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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!

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What a b-e-a-utiful way to welcome 2019! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! 💕

Yet again, thank you so much to all the wonderful brides who entrusted us with your wedding flowers! We are beyond grateful & feel so privileged; thank you again, fellow flower friends ⤵


The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also 🌸 Harriet Ann Jacobs

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We trudged through the crisp concinnity of the winter chill; praying for a blizzard, but at the same time wishing for that warmth of the summer sun on our faces. I feel thankful that I’m a Marylander; we get to witness that kelly green color bleed and transform into a hundred different warmer hues, then we dolefully watch our earth’s palette grow weary as she tucks herself underneath an ocean of snowflakes. Now the snow has melted and the days stretch themselves longer. Mother Nature has woken up and as she walks along the earth, she leaves behind foot prints of cherry blossom petals, dewey green grass and the sound of peeper frogs that echo the star scattered skies ☾

It’s hard to slow down, especially as we get older. The multimedia blasts ads for sales on holidays months in advance causing our lives to sprint by, while we eat our own dust. Waiting to graduate, waiting for that next promotion, along with a thousand other reasons we keep ourselves going, going, going…

Close your laptop and lay your heavy hearted pen down. Step away and step outside. Saturate your body, mind, soul, and mood while filling your lungs with that delicious, earnest air. Try, try, try to think only of the here and now. S. Brown said it best… “the first blooms of spring always make my heart sing.”

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Make sure to stay up to date with everything Stephanie has to offer, from her workshops to the latest delivery of stunning flowers to her shop via Facebook and/or Instagram ↬ @stephsecgard – & of course you can always give us a ring; we at Stephanie’s Secret Garden love making someone’s day that much more special with a bouquet or arrangement of fresh flowers. Happy Spring to all my fellow flower children 🌱

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Next Workshop ↬ Please, Stay Tuned…

In the meantime – as always, Stephanie’s most loyal [and cutest] customers – they love to meet new flower friends during our workshops!
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Our Shepard mix, “Laddie”, & his smallish Shitzu friend, “Flower” 💜

P.S. Remember, you can always reserve a private flower workshop for a birthday, anniversary, reunion or just because you’re feeling whimsical🍃

WEDDINGS ⫸ by Stephanie

Our weddings are always beautiful and our bridal consultations are always complimentary ➰

For brides on a budget (aren’t we all :-) 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.

Here a few options, ladies ↯
We can help you plan and order all your bridal flowers for you as a DIY wedding or we can provide some of your wedding florals, such as bouquets, boutonnieres, and ceremony decor and you can do your own reception flowers or whatever part of the floral designing you’d like to do yourself or we can do all your wedding florals but you may want to do your own set up at the wedding venue or even pick up the wedding flowers at our shop the day of.

Please give Stephanie a call or email her to discuss how we can make planning your wedding flowers less stressful & more fun!

~ 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 ~



AS MARYLAND LEAVES TURN THEIR BRILLIANT HUE, TWO IN LOVE WILL SAY ‘I DO’ ♡

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Beautiful wedding photos captured 📸 by the talented Mary Sarah Photography ⇝
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A few snapshots by the talented 📸 Liz Stewart of a timeless, gorgeous wedding held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel ⤸
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Candids from a lovely and whimsical Woodend Sanctuary wedding ↡
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Enjoy a few more lovely photos from one of Stephanie’s past weddings ↬

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◈ Photos captured by the talented, ‘Mathy Shoots People’ ◈

More lovely photos from another beautiful wedding this year by Stephanie ~
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◩ Above photos were captured by Amanda Summers Photography ◪

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

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Lovely Autumn wedding at the beautiful Comus Inn

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Cala Lilies make beautiful, yet simple bridal bouquets

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Rustic ‘Country Chic’ Wedding at Comus Inn

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Church door decor!

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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!

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“Wild roses are fairest, and nature a better gardener than art.” Louisa May Alcott ☀ Dear My Fellow Flower Friends, Thank you…

Turning my passion into what my business is now is an amazing feat. I don’t consider what I do as work – I do what I do because I truly enjoy it. Taking what nature lends me and turning it into something that can make an average event into a dream within a dream, lighten the heavy weight of everyday burdens, letting a love know that you haven’t left their thoughts all day or just a simple acknowledgement to a friend that you are there for them. You, my fellow flower friends, are to thank for thinking of me in all those times of want, need, and just because.

A styled shoot at the lovely ‘Aix La Chapelle Farm’ venue in Poolesville, MD ➴

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Follow this link (copy & paste) to a recent wedding of the beautiful couple, Amy & Jeff, flowers by Stephanie and moments captured by the talented Nicole Barr at Congressional Country Club ➳ http://nicolebarrphotography.com/amy-jeff-congressional-country-club-bethesda-md/

Thank you, Washingtonian Magazine and yet again Wedding Wire… Stephanie’s Secret Garden Flower Shop started on a dream in a wee shop hidden within a plaza in the rural town of Poolesville; because of all her amazing & loyal flower people, Wedding Wire awarded Stephanie (yet again!) the ‘WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award of 2017′ – and if that was not enough Stephanie was featured in the Washingtonian for ‘The 16 Coolest Washington Weddings of 2016′ and her flowers were also featured in an article on the beautiful wedding of Nancy Bell & Jesse Vasquez!

Link (copy & paste) to full article in the Washingtonian ➳ https://www.washingtonian.com/2016/12/14/the-16-coolest-washington-weddings-of-2016/

Link (copy & paste) to the full article on Nancy’s and Jesse’s Wedding ➳ https://www.washingtonian.com/2016/12/05/texas-boho-flair-colorful-alexandria-restaurant-wedding/

“The Earth has its music for those who listen” 🌾 George Santayana

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 our amazing brides & Wedding Wire obviously keeps recognizing and truly appreciates:






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Weddings, Wedding VenuesStephanie's Secret Garden, Best Wedding Florists in Washington DC - 2014 Couples' Choice Award Winner
 

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Past Flower, Succulent & Green Workshops with Stephanie ✾

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Photo captured by the very talented ➳ Terri Carbaugh Pitts

All of the past workshops have been a beautiful success! We thank you all again so much for joining us and unleashing your inner flower child with Stephanie ~ Stay tuned via Facebook for any upcoming workshops!

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The latest workshop we hosted 🌷 A flower fairy birthday celebration workshop!

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Green on green on green! Some finished pieces from Stephanie’s succulent workshop ~

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◐Pictured is the lovely Dawn Dolan◑

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{Stephanie’s daughter, Samantha, wearing a wedding flower crown}

Lovely candids captured during one of the flower crown workshops ● PC: Terri Carbaugh Pitts
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Caitlyn, Morgan & Kim delicately wrapping their flower crown foundation with ribbon
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Stephanie’s daughter, Jessica, helping Sarah with her whimsical crown
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Absolutely stunning from all angles~
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Lovely group of ladies flower crowns & all ~

Please, like us on Facebook @ ‘Stephanie’s Secret Garden Flower Shop’ & feel free to follow Stephanie on Instagram at ’stephsecgard’↯

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 and Instagram profile:

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“The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.” – George Santayana

As George Santayana stated, family truly is beautiful, therefore Stephanie is beyond lucky to have her son, Sidney, and her daughter, Jessica, joining her wedding business!

Sidney has his very own flower farming business right outside Stephanie’s shop at Willow Pond Farm! His beautifully grown flowers will be sold in Stephanie’s shop for any of your special occasions 🌷
Feel free to follow him on Facebook at Gypsy Flower Farm and/or Instagram @gypsyrooted

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Jessica is a graduate of L’Acadamie de Cuisine & the most talented (yes, I may be bias) pastry chef around. She’ll be making every bride’s day special & beautiful not in flowers, but in wedding cakes ⤐ Contact Stephanie about customising your unique wedding cake! Please, feel free to follow Jessica on Instagram @_jessweets_ ↯

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“Photographing a cake can be art.” -Irving Penn

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The magical and one of a kind ~Unicorn Cake 🍰~

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Contact Us 🌿

Stephanie’s Secret Garden is Poolesville’s only florist, located a few miles from town, at 15115 Mount Nebo Road

Open everyday of the week, but if you would like to stop by and visit the shop, please call Stephanie before hand⤸

Order your flowers by phone!
(301) 349-4050

Or, contact us by email: Stephaniessecretgarden@gmail.com

Here’s a map to the shop. Come take a peek!