The last time someone said you had nice stems, you kept walking.
Heidi Joynt welcomes such comments.
After her day job at the Chicago Botanic Garden, she heads out to tend, plant, and harvest unusual and mainstream seeds.
Each week brings you ten to fifteen stems — heirloom sunflowers, purple basil, flowering sage, blooming onions, snow-on-the-mountain, black scabiosa, dahlias — artfully arranged in Joynt’s organic style. Since they don’t travel far (unlike store-bought flowers), the pesticide-free blossoms smell like the garden.
Later this year, Joynt will teach young women from Cook County Sheriff’s Women’s Justice Department gardening and floral design.
We’re rooting for her.
Photo: Courtesy of Field & Florist