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WV Artist on Display: Local Farmer Florist has Dirty Hands, Clean Heart

Growing flowers and arranging bouquets is a way of life for local small business owner Alaina Hower. She is the face of True Heart Flower Farm, a small incubator farm at the Sprouting Farms location in Talcott and is also currently moonlighting as a designer at Greenbrier Cut Flowers in Fairlea. Hower creates unique pieces integrating local flora and her own specialty blooms. She draws her inspiration from her natural surroundings, every season brings different materials to work with. Flowers may be her favorite, but evergreen wreath making comes in at a close second. Some of the flowers she grows during the Summer months are harvested and dried to be used in her truly one of a kind holiday wreaths.

“Beautiful, hand crafted, one of a kind TRUE art pieces. We are SO lucky to have this talent  in our area.” – Brandon Morgan, via fb review

Hower moved to the mountains of Monroe County, West Virginia when she was three years old to live in a tiny tar paper shack with her parents, her dog, and several cats. Her late father was a carpenter and a musician and her mother continues to be a gardener and an avid writer. Growing things and creating art have been a major part of her life since a very early age, and now, Miss Hower has a small but thriving cut flower business that she extends into the Fall and Winter months by harvesting native evergreens and hand making holiday wreaths.

Hower has been growing a variety of cut flowers for the last few years in Summers County, West Virginia. As a farmer florist she has grown and arranged flowers for dozens of weddings and events in the area. Hower resides in Greenbrier County and you can find her flower arrangements throughout the Spring and Summer months at a number of local businesses in Lewisburg. Two years ago holiday wreaths were added to her repertoire. You can find her on social media by following her pages on Facebook and Instagram @trueheartflowerfarm, and her website of the same name trueheartflowerfarm.com.

Find Alaina’s flower arrangements this Spring & Summer at several local businesses in Lewisburg.

Hower’s calendar is filling up for the 2019 growing season but she is still currently accepting reservations for weddings and events. Look for a flower arranging course in late July at Hill and Holler in downtown Lewisburg where Hower will instruct a short course on how to build your own bouquet! Registration details to follow! Stay updated with her @trueheartflowerfarm and trueheartflowerfarm.com

– HashtagWV #113. May 2019.

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