Destination: Flowers and Weeds
At the corner of Cherokee and Compton, the building once hidden behind an overgrown garden has been given new life by floral designer and entrepreneur Jessica Douglass, owner of Flowers and Weeds.
Inside the colorful space, green takes over in the form of houseplants and succulents stacked throughout. The transformation of the shop both inside and out has turned the spot on the corner into a horticultural delight.
Through what Douglass refers to as her ‘apprenticeship years’ working at local flower shops and garden centers, she expanded her knowledge of plants to compliment her degree in entrepreneurship which led to Flowers and Weeds. The seasonal addition of handcrafted terrariums to Cherokee shop The Heirloom Room in 2012 flourished into a partnership and temporary home for Flowers and Weeds in the greenhouse behind the store.
Within the new shop space, Douglass is still creating the swoon-worthy terrariums, but has added a ‘make-your-own’ element with a terrarium station. Step-by-step instructions guide users as they build a miniature ecosystem.
Houseplants aside, Douglass creates beautiful arrangements for weddings, events and everyday occasions. Using flowers from her own garden, Urban Buds and Flower Hill Farms, Douglass focuses on being as sustainable as possible with her floral designs.The new home of Flowers and Weeds offers plenty of room for Douglass to establish a cutting garden and to watch it flourish!
Celebrate the grand opening of Flowers and Weeds this Friday, July 17, at 6pm. Flowers & Weeds is open Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-5pm. 3201 Cherokee Street, St. Louis, MO 63118, Cherokee, 314.578.8793
All photos by Hannah Foldy.