Guest Author - Connie Krochmal
How does a website get to be the best all-around source for wreaths and dried flowers? Through hard work. This sounds old-fashioned, but when it comes to Linda’s Dried Flowers, hard work is Linda Walker, the owner, came to succeed at something she enjoys. This enabled her to reach her goal to be self supporting.
Walker explained, “I have always thought that if I work hard I am getting some place. I was always taught hard work will never hurt you… Well, after three marriages, I went back to school I figured. I’d better get an education to support my daughter and myself. That’s all I wanted was to raise my daughter in a stable, loving, supporting home. I have done that. She has a 3.0 and will be a senior. I’m very proud of her.”
Now you are probably curious as to how Linda chose to specialize in dried flowers. As is the case with some other floral designers, they didn’t originally have their hearts set on flowers. Instead, they came to it in a roundabout way. In Linda’s case, it makes for an interesting story. When she originally hired an Internet company to help her set up her website, she originally chose cookware. But things happened along the way. There were interminable delays and problems. As a result, she switched to flowers. She explained, “I switched my niche to dried flower wreaths because I really love decorating my home. All my friends tell me this is where my talent is…I do all
I can to promote my store and sell these beautiful wreaths. They really are beautiful. We have a wide selection. Our wreaths have a long lasting quality about them. The flowers are preserved and/or dried, so your wreath is going to last you a long time. You can reuse them as the seasons change.”
Linda’s Dried Flowers is located in Brookings Harbor, Oregon on the coast just a few miles from California. The floral materials come from an eleven-acre farm with mostly cut flowers and herbs specifically for her wreaths and swags. Hydrangeas are the main crop for the most part. The area also provides special woodland products.
At Linda’s Dried Flowers retail shop, you can buy flowers as well as wreaths, potpourri, herbs, and spices. This is closed on Mondays. Before visiting, check the website for details and the phone number. At the shop, there is a small formal herb garden that is open year-round.
Everyone knows what a wreath looks like. Yet, you’ll be pleasant surprised and pleased with Linda’s. These come in every imaginable shape, and size. There are round ones, square ones, snow-flake shaped ones, and heart shaped ones in everything from minis to ultra large. A number of them are made especially from herbs, including arched herb swags, herb bundles, a square herbal wreath, and a vertical herb swag. In addition to the ones intended for décor, the site also offers bird-friendly wreaths designed for the outdoors in the form of round wreaths, and swags. Linda’s also features ocean-inspired wreaths and floral materials.
For Christmas, this site offers the best fresh wreaths you’ll find anywhere. In addition to traditional round ones made from greens, other kinds are available. These include an all-white round wreath, a square boxwood frame, a Christmas swag, a square one made with fresh myrtle, and an Oregon myrtle swag as well as a traditional wreath. Other ones of seasonal interest include a round White Christmas wreath, and a snowflake wreath.
For Valentine’s Day, you’ll love the heart-shaped wreaths. To bring a note of cheer to the dismal winter months, I recommend the herbal and floral wreaths and swags.
The wreaths and materials from Linda’s are suitable for every sort of occasion and season. They’re perfect for anniversaries, birthdays, weddings, house warmings, and other events.
Some of the wreaths are made specifically for outdoor use, which can’t be said of most items you see sold elsewhere.