About US

The focus at Flower Child Plants is to offer a beautiful yet practical approach to gardening in North Texas. With our services, we work to inspire and enrich your life through horticulture.

 

 

The love of gardening is a seed that once sown never dies, but grows to the enduring happiness that the love of gardening gives.
-Gertrude Jekyll

 

Cynthia Koogler, Lead horticulturalist & consultant

Cynthia Koogler, Lead horticulturalist & consultant

Cynthia is a degreed horticulturist who has worked with plants for more than 10 years. Cynthia's experience ranges from retail, wholesale, to hands on gardening in North Texas. Cynthia's focus with Flower Child Plants is working directly with her clients for horticultural consultations, creating designs, overseeing installs, and ongoing specialty garden upkeep.

"Growing up I spent my time outdoors and in my mother's garden. My career began in 2006 when I applied for seasonal work at a retail garden center during the spring. My passion for gardening struck me in a way no interest had before, and though I was young, I knew horticulture was meant for me. I continued working at the nursery for 6 years and during college. I was a natural born entrepreneur and so I started Flower Child Plants in 2009 and did projects for family and friends during college. After earning my degree in Horticulture Business from Tarleton State University I moved to Dallas, Texas to work at North Haven Gardens as a Container Specialist in 2012. To further my career I pursued a position as a Horticultural Supervisor at the Dallas Arboretum, where I maintained seasonal color gardens and over 80 containers. While I was at the Arboretum I began to focus on Flower Child Plants again working in residential landscapes, offering horticultural consultations, and selling planted arrangements at a variety of art and farmers market around the metroplex. I left the Arboretum in 2014 to focus full time on Flower Child Plants."


Amanda Godina, Horticulturist

Amanda Godina, Horticulturist

Amanda Godina, Horticulturist

Amanda is a degreed horticulturist who has focused her career with hands on gardening practices. She has worked in a variety of landscapes ranging from Colorado to Texas, both indoors and out for over 10 years. Amanda's focus with Flower Child Plants is working on site during installs, collaborating on designs, and ongoing skilled garden upkeep. 

Growing up in El Paso, Amanda spent her weekends in the desert and nearby mountain ranges with her family, when she wasn't helping in her mother's garden. In high school, she started an environmental club and organized cactus and native plant rescues and relocation from demo sites.