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...
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...
Perennial Favorite

Perennial Favorite

In 1988, when the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers (ASCFG) was founded, most flower farmers communicated in decidedly low-tech ways. Janet Foss, of J. Foss Garden Flowers in Chehalis, Wash., recalls eagerly awaiting the arrival of her favorite...
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...
Wild-Gathered

Wild-Gathered

Based in Seattle, Botanique is housed in a freestanding studio located just steps beyond Kelly Sullivan’s family home, surrounded by a vibrant cutting garden that serves as muse. Like many floral designers, Kelly has responded to teaching requests in the...
Plant Kingdom

Plant Kingdom

A few months ago, The Wall Street Journal published a page-one story titled “Forget the Cat Ladies, Meet the Plant Parents,” followed quickly by a Los Angeles Times’ piece headlined “Love Being #plantparents.” More than a year earlier, in June...
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Puscina Farm

Meet Puscina Farm Sisters Mara, Laura and Teresa Cugusi! The first all-organic flower farm in Italy. These three sisters are also at the heart of the SlowFlowers movement in Italy, which is inspired by Slow Food, Slow Travel and Debra...
When progressive and curious flower people come together, it’s no surprise that innovative ideas develop, align and reemerge with a new focus. That’s exactly what took place at the second annual Slow Flowers Summit on June 29, which drew...
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