Andrew Gaumond, Petal Republic

Hello and welcome to Petal Republic – I’m Andrew, our Editorial Director. 

I’m a student of horticulture, botany, and floral design and have worked across many areas of the floristry business. 

Today, I’m based in New York City where I help to coordinate all of our content initiatives and collaborations around the world. 


Our Story:

We created Petal Republic as a platform to showcase and celebrate exceptional florists, plant shops, garden centers, urban nurseries, and floral experiences across a network of cities where our writers, contributors, and collaborators live and work. 

Here you’ll find comprehensive city and regional guides covering the best local florists, flower and plant delivery services in your local area.


Find Exceptional Floristry and Plant Life with Petal Republic

Flower Guides:

We’re fascinated by the history, origins, meanings, symbolism, and cultural significance of flowers and plants in the modern world.

Explore our library of flower guides and opinion pieces covering a vast array of flower species as well as our tips on the best varieties for every occasion.  


About Petal Republic

Houseplant Guides:

We strive to share our experience and expertise across urban gardening, indoor and outdoor plant care, and growing tips in addition to helping our readers find the best houseplants for their unique living environment. 


The Petal Republic Team

The Petal Republic Team

We’re a global team of content creators from a range of horticultural, botanical, floristry, and design backgrounds with a shared passion for the natural world. 


Andrew Gaumond - Editorial Director at Petal Republic

Andrew Gaumond – Editorial Director

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Plant Sciences from Cornell University and has trained professionally at leading floristry schools including McQueens in London and l’École des Fleuristes de Paris.

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Briana Yablonski - Contributing Editor at Petal Republic

Briana Yablonski – Contributing Editor

Briana holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Plant Sciences from Penn State University. She manages a small market garden where she grows vegetables and herbs. She also enjoys growing flowers and houseplants at home.

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Brandy Wells – Contributing Editor

Brandy Wells is an American copywriter and content writer living in Spain. From hiking in her hometown near the Smoky Mountains to digging in the dirt in rural Oregon, she has always put a love of nature at the heart of her endeavors. These days, you’ll catch her writing content, and of course, taking breaks to tend to her growing houseplant collection.

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Linsay Evans - Contributing Editor at Petal Republic

Linsay Evans – Contributing Editor

Linsay is an American copywriter based in the Pacific Northwest. Linsay holds a Master’s degree in both Anthropology and Library and Information Sciences and has written for numerous national and international publications including USA Today, SF Gate, Hunker, and The Bump across an array of topics in the gardening, green living, and travel sectors. When she’s not writing, you’ll usually find Linsay reading, kayaking, sailing, snowboarding, or working in her garden.

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Petal Republic in the Media

Petal Republic in the Media:

We’re proud to have contributed to and been featured in numerous media outlets and press publications to date!


Industry Associations:

Petal Republic is actively involved in supporting the floristry and fresh-cut flower industry around the world. We are proud to be participating members of many leading industry bodies and associations.


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Connect with Petal Republic:

We’d love to hear from you. You can reach us at:

hello@petalrepublic.com or across Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook.


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