A nontraditional florist in Jackson, Michigan
WEDDINGS + EVENTS
WORKSHOPS + MORE!
NEW SHOP LOCATION
220 S. MECHANIC
WED-FRI 10am-5pm Delivery available
SAT 10am - 2pm Monday - Friday
For the love of flowers -
The Front Porch JXN was born out of a sincere love for plants and appreciation for locally grown blooms and the wonderful pollinators that they support. The most common question that we receive as people peruse our bouquets is:
"Where do you get the flowers?"
The answer is two parts. In the summer, we grow them! Yes, really. Half of our beauties are grown right on site at The Front Porch in Jackson (Kendra's house). After learning about the ecological impact of the global flower industry, why not put a love of flowers to good use? We grow and cultivate with our friendly local pollinators in mind - and YOU!
Did you know that most grocery store bouquets contain flowers that were shipped in from overseas? When you buy an arrangement like this, you are buying something that was grown very far away, treated with chemicals (that often kill pollinators), harvested way before prime, shipped across the globe, and finally set out for you to buy. We lovingly nourish and care for each of our plants and encourage native pollinators to fill our gardens.
We also believe there is beauty in variety and native flowers, grasses, and foliage and include as much as we can in each arrangement. We are constantly working to bring in not only our favorite plants but ones that grow locally. Our summers are filled with fun foraging adventures where we find new local flowers and foliage and spread their seeds in our own gardens. Our flower beds don't look like soldiers of plants in rows - we take a more natural, free-flowing approach to growing. We have weeds. We let clover take over and replenish the soil naturally. We have untidy lawns and natural paths. We let things self seed sometimes and spread naturally where they want to grow. We collect and curate but in an open and warm way rather than controlled and sterile.
The second part of the year involves purchasing flowers wholesale - living in Michigan, there is just no way around it. We also order flowers for weddings and events if certain varieties are needed.
Our locally grown flowers are available April through October only.
Flowers November through March are purchased wholesale.
HOW DO I GET FLOWERS FROM THE FRONT PORCH?
Glad you asked -
You can visit our flower shop at
220 S. Mechanic Street in downtown Jackson.
The best way to get flowers is to purchase a subscription or pre-order a bouquet, but we always have flowers in the shop during normal business hours. Visit our shop page for up to date availability.
DO YOU DO WEDDINGS?
ABSOLUTELY. Sorry, didn't mean to yell - but we love weddings. We are currently booking for 2024! We love to work with brides to create truly unique florals with lots of variety in texture. Looking for something less traditional? Let's chat about your wedding vision and make some magic.