Fuggles Flowers is located in Camden, NC, approximately 45 miles south of Norfolk, VA and 50 miles north of the Outer Banks. We produce sustainably-grown fresh cut flowers and foliage and seasonal floral designs of the highest quality for market and events.
Emily Nekl and her yellow Labrador, Mr. Fuggles, established Fuggles Flowers in 2015. Being a first generation farmer, Emily has strived to build her business using sustainable growing methods. She started by selling straight bunches of flowers (sunflowers and zinnias), until she started making market bouquets, and fell in love with spreading the joy that flowers bring to her customers and herself. Very quickly her passion for high quality floral material, along with flower artistry began. She realized she could create a visual story using botany, both in her growing efforts, as well as for her customers, based on flower seasonality. She focuses on both production and specialty crops as her business has developed multiple sales outlets, including event work (wedding), custom designed pieces, market bouquets, and direct sales of bulk flowers to multiple regional designers. Her passion drives the growth of the business to supply locally grown botanical material to more people.
Fuggles Flowers focuses on creating a growing environment that is healthy for our plants, through responsible land stewardship. We recognize the importance of healthy soil biology, and thus use cover cropping techniques and biologic based amendments with sustainable and resilient organic practices in mind. (We love most of our farm insects and want to foster a healthy environment for them, as well as ensuring that our water systems maintain a high level of cleanliness.) We produce a lot of our own compost, including vermi-compost for all of our seedlings. We also focus on integrated pest management to attract beneficial insects and minimize our negative effect on pollinators. Finally, we use mechanical cultivation and biodegradable weed barriers to decrease weed pressure, rather than chemically based herbicides. We just want to be responsible with our land and all of her organisms.