The Story behind the name

While there is such a thing as a wild prairie rose that is a beautiful pink bloom, grows where I live, and is the provincial flower of Alberta, that is not the reason for calling my business by that name.

Prairie Rose Florals got it's name because I live on the prairies of southern Alberta and I love roses. I have numerous varieties in my backyard but they never make it into my designs. I grow them purely for pleasure.

Hi, I'm Annetta Slingerland. I am happily married to my husband, Darryl, for 25 years. We have a son, Aaron, who is 17. We live on an acreage in Stirling, Alberta, Canada with our dog and cat. Together we have built Prairie Rose Florals. Darryl has built all the infrastructure that we need for our flowers such as cooler, hoop house, and flower stand. Aaron helps with planting, weeding and picking.

This year will be the fifth year I’m selling and designing bouquets, hand-tied bouquets, and designed arrangements. All flowers come from my garden but I’m not limited to them as I will use greenhouse-grown blooms as well on occasion. I can bring in roses, eucalyptus, proteas, mums, and carnations to add to my designs.

I love to grow dahlias, sunflowers, zinnias, peonies and many other unique varieties of flowers. Each week there are new flowers open and ready for harvesting. 

Our growing season runs from about mid May until frost which is sometime in September.

Photography is also one of my favourite things to do. For the past 15 years I have photographed many families and weddings. All the photography on this site is done by myself, except the portraits. I haven't mastered that yet with my remote. :)