I have loved flowers all my life. As a child the high desert wildflowers taught me to look and notice, however fleeting or subtle the seasonal gift might be. I remember the first glimpse each summer of the slender stemmed and elusive Mariposa lily, rising pale purple from the sandy soil. And just once, a white one, my step mom found the morning she and my dad were married.In the lush green of the Willamette Valley I fell further under the floral spell. My grandmother Jane K. Platt filled my young heart with a love of gardens, plants and flowers. She would generously send me out into her amazing garden with a basket and clippers, telling me I could pick anywhere. Then, as we selected flower-frogs and filled vases, she would tell me the names and the stories of all these beautiful flowers. Her garden was a fairy land to me as a child and it continues to inspire me and influence my work today. I have also had the very good fortune to study with Max Gill, Nicolette Camille, Erin Benzakein and Amy Merrick.
I am interested in expressing what is most essential and vital about each season. My designs use the most lush and vibrant blooms available, sourced from local farms, gardens and growers. For more about Kailla visit her website at www.kaillaplattflowers.comor follow her on instagram @kaillaplatt