Born a midsummer baby, Siri grew up on a remote island off the coast of Washington State. After a decade spent living in California and New York City, she traded metropolitan life for the quiet shores and evergreen forests of her childhood. Adopting her family's small organic farm as a home base from which to grow and sell cut flowers locally, she simultaneously travels the US and abroad working as a freelance florist and teacher. During her time as a creative contributor at Villa Lena, Siri began to expand her practice past the boundaries of commercial floristry and to explore the intersection of modern art, archaic crafts, foraging and flowers.
Romantic and exuberant, Siri's floral style is informed by the still life paintings of the Dutch Masters, the natural design movement spearheaded by groundbreaking New York flower shop Madderlake, and the organic forms and shapes of wild living things. She is particularly drawn to plants and flowers that are commonly overlooked as weeds, as well as blooms otherwise considered strange or imperfect. Throughout her work, Siri strives to bring attention to the exquisite, varied, and at times unorthodox beauty that flourishes unfettered in our natural world.
Thousand Flower Farm is located in the San Juan Islands of Washington State. Originally homesteaded in the 1910s, the Thorson family has been farming this piece of land for over 30 years, selling vegetables, fruit and flowers to our island neighbors and traveling by boat to vend at a nearby Farmers' Market. While not USDA certified organic, we eschew all chemical pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers, striving to maintain the health of the land and the people who work it today and for generations to come.