Like most successful floral designers, Betsy Liegey of True Elizabeth was prepping for her busiest season when the pandemic hit in March 2020. Her bridal clients postponed their weddings and party planners nixed their spring events. Even if they hadn’t, she wouldn’t have been able to whip up any of her signature bouquets. Under lockdown, fresh cut-flower suppliers all shut down.
Though True Elizabeth’s business ground to a halt, Liegey’s creativity hardly did. Like millions around the world, she got crafty and turned to an unlikely source—dried flowers.