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Hi! I’m Shannon and welcome to Thistle and Vine, a place where I’ll share my passion for gardening and floral design.

I started gardening 7 years ago, after purchasing a poorly neglected home in serious need of some curb appeal.

I began experimenting with unique and personal floral design in 2014 and uncovered a brand new passion. Since then, I’ve been encouraged and inspired by other floral designers across the country through Instagram, have met various designers around Metro Detroit, and have been taking design workshops.

I’m a strong supporter of the Slow Flowers and Seasonal Flower Alliance movements, which focus on using seasonal flowers and foliage, and materials grown in the U.S. I believe it’s important to support flower farms in our area, so I’m going to explore these options in 2016. I’ll even showcase some of those stories on the blog this year.

Thanks for stopping by!