Meet the EXPERT
First things first: Yes, Clover is her real name. Born in 1970s Los Angeles to a beekeeper and an artist, Chadwick was practically destined to work with flowers. And while she began her career in the restaurant industry, working for such greats as Thomas Keller and Joachim Splichal, she soon discovered that managing restaurants wasn’t nearly as interesting to her as designing flowers for them. In 2001, she founded a floral-design service for the industry, working out of her garage. Three years and an impressive client portfolio later, she launched Dandelion Ranch, a retail florist in L.A.’s artist district. Still providing flowers for some of the city’s top eateries, she has expanded her services to include floral delivery, design classes, landscaping and garden design, and, of course, weddings.