Franktown House ...
In 2013 Danielle and Larry bought their dream farm. The 19th century farmhouse on the property holds special meaning to the family. It was originally erected south of Ottawa in Franktown, Ontario, where Larry’s Irish ancestors first settled upon arrival in Canada. In the early 1970s, the house had been carefully dismantled, moved, and finally reassembled – log by log – where it currently stands near the village of Wakefield, Quebec, not far north of Ottawa.
A defining moment was ankle-deep in an Indonesian rice paddy at the age of 19 which propelled Danielle to agriculture college a year later. Little did she know her plans to grow food would redirect her to her love of flowers.
Her first farming internship was on an organic flower farm in California in 1993. Two decades later, her participation in the Seasonal Bouquet Project workshop in Philadelphia fueled her passion and connected her to a network of phenomenal local flower growers and designers across North America and around the world.
Together with her husband Larry — a stonemason by trade yet who has also been an avid gardener most of his life — Danielle is committed to bringing the beauty and magic of locally grown flowers to the Outaouais region.