Asheville Insta-Love Feature: Blooms on Tap

Scrolling through Instagram while drinking coffee or tucking ourselves into bed has become a way to visually connect with folks all over the world. It’s also a fun way to connect locally, glimpsing into the world we share with others. Our new monthly feature, Asheville Insta-Love, will highlight one Asheville Instagrammer, sharing favorite photos from their feed. We’re thrilled to have Patti Helmsworth, owner of Blooms on Tap, creator, loving wife and proud mom, share her Insta-Love with us!

Who you are?

Hey, I’m Patty, long time wife to my best buddy Duncan, mom to my awesome son Mac (currently serving in the Army) and new found petal pusher in Asheville.

Just a girl petaling flowers in the most awesome place to live!

What you do?

I’m the creator and flower loving boss at Blooms on Tap. I am passionate about flowers; the beauty they provide, the nourishment they bring our soul. I believe we were created in and for the garden and that flowers are the sweetest love language and meant to be enjoyed frequently not just on special occasions. My goal is to get more flowers into the hearts and hands of more people by providing an affordable delivery option and a hands on build your own bouquet experience (big news about that launching soon! )

Loving the beautiful bounty of flowers grown by hard working WNC farmers.
Hiking Max Patch!
Lots of laughs hanging out with Sam and Sammi from Paint Fork Flower Farm.

How long have you been in Asheville?

I had the privilege of moving here in Oct 2017 after a decades long relationship with it from Florida and couldn’t be happier to call it home.

Getting to create beautiful bouquets with fellow flower loving folk is a dream come true.

Why you love this city?

Oh wow, so many reasons. I keep whispering to my husband: why doesn’t everyone live here? The beauty of the ever changing mountains. The seasons that transition so perfectly from one to the next. The yummy culture of art, music, food and drink. And the people who are the most wonderful, eclectic, warm welcoming, extremely supportive community I’ve ever experienced.

Patti and her best friend, Duncan enjoying the Asheville scene.

Where to find me online.

Come say hi and see lots of pretty Blooms on Instagram and Facebook and check out our website at


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