hello flower friends,

i have made a big decision. after celebrating 1 year of retail in the fisher building in december, i did some serious thinking. i got into business because i love plants and flowers—but my daily life running a business is so far from the creative work that lead me into horticulture over 20 years ago. i rarely experience the passion i felt when i founded pot + box 12 years ago. i want to give my creativity and passion the oxygen it needs to live. 

i’m closing pot + box as it exists. i want to pursue the big, crazy art installations that are inside me, buried under the to-do lists and daily tasks that managing a small business demands of me. i’m also looking forward to helping other small businesses run more productively, effectively, and creatively as my future employment.

i will miss my clever staff of past and present—katherine especially, with me for 11 of my 12 years in business—all the tireless local flower farmers, the fisher building family that i enjoy so much, and the wholesalers and vendors i’ve worked with for years and years. 

i am so thankful to have spent a year in detroit’s iconic fisher building. and i’m equally thankful to have partnered with the building owners, the platform, who i believe to be thoughtful developers in this growing city—and believed in me to be a part of their vision. 

last, but not least, i want to express my immense gratitude i feel for every client that trusted us to represent them in flowers—it’s unfathomable how many lives we’ve decorated. 

please know that you will still be able to reach me through the same channels as always: lisa@potandbox.com and all the @potandbox digital assets.

so friends, as you read this, raise a glass (or your cup of coffee) to the successful life of pot + box.

thank you for reading, and for supporting me as p+b for 12 years! i never imagined we wouldn’t be as one, but i’m curious to experience life as a participant, taking my first steps out from behind the design table.