“I am inspired and amazed at the endless ways in which the floral world expresses itself, and for such a brief moment in time. My goal has been to humbly capture the peak of that loveliness.”
Kyle Cunningham, NSS exhibitor and founder of Wild Greeting Cards
Wild Greeting Cards was created to share beautiful and truly unique flower arrangements between a aunt and her nephew. Our goal is to create greeting cards and bookmarks from digital images while trying to capture the flower beauty at a single moment in time. April Story is the featured artist for Wild Greeting Cards and here is her story:
“My first summer job was in a little town at the doorway of Rocky Mountain National Park. Walking home each afternoon, I was taken in by the abundance of wildflowers along the road. For fun, I decided I would never pick the same flower twice and see if I could gather a new bouquet every day. That meant I had to pay close attention to the details of each blooming species. Along that same mile of road, from June to September, I arrived home each single day with a stunning NEW bouquet! My passion for native flowers was born that summer.
I spent the next couple decades immersed in my own rocky mountain backyard of horticultural extravaganza, the third decade getting to know the desert botanical and then, finally, the exotic world of the tropics. I am inspired and amazed at the endless ways in which the floral world expresses itself, and for such a brief moment in time. My goal has been to humbly capture the peak of that loveliness. I chose to use their “common” names, as opposed to their Latin names, because that fit the familial relationship I felt with them.”
April picks many of the flowers in the arrangements from the pastures of her horses. April’s horses spend their winters in a herd of 30 where Left Hand Creek runs by Haystack Mountain. In the summer, they live on my wildflower farm in the mountains west of Boulder. Flowers, the Rocky Mountains and my horses give her constant joy. On a rare and wonderful day after a perfect Colorado snowfall, we captured a moment of grace with two Lakota paint horses and our wild flowers. We take great pride in our products and want everyone to share and enjoy the passion that April has built into her everyday life.