Latest Podcast

Episode 120: Francoise Weeks                                

BB Podcast Episode 57: Rachelle Willows

“I went from working with people on the worst or last day of their lives to working with them on the best day of their lives.”

-Rachelle Willows | Flowers by Willows

Subscribe to the Podcast: Apple Podcast | Google PodcastSpotify

BB podcast guest, Rachelle Willows, holds a colorful floral arrangement while hugging a brown horse

Rachelle Willows & Romeo | Wild Love Photos

Today on the BB Podcast, we’re visiting with Rachelle Willows, owner of Flowers by Willows in Alberta, Canada to discuss:

  • what led her to transition from being an EMT to being a floral designer
  • how a workshop reignited her fire and encouraged her to fight PTSD and continue her business with a newfound vulnerability
  • her peony burn party and how she turned a horrible situation into a teachable moment for her followers
  • how her background as an EMT has impacted her mindset on floral design jobs
  • the challenges of working in a remote location
  • how a serious injury impacted her business
  • how and why she manages an insane number of workshops during the Christmas season
  • her ‘petting zoo’
  • her popular Whoville Trees made with Carolina Sapphire, Western Red Cedar, and Cyprus
  • the photo shoot that impacted her thoughts on body image and body positivity


BB Podcast guest, Rachelle Willows, trims a pink flower in a large flower field

RockWood Photography

A bride holds a red bridal bouquet in front of a dark wall with matching floral accents

Flowers by Willows | Tricia Victoria & Co | Blush Magazine



BB Podcast guest, Rachelle Willows, holds a bright pink floral arrangement in a black vase

RockWood Photography

Brz Photography


    Website | Instagram (Flowers) | Instagram (Ranch) | Facebook 

BB Podcast guest, Rachelle Willows, holds a festive wreath while standing in a snowy forest next to a cow

Brz Photography

Today’s episode is brought to you by:

Win a Coolbot PRO on the Botanical Brouhaha Blog. Click here for details.

Co-Hosts: Amy McGee (Botanical Brouhaha) & Maggie Bailey (Bramble & Bee)

BB Podcast Sound Engineer: Landon McGee



  1. Kristen says:

    This episode is wonderful. I think it is important for us to all discuss our failures. Sometimes just to learn sometimes to just be there for each other. Thank you for the wonderful content you provide.

  2. Peggy Fletcher says:

    So enjoyed this episode. I’m originally from Alberta but now live in Washington state… so I could totally relate to experiences.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Share your Thoughts:

Thank you for subscribing!

Subscribe and stay connected

This site may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. It is being made available in an effort to provide educational information about all things related to floral design and production. It is believed that this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is available for viewing without profit to those who have an interest in reading or viewing the website information for educational purposes. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner. If your copyrighted material appears on this web site and you disagree with our assessment that it constitutes "fair use," please contact us and we will remove it from our site.