A husband-husband duo, Table and Vase was created to bring local, fresh, unique floral material and luxury floral design to New Mexico.
Not quite a farm, but not quite a garden, Steven and Kee-ju are experienced growers, cultivating boutique, heirloom and unusual floral material for Table and Vase's design work as well as providing select florists with boutique floral material.
Inspired by color and seasonality from the garden, Steven combines his backgrounds as a horticulturist and floral designer to grow and create arrangements that are lush, full and grand, seemingly cut straight from the garden.
After completing his education, Steven worked at Lauritzen Gardens as a senior gardener well as being in charge of the Historic Crookhouse Garden and as a wedding designer.
Steven is an active member of the community in Albuquerque, volunteering at the ABQ Botanic Garden. Steven is in charge of the annual Floral Show as well as involved with the fall Ikebana exhibition.
Steven also has recently returned to his horticultural roots to provide landscape and garden consulting and education.
Kee-ju was a hobbyist gardener, whose passion for growing expanded into becoming a flower grower. Obsessed with nature since he was a little boy, his interest in nature and biology has evolved into his passion for gardening and growing.
Kee-ju has recently gotten back to his gardening roots, exploring new species for floral design inspiration and in the garden. A lover of full-sun plant palettes, his favorite grasses are grasses, salvias and native flowers,