Listen: Episode 430: Two Virginia floral voices: Shanda Zelaya of Flor de Casa Designs and Kate Meyer of Chatham Flower Farm
"Hello again and welcome back to the slow flowers. podcast with Deborah Printing episode. Four hundred and thirty. This is the weekly podcast about American flowers and the people who grow and design with them. It's all about making a conscious choice and I invite. Invite you to join the conversation and the creative community as we discuss the vital topics of saving our domestic lower farms and supporting a floral industry. That relies on a safe seasonal and local supply of flowers and foliage. This podcast is brought to you by slow. FLOWERS DOT com the free eighty nationwide online directory to florist shops and studios who decided with American grown flowers and to the farms that grow those blooms. It's the a conscious choice for buying and sending flowers and thank you to our lead sponsor Florus Review magazine. I'm delighted to serve as contributing editor for slow. Oh flowers journal found in the pages of Florus Review Our partnerships with Lawrence Review are so valuable providing a forum for beautiful and inspiring editorial aditorial content in the slow flowers journal section month after month. Thanks to florist review. You can now order a subscription for yourself and get one as a gift. This holiday season set your intention to enrich your personal and professional development. You can find the buy one gift one special offer for members of the slow flowers community reprinting dot com where you can also find the show notes for today's episode. Four hundred and thirty our next sponsor thanks goes too long field gardens which provides home Gardner's with high quality flower bulbs and perennials. Their online store offers plants for every region and every season from tulips and daffodils pedals to Dahlia's caladiums Amaryllis. Check out the full catalog at long field gardens. Long Field DASH GARDEN DOT com. Fifty states of slow flowers continues today with a stop in Virginia. This year long project is coming to a close and it has been so rewarding to bring you a large cross-section section of voices and stories of passionate slow flowers members coast to coast. I love it that we can approach a conversation about floral ventures from two perspectives from what designers point of view and from growers viewpoint. That's what today's interview accomplishes as we check in with two members in Virginia in all there are twenty members in Virginia floral designers and flower farmers. And we've been able to feature several of them here in the past including Lisa Mason Sigler of Garner's Workshop Andrea Three a gag. None of Limbo Studios Bob Walem of Ouallam farm. Holly Hyder Chapel of Hope Farm and Jessica Hall and Chris Sale of Harmony Harvest Farm. I'll share links to those past Virginia episodes for you to check out in today's show notes at Deborah Printing Dot com today. I'm thrilled to introduce you to Shonda Celaya. Uh of Florida Casa designs based in Arlington Virginia. Serving the DC."