My name is Tracey Flanigan and I appreciate that you have found my site! In the summer of 2010, I merged my passion for nature and flowers and my love of fine art into a full service floral business aptly named, Art In Bloom. With over twenty-five years of experience in the floral industry, a fine arts degree in drawing and painting and a background in art education with Brighton Area Schools, I created a floral business to reflect my skills and talents, as well as provide a unique concept for clients.
Floristry is a part of the family and you can often find my mom in the studio creating corsages and boutonnieres or assisting customers. In the 1980’s and 90’s, Bea Flanigan owned her own flower shop in Plymouth Twsp, MI and I learned the basics of floral design and business ownership while working with my mom and attending EMU. Later I went on to manage three other floral businesses in the metro-Detroit area before pursuing my degree in art education.
My design philosophy revolves around working with the freshest seasonal materials available and combining them in a way that they look natural and organic. I feel compelled to source American grown flowers and use local resources whenever possible. For the past few years I have been working with local flower farms in the Howell and Ann Arbor area and also sourcing fresh materials from my own cutting gardens. I prefer not to use floral foam (which is just not good for the environment or for humans) and most of my designs are created with a natural grid system in fresh water.
Thanks so much for taking the time to read this page and I hope to talk with you soon!
Each order that is sent out for delivery includes an enclosure card with the client’s message handwritten on the inside. These cards are mini versions or prints of my original artwork that coordinate with the flower selection to give it that Art In Bloom touch!