It's American Flowers Week! This floral celebration runs from June 28- July 4 each year and celebrates American grown flowers and the farmers who grow and florists who use those blooms. Flowers are growing in all 50 states right now and the diversity of plants is extraordinary. A large portion of American grown flowers are produced on California farms but there are
I have big plans for this little flower farm. The 2020 season actually started last October. As the last season ended, I began working on this season. We brought in 13 truck loads of rich compost and added new landscape fabric. I made three trips to a farm about two hours from Evansville who was closing and dug, transported, and then planted 90 peonies, 25 shrubs, and 120
It's American Flowers Week! June 28-July 4 marks the floral holiday that celebrates American grown flowers. (Visit americangrownflowers.com to learn more.) Three of the main reasons I believe in supporting local flowers are uniqueness, sustainability, and economics. Not all flowers ship well. When you buy from a local farmer, you can often get something unique,
It's the big announcement! I'm starting a flower farm! This has been one of my worst kept secrets. The planning for this started in December and it has been something I have been too excited about to hide from many I talk to regularly. So, what are the details? I will be growing flowers at Farm 57. If you not familiar with Farm 57, it is near the airport on the north
I am honored to be a preferred venue at The Bauerhaus. Their staff is some of the friendliest and easiest to work with in the area. So when they asked me to participate in their bridal open house, I was happy to participate. My task was to decorate three tables. I had to ask myself, "What do brides want to see?" I debated with myself. Large or small arrangements?
The beginning of a new year brings a plethora of forecasts about all subjects. The wedding industry is no exception. I read many of these because I am interested in what others are seeing trending in their markets and how it may apply to my own market. There are things I also notice in talking with couples and other vendors. So, here is my 2019 wedding trend forecast.
It has been a great year! I am excited to share what is ahead for 2019 but I think it's also important to look back on all that has happened. So, here are the stats! In 2018 we had 17 events, 2 flower bars, and 28 individual custom orders. That included: 81 bouquets 99 boutonnieres 41 corsages 381 table arrangements 13 arches/backdrops 50 pieces
Let's rethink the corsage and boutonniere. They have been around for decades... centuries, maybe? But that doesn't mean we need to continue making them the same way. I have shared many times that I now make wrist corsages on bracelet cuffs. They are more versatile, easier to make (in my opinion), and most importantly--much more comfortable. Those uncomfortable
Burgundy is huge in today's wedding palettes. It is popular throughout the year but especially in the fall. There are not a lot of flowers available in burgundy but you can change the look by pairing them in different ways. Read on for a few ideas and inspiration. Many may argue that blush is the most popular color in current wedding designs but I think that
What inspires you? I have noticed a lot of articles lately asking creatives this question and talking about the creative process. While I have glanced through some, I'll admit that I haven't read many. To me, the creative process is personal and specific to the person. I love brainstorming with other creative people. This is often what leads me to a new