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About Joanne Plummer AIFD, CAFA

Joanne has been delighting flower lovers in Ottawa with her unique design style for over 30 years. Her passion for flowers, and her love of business led her to open her boutique, Mill Street Florist, in 1987. She continues to show dedication to her industry through her eagerness to give something back to the art that she loves, by encouraging young people to enter into the study of floriculture, and mentoring budding young businesswomen.As a founding member of the Canadian Academy of Floral Art (CAFA), and an active member of the prestigious American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD), Joanne is recognized across Canada and the United States as a leader in her field. Joanne frequently demonstrates her talents publicly at various speaking engagements, and you can often catch her as a guest of Leanne Cusack on CJOH Midday Newsline.

Joanne is certainly recognized as an accomplished floral designer. She is also a respected community leader and business person and has been nominated several times for Ottawa’s Business Woman of the Year.

Under her leadership, Mill Street Florist has been twice voted Ottawa’s Best Florist and was awarded the Bronze Medal for Ottawa’s Small Business of the Year.

Joanne has been acknowledged in many professional and recreational magazines, both floral and business related including House and Garden, Flowers&, Canadian Florist and Profiles of Success.

She is a published author and a regular contributor to Homes & Gardens West a Canadian publication dedicated to the beautification of homes both inside and out.