My name is Maria and I am the owner of Save the Bees Flower Co, a little urban flower farm in Lehi Utah.
I often get asked how I started growing cut flowers in Utah and the answer is pretty simple. I’ve always had an interest in floral design, but did not have a lot of opportunities to pursue it between my degree at BYU and starting my young family.
We bought our first home in 2017 and it came with a giant yard and a derelict garden space. I started dreaming about what I could plant in that space and had the thought to plant cut flowers to explore my interest in floral design from the ground up.
At first, I didn’t know if growing beautiful, bouquet-worthy blooms was possible here in Utah. However, after years of research and jumping in with both feet, I discovered that Utah CAN grow gorgeous cut flowers.
Peonies, tulips, roses, ranunculi, snapdragons, hellebore, dahlias, sweetpeas and more grow happily here along the Wasatch Front!
I am now a budding farmer-florist specializing in whimisical, garden-style arrangements for CSA members and Utah brides.
I also share my love for growing cut flowers by teaching workshops at Thanksgiving Point.
My dream is to see fields of flowers growing along our beautiful Utah mountains someday.
Although I will never expand to a full size farm, I beleive the more flowers in Utah the better. Better for our declining pollinator community. Better for our food crops. And better for our floral industry.
To get to know me better, you can follow along on my Instagram.
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