A Different Kind of Flower Shop

Stephanie's specializes in the creative, chic and unusual. Floral designs range from classic elegance to funky and over the top! Stephanie incorporates herbs, berries, fruits, feathers and ribbons. Containers are frequently vintage finds, teapots, and crystal compotes.

Weddings are a specialty, and no affair is too large or small. Weddings can be done in the entire Mid Atlantic area. Delivery in the Poolesville area, including Barnesville, Dickerson and Beallsville is free, and for a small charge delivery can be made to all parts of Montgomery and Frederick Counties, MD and most of Northern Virginia and Washington, DC.

We Do Fabulous Weddings for All Budgets!

As we all know, fall leads to the cold (yet beautiful) days of winter, but luckily Stephanie sees “autumn [as] a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”

With that being said, we are SO excited to announce another workshop coming up next month~

Who would’ve thought that succulents and a cinderella pumpkin would go so beautifully together? Add sheet moss, kale, and eucalyptus and you have a very different kind of Autumn centerpiece for your table or front porch ● Join us at ‘The Blue Hearth’ to create your own! Details below-

When: Wednesday, November 2nd from 6pm-9pm

Where: ‘The Blue Hearth’ – 19964 Fisher Avenue, Poolesville, MD

Cost: Please contact ‘The Blue Hearth’ for cost information

~ To sign up for this specific workshop please contact ‘The Blue Hearth’ at (240) 393-2499 or visit their website at www.thebluehearth.com ~

Cannot wait to see you all! Please stay tuned for other upcoming Autumn/Winter flower & greens workshops held at The Blue Hearth or Stephanie’s Secret Garden ~

~these little succulents are looking for a good home – join us that evening to give them a forever home~

“A [flower] crown is merely a hat that lets the rain in.” ~ Frederick the Great

The flower crown workshop was a beautiful success! We thank you all again so much for joining us and unleashing your inner flower child with Stephanie~

{Pictured is Stephanie’s daughter, Samantha}

Here are some lovely candids captured during the workshop ● All taken by the talented Terri Carbaugh Pitts ~
Caitlyn, Morgan & Kim delicately wrapping their flower crown foundation with ribbon
Stephanie’s daughter, Jessica, helping Sarah with her whimsical crown
Absolutely stunning from all angles~
Sarah’s almost finished flower masterpiece!
Lovely group of ladies flowers crowns & all~

Heliophilia (n.) desire to stay in the sun; love of sunlight

Sweet, sweet summertime has sadly faded, along with its lustrous summer palette, but with its departure it leaves us with the crisp gift of autumn. Stephanie’s Secret Garden Shop would love to help you acknowledge all the wonderful colors and smells this new season brings along with it…

…flower friends, you can now ‘pumpkin spice latte’ up your day and apple pick until the gust of winter arrives. But, remember what Mr. Thoreau said in the days to come ~ “One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter.”

Photo captured by ● Terri Carbaugh Pitts

Stephanie can create a naturally exquisite bouquet or an arrangement that will show you the absolute meaning of “let the beauty of what you love, be what you do” ~Rumi






It’s always a good day when sunflowers are around ~


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Delicate flower crowns for an exquisitely beautiful wedding any time of the year at Rockwood Manor in Potomac, MD


The modern day Glass Slipper
~both photos taken by Brook Hedge~





“And you will keep me safe, And you will keep me close, And the rain will make the flowers grow” ~Victor Hugo

Our Weddings are Always Beautiful.. Our Bridal Consultations are always complimentary. Please ask us about our “brides on a budget” option…leave the bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres to us and we’ll help you to design and arrange your own unique reception flowers. Get together with your bridesmaids for a wedding flower party and learn the basics to create a beautiful wedding on a slim budget.

~ wee little update on only w e d d i n g delivery costs – Stephanie will always honor the ‘no charge delivery fee for the Poolesville area’ for miscellaneous flower arrangements, but for weddings (all locations included) there will a l w a y s be a delivery cost – sorry for any confusion or inconvenience, we hope you understand fellow flower friends ~

A quote from this beautiful bride’s mother: “[These] are my daughter’s flowers, and they were perfect! [We] love Stephanie.”


Lovely Baby’s Breath Bridal Bouquet!

Bridal bouquet at a lovely spring wedding at Little Seneca Lodge ~


Groom’s boutonniere!

A fresh and beautiful bridal bouquet

Funky, retro, colorful vases as centerpieces


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A table-runner made of Fern and white flowers for the bridal party dinner table

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Simple, yet eye catching arrangements for the beverage table and dinner tables

Lovely Autumn wedding at the beautiful Comus Inn




Beautiful wedding outside of Mormon Temple

Cala Lilies make beautiful, yet simple bridal bouquets


Beautiful Bridal Bouquet


Father’s Day Wedding at Linganore Winecellars

Rustic ‘Country Chic’ Wedding at Comus Inn


Church door decor!



Summer Wedding at Seneca Lodge




Wedding Chuppah




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“A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in–what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.” Victor Hugo

I did not bring you roses
When you searched for something rare,
Instead I brought you daisies
And I hoped you wouldn’t care;

And now I look behind me
With a wistful little smile -
You would have taken dandelions
And loved me all the while.
☾ Linda Ori

Breathtaking wedding at the Comus Inn – Photo Credit goes to the talented Michelle Vantine Photography

Such a fun and lovely wedding at Rocklands Farm!

“Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow” Vincent van Gogh

Stephanie & her “flower friends”
(some would call them employees)
might say they “would rather wear flowers in their hair,
than diamonds around their neck” which Wedding Wire
obviously recognizes and truly appreciates ~

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Please, Like Us on Facebook @ ‘Stephanie’s Secret Garden Flower Shop’!

Simon Mainwaring believes that “social media is not about the exploitation of technology but service to community.”
With that said, enjoy some lovely flower posts from Stephanie’s Secret Garden facebook profile:




It’s the little things that make Stephanie’s Secret Garden so special. Come take a peek at our collection!

Bridesmaids and Bride at Summer Wedding with lovely white and yellow bouquets




Table arrangements for a Summer Wedding at Calleva

Flowers to brighten anyone’s day!
wintry bouquet
Wintry Bouquet!

aut5 Lovely rose wreath

For those of you who are members of a garden club, I speak and hold demonstrations at many of the local clubs….I don’t charge for my time, just flowers and supplies and we always have fun…

When in doubt, add flowers ☀ Featured on United With Love – “Fresh Inspiration for DC-area Weddings”

At the Secret Garden, Bridal Consultations Are Always Complimentary! Here is a little peek of a couple reviews sent to me be my some wonderful clients I’ve had the pleasure to work with…

“Hi Stephanie,

I just wanted to thank you so much for everything you did for our wedding this weekend! The flowers were so far beyond what I ever imagined! My breathe was literally taken away when I walked in and saw them. Everything was so perfect and absolutely beautiful! You were a pleasure to work with and I will refer everyone I know to you!

Thank you so so much!!!

Ps…we dropped the urns off on the doorstep to your shop!!
Have a great evening!”


“Hi Stephanie,

My mom and I had so much fun with you the other day. We both agreed that picking out the flowers have been our favorite part of the whole wedding planning process. You made it so easy for us.”

“In joy or sadness flowers are our constant friends” Kakuzō Okakura

Make someone’s day fabulous with a gorgeous flower bouquet or arrangement from our shop. All flower arrangements are custom designed with the recipient in mind, using favorite colors, flowers or fragrances.

Arrangements can be done in vases or “repurposed” containers (mason jars) or simply wrapped in colorful paper with a ribbon bow and delivered for the recipient to arrange in their own vase.





“Can we speak in flowers. It will be easier for me to understand.” -Nayyirah Waheed

Floral arrangements throughout the years at this secret garden…



Floral arrangements from Stephanie feature organic, funky designs and always come in unique containers. And don’t overlook those tiny floral arrangements.. corsages and boutonnieres for prom and weddings and “just because I love you” flower gifts.




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