Hello ! I'm Maxine. I founded Botanica Detroit because I absolutely love flowers. I started out working in floral shops in New York, where I grew up and lived most of my life, sweeping floors, cutting thorns off roses, and delivering huge arrangements to upscale restaurants. I didn't mind what I was doing as long as I was in a creative environment surrounded by beautiful blooms. Moving to Detroit was a pretty easy decision because it meant that I would have the space to be creative and begin designing flowers on my own. Here, I've found an incredible support system and a culture of people who want small businesses to succeed, which encourages all of the nerves I have felt about starting Botanica to dissipate and allows me to have fun with this exciting venture. I am thrilled with the reception we have received so far and cannot wait to see what the future holds.