Bouquet Week! :: summer brights

Megan Gray Honey and Poppies - orange and hot pink bridal bouquet

Megan Gray, Honey and Poppies

Bouquet Week! :: lavender & purple

Flowers by Heidi - bridal bouquet of orchids, vanda orchids and lady slippers

Flowers by Heidi

Bouquet Week!:: hot pink & magenta

Bouquet Week! :: white

Dandelion Ranch - Alders Photography

Dandelion Ranch – Alders Photography

Rowan Oak Events - white bridal bouquet with a touch of blue

Rowan Oak Events

Melody King Fleurish Floral Design White - white bridal bouquet

Fleurish Floral Design

Loop Flowers - White Lilac and anemone bouquet

Loop Flowers

Vintage Estate Wedding in Yountville, California

Loop Flowers
Christina McNeill Photography

Kathleen Deery Design - white textured bridal bouquet

Kathleen Deery Design

Julie Mikos Chestnut and Vine - white textured bridal bouquet

Chestnut and Vine
Julie Mikos

JF Floral Couture - white rose and lily of the valley bouquet

JF Floral Couture

Floressence Flowers NC -Lime Green Photography - white peony bridal bouquet

Floressence Flowers
Lime Green Photography

Fleurish Floral Designs - white bridal bouquet

Fleurish Floral Designs

Bouquet Week! :: blush

Hello! This entire week will be dedicated to bridal bouquets and today we start with blush bouquets –

Wedding Wednesday :: Compote Centerpieces

Flower Shop Signage

Twig.

Twig.

American Flowers Week – June 28 to July 4, 2016

American Flowers Week - June 28 to July 4, 2016

Slowflowers.com, the comprehensive online resource that connects consumers with local, seasonal and sustainable flowers, announced details about the second annual “American Flowers Week”, which takes place from today thru the 4th of July!

In 2015, Slowflowers.com creator Debra Prinzing organized the week-long celebration of domestic flowers to raise consumer awareness and unite America’s flower farmers with the U.S. floral industry. In one month that effort generated more than 400,000 social media impressions on Twitter and Instagram, demonstrating the power of images, ideas and values that promote American Grown Flowers.

“Consumers are more conscious than ever about the origins of the goods they purchase, especially when it comes to food — and flowers,” Prinzing said. “It’s important to raise awareness for and celebrate American grown flowers, as well as flower farmers who grow a diverse selection of botanicals for the cut flower trade. At the same time, we salute floral designers whose ethos and intent inspires them to source domestically.”

The goal of American Flowers Week is to engage the public, policymakers and the media in a conversation about the origins of their flowers. As an advocacy effort, the campaign is timed to coincide with America’s Independence Day on July 4th, providing florists, retailers, wholesalers and flower farmers a patriotic opportunity to promote American grown flowers.

Show your support by designing a Red, White, & Blue Floral Arrangements, designed with American Grown flowers, of course, and post it to Social Media with the Hashtag – #AmericanFlowersWeek

PS- The Flowers designed in the American Flowers Week campaign are by Susan McLeary of Passionflower.

A Roundup of Inspiring Flower Shops

flower shop interier

Sweet Pea’s, Toronto

Joseph Massie’s ‘Rosa’ exhibit at Chelsea Flower Show

Award-winning floral artist, Joseph Massie, created a show-stopping exhibit at Chelsea Flower Show for Queen’s 90 birthday.

The installation, commissioned by the RHS for the Queen’s 90th birthday, sees a swathe of 5,000 fresh-cut roses and 1,000 preserved rose petals suspended four metres in the air to create a romantic, sensory tunnel.

Joseph Massie 'Rosa' Chelsea Flower Show

Joseph Massie 'Rosa' Chelsea Flower Show

Joseph Massie 'Rosa' Chelsea Flower Show

Joseph Massie 'Rosa' Chelsea Flower Show

Joseph Massie 'Rosa' Chelsea Flower Show

Joseph Massie 'Rosa' Chelsea Flower Show

Joseph Massie 'Rosa' Chelsea Flower Show

Joseph Massie 'Rosa' Chelsea Flower Show

Joseph Massie 'Rosa' Chelsea Flower Show

Joseph Massie 'Rosa' Chelsea Flower Show

Joseph Massie 'Rosa' Chelsea Flower Show

Joseph Massie 'Rosa' Chelsea Flower Show

Joseph Massie 'Rosa' Chelsea Flower Show

Joseph Massie 'Rosa' Chelsea Flower Show

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