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
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,
While I don't have any events scheduled in January, I am certainly busy! This is the time of year when I am meeting with a lot of clients, writing a lot of proposals, and also working to streamline the business end of what I do. While I wish I could design with beautiful flowers all day, the truth is that the business part of owning a small business takes a lot of time.
What did flower arrangements look like in 1908? If you are familiar with Dutch Master oil paintings, you may have an idea. Painters in this period often painted still lifes of lush, opulent flower arrangements. Roses and dahlias were popular, as were jewel tones mixed with light pastels. Arrangements were often loose, asymmetrical, in a garden style, and spilling out of
American Flowers Week was started four years ago by Slow Flowers founder, Debra Prinzing. Slow Flowers, like the Slow Food movement, celebrates local products. Slow Flowers celebrates all those in the American flower industry and the local products they share with their communities. From Debra Prinzing: "I created American Flowers Week in 2015 as a