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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
San Francisco’s Chinese New Year celebration officially began Saturday, and some say this lunar year will be a favorite among the crowds. That’s because it’s the Year of the Dog and, well, dogs are cute. Chinatown’s annual Flower Market...
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