Where Coffee Makes Community: Ardent Rose Floral Design
Back in 2002, soon-to-be Colorado State University graduate, McCabe, had an idea to start a coffee shop that creates community. Since then, McCabe has found new and different ways to grow this idea and support Fort Collins culture. Being an entrepreneur isn’t always easy, but small businesses make up the heart of this town, and we want to support our neighbors in any way we can.
This month we’d like to spotlight Ardent Rose, a floral design company started by one of our very own baristas, Kelsey. Born and raised in the country, Kelsey has always had a special appreciation for plants and flowers. Following her heart, she decided to apply at a floral company one day. Instantly she found joy and meaning by creating elegant floral pieces and wanted to turn it into something more – and so she founded Ardent Rose Floral Design. Ardent Rose caters to small businesses, friends, family, and weddings who are looking for a custom-designed floral piece to bring life to a room. Ardent Rose’s main focus is weddings; every piece is designed to perfectly compliment everything about the big day, but not take away the main focus. Keeping the community in mind, all plants and flowers are locally sourced. Using a combination of wholesalers in Denver and a farmer on Taft for her lilies, anemones, and dahlias, Ardent Rose brings beauty to life through floral arrangements for all to enjoy.
Every other week, you’ll find floral arrangements by Ardent Rose in our shops. If you have a special occasion or are just looking for a beautiful floral arrangement, Ardent Rose is the go-to florist in Ft. Collins.