Name: Ann Robertson of Dirt
Where are you located, and what geographical area(s) do you service?
We have a studio in Greenwich, CT but have done events up and down the East Coast from North Carolina to Cape Cod, so far. . .
How long have you been in business?
My love of flowers started when everyone's did, handing dandelion bouquets to my Mom. Only she must've appreciated them more than most, because I wanted to keep doing that everyday. After studying floral design at Parsons School of Design in NYC, I opened a creative floral studio called Dirt in October of 2003. Now we make bouquets with just about anything except dandelions.
What drew you to floral design as a profession?
Color, texture and the ability to work everyday with such a beautiful part of this earth.
What do you feel sets you apart as a floral designer?
Creativity. It comes from not being lazy and falling back on tired old rules of floral design. From thinking differently about each event and how to make it special.
What do you love most about your job?
Hearing the Ooohs and Aaahs as guests enter a room you've designed.
If you had to describe yourself in one word, what would it be?