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Life In Bloom

M

eeting the guy with the funny name was like finding a long lost friend. From the moment we were seated next to each other at an event for the Dallas Market Center, I knew I had found a sweet soul and a partner in crime. Meet J Schwanke. Fabulously talented, award winning, and known as THE foremost Flower Design Expert in the American Flower Industry. Seriously, he knows everything . . . about flowers. Born in a snowstorm during a flower convention in Nebraska, J has literally been in the flower industry since birth. He grew up running through the greenhouses of his families’ flower business and his love only continued to blossom. See what I did there? “Blossom”. J is the founder and CEO of the first online community for flower lovers, both professional and enthusiast alike: uBloom.com. They share a passion for flowers through projects, photos, articles, blogs, and chat forums. uBloom.com encourages everyone to experience the joy and tangible benefits of including flowers in their daily lives. No stranger to public speaking or to the camera, J recently announced the launch of his new Television Show - J Schwanke’s Life In Bloom. It airs on PBS Stations all across the USA. For airtime’s in your area, check out ubloom.com. I hope you enjoy watching. J’s charm and smile is absolutely infectious. www.cocoanddash.com | 16

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