Ponderosa & Thyme creates experiences and opportunities centered around creativity, authenticity, and personal growth.
We work to create a supportive and inspiring environment that is immersive, intimate, beautiful, and warm. An environment where people can be truly present and connect honestly with themselves and others, in their pursuit of artistic expression and a sustainable life.
Floristry, floral design, is the artistic medium founder Katie Davis uses to facilitate these experiences.
Katie Davis is an internationally acclaimed floral artist and intuition coach, based in Oregon, deep in the heart of the Willamette Valley. Since founding Ponderosa & Thyme in 2011, Katie has become known for her textural creations inspired and infused with nature. Her flower art use the most gloriously beautiful flowers available, while incorporating locally foraged, unique, and sensory plants into each arrangement. The result is a visually breathtaking experience.
With a heart for education, Katie has been teaching floral design since 2014, serving clients across the globe. Flowers are a language of their own, and while teaching in English, Katie is able to cross cultures with her thoughtful and emotional approach. Just as comfortable teaching the basics as she is pushing experienced professionals to expand their creative boundaries, Katie loves to help people grow, discover, and connect.
The Ponderosa Classroom Online was created with the intention of creating a safe place for artists to grow and find their authentic voice using the medium of floral design.
Katie saw a need in the floral community for supportive education that really gave time to focus on the artistry of the craft, going beyond mechanics, and looking for depth. The response has been humbling and beautiful, with hundreds of floral designers from across the globe, attending Ponderosa Workshops (see our Testimonials), and registering for the Ponderosa Classroom Online. Hungry for community, education, and like minded friendship, many of our students have taken huge strides in the industry and achieved some incredible personal goals.
PONDEROSA WORKSHOP RETREATS | Closed for 2021
Exhilarating, life giving, life changing. My team and I love to see lives transformed by the power of encouragement and community, and that’s why we do what we do.
I handpick incredible venues from all over the globe to inspire and house our collective creative process for a once-in-a-lifetime experience with like minded creatives.
During our time in these beautiful retreat settings we spend unforgettable days and nights creating heartfelt friendships. Together we create incredible floral art, using luxurious amounts of time and flowers, eat wonderful meals, and rejuvenate our hearts while we learn (and re-learn!) the art of floral design amongst nature, architecture and history that inspire.
These workshops will challenge and inspire you, and if you come with an open heart you will be changed. Not by magic, but by being around the incredible community of like minded souls that bravely choose the vulnerable path of learning and friendship.