorite times of the year in Chattanooga. I adore Halloween. It also starts cooling off, the leaves start changing colors, and the dahlias explode to life! It’s been such a treat to be in our new shop and we knew we wanted to do a big floral piece just for this special time. We created a fun event for it at the shop and invited anyone who wanted to participate. We drank wine, snacked, and built a spooky floral…

Floral Design Workshop

We were so excited to host our first workshop in our new flower shop on Market Street. We invited Saree Silverman, a sculpture artist and floral designer, to host an ‘Intuitive Floral Design’ class this past Saturday. It was an amazing experience and we are so grateful to be able to offer educational experiences in this space. In the future, we plan on hosting more design workshops, seed starting and other gardening skills, kids workshops and more. Follow us on Instagram or Facebook to learn…

Jessica, Erin, and Becca with flowers

Flower Shop Grand Opening

Since we have had such great feedback from our wonderful clients and customers in Chattanooga for our first brick and mortar space, we have decided to open up a permanent location on 1263 Market St. This shop will be a showcase of our flower shop dreams. It will be a European styled flower market with vintage touches and an old world charm. We have an old historic space with beautiful exposed brick. In addition to a wide selection of flowers available by the stem, we…

Floral Heart Project – Chattanooga

The Floral Heart Project was started by Kristina Libby as a way to commemorate those affected by the COVID-19 crisis. You can check out their website by visiting here. This memorial in Chattanooga will serve as an outlet for all who have been affected as a way to express their grief and as a remembrance to those that have been lost. The organization, Marked by Covid along with mayors, state legislators, and Members of Congress are taking action this March 1 as part of a…

Bye Bye Bye 2020

Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021! Last year was tough and I am pretty happy it’s a brand new year. I wanted to go back and try to pick our some of my favorite moments from 2020. 1. We built a no-contact farm stand in a weekend (just Andrew and myself) when the pandemic first hit and quarantine was in effect. And it worked! We are in awe of the amount of support we received from our community. On many of the days it would completely sell…

Wildflower & Lavender Wedding in Chattanooga

We had the privilege of working with some outstanding vendors a couple of months ago on this beautiful styled shoot at Howe Farms We wanted the florals to come off as a bit wildflower and garden designed. We incorporated lavender, cosmos, lisianthus, dara, dahlias, strawflower, and more. We loved the soft and romantic look this created. If you look below, you can see some of the reception details. We have a beautiful floral chandelier that we use for wedding styling (and is available to rent)…