About Us

At Twisted Stem every floral arrangement, fresh and silk, is designed by John Regan.  As designer, manager and part-owner, John brings a Master of Fine Arts degree and over 40 years of floral shop experience to Twisted Stem. You will see the difference.

David Miller grew up in the flower shop business and will go above and beyond to make your flower purchase easy and successful.

We’re so happy to receive kind words from our clients.  Here are a few recent reviews:

“I stopped in this store for a very last-minute “get well soon” floral arrangement. I know nothing about flowers. But, the man behind the counter asked me what I was looking for – occasion + size – and what I wanted to spend. After 5 minutes, I was handed an amazing arrangement, that they made to order. It was totally unique and interesting, something you could look at for a while because there were so many different types of flowers that looked great together.

As I was walking into the hospital, the front-desk lady followed me to the elevator – “I have to tell you, that is the most beautiful and interesting flower arrangement I’ve ever seen.” I assume she sees a lot in her line of work. My relative in the hospital loved them and it really brightened her day. She raved about them for at least 15 minutes. I would recommend Twisted Stem to anyone. Great service, great product!”
 -Matt L. Crystal Lake, IL

“Jon’s passion for unique botanical features is unmatched in my eyes. No matter your budget or taste, the Twisted Stem’s staff will make sure you walk away with an arrangement that will leave you curious for more.”

-Manuel B.


“I had tried using a number of the huge corporate flower delivery services over the past few years and had several bad experiences with these big mega-corporate services, especially throughout the last year. I saw a flyer for Twisted Stem and decided to give them a try. I couldn’t be happier with this decision.

Twisted Stem created a stunning arrangement for my wife’s birthday! They took note of details that I mentioned, like my wife’s favorite color, when creating the design and were great at working within my budget. They were very courteous and helpful, delivered on-time, and the prices were totally in-line with what I would have spent with other delivery services. The flowers were and continue to be in impeccable shape, not damaged in any way by transit or delivery. Best of all, my wife was delivered a beautiful work of floral art, far superior to any other company I’ve used before. I will be using them again and again! Highly recommended!”

-Mike V.,



We are intentionally a small shop. We have no books of standard arrangements. We have no standard wedding packages. John listens to each customer, shares his ideas and recommended flower choices and creates each piece to meet that request.

In our shop you will find:

  • Extraordinary fresh flowers – many you have never seen before –flown in from sites around the world.  Ask to see the back cooler!
  • Silk florals you will touch and still not be sure – fresh or not?
  • A wide range of containers, some of which we design and produce ourselves in the shop.
  • Small yet fascinating assortment of plants including many types of orchids.
  • Changing assortment of seasonal and unpredictable giftware and cards.

Check out our portfolio, and you’ll know why there is a board of awards here in our back room. But remember our portfolio is not a catalog, you can’t order a #1 from the menu. Each and every arrangement is special and unique. The portfolio can, however,  be a shared point of reference between John and each customer, helping determine the scale, color, attitude and price of the piece being ordered.

People smile as soon as they enter the shop.  So, if you can come in, we hope you will too. But if your life or location makes that a challenge, we are happy to help you online, by phone, or on Facebook.

We deliver every day in the greater Crystal Lake area and frequently in the broad area of McHenry County and northwest suburbs of Chicago.  We do weddings from southern Wisconsin to downtown Chicago.

At Twisted Stem, we aren’t your normal flower shop.

Twisted Stem is a LGBTQ friendly florist