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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!

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

So, so, so happy to announce we have a NEW flower workshop arriving this October!

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{Pictured is Stephanie’s daughter, Samantha}

Find your inner flower child by learning how to make your very OWN whimsical, dainty, lush, woodsy, nostalgic [insert here other infinitely beautiful adjectives] with Stephanie!

When: Saturday, October 22nd

Where: Stephanie’s Secret Garden Flower Shop –
15115 Mount Nebo Road, Poolesville MD 20837

Cost: $45 ~ includes all flower supplies and materials, plus light lunch fare with red & white wine

~ to sign up for this specific workshop please email or Facebook Stephanie to reserve your spot, can’t wait to see you all – stay tuned for other upcoming Autumn/Winter flower & greens workshops held at The Blue Hearth in Poolesville, MD ~

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

Yes, yes… it is s t i l l that sweet, sweet summertime and Stephanie’s Secret Garden Shop would love to help you acknowledge all the wonderful colors and smells this season brings along with it…

…flower friends, please hold off on pumpkin spice lattes and apple picking until after the Autumn Equinox ;) Mr. Thoreau said it best ~ “One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter.”

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

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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

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

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“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 ~

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

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Lovely Baby’s Breath Bridal Bouquet!

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

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Groom’s boutonniere!

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A fresh and beautiful bridal bouquet

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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

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Lovely Autumn wedding at the beautiful Comus Inn

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Beautiful wedding outside of Mormon Temple

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Cala Lilies make beautiful, yet simple bridal bouquets

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Beautiful Bridal Bouquet

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Father’s Day Wedding at Linganore Winecellars

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Rustic ‘Country Chic’ Wedding at Comus Inn

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Church door decor!

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Summer Wedding at Seneca Lodge
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Wedding Chuppah

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“One person’s weed is another person’s wildflower” -Susan Wittig Albert

“Remember THE LOTUS FLOWER

Great people will always be mocked by those
Who feel smaller than them.
A lion does not flinch at laughter coming from a hyena.
A gorilla does not budge from a banana thrown at it by a monkey.
A nightingale does not stop singing its beautiful song
At the intrusion of an annoying woodpecker.
Whenever you should doubt your self-worth, remember the lotus flower.
Even though it plunges to life from beneath the mud,
It does not allow the dirt that surrounds it
To affect its growth or beauty.
Be that lotus flower always.
Do not allow any negativity or ugliness
In your surroundings
Destroy your confidence,
Affect your growth,
Or make you question your self-worth.
It is very normal for one ugly weed
to not want to stand alone.
Remember this always.
If you were ugly,
Or just as small as they feel they are,
Then they would not feel so bitter and envious
Each and every time they are forced
To glance up at magnificently
Divine YOU.”
― Suzy Kassem

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

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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 ~

Stephanie's Secret Garden Reviews
 
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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:

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

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

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Table arrangements for a Summer Wedding at Calleva

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Flowers to brighten anyone’s day!
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Wintry Bouquet!

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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!”

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“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.”

“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the mind.” ― Luther Burbank

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.

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

Floral arrangements throughout the years at this secret garden…

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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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Flowers can’t solve all problems, but they’re a great start…

More wedding samples from numerous different and wonderful weddings through the years~

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Lovely boutinniere at a summer wedding at Linganore Winecellars

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‘Country Chic’ Boutonniere

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‘Country Chic’ Corsage

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Beautiful Autumn Wedding at Strong Mansion

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Chili Pepper boutonniere!

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We will be happy to “florally accessorize” your wedding cake!

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