Motherhood & Dahlias With Kamille’s Flowers

Ep.21: Balancing Motherhood and Dahlia Breeding – A Story of Love and Growth with Kamille Scellick

Episode 21 of The Backyard Bouquet features Kamille from Kamille’s Flowers in Washington. Kamille shares her journey into flower farming, her passion for breeding dahlias, and her unwavering commitment to prioritizing her family above all else.


Finding Healing and Joy Through Flowers

Kamille’s journey into flower farming began as a way to cope with grief and loss. After moving into a farmhouse following a tragic event in her life, Kamille found solace in gardening and eventually discovered the healing power of flowers. Despite initial doubts about planting flowers that wouldn’t feed her family, Kamille realized that tending to her garden became a sanctuary for her soul. Through nurturing her dahlias, Kamille found a renewed sense of purpose and joy, transforming her grief into growth.

Photo by Jagger Photography

The Art of Breeding Dahlias: A Passion and a Legacy

With a deep passion for breeding dahlias, Kamille shared her insights into the intricate process of hybridizing these beautiful flowers. Drawing from her experience and mentorship from seasoned hybridizers, Kamille highlighted the importance of knowing one’s goals and understanding the genetics behind breeding dahlias. From open pollination to hand pollination, Kamille emphasized the significance of building relationships within the dahlia community and learning from experienced breeders to create unique and exquisite varieties.

Prioritizing Family and Relationships

One of the most profound aspects of Kamille’s journey is her unwavering commitment to prioritizing her family above all else. Despite the demands of flower farming and breeding dahlias, Kamille recognizes the importance of nurturing her relationships with her daughters and husband. By understanding her limitations and focusing on what truly matters, Kamille exemplifies the value of building meaningful connections and cherishing the moments spent with loved ones.

“Dahlias will come and go, but people will always be more important.”

-Kamille Scellick

Kamille’s Flowers Cultivating a Community of Support and Encouragement

In a world where comparison and competition often overshadow collaboration, Kamille’s approach to fostering a supportive and encouraging community stands out. By uplifting and affirming others in the dahlia community, Kamille emphasizes the power of encouragement over competition. Through her actions and words, Kamille demonstrates the importance of being a cheerleader for others and celebrating their successes, creating a culture of positivity and camaraderie.

Photo by Jagger Photography

Embracing the Journey Ahead With Kamille’s Flowers

“I don’t have this timeline of like, oh, I need to hurry and get my dahlia out there and running on this like, because I’m not running on an economy of this world.”

-Kamille Scellick

As Kamille navigates the complexities of motherhood, flower farming, and breeding dahlias, the future holds endless possibilities. With her daughters growing and evolving, Kamille’s focus remains on providing love, support, and guidance through each stage of their lives. As she continues to tend to her flower farm and nurture her family, Kamille’s journey serves as a reminder of the beauty found in embracing both the challenges and joys that life brings.

Photo by Jagger Photography

Conclusion: Embracing the Beauty of Flowers and Family

Kamille Scellick’s journey into flower farming and breeding dahlias is a testament to the transformative power of nature and the importance of prioritizing family and relationships. Through her experiences, Kamille has found healing, joy, and purpose in tending to her garden and nurturing her loved ones. Her commitment to building a supportive community and encouraging others highlights the value of collaboration and positivity in the dahlia world.

As we reflect on Kamille’s story, we are reminded of the beauty found in embracing both the challenges and joys that life brings. Her dedication to her family and her passion for flowers serve as an inspiration to cultivate meaningful connections and cherish the moments spent with loved ones. Kamille’s journey is a reminder to prioritize what truly matters and find fulfillment in the simple yet profound moments shared with those we hold dear.

Join us on the Backyard Bouquet Podcast to listen to the full interview with Kamille Scellick. Tune in to discover more about her inspiring journey into flower farming and the art of breeding dahlias.

Thank you for joining us on this heartfelt exploration of Kamille’s story. May her experiences inspire you to find beauty, joy, and purpose in the flowers and relationships that enrich your life.

In This Episode You’ll Hear About:

  • 00:01:07 – Camille’s Background in Flower Farming
  • 00:07:26 – Importance of Flowers in Feeding the Soul
  • 00:09:25 – Nurturing Relationships with Daughters in the Garden
  • 00:15:50 – Passion for Breeding Dahlias
  • 00:20:34 – Building Relationships in the Dahlia Community
  • 00:39:00 – Prioritizing Family and Flower Farming
  • 00:46:18 – Balancing Motherhood and Flower Farming
  • 00:47:06 – Avoiding Comparison and Fostering Encouragement

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