Founded by Aurora in 2020, Aurora Wild is a small cut flower farm that’s offering the Edmonton area fresh, local, sustainable blooms online to wholesale clientele, and via bulk bloom buckets for DIY'ers. If neither of those options suit your fancy, worry not! These florists work with my blooms.
Photo credit - Luminous Fine Art
I got my start with flowers during the pandemic when I thought I could bring in some extra money gathering wildflowers for bouquets. It didn’t take long before I was waist deep in research and realizing that most of our native wildflowers, while beautiful, are simply not made to last in a vase. By that point I was already hopelessly fascinated, and so began the journey of my accidental flower farm.
In the two years since it’s inception Aurora Wild has gone from a 2000 sq. ft. tangled plot of flowers grown from a mixture of seeds I threw on the ground in Mid-July to nearly 13,000 sq. ft. of carefully planned, planted, and cultivated rows of over 60 different species and 280 different varieties of flowers, fillers, and greens.
As of today Aurora Wild is a one-woman-show with backup from a lovely assortment of supportive volunteers, assistants, friends, and family. I produce seasonal, primarily field-grown, specialty cut flowers on about 1/3 of an acre just outside Acheson, AB from late May to whenever our first frost hits (usually mid-to-late September).
You can enjoy some accidentally beautiful Alberta flowers by Aurora Wild by visiting any of the florists I partner with and requesting my blooms, or by ordering bulk blooms by-the-bucket. As of 2023 I've shifted to almost exclusively to wholesale, buuut catch me on the right day and might just take that custom bouquet order.