About - old

Welcome! I’m so glad you found yourself here of all places, from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much. My name is Maria Lopez, founder and owner of Desert Florals. I am excited to be at a place in life where I can showcase what the last 13 years of being in the floral industry has shown and thought me. From the never ending cactuses I’ve encountered on my hikes here in the valley to the most delicate seasonal florals that I use to design. Desert Florals will show you that there is so much more than just the simple red roses we’ve come to love and admire. Peonies, dahlias and sweet peas, being a few of my favorite florals to design with.

In 2009, my journey began in a local flower shop here in the valley. Although my love for all things nature stemmed from my early childhood, being able to work with fresh flowers on a daily basis has pushed my passion for nature even more! Thirteen years of experience has put me in a spot to see all of it... the good and the bad. However, I’m always open to learning and growing even more. With how fast paced everything is becoming, trends are always changing from one day to the next, just like our personal lives!

Fast forward thirteen years and a worldwide pandemic later, I was blessed with a beautiful daughter, Isela. This blessing was the push I needed to venture out on my own, not only for me but for her as well. To show her that anything you set your mind to, you can achieve. Being able to set the example as a first generation Latina woman entrepreneur and to create for her and everyone else out there, my blueprint to success!