Who: Melanie Harringon, owner and designer What: Dahlia May Flower Farm Where: Trenton, Ontario, Canada Social Media: dahliamayflowerfarm.com, @dahliamayflowerfarm About: Opening a permanent retail shop on the flower farm she runs with her husband, Ontario-based Melanie Harrington is a young entrepreneur who has...
Ode to the Iris

Ode to the Iris

Faye Zierer Krause, of Flora Organica Designs in Arcata, Calif., considers the standard Iris a bit of an underdog. But having grown up on her parents’ organic farm before starting her floral design studio in 2015, she finds appreciation...
On a small plot of land near Puget Sound in Des Moines, Wash., a quaint maritime city about 15 minutes south of Seattle, is where master gardener Debra Prinzing stops to smell the flowers. Literally. Like the blooms...
The Flowering of Toronto

The Flowering of Toronto

Natasa Kajganic isn’t a florist or a flower farmer. But she does love flowers. So after being charmed by European street markets, where blooms and bouquets seemed abundantly available, she returned home to Toronto and wondered, “Where is the...
The Allure of Dahlias

The Allure of Dahlias

Against the backdrop of the October 2017 Tubbs Fire that decimated large areas of Northern California’s wine country, Dahlia farmer Kate Rowe, of Aztec Dahlias in Petaluma, Calif., and farmer-florist Hedda Brorstrom, of Full Bloom Farm in nearby Sebastopol,...
Inspired by domestic flower promotion weeks in the U.K., the U.S. and Australia, Natasa Kajganic, of the Toronto Flower Market, recently announced the inaugural Canadian Flowers Week. She is creating a grass-roots, collaborative, nationwide event to involve the entire floral...
Woodland Couture

Woodland Couture

In Montana, flower farmers and florists who adhere to the Slow Flowers mission have learned to broaden their definition of what’s seasonal. For Carly Jenkins, of Killing Frost Farm, a farmer-florist-forager based in Missoula, Mont., that means viewing every...
Ellen Hoverkamp’s compositions of just-picked flowers, leaves and herbs are modern-day versions of 17th and 18th century herbarium studies – except, instead of pressing and preserving Dahlia petals that eventually yellow with age, she digitally captures three-dimensional blooms in...
The flora of the Big Island of Hawaii provided Alison Grace Higgins, owner of Grace Flowers Hawaii in Honoka’a, and manager Nicole Cordier, a complex palette with which to dream up their remarkable his-and-hers botanical garments. With the island’s plant...
In July, Kelly Shore, of Damascus, Md.-based Petals by the Shore, and Beth Van Sandt, co-owner with her husband Kurt Weichhand of Homer, Alaska-based Scenic Place Peonies, documented a quintessential moment for Alaska-grown peonies, all in celebration of American...
By Greta Lint Special to the Courier-Tribune ASHEBORO — Lynn Baker hops on her bright orange utility task vehicle (UTV) each day and drives to work. Her route winds through the woods, splashes into large, deep puddles and ends...
Today’s guest is April Lemly of Kamama Flowers, pictured in the doorway of her new “Flower Bar,” co-located with Peninsula Taproom in Sequim, Washington. Last week I announced the winner of the Slow Flowers Summit’s ticket sales promotion called...
Flower farmer Rita Jo Shoultz of Alaska Perfect Peony has been recognized before for her efforts to improve her industry and community. In 2014, she was a nominee for Champions of Change for the Future of Agriculture, earning her...
As if we needed a special reason to celebrate the state's signature flower, did you know Friday is California Poppy Day? Yes, the official state holiday of California on April 6 is named for the state flower. You probably...
Tobey Nelson poses in a botanical floral throne of her design (c) Suzanne Rothmeyer Photography Last spring, today’s guest invited me to be the opening speaker for her first floral design workshop — and while I’ve attended many and...
Love this adorable pic of Hannah Morgan, snapped at one of her workshops for The Field Trip Society It’s wonderful to turn the page, post-Valentine’s Day, and focus on the soon-to-arrive spring season. When I visited today’s guest just...
Neighbors used to call Diana Roy “Flower Girl.” “I never seemed to have quite enough flowers in my own yard, so I was always asking neighbors if I could cut some of theirs,” she says . Diana Roy of...
We are super excited to share with you all our fab plans for Mother's Day. As always, we're working hard to keep it locally sourced and British grown and with this in mind bring you a wonderful workshop brimming...
Wanting to showcase the best of California for their International guests, this Bride and Groom landed on the iconic lavender fields of San Ysidro Ranch to host their big day. The result planned by Joy Proctor , with florals...
Our Wild and Vintage Mother’s Day range is perfect for a Mum that doesn’t like anything too ordinary… these arrangement are full of hand-picked and hand-tied material. They were designed with Wild and Natural at the forefront of our...
A springtime bonanza is not expected. Still? Other flowery loveliness may await. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images) The last third of February has a way of inspiring a pondering person to ponder a host of topics that are highly...
The scarlet monkeyflower's wide geographic range across the western US makes it a model system to learn more about climate change responses in plants. Credit: Seema Sheth Demographic compensation has served as a possible explanation for the survival of...
The majority of roses Americans give one another on Valentine’s Day, roughly 200 million in all, grow here, the savanna outside Bogota, summoned from the soil by 12 hours of natural sunlight, the 8,400-foot altitude and an abundance of...
I'm a flower alchemist and founder of a plant apothecary, so, needless to say, I'm fascinated with all things floral. I believe that the petals we're drawn to speak volumes about our inner desires, and plants hold subtle energies...
Media player: "Space" to play, "M" to mute, "left" and "right" to seek. Australia's slow flower movement is a late bloomer compared to the global trend, but a new collaboration of micro-farmers hopes to encourage consumers to support the...
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