Zenspiration Gardens™ is the brainchild of Merry Street, a dynamic entrepreneur with a vision and a calling. To fully understand how this unique floral product came to be, you have to hear the story from the very beginning.
Merry had been carrying this idea around in her heart for about three years before she could truly commit to this calling. And, for Merry, it really is a calling, but we'll get to that later. A few years back, within a three-month period Merry lost her mother, her brother-in-law, and her beloved dog. Right after that, she became very ill and had to have two back-to-back surgeries. Undaunted, Merry put her trust in God to get her through the worst of it. She promised Him that if she came out of this health crisis, she'd do whatever He asked of her.
Merry believes that her illness was a gift. It made her stop and take notice of the important things in life - health, family, faith, and love. Although the calling to create her gardens came long before her health crisis, she wasn't ready to accept it at that point in her life. It wasn't until after her illness that she was able to achieve clarity and understand that she was chosen for this spiritual journey.
Just as she'd promised, Merry let God guide her to this work. She feels she's co-creating her products with the Divine Source. Merry explains it best:
"I accepted this calling and intend to make it my life's work. It has become my joy and passion. It's hard to describe how I feel when I'm making these gardens. I'm in a euphoric state of mind. Some people might consider me to be a spiritual florist and that's fine with me. It's important that people understand that this gift of flowers is not limited to any one religion or spiritual belief. Anyone can derive pleasure from a Zenspiration Garden™. It's about spreading joy, love and hope to those who need it."