Hi! I'm Mariana, and I've loved flowers since I was a little girl, when I would frolic in the sunflowers and marigolds growing in my mother's garden.
I was fortunate to find my passion and start farming in 2008 after studying Organic Crop Production at the University of Florida. I found an incredible mentor in Rose Koenig, of Rosie’s Organic Farm, where I cultivated my love for growing seasonal flowers.
In 2013 I joined the team at Swallowtail Farm, where I founded Ladybug Blooms, the Floral Design Studio at the farm. Our designs are lush, wild and vibrant, with colors, shapes, and scents inspired by the bounty of what's blooming in our gardens.
Each bouquet, boutonniere, corsage and crown is a work of art reflecting the seasons; nature's beauty—unique, fleeting and precious.