Why Petal Pushers?

the powerful draw of flowers

After a wonderful career in teaching, I felt a tug to continue learning and to tap into my creative side. To be honest, I wasn’t even sure I had one!  But one day, I happened upon a book called Cut Flower Garden by Erin Benzakein. The photos burst off the pages, and I knew then that I wanted to work in flowers. So, I got started building beds, a potting shed and learning everything I could about growing flowers.

What a good choice it has been!  With our busy lives, it’s easy to forget that we are immersed in the miraculous.  Flowers remind us and fill us with joy. They express our emotions when words fail. They are integral to a deep connection to the natural world and to each other. 

Every time I meet a new customer, I am reminded of the power of flowers to evince emotion. One woman stopped by the flower stand, announcing that she had just been diagnosed with cancer, and “by God, I’m going to have flowers!”  A  young man stopped by because he was meeting a woman he was clearly sweet on.  He wanted to show her his affection, but was shy about saying so.  Flowers say things we find hard to express and satisfy  our hunger for beauty.

Since Petal Pushers flowers are grown sustainably here in Santa Fe, you know you are helping to support and improve our natural environment and to provide nourishment and habitat for our pollinators, all while  tapping into nature’s beauty. A win-win if ever there was one!

Flowers: for all the meaningful moments in our lives!

Words from Our Customers

  • At SFFM: “You’re the best flower lady at the market!”
  • Neighbor at flower stand: “Nina said her flowers lasted 12 days..”
  • At SFFM: “This is beautiful. Simple. Elegant.”
  • Marie: “Your flowers are gorgeous! Thirsty and gorgeous!”
  • Cynthia: “I love your flowers!”
  • At SFFM: “Your flowers are so sweet!”
  • “My dahlias are absolutely beautiful. I bought the seedlings from you. I can hardly wait for the next choices you will have to offer.”

Your Flowers Await You!

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