After only a year tucked behind Antique Row staple the Heirloom Room, Flowers & Weeds owner Jessica Douglass has turned a greenhouse and small garden into a veritable Eden just off Cherokee Street's beaten path. Douglass made her name in the local floral scene with her elegant selection of terrariums — enclosed worlds designed inside reclaimed glassware and filled with responsibly foraged Missouri ferns and mosses, starkly beautiful succulents, or the alien Tillandsia, whose leaves take water directly from the air. Lulu's Local Eatery, the food-truck-turned-restaurant with a distinguishing commitment to all things green, displays Douglass' handiwork in its new South Grand space. Once she opened her own shop, Douglass attracted a long line of brides to her door, thanks to her encyclopedic knowledge of flora and rustic yet luxurious aesthetic. And it sure doesn't hurt that Douglass charges south-city, not Ladue, prices.
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