About Kailla Platt Flowers


I want my flowers to be your favorite thing about the day.

Photo by Christine Robin

Photo by Christine Robin

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 first expressed this passion professionally through garden design.  After receiving degrees in fine art and landscape architecture, I designed gardens for ten years; all the while keeping a hand in growing and arranging flowers. Kailla Platt Flowers is my opportunity to express and share the way I see flowers -- with a gardener's heart and an artist's eye.