One of my favorite local businesses is O'Berry's Succulents. Jamie and her dad, Dan create beautiful succulent arrangements in unique containers. We even have one here in the shop, a gift from one of my customers.
Jamie and I teamed up earlier this summer for a Succulent Arrangement and Macrame class here at Stash. I asked Jamie to tell me a little bit about her business so I could share it with you. Here's what she has to say:
Jamie and her father, Dan O’Berry make O’Berry’s Succulents. Together they propagate and plant succulents and cacti in up-cycled containers sourced from second hand stores, local artists and dusty basements. Their story regarding these fun arrangements began five years ago when Dan and Jamie simultaneously found they shared and interest in succulents and cacti. Dan, who studied Botany and Foliage plants set out to learn as much a possible about the bizarre and timeless plants. Dan, being unconventional and having an eccentric personality, began utilizing local resources in the Tampa Bay Area to find the most interesting succulents that were often growing in abandoned parking lots and discarded from neighboring gardens. Dan and Jamie enjoyed finding beauty in plants that otherwise would have been overlooked. They observed a rebirth and appreciation for these drought tolerant plants and set out to create arrangements that focused on artistry with repurposed materials. They have grown their business from online sales to participating in local farmers' markets and out of state craft fairs. In addition to these weekly markets they style weddings, special events and local restaurants. Jamie also enjoys teaching workshops, sharing her knowledge of succulents and how to incorporate them in everyday home decor.