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Flora North {formerly Bella Flora} is a local floral boutique focused on unique garden-style designs. Downtown Duluth, Minnesota was the home of this lovely boutique for 18 years, and now we are at home in the Lincoln Park Craft District! The Flora North design team creates floral beauty for weddings, homes, offices, hospitals, funerals, and events in Duluth, Superior, and all surrounding areas.

With a focus on fresh and unique, Flora North designs everything from wedding bouquets, to driftwood planters, to table centerpieces. The flower selection is like no other, keeping sustainability in mind as much as possible. From May-October, almost all of our blooms are sourced from local farms in the area, and we use Minnesota and California grown blooms as often as we can throughout the rest of the year. Each flower arrangement is thoughtfully designed using high quality blooms, beautiful color palettes, and a variety of textural greenery to honor any occasion.

Flora North had been a staple in Downtown Duluth for 18 years, before moving to the Lincoln Park Craft District in 2018. Owner and designer Sarah Bjork is delighted to continue loving this happy little floral boutique. Previous owner Angela opened as Bella Flora in 2000 with a goal to provide Duluth with a brand new approach to floral design, and she did just that. Over the years, Flora North has blossomed into Duluth’s premier flower shop, with their arrangements easily recognizable around town.

Sarah has new goals and ideas for the shop, but the original core goal is still in place- to demonstrate new approaches to floral design. The team is always expanding their floral knowledge through research and by participating in floral workshops around the country to keep their ideas fresh and on-trend. They are on fire for flowers, and it truly shows through with each gorgeous arrangement they create.

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Introductions

Sarah Bjork

Sarah Bjork

Owner 

Sarah Bjork lives in Duluth with her husband and four fur babies (with one human baby on the way!). She is a Duluth Native who loves gardening, reading, cooking, and just can’t get enough of this delightful city by the lake. Sarah is an incredible designer who creates many of Flora North’s daily arrangements and wedding flowers, while balancing the small-biz side of things as well! Sarah had been designing for Flora North for about 6 years before becoming the owner in 2016. She is powered by iced Americanos, juicy IPAs, and good vibes!

Sarah leads a wonderful team and she always has a wild list of ideas brewing! She is excited to continue inspiring the community, collaborating with local businesses + artists, and using fresh + local flowers as much as possible!

Annie Shober

Annie Shober

FLORAL DESIGNER

Annie is a full time designer who has a very natural eye for her craft. She also photographs our flowers, plants, and products for social media and the website. She enjoys local craft beer & coffee, and her favorite plant is a philodendron cordatum!

Amanda Nelson

Amanda Nelson

MANAGER

Amanda is a full time shop manager. She is the friendly face who will welcome you into the shop, and answer your phone call! She handles customer relations as well as admin work. She enjoys spending time outside with her husband and dog, and her favorite plant is a monstera!

Emily Yoki

Emily Yoki

SHOP ASSOCIATE

Emily is a part time shop associate who is full of life and good energy! She is willing to jump in and help wherever she is needed, whether that means watering plants, processing flowers, or shoveling the roof! She is currently enrolled as a college student, and her favorite plant is a sweetheart ivy.

Samantha Levine

Samantha Levine

SHOP ASSOCIATE

Sam is a part time shop associate. Not only does she work with us, but she also has a clothing resale business and co-owns a coffee roastery! She is sweet, bubbly, and always willing to help out! Her favorite plant is a sweetheart hoya.

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Ashlyn Puglisi

DELIVERY DRIVER

Ashlyn is our lovely part time delivery driver! She is very friendly, efficient, and does not get annoyed with our extremely random shopping lists. Not only does she work with us but she is a very talented professional photographer! Her favorite plant is…

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Rachel Fitzgerald

FLORAL ASSISTANT

Rachel is our magical assistant! She does not work at the shop weekly, but she is always willing to jump in during busy holiday weeks. She is very knowledgeable about flower and plant care, and she always makes us laugh. Her favorite plant is…

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