© Helene Cyr
I'm Julie Rémy, the owner of Fleuris Studio & Blooms, a small floral design studio I created for the love of flowers. I'm obsessed with their grace, the stories they take part in and the emotions they stir. I love both cultivating them and designing them into natural and free-spirited arrangements.
As a grower and a floral designer, I celebrate what's in season. Beyond the blooms that I carefully grow for my own floral work, I collaborate with local growers to source distinctive flowers as much as possible. I am a member of the Island Flower Growers Co-op, a group of like-minded growers who came together to offer a vibrant wholesale flower market and distribution hub to local florists and floral designers.
Flowers have the power to touch our lives in deep and personal ways. By embracing them in our everyday life, we cultivate our connections with each other and the natural world in a celebratory way. They are a language of love and beauty spoken through colours, textures, shapes, lines and even perfumes that will be personal to each and every one of us.
The flowers we grow in the gardens of Glendenning Farm are sustainable and part of our crops are reserved to attract and nourish bees, hummingbirds, butterflies and many beneficial insects and wildlife.
My work is for those who appreciate the elegance of nature, it's fragile, luxurious and untamed nature. I use flowers grown in gardens in which no insecticides, fungicides or herbicides were used. This may lead to finding a ladybug at work or a little frog having a nap, among other creatures from the environment we live in. It is part of creating a vibrant ecosystem.
Julie works in a private studio located at Glendenning Farm on beautiful Vancouver Island and specializes in weddings, events and home decor subscriptions. She learned how to grow beautiful and abundant blooms with confidence thanks to the Floret online workshop. She also keeps fine-tuning her design skills through a multitude of workshops offered by amazing designers such as Christin Geall, Sarah Winward, Holly Chapple, Gabriela Salazar and Katie Davis.