Get to Know Me
Flowers speak the language of love. My goal is to share that love with others by creating beautiful floral arrangements for weddings, memorial services, corporate events, private parties, any occasion, or just because.
Hello! My name is DelJean.
I am the owner, gardener, and floral designer of Flowers & Thyme. I live in Springfield, Oregon in the heart of the beautiful Willamette Valley with my husband, Dave (also known as the "Flower Dude"). He is such a great partner and help in all the behind the scenes work. We have two grown children who have married their true loves.
I come from a long line of "flower lovers". My Grandma loved to go on walks and stop to identify every flower she saw. And my mom's motto is "Bloom Where You Are Planted"! For a long time, I was always a flower-gardener-wannabe. When my family moved to Springfield in 1994, we bought the most adorable, little yellow house with space for flower gardens, so we started planting flowers and playing in the dirt! I love always having flowers to bring into my house and to share with my church and friends.
I wanted to pass on the joy of flowers to my kids, so we planted an alphabet garden along our fence with a flower for every letter of the alphabet. Our flower alphabet: Aster, Bachelor Buttons, Cosmos, Daisies, Echinops, Foxgloves, Gladiolas, Hollyhock, Iris, Jacob's Ladder, Kale, Larkspur, Marigold, Nasturtium, Obedient Plant, Poppy, Queen Ann's Lace, Rose (with a circle of rocks so the garden creatures could play ring around the rosie!), Snapdragons, Tansy, Ursinia, Veronica, Wallflower, Xenthamum, Yarrow, and Zinnia. And then there were sunflowers to stand guard along the back.
For most of my career, I worked in the accounting field, and found an outlet for my creative side by doing weddings and events for friends and family, just for love. Increasingly, I felt a deep longing to be able to pursue my passion as my full-time job, so... Flowers & Thyme was born! Now my days (and nights) are filled with proposals, gardening, wedding & event planning, and flower arranging. My heart is singing now that I am able to share my love of flowers and bring joy to others. It is so exciting to create lovely floral designs and then watch how they bring so much life and sunshine into any room or occasion.
I look forward to helping you with any of your floral needs.