henri matisse

"There are always flowers for those who want to see them."

I’m Lynda – florist, former nurse, and musician. 

I spend my days creating gorgeous floral designs and bouquets for weddings and events, and delivering one-of-a-kind arrangements in West Des Moines, Iowa. But before I ever set foot in a greenhouse, I was developing a love for animals and nature on a family farm. I always thought I’d become a farm vet (like James Herriot!), and then found myself working in emergency medicine as a nurse – all before finding my way to floristry. 

My customers describe me as honest, dedicated, and trustworthy and they choose to work with Lavender Blue because they know flowers are one of the most important elements of a beautiful, timeless wedding day. My favorite part of the design process is running with your vision to exceed your expectations. And when it comes to daily deliveries, it’s my absolute honor to be part of the moments in life that need the beauty of flowers. 

I can’t wait to partner with you and bring your floral vision to life!


meet Chico and Casey

My dogs, Casey and Chico are the honorary mascots of Lavender Blue. 

Chico (left) enjoys viscously attacking stuffed donuts, eating his food directly off the floor and cuddling up next to us on the couch.

Casey (right) likes naps, barking for no reason, rolling in the grass and eating too much.

What Inspires Lavender Blue

My arrangements and bouquets are inspired by my love of nature and vintage farmhouse vibes

The pauses, rests, tempo, and melody of music move me and inform my design

My oldest daughter is a graphic designer AND filmmaker, my youngest is in school for interior design, and we all love theater, museums, and dance