Our story is one of land, community, culture, and love. Urban Buds: City Grown Flowers are proud farmer-florists supplying the highest quality flowers in the St. Louis area. We also handcraft and stage gorgeous floral arrangements for life's most important events.
Urban Buds: City Grown Flowers is located in the Dutchtown neighborhood of St, Louis, Missouri, on a historic farmstead with a rich flower history that dates to the 1870s. Together, we (Karen “Mimo” Davis and Miranda Duschack) have transformed an overgrown lot and property left fallow for years into a productive flower farm. Surrounded by a sea of concrete, we tend our oasis of green....and pink and yellow and orange and red. Our flowers not only bring color and vibrancy to our community, but also great joy to those that receive them.
We grow more than 70 different kinds of flowers on our farm - from ruffly ranunculus and daffodils in the spring to colorful kale and dinnerplate dahlias in the fall, we specialize in growing flowers that are "locally grown, not flown." Environmental sustainability is paramount, so our flowers are grown with the use of Integrated Pest Management techniques, cover crops, compost, minimal tillage, and drip irrigation rather than harmful chemicals. The flowers are grown in our field, in a high tunnel, and in a heated glass greenhouse. It's pretty impressive for two ladies in the middle of the city. Our flowers are lush, fragrant, unusual and beautiful; there's nothing quite like them anywhere in St. Louis.
Tucked within our field of flowers are beehives that hum with activity. Our bees produce a rich, fragrant honey that carries with it the many flavors harvested from Urban Buds' flowers. Miranda is a fourth generation bee keeper, so the connection to this trade runs deep in her connection to the farm. As consumers and farmers in an urban environment, we are committed to helping bee populations rebound. Save the bees!
Our greatest joy is growing and arranging flowers for weddings. We know just how meaningful it is to incorporate seasonal, locally-grown flowers in your special day. In June 2014, we were one of the first four same sex couples who successfully challenged Missouri's gay marriage ban. "From this day forward," we pledged to bring beauty, joy, and love through flowers to all couples choosing to celebrate their love with friends and family.
You can find us with our flowers at Tower Grove Farmers’ Market, selling to area florists, and designing arrangements for weddings and events. We are also the parents to an amazing young man that makes farm life even more exciting and enriching! We think his presence adds some extra joy to each of our flowers!