New florist opens in Bloomington with ‘loose, natural’ designs

New florist opens in Bloomington with 'loose, natural' designs

Meg McCormick has opened Vera & Buck Floral Studio at 320 N. Main St. in downtown Bloomington, just in time for eclectic Valentine’s Day arrangements. BLOOMINGTON — A new florist has taken root in downtown Bloomington and the owner plans to bring unique arrangements with local blooms to the community. McCormick, who previously managed wedding arrangements at a downtown Chicago florist for two years, describes her floral style as “loose and natural.” “I love to let the flowers speak through their natural movements,” said McCormick. “It’s my goal not only to produce beautiful things, but to introduce the community to different flower types and arrangements.” On Wednesday, McCormick worked on an arrangement at the shop featuring antique carnations, ranunculus, cabbage roses, flowering ginger and ferns . She plans to incorporate fragrant greens, such as eucalyptus, mint, basil and rosemary, into her summer creations. Through a “farm-to-vase” approach, McCormick will cultivate flowers from a plot of land at her parents’ home in Carlock for the business. She said the farm is in the experimental stage, but in the meantime Vera & Buck will supplement flowers from other local and U.S. floral farms. While McCormick is the only employee at the […]