When Galee Khau first saw pampas grass on her trip to California, she immediately fell in love with those fluffy, neutral-toned plants.
“I didn’t know they were called pampas grass,” says Khau. “They’re everywhere, perfect for restaurants and boutiques. I feel happy just looking at them waving in the wind.”
Khau returned to Canada, only to find that it wasn’t easy to purchase a pampas bouquet here. So, Khau decided to open her own online pampas boutique in 2020.
The specially curated, ready-made bouquets, if kept in dry areas and out of direct sunlight, typically last for three years. Apart from pampas grass, Khau offers dried florals and dried palm leaves, as well as customized bouquets for weddings.
“A few of the brides mentioned that they’d prefer dry floral arrangements to avoid triggering pollen allergies. No one wants the guests sneezing all around at their wedding, right?” says Khau.
As she pivots her business offline, Khau has opened up a booth at Bountiful Market. Curating warm colours to fit the fall theme, she hopes to expand Pampas Gal into a gorgeous boutique one day.