Tiger Lily provides a connection between people through the beauty of nature. There are moments in our lives when words are inadequate to express our feelings. These moments are best expressed with a touch of color or a splash of blossoms. We feel enormous gratitude to design floral arrangements for our customers to express their feelings of love, affection, romance, sympathy, hospitality, spirituality, or a feeling of a special just-because. No arrangement is too large or small!
About the Owner
Linda has more than 38 years of experience in floral design. She is more than multi-talented. She has worked from California to New York, and many places in-between. Linda’s scope ranges internationally and on the beautiful island of Maui. She has the ability to create amazing floral arrangements that leave lasting memories for her clients, creating innovative designs that have and will exceed all design and decor expectations.
Maya Angelou said, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Linda’s work transfers feelings to loved ones through the arrangements. The recipients will not forget how they felt when they received a Tiger Lily arrangement.
W. Kurt Schroeder AAF, AFID, CFD, PFCI
Kurt is excited to join the Tiger Lily creative team. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in floral design, color, special event concepts and service. Kurt has a B.S. from Purdue University in Horticulture and completed studies at the American Floral Art School, Chicago. He is a past board member of the American Institute of Floral Designers and The Society of American Florists. He has had numerous articles published and has made several media appearances. He has been a guest lecturer, and has designed and conducted seminars in sales, floral design, color, marketing, commentating and post harvest care & handling for various organizations in the United States and Internationally.
Tiger Lily started with master florists Jim Carlton and Arthur Faria.
The gifted team created a new standard for the floral creativity of Florida’s West Coast, bringing in all sorts of unique and elegant ideas to the area. Jim Carlton had found his passion for flowers while still attending university. After moving to the Caribbean, he established APPLAUSE, which quickly became the foremost flower shop in the Virgin Islands. He dominated the business there, creating mouth dropping arrangements for major resort hotels on St. Thomas and St. John.
Arthur Faria has been highly praised for his award winning floral designs. Before moving to Florida, Arthur had been a lead designer in New York for RENNY on Park Avenue. While there, he created flower arrangements for the world famous Plaza and Carlyle hotels, and was instrumental in bringing a fresh, new approach to the Sarasota market.