Nathalie Pahl lacked previous experience with growing flowers, but she read a book that spurred her into the garden and, eventually, into the floriculture business.
“It started with me thinking, ‘I’ll do a little corner of the garden,'” Pahl said. “But the husband said, ‘Nah – do the whole thing.’ So I went from a little patch to 800m², which is a lot of flowers.”
Pahl and her husband, Cameron Pahl, are the owners of Blooming Boulders based in Tuatapere, Southland. The small-scale flower farm and flower subscription service delivers across the region to Te Anau, Mossburn, Winton, Invercargill, Riverton, Otautau “and everything in between.”
“He was very excited about it,” Pahl said of her husband, “and started selling them before he even grew them. I had never grown flowers before, so I thought: Take it easy. “When the flowers did start coming on, I obviously had a lot of flowers. We didn’t really know what to do with them, so we started making bunches.”
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