Karen “Mimo” Davis has been growing specialty cut flowers in Missouri since 1994. Her first was called WildThang in Ashland, Missouri. Her current project is Urban Buds: City Grown Flowers, an acre urban specialty cut flower farm located in the south St Louis Dutchtown neighborhood. Season extension techniques feature prominently in the Urban Buds production, as does diversity of plant varieties grown, typically 70 different beauties annually.
The flowers are sold at Tower Grove Farmers’ Market, wholesale to florists, and are used in Urban Buds wedding and event design. Mimo holds a graduate degree in horticulture from North Carolina A&T University. She is married to her farming partner Miranda Duschack, and together they have a son.