We introduce to you the beautiful Lisa Walsch, owner of Flowers With Love.
How, why and when did you decide to start your business
I got asked by a friend if I would create the bouquets for her daughter’s wedding in 1993 and my business grew from there.
What did you do before you started your business
Prior to this I worked for three years or so at a nursery in Pialligo called Pialligo Plant Farm in the Dried Flower Shop. We ran very popular classes there and made stacks of wreaths and other dried floral creations.
What is the most enjoyable aspect of my business
Seeing the smiles on people’s faces when they receive my creations.
What is the least enjoyable aspect?
Getting rose thorns stuck in my fingers! OUCH!! They can sometimes be there for weeks.
What sets me and my business apart?
I offer a really personal service to me clients, (who sometimes become friends), helping out with anything as needed, which has included repairing one of my bride’s wedding dress for her a couple of hours before her wedding!
What do I do in my down time?
I love gardening and find weeding can be quite therapeutic!
If money wasn’t an issue…
I think I would train and employ staff so I could take a back seat sometimes and head up to Qld a little more, which is where my partner’s family is from.
I love nothing better than hoping on the back of the Harley with my partner, Jon when we are in Qld and cruising around on it!
Favourite piece of advice…
Be honest and kind. Treat others like you would like to be treated yourself and always give them a smile.
Advice to someone just starting out…
Follow your dreams, work hard, don’t give up and always keep on trying!
You can find more information about Flowers With Love here.