Our Story

Founded in 2007 by a talented mother-daughter team and their business-savvy neighbor, Secret of Flowers started as a small European-style floral art studio serving Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs.

In the 12-years since its founding, the Secret of Flowers team has garnered dozens of local floral awards, as well as national and international recognition for its innovative designs and outstanding floral quality.

As the premiere Polish florist in the Philadelphia area, Secret of Flowers is an expert in European floral traditions. Our team is fully bi-lingual in Polish and English. We regularly serve the Polish Consulate in New York and the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington, DC. We are also the florist of choice for the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, PA.

Located in the trendy Port Richmond neighborhood of Philadelphia, Secret of Flowers is a bespoke florist. This means that we do not have a storefront — we are open by appointment only. But, our online shop is open 24 hours a day. Order online anytime!

Want to know more? Click here to contact one of our lovely and brilliant team members.


Meet Our Team

Anna
Christine
Paula

Anna Kwasniewska

Head of Floral Design

A native of Szczecin, Poland, Anna first started designing flowers as a teenager. Her love of nature transformed into a floral career spanning over 30 years.

Anna is a seven-time winner of the floral design competition at the Philadelphia International Flower Show. She is also the recipient of several floral design prizes awarded by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. Anna was educated in floral arts at the prestigious Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA.

Anna holds a special interest in botanical and horticultural therapy for disabled and senior adults.


 

Christine M. Strzalka

Floral and Marketing Consultant

Christine is the main client contact at Secret of Flowers. Also educated in floral arts at Longwood Gardens, Christine specializes in do-it-yourself (DIY) flower arranging. She teaches flower workshops across the U.S. and serves as a private floral design consultant for homes and weddings.

She is a member of the Society of American Florists and is the proud co-founder of It's By U, the DIY flower and plant arranging company.

 

 

Paula Kwasniewska

Sourcing and Sustainability Manager

Paula is a graduate of Temple University with a B.A. in Environmental Studies. She travels the world to track down the freshest and most eco-friendly plants available. She works to ensure that all the flowers we source for our clients are sustainably and fairly grown.

Paula also has experience in environmental engineering. She has been engaged in extensive work in landscape planning and design for a variety of institutional clients.