The Flora Culture

I remember taking that first leap and signing the lease for our first ever small business. It was SCARY! Full transparency, I told Matthew I was worried about not having a home for our kids because we won’t have any money to pay our mortgage. We found the spot in November 2018 and signed our lease shortly after.

Fast-forward to March 2023, and we’re opening our second location. And although we’ve done this before, there are still so many nerves. One of my favorite people and lover of our shop reached out back in the first quarter of 2020 about having us in one of her spaces in Midtown Houston. It was a little wild because if you remember, Covid was going crazy and no one knew what was going to happen. Meanwhile, we just left our jobs to follow our hearts and open a boutique plant shop in Houston. Prior to that, no one had done that. So, we were just trying to find our footing and it wasn’t the right time. So, at the tail end of 2022, I went to visit her and when I brought up the idea of the plant shop, she immediately moved mountains for us to get the keys to the building. And that was it… we haven’t looked back.

We’re in the middle of it now, so ask me how it’s going in a few months or a year, but I’ll say this… with every new venture, there’s always a sense of the unknown. That’s what faith is right? And I have learned to use my “faith muscles” over the years, but it’s still truly a fight. Fight fear, fight doubt, fight everything that says… stay in your comfort zone. But, as long as I am able, I’d love to live fully and fight all those fears.

We’re having our grand opening on Earth Day 2023, April 22nd! It’s going to be a party. My hope is to bring more joy and plants into the Midtown area and all the areas around. That was my hope for our first location and I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished so far. We still have a lot of work to do, but it is well on its way and I cannot wait to share it with you!

Come see us soon at 3229 Milam Street, Houston, TX 77006. Or give us a call at 832-740-4965.

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