Hi, I'm Kari Geary
I was about 8 years old when a gardening catalog came in the mail, and I convinced my parents we needed some delphiniums. By the time I was in fourth grade, I knew I wanted to be a florist. One of my fondest childhood memories is my grandmother’s farm. The row of bridal veil spirea that grew along the house, the lilacs she asked me to pick and bring inside, and her mother’s pink roses are just a few of the treasures I moved from her garden to mine.
When I was in high school, my grandpa was a delivery driver for a small flower shop. Being there was heaven to me, so I started sweeping floors and washing buckets in exchange for flowers for my 4-H project. Before long, my childhood dream came true, and I was hired as a florist. (I also met my husband at that little flower shop, but that’s another story!) I saw the struggles of being in a rural farm town where people didn’t want to spend money on “frivolous” things like flowers, so I decided to pursue a degree in Botany and Plant Pathology. By my third semester, I knew my heart wasn’t in it, and I longed to be inside a greenhouse. My college professor helped me get my wish, and I went to work for Bill Davis at SandPoint Greenhouses. When I wasn’t busy transplanting or watering flowers, I was snooping around the design room to see what beautiful weddings the designers were working on.
Over the past 20 years, I’ve had the opportunity to learn from and work with some truly amazing people. From working on events around the country to now owning my own business, I’m so grateful to all the clients, vendors, and mentors I’ve met along the way. Thank you—you know who you are!
Ruby Moon allows me to focus on the things that are most dear to my heart: family, growing, designing, teaching, and healing. I can now look back and see how each step I took led to where I am today and getting to do what’s in my heart. I know my grandmother would be so proud.
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Hi! I’m Kari Geary. I started Ruby Moon because flowers have brought me joy for as long as I can remember, and I love sharing that joy with others.