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Amanda Dunajski, Designer
Timi Huskinson, Urban Horticulturist and Floral Designer
An Octopus’s Garden Floral Design Studio Las Vegas NV
An Octopus’s Garden offers Eco-friendly options for meetings and events.
In a world of ever-growing environmental concerns, it is our duty as the distributors of one of nature’s most beautiful creations, flowers, to be sensitive of the ways in which we can sustain the delicate floral industry.
There are a number of ways florists can adopt environmentally mindful practices. Our floral preservatives contain no chemicals. Potted plants within the design studio are watered and misted with clean recycled water from processed flowers maintained in our coolers. Plant and flower trimmings are recycled to compost.
We buy organically grown flowers whenever possible, and make a conscious effort to support local wholesalers with their own growing fields in California, our closest source for fresh flowers and plants. But our duties do not stop at our flower shop door.
Rent, renew and re purpose
For meetings and events, plants add a lush element to any venue, transforming even the starkest meeting halls into a garden paradise. Renting plants is another service we offer.
Clients to get the look they desire and by renting, keep the plants from being discarded after the event, a very common practice in Las Vegas. Bringing nature indoors reminds people to be aware of nature outdoors.
If flowers are no longer needed at the end of an event, we repurpose them by donating them to our local hospice. For events that last longer than a few days, we offer a refreshing service.
Clients do not have to purchase an entirely new design, so fewer flowers are used. We provide glass rentals, which in addition to a savings for our clients, enables us to recycle and reuse the vases. Most importantly, this program keeps glass out of our landfills.
Wise and dry
For clients seeking desert friendly options at their event, succulents are a valued design element. Water conservation is of the utmost importance here in Nevada, and these versatile plants come in a wide variety of colors, shapes and sizes, and of course, they require very little water.
Recently, working with the company planner for their event, succulents in recyclable cardboard gift boxes functioned as centerpieces, as well as take-home gifts for their attendees another request.
The planner was able to fulfill their clients desire to create a warm, welcoming environment with floral designs, and be eco-friendly while reducing waste.
An Octopus’s Garden has been supplying Eco-friendly floral decor and plants for meetings and events since 1995. Designer Amanda Dunajski joined An Octopus’s Garden in 2008 and specializes in sustainable modern floral designs.
Owner and Urban Horticulturist Timi Huskinson has 23 years of experience in floral design for meetings and events in Las Vegas.