Scott Shepherd

 
 Photo by Sarah Ingram

Photo by Sarah Ingram

I've been in the floral industry for over 25 years. Although most of that time has been spent in sales for a wholesale company, I share the same passion for flowers as you.

My love for flowers began as a child walking in the footsteps of my grandmother. What started as helping in the vegetable garden grew to expand from the pink petunias to the splendid blossom of viburnum on the family farm.  My other grandfather had a love for trees and enjoyed collecting incredible specimens of ginkos and redwoods, not something often seen in Northwest Ohio.

My interest in flowers only grew from there. Throughout childhood, my family let me dabble in the home landscape planting seeds, shrubs, and most of all experimenting with flowers. YES! I was that guy, not with trophies on my wall, but with grow lights and plants in my bedroom. 

My floral journey eventually led to a degree in horticulture. Just before graduating, I couldn't decide on a field to pursue,I LIKED THEM ALL.  Dr. Alan Armitage, my then advisor at University of Georgia, received a phone call from a floral wholesaler and described the kind of person they were looking for to join the company....

So now, years later, I'm still involved in the floral industry.

As I approach my 25th anniversary at Cut Flower Wholesale, I decided to start a podcast to share my unbelievable journey with phenomenal friends, remarkable talent, and breathtaking flowers. My hope and dream for The Flower Podcast is to create a meeting place to chat with guests from all areas of the floral industry as they share their personal insight to flowers, business, and the future of flowers. I believe their love for flowers and design will be contagious!

Some things about our industry have changed in 25 years, but the beauty of a blossom will always be. I am thankful you have joined our floral family in this remarkable journey.

Scott Shepherd  

A.K.A 'Cutflower Scott"