About the Author

In 1992, Karyn was inducted into AIFD (American Institute of Floral Designers) the floral industry’s leading non-profit organization committed to establishing and maintaining higher standards in professional floral design. Currently there are two AIFD designers on staff at Sidelines, Karyn Brooke AIFD, CFD and Jim Ganger AIFD, CFD

Who’s Really Doing Your Mother’s Day Flowers?

This is a really sensitive subject for me. It has to be because I love what I do and I love flowers. I love florists……true, local hard working florists. All of us just want our customers to be happy. Flowers are the vehicles we use to say “We’re so very sorry for your loss” or “Welcome into your new home!” How about “Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, and Happy Mother’s Day!” There it is…..Mother’s Day.

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A Few More Words From Our Florist


  • Who’s Really Doing Your Mother’s Day Flowers?


    I never know what to say. If I say gay wedding I’m supposed say same sex wedding and if I say same sex wedding I’m supposed to say gay wedding. I don’t want to say anything other than I had the honor of doing wedding flowers in New York on Governor’s Island for two incredible women named Taylor and Dasha.

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  • Diffusers or Candles?


    One of the best things about being in a flower shop every day is the different floral fragrances filling the design room.  Each and every flower has its own distinctive scent.  Every time I pick up a stem of stock, bring it to my nose, close my eyes, I breathe it in deeply and relive every moment that involves cloves from studding oranges at Thanksgiving to baking pies with my mom.

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  • Governor’s Island: New York Wedding Love without Labels


    I never know what to say. If I say gay wedding I’m supposed say same sex wedding and if I say same sex wedding I’m supposed to say gay wedding. I don’t want to say anything other than I had the honor of doing wedding flowers in New York on Governor’s Island for two incredible women named Taylor and Dasha.

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