Diane and Lily Joyal are a mother/daughter duo here to bring your boutique flower dreams to life. We love to source our blooms as locally as possible. We take pride in creating unique thoughtfully curated arrangements that standout against the typical flowers you may find online. We are artists first and foremost. We want to create designs that stir your emotions, evoke precious memories and connect our clients to the beauty of the natural world.
Diane loves anything that keeps her smiling. This includes small puppies, big local blooms, and a good conversation. Her days at Bowerbird are filled with client interactions, vendor relations, and tracking down the best of the best in product. Diane’s Secret talent is being up with the floral trends and knowing just where to find a specific flower. Her favorite flowers are off-beat tulips, bearded iris, and not your average roses.
As the Founder of Bowerbird, Diane started the business with the idea that arrangements should be created to showcase what each individual bloom can do. This concept is a contrast to typical traditional floral designers. In order to learn the trade Diane trained with Sarah Ryhanen of Saipua based in Brooklyn, NY in 2014. From there she has continued her lessons since by taking classes with well known designers such as Pondarosa & Thyme, Love’n fresh Flowers, and Bows & Arrows Flowers.
Lily loves anything that keeps her moving. Including but not limited to coffee, a nice sunny day, and a good work -out class. Her daily duties at Bowerbird include making lists, gathering blooms, and accomplishing the impossible. Her secret talent is car tetris she can load any car with flowers without a single snapped head. Her favorite flowers are Hellebore and whatever is in season.
In her free time she enjoys going for a nice long run and getting good food with friends. She is also a painter and graduated from UNC Asheville with her BA in 2017.