26 Burst results for "Slow Flowers"

"slow flowers" Discussed on Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

06:27 min | 2 months ago

"slow flowers" Discussed on Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

"Plant. World has not fallen to the challenges of the cut flower world because of There are some interstate Sales regulations on like for example. You have to have a permit to bring plants or cut flowers into the state of california because there because it's an agriculture policy. They're worried about soil borne pests and diseases. So it's kind of kept plants local more than flowers the just just by nature of whatever those those policies are also the weight of shipping. A pot with a rupaul. In soil is precautions prohibitive. So it's so. The plant world hasn't become as does reliant on like the amazon effect than that. The flower world has. It's definitely there. You can order plants online and have them shipped to you but it's just there's more restrictions and more more Limitations and some of them are just pure financial so in that regard. I i really think that the the nursery industry has benefited from being more local. And also we wanna buy plants that are a suitable to our zone right. So we're probably getting them from a local nursery. If it's an indoor plant that's a little bit different. And i love move move machines idea i i would love to have a gift a plant as a gift but i also love to have flowers as a gift. Yeah balance that out as well. usually has not the most sustainable type of flour. But i love orchids as they're very classic and they beautiful but they're probably not seasonal or local. their. Orchids are tricky but They're they're probably started in a they probably started in a lab in asia and like became a a little ton of like tissue culture that got massively shipped to somebody who it on in the uk or in the us so okay. It's kinda like bulbs everybody that. I grow started in holland. Probably but i'm growing that tulip in my garden and seeds the seeds. The seed industry is is international. Too so you know. That's the next hill. We're going to climb together on that point. What what our future innovations that That you're seeing in the industry or the or that you'd like to see in the flower farming and slow flowers in just forestry in general well every year we do a while. I think for the last seven years. We do an annual forecast. I don't use the word trend but it's like a a forecast for changes that are on the horizon or we're that we're documenting comes out every wednesday of every year so usually the first week of january and two years ago i did forecast the increased demand more than ever for organic flower seats. So in the seed industry. There's huge selection availability of organic food Herb and You know any kind of crop that can grow in a food farm. That is not the case in flowers. And so now now growers are asking for. That and the industry's trying to catch up. The steep providers are trying to breed and produce organic flower seats. So that's exciting. I think i mentioned a little bit about the flower farmer. Empowerment like farmers are really leading instead of just being responsive and One of the innovations. I'm seeing is how it all across north america. There are collectives cooperatives Co marketing groups. I mean whatever way you wanted to find it a farmers coming together in creating their own marketplace their own wholesale hub so that is happening in a really exciting way the one that i'm involved in his just celebrated its tenth year. It's legal cooperative. Called the seattle wholesale growers market and it is owned by about fifteen or sixteen farms in oregon washington and they own their own distribution. So that has happened. Now there's people Modeling their own version of that. All across the country in mainly million. You know demographic hubs like you know there's one new jersey connecticut and they're basically serving the new york market They're you know just by virtue of it's cheaper to have know have something outside of the city there's one in north carolina. There's one in the twin cities. There's one in toronto so this is happening in an exciting way that farmers are driving to see. Say though is it's like It's it's more like you're selling wholesale to the trade only two floor so it's like the middleman is gone now. The farmer is his own middleman because the farmers are collectively coming together to sell their flowers to the florus fantastic now. Not to bash the middleman because wholesalers do play a central role. But really there could be selling anything. They buy bulk and sell to someone who can't buy bulk. They raise their like redistributors. There is a softening of resistance to To local flowers in those channels. There are some people who are doing it really well and who have local departments within their warehouse where you know all all local or american grown flowers are there's others who all the evidence is staring them in the face and they won't change so by by the other innovation i would mention is that floors are disrupting this traditional wholesale distribution channel by doing what i do going direct flower farmers and You know developing relationships because as they developed relationship with lower farms than they can tell their clients. Hey i knew the person who do this. And you know what. This is a fabulous flower. It's seasonal. it has a story. You're gonna want it for your event or your wedding or your vase on the center. You know senator table like it's creating. This is why we have so many new members in still flowers..

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SLOW FLOWERS for SUMMER, With Debra Prinzing

Cultivating Place

01:26 min | 4 months ago

SLOW FLOWERS for SUMMER, With Debra Prinzing

"You know what if you were to tell people that the mission of your work bound up in all of those roles that i just described about you would that mission statement be deborah I think it's all about relationships. And community and sustainability and When i find a subject as a writer. Which is my background. When i find a subject that i am smitten by matt i get swept up by that. I fell down the rabbit hole discovering all of a sudden i it becomes sort of my lifestyle and gardening did that for me for twenty years and Now i guess for the last ten years it's been writing about and trying to learn as much as possible about the people who grow in design flowers in this lower society Universe which is basically noncommercial non factory like but more artisan like so. I've always written about creative people as journalist and them drawn to them. And so i want to live in that create a world. There's no boundary for me. -tween the people i want to spend time with the people. I have invited to be part of this society and the people that i'm writing about. It's just it's

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"slow flowers" Discussed on Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

06:30 min | 4 months ago

"slow flowers" Discussed on Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

"You can go back and listen to those first. Let me tell you a bit about kelly. And emily and then we'll jump right into the conversation. Kelly mezza she does. Sing is a queer fourth generation. Japanese chinese farmer. They are an educator and instructor at the center for agroecology and sustainable food systems. Also known as casas at uc santa cruz training folks to grow a variety of fabulous fruits flowers and vegetables. They train growers in flour. Production design and sales for fresh markets and special events. They believe that cut flowers should be accessible to everyone both for their cultural and spiritual significance as well as for their beauty sensory delight. Kelly is delighted to be part of creating a flower movement that is rooted in social and environmental justice. They are currently enamored by california's native matia. Poppy and excited to continue exploring design possibilities with other great native plants. Emily sager is a Culture alumni and currently is pursuing a master's in landscape architecture at the university of washington. Emily has eight years of horticulture experience blending production agriculture landscape maintenance gardening and floral design. She has worked for several notable bay area farms including v crow farm bloom a farm and hidden villa pyre to entering the landscape architecture program in the fall of twenty twenty. Emily served as the lead horticulturist at finally where she looked after the rose garden the cutting garden and the orchard. Her design aesthetic is a blending of her work. Experience forged uncultivated cultivated wild informal always designed seasonality and senescence in mind a strong believer in the healing powers of nature through her gardens and floral design. Emily hopes to facilitate this connection for all excited to introduce both these guests with you. Let's jump right in and hear more and you'll also find photographs and social media links in today's shouts for episode five hundred seven at deborah printing dot Welcome back to the slow flowers. Podcasts with deborah printing and i'm so excited today to start talking about the slow flower summit coming up june twenty eight through thirty eighth. Yes it's happening. Live and in person At filo oli historic house and garden in woodside. Which is right outside of san francisco. I'm going to be inviting some of our speakers to come on and talk a little bit about themselves and their work As we lead up to the summit dates and so what. I'm really excited about. Is we have a panel that. We've gosh we've been talking about forever because we had to postpone the summit but it's going to be moderated by my. I guess Kelly matsushita sing and Hi kelly how are you. It's great to see you here. I good morning. Thanks so much for having me bad. And so kelly talked about well. We talked about this like mid or maybe follow two thousand and nineteen. It feels like ages ago of doing a panel of people who are involved in sustainable farming sustainable growing practices but who are also designers so This is called sustainable farming x. Floral design so. Thanks for saying you. Lead that panel. Kelly and i'll introduce are one of your panelists. We might have a third one joining us or a third person joining us but Right now i also want to introduce. Emily sagar early. Good morning. thanks for having me. You bet. And i'm i'm really psyched. You're with us too so first of all. Let's start out. Just tell everybody who you are. Give us a snapshot of where you know where you are in the floral and farming space. Emily i'll go ahead and get started with you because your physician has changed you were a staff horticulturist at feili. When when kelly. And i i started talking about this panel and things have changed for you but you graciously agreed to still come back and be on the panel. Give us a little snapshot of what's going on with you right now. Yeah when this when the swell our summit got started for the twenty twenty i was at the horticultural fight lowly and managing the cutting garden as well as the rose garden a smaller orchard there and Since then i accepted a really incredible offer. A at the university of washington to pursue a master's landscape architecture. So i transitioned m learning a bunch of new tools and skills to broaden my ability to do design on it on even larger scale. Wow yeah and a lot happened in two thousand twenty. Yes you got accepted into grad school. But yes he went to grad school against the backdrop of covid. Yeah so you were. Mostly virtual pretty much exclusively virtual. I think i was admittedly A little foolhardy and thinking that we would be in person possibly in the fall and that didn't pan out but it's it's been wonderful year. I'm i'm pretty amazed by how much we're still able to learn in a remote environment and How all the students have really come together like we do have a community even though we are remote. So that's been pretty awesome. I've gotten spent some good time with family and loved ones. That would not have been possible. I remember you mentioning that that you basically could be online from anywhere. So you've kind of been a little bit of a nomad. yes but how. How lucky for us that your back in the bay area in time to be at the summit and actually gather in person with people yeah. I'm i'm thrilled. The timing is excellent and it's nice to be in the bay in the spring. This is the best time of year. Here be back in the landscape that sort of inspired my love for landscape off. That's great and of course. Kelly is nodding because she's well not technically in the bay kelly. You're based in santa cruz right. Yeah i am at the university of california. Santa cruz at the farm offer called the center for agriculture and sustainable food systems. That's a lot i know..

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Great News About a New Regional Wholesale Hub

Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

01:49 min | 4 months ago

Great News About a New Regional Wholesale Hub

"As you may know. I've been documenting. The emergence and rise of regional flower hubs for more than a decade. My deepest ties are with the seattle wholesale growers market. A farmer owned cooperative whose origin state twenty ten. When a group of growers came together at a regional. Asc of g meeting held at charles little and company. In eugene oregon. Fortunately i was there and witnessed those. I am vicious optimistic. Conversations that yielded what we here in seattle. Enjoy today at the time. There were only two other models to which the founders of the seattle growers market could look oregon flower growers association which has a long history in the portland market having been founded in the nineteen forties and fairfield flowers a small but mighty collective of wisconsin and illinois growers serving madison and milwaukee flores fairfield flower ceased operating as a collective on january first of two thousand nineteen but many of the floor farmers who participated still grow and sell flowers independently. We have witnessed encouraged and featured on the slow flowers podcast. Numerous other regional efforts to bring flowers from the field to the florist and consumer and innovative ways from legal cooperatives to privately held wholesaler operations from casual meetups to marketing collectives. You've heard from many of them or their members here on the slow flowers podcast and now we have a new example to highlight. Let's welcome to of the founders of old dominion flour cooperative a washington. Dc area local flower cooperative. My guests are melissa webster founder and megan wakefield director of operations to growers. Who are part of this group. That launched publicly at the end of january.

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Celebrating the Publication of 'Where We Bloom' With Designer Cynthia Zamaria

Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

02:01 min | 6 months ago

Celebrating the Publication of 'Where We Bloom' With Designer Cynthia Zamaria

"Very special guest. Is cynthia samara of cynthia samara house in flour based in toronto. Hi cynthia now and congratulations. Well back at ya Because big reveal here. Cynthia is our covergirl of where we bloom. Our brand new book that will be available in Just a just a week or so around april fourteenth so we wanted to have cynthia on to talk about her business and who she is so And you're a first time guest of the podcast and I just want to introduce you to the listeners. So i guess let me just give a little recap of where we bloom. And this book. This is the first title in bloom imprint The do publishing company. That is sort of the boutique. Publishing arm of slow flowers created by robin omni and me and we. We started with this book because it was a way to build community and feature a lot of Sloth hours members showing off their workspaces studios shops greenhouses potting sheds barns. You name it right robin yes. We definitely have a great variety from you. Know from kitchen and laundry room to beautiful outdoor Structures structures a good word for it The the subtitle of where we bloom is thirty. Seven intimate inventive and artistic studio spaces where floral passions find a place to blossom. And those of you who have known me for years as a garden writer. No that i wrote a book in two thousand eight called. Stylish sheds and elegant hideaways all about garden sheds. And there's definitely a crossover into this book but these are dedicated floral spaces and It's it's just. There is a diversity of of architecture and location and personality and

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How Katherine Raz Developed 'The Fernseed'

Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

02:18 min | 6 months ago

How Katherine Raz Developed 'The Fernseed'

"Welcome back to the slow lovers. Podcasts with deborah printing at. I'm so excited today to introduce catherine razz owner of the fern seed in tacoma washington. She's a slow flowers member. We've never met in person. We're doing this over resume. But we're kind of neighbors so it's so great to see on the screen to look if you kathryn. Thanks for having a really appreciate it. Oh you bet catherine I love the name of your business. You've been on my radar. Because i started following you immediately after the joint slow flowers but before we get started. Can you describe the name like what is the influence of that name. It says plants with gardening and growing. But it's not super obvious. It's a great name. Yeah thank you. The name is scandinavian legend. Or there's like a north legend or early english or something A myth about essentially like the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow if somebody finds a fern see because we all know that ferns spawn from spores not seeds. Sometimes we'll get people coming in and explaining that to us any ladies. Did you know But the idea is that if you find the seat of a fern on the summer solstice you can achieve invisibility Lower and so then. I also really liked it because I have a background in marketing and specifically search engine optimization and It was a it was a word that was easily. Google lable like we could be a worthy number one ranking term and google for the fern seed so i picked it also for that reason. Oh it does. It does have a little bit of a mythology kind of storybook vibe that you describe it because this'll related to the solstice. Do you do anything. Special on the summer solstice in which is usually what june twenty-first. Yeah well we try to last year but of course we were just reopening post covid and we were like well. We can't really have an event but this year we are. We're going to do sort of like a midsummer you know the film summer we wanted to do. Kind of like a midsummer maget with flowers and do some floral crowns and some really fun stuff around the love. That is so. It's so apropos. A love that.

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A Book for Beginning Flower Gardeners With Allison and Sean Mcmanus of Spoken Garden

Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

03:48 min | 8 months ago

A Book for Beginning Flower Gardeners With Allison and Sean Mcmanus of Spoken Garden

"The recently invited sean. Alison to come on. Today is that they have a brand new book coming out called growing plants and flowers. And it's a perfect topic for a perfect time. I don't even think you could have predicted why it was so perfect. When you first told me you were working on this book but with covid. It's so perfectly timed. So why don't you give us a snapshot a little snapshot about the book. And then we'll we'll talk about all the things we love which is growing flowers. All those new gardeners out there especially from and our our book is called the first time gardener growing plants and flowers all know how you need to plant intended outdoor areas using eco friendly methods. I love it. It's just a catchy for his roles off you're right. I didn't mention the first part of the title is the first time gardener. And that's sort of been your audience all along through your your youtube channel and your podcast right. We definitely want to help beginning gardeners but we feel like the book can also benefit a wider audience. Well oh totally learn. Well i i think so too. And we'll we'll share a couple you know. Interior spreads for people to see on the On the show notes for today's episode. But i was looking at it too and thinking what you've you have. It is updated information even for people who think they know how to garden because maybe they have been. But you're integrating a lot of sustainable practices. I noticed in in also like a dish. Additional information pollinators. Maybe people who've garden for a long time just haven't gotten caught up on those those practices. Yeah that's true. Our book is such a range of topics really. You know. it's it's very broad view of a lot of different guarding practices. An older view of someone coming into gardening wanting to know more but not really understanding really how plants grow what they need to grow have had a handle them what to do. What impacts on the environment surrounding them. And how that impacts them versus how the impact themselves and the environment again an all hourly it. It's an interesting thing. A lot of people don't understand that as were soil moisture. and he. it's it's just it's amazing to think about things so he tried to come from broadview green all those things together to explain to a new guard. Yeah i just at the table of contents here. It's just kind of a natural progression of how you would get started and work your way through you know. I'm sure that people just want to get started and plant right away. But you're slowing slowing down a little bit and saying let's talk about the basics. I that is so true. I get a lot of questions on youtube and they're just want instant gratification. Instant answers and they're they're great questions. It's helpful to understand more of that broader scope of that foundation. Really just jump in. Let's do it's like well you're going to get more out of it if you understand that a little bit more i. Yeah it's interesting. I mean. I think people do maybe cheat a little bit and just go by that flat of primrose at home depot. Which is what we're seeing right now and you can do that. But that's a little bit different than committing to a garden or yeah so it's interesting. You really zeroed in on ornamental gardening. And there's no vegetable to be seen in this book right. We don't really speak to. I mean we love growing vegetables and then it's not what we teach

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The 19-year evolution of a retail florist with Kelly Marie Thompson of Chicago-based Fleur Inc.

Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

05:13 min | 8 months ago

The 19-year evolution of a retail florist with Kelly Marie Thompson of Chicago-based Fleur Inc.

"I open to flourish in two thousand and two. So that means we're just about to approach our nineteen th anniversary so we're really excited about that It won't be a normal celebration obviously but We're still really excited Yeah i opened. You know back then. I was twenty two years old fresh out of college and studied history. And i had worked in a grocery store So that's where. I really learned my background on floral. And you know. I learned just things like how to pronounce l. strom area or burnham you but i didn't have a huge training or background on. It came to design outside of my art history degree and painting degree. That's just be influencing you all the time just that discipline just cover different medium. Now i do exactly and it's It's really shaped my understanding for color and depth and texture. And i've i bring that with me every every single design Yes i opened up I had a small storefront. I really thought we were going to be a bucket flower shop on because you know boutique florist. Were really thing that long ago at least not in chicago. There were a few but it wasn't as popular of business as it has certainly grown into. No i and i do want to ask you. What do you mean by boutique because Would you know that's a term that means probably a lot different you know definition than what it is today so yeah. That's a great great question. So when i when. I came up with the idea of opening our retail boutique. I knew i wanted us all bucket flowers sort of just hand ties. Ready to go But i definitely wanted to include. Heavy selection of gifts lifestyle goods Even back you know eight nineteen years ago. I always knew that it wasn't just about flowers for me. It was always about bringing people together and gatherings and parties so as we've grown throughout the years our collections have grown and our offerings have grown. And when i'm when i'm purchasing for our retail. I always have in the back of my mind. Like how can this assist in a gathering. How can this assist in communicating and being a part of. You know the other person that i'm inviting into my life. You know Every day so it's it's really You know obviously weddings and special events or celebrations. That bring people together but are boutique is equally as important for that experience as well. So in your product mix you have a more lifestyle items that you think kind of support your flowers and vice versa. Exactly yeah lots of serving pieces for dinner parties A couple of years ago brought in fine jewelry so we now sell engagement rings which is really special part of the process. Wow oh my gosh. That's a that's an endeavor was a scary thing. It was a goal for a very long time of mine. But it's always been a dream to have somebody start their entire process of getting engaged in having flair as part of that story All the way through the last dance when we're able to help service their floral to for their wedding. Oh my goodness so. Are you in the same retail space when you first opened nineteen years ago or have you found expanded on. Come out front. Yeah we've moved twice actually Our first location the building had sold so we had to shift out. That was after. I believe three years and then we moved. We were in our second location for ten And then the landlord actually had just kind of decided they were going to move into a different direction. And honestly at that time. I really thought about closing. It was not my decision to move and there was not a lot of Opportunity in the neighborhood that we were in that i saw that was the right fit for us so i had to make a really big decision of kind of go bigger. Go home If we wanted to continue our retail and special events. And i'm really glad that i kept going with it i. It came very close to say goodbye and to the retail side thing. Oh yeah i was really just. I had a big heart to heart and I drove up to michigan for the night. I'm not too far from us in chicago and drink a little too much wine one night and wrote down all the pros and cons idea. I woke up the next morning. Just ready to go just ready to sign the new lease. I'm so we've actually. We started out with eighteen hundred square feet and we now are between both are retail and our studio. We are thirty three hundred square feet. They're kind of adjacent to each other. Exactly what is it in chicago. The logan square neighborhood on and we've always been in that neighborhood. I was really drawn. I lived in the time when we opened and i was always drawn to it because events cultural diversity and very strong artistic community that both of those still

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"slow flowers" Discussed on Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

02:46 min | 9 months ago

"slow flowers" Discussed on Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

"Head judge kristin griffith vander yacht as a guest on this fires podcast and profile him for florist review. Cover story earlier this year. I'll share those links in today's show notes. I also enthusiastically rooted for a sperry. Afc pfc past guest of this podcast. Who competed in. Hbo's in full bloom. I won't spoil it for you if you haven't watched to the finale but you can learn much more about ace and episode four hundred and twenty one originally aired in october of two thousand eighteen. I felt quite the same sense of pride earlier this year. When the popular fleur de villes exhibition came to seattle's northwest flower and garden festival with flowers transformed into wearable. Fashions displayed on a parade of mannequins. It clearly was the most popular feature of the flower and garden festival. The success of florida villes is similar to the buzz created by the to floral competition shows. I just mentioned and a total of nine slow flowers members in the seattle area competed in the florida ville exhibition so i was super proud of them. I was delighted to interview. Karyn marshall and tina. Barkley the creatives behind flirt. Bill which i call a. b. spoke floral phenomenon. I had them on the slow flowers. Podcast this past february much like the response people have when they see the photo shoots of models wearing botanical couture for our american flowers weed campaigns which slow flowers has been commissioning since two thousand and sixteen the botanical couture on florida villes three-dimensional mannequins takes floral fashion to a new level. What is the magic. I believe the seeing flowers used. As an artistic expression ignites the imagination of those who view them beyond the sheer scale mp beauty of floral installations massive topiary and botanically dressed mannequins. Flowers are the starting point that connects mini consumers with the natural world. And who can argue with that for florida. Ville showgoers were invited to vote for their favorite designs for big floor. Fight and info bloom viewers rooted for their favorite contestants. There's bion when the audience has a stake in the outcome and ultimately more people know more about flowers which takes us full circle to our insight number one floral wellness. I hope to see all these floral celebrity projects returned to our lives in twenty twenty one. But i will offer a vocal plea for one change. Please know floral foam as we've urged the mainstream floral profession for years. Please wean yourself from dependence on foam be truly creative and find alternative mechanics to express your art. It can be done believe me. We've consistently documented no foam mechanic strategies on this podcast and our.

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"slow flowers" Discussed on Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

02:44 min | 9 months ago

"slow flowers" Discussed on Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

"Year. Twenty four percent of our slow flowers survey respondents cited yellow as their top color prediction for twenty twenty yellow edged out all other colors by single digit percentages. But there was still no clear standout lead me to predict a poly chromatic rainbow palette for twenty twenty. Well here we are in two thousand twenty one and pan town already has declared illuminating a glowing shade of yellow as one of two colors for twenty twenty one for the two thousand twenty one survey. Both yellow and orange topped your list. Specific percentages breakout follows. Twenty three percent of you cited shades of yellow and shed comments such as yellow for optimism. Mustards mobs from rich. Masala yellows and curry's to lavish buttercream yellow cupcakes. The comfort of food will translate to floral expressions. I love that. Nineteen and a half percent shows orange and said this. I think we are seeing hints of orange and yellow with pace him. Blush everything across the range of citrus. Tones to fruity apricot. Fourteen percent cited shades of green. The clean feeling of green with footage an array of green tones and various shapes. You said thirteen percent selected shades of purple and violet saying i think we will see a trend towards subdued jewel tones. That play off of each other. I find the possibilities with purple are both complementary contracting and love finding those matches people also seem to really gravitate to the purple tones or at least. That's what i think. Maybe because i like purple flowers so much. Four point five percent of you cited red. Red's burgundies pace. Monochromatic was the comment and three percent cited shades of blue mellow soft loose. The world needs calming tones. In these crazy times all of these. I could agree with right. So what notable color palette do we predict will influence flower farming and floral design in the coming year. I flipped chile color section of my book. Slow flowers to see what i wrote back in two thousand thirteen. I quoted harold piercy former principal of constance. Spry flower school in england. Who wrote this in. Nineteen eighty-three in flower arranging. I have always found it advisable to discard any preconceptions about colors. He went on to write. Keep an open mind and do not be ruled by the color wheel. You may hit upon unexpected satisfactory results. During experiments i dove deep into the comments that you shared in response to the surveys question. Number twenty three describing more detail your floral pellet predictions and i have to give a huge congratulations to the many slow flowers survey responses that were spot on about yellow has been with us for a while in fact in two thousand.

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"slow flowers" Discussed on Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

03:26 min | 9 months ago

"slow flowers" Discussed on Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

"Insight number seven beyond the hobbyist. The diy trend has been with us for a decade and according to my friend and publishing partner robin off ni after that length of time a trend. That was once a new such. As do it yourself falls into the broader culture and becomes mainstream. Call this insight beyond diy. Figure it out. And i turned to robin to help me flesh out that idea. The my idea was since more consumers than ever are seeking new knowledge flow. Enterprises need to be attuned to this reality in order to offer them. What they're seeking. But a conversation with robin gave me a new term beyond the hobbyist. Robin is my go-to expert. When i want to understand what's happening in the consumer marketplace she spent many years working in consumer research managing a portfolio of fortune. Five hundred clients as a senior director and lead consumer strategist at iconic culture and as a senior ethnographer at the hartman group. Where she engaged in primary consumer qualitative research. And those of you who have a copy of my new book. Slow flowers journal volume. One will know of robin's influence as a visual artist. She is the creative director for that publication and my partner in the bloom imprint. A new book publishing arm of slow flowers according to robin. Diy is everywhere and thus no longer new people feel they can access information on youtube and figure things out themselves from painting their walls to building a deck to designing and outdoor space. She explains as an insight. Though beyond the hobbyist embodies so much more than diy more than saving money or exploring craft robin explains it's about embracing a skill that gives you a sense of pride and feeds your soul. She says it's about having a deeper lasting connection to that skill such as flower gardening or floral design she continues people want to learn new skills but then they went to fold it into their lifestyle. They want to go beyond something superficial. They wanna know that when they gather flowers from the farm stand. They can replicate at home. What they learned in your design class. Thanks to your class. Why it's important to support the stems and change the water regularly. I suspect sentiment as a driving force behind the popularity of product lines like the holly chapel syndicate supply and pillow mechanics available not just to the trade but to the enlightened floral enthusiasts who wants to use the same tools and supplies that the pros us similarly having the ability to order single units of the floral genius. Pin frogs means. These professional tools are getting into the hands of anyone who wants to elevate their floral design. Practice it's all about intention rather than random. Diy experience we will continue to witness this urge to both noah skill and understand the. Why and how behind it. Robin explains for example once a customer experiences a flower farm. They want more. They don't necessarily want to be a flower farmer but they want to understand how to grow their own cut flowers and nurture that practice through the seasons for their own enjoyment and to share with friends and family. We talked about this further and what came to mind is the desire among many consumers to have a daily practice and that led to my friend lorraine edwards faulkner seattle times guardian columnist author and artist. Llerena instagram feed at her cook.

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"slow flowers" Discussed on Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

01:40 min | 9 months ago

"slow flowers" Discussed on Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

"Year in the twenty thousand floral insights and industry forecast i featured climate change for the first time with an insight titled responding to climate change. The urgency felt by the slow fires community is heightened as we move into thousand twenty one. Your responses to climate change questions in this lower survey revealed that urgency it can seem overwhelming but our individual actions and the policies we collectively support are powerful tools to employ as a community last year. Forty four percent of our survey respondents said they were adjusting growing practices to adapt to climate change. In this year's survey fifty four percent of members say they are aligning their brands with climate change messaging and activities. We also asked you to share about how climate change affected you and your business. And here's a recap nearly sixty percent of us site weather irregularities too much or too little rain equal numbers of you. Approximately thirty percent site abnormally warm or abnormally cold spring seasons one quarter safety early frost arrival. Nearly twenty percent. Blamed disaster related damage. Such as wildfire flooding hurricane. Hailstorms turned her nato's and other weather tragedies and there were other reasons cited including the mention of extended hot periods with no precipitation one respondent. Put it this way. Weather seems more extreme and unpredictable. Another wrote it's not at disaster level yet but the damaging winds and rains devastated my cosmos and the smoke from the fires sullied my white roses and straw flowers this past year. Well what can we do. What active steps are you taking to address climate change in your farm shopper.

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"slow flowers" Discussed on Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

03:07 min | 9 months ago

"slow flowers" Discussed on Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

"Disappearing and desperate for some comfort. Our focus on our homes was never sharper. The article continues table. Scaping small joy that can take a few minutes or a few hours and makes dinnertime always instantly. Prettier is part of this national self soothing. The person who has shared this article with me my friends. Scott wittman is a creative director who has spent his own covert year exiled in the kent countryside away from his london office he has invested all of his free time photographing the blooms in his garden to document the passing of time season by season. It helps that. His pre georgian cottage is surrounded by an acre of traditional cottage gardens planted about forty years ago. That's priceless inspiration. Scott garden and his photography project led him to produce an entire product line for the table including dishes and linen tablecloths and napkins adorned with his graphic and polychrome botanical photography. He plans on debut in the gate cottage garden collection at the twenty twenty one chelsea flower show. I've been urging scott to figure out distribution in the us for now. Checkout images of his garden inspired table accessories in our show notes and follow him on instagram at scott. Wittman arts sculpture as i pulled together insights for twenty twenty one. I couldn't forget this. Old new idea of table. Scaping and it came up again in several conversations including most recently with susan chambers a slow flowers floor space in san francisco. She described to me how her business women couture has changed in two thousand twenty with more residential florist re accounts than ever. It goes beyond flowers. Susan says so much of what. I'm hearing my clients. Say is that they want to understand. Not just the floor history but creating that moment at the table they want me to create the vision. The pomegranates the priv- berries dripping out of the arrangement. They want me to come in and create that moment for them. Before the dinner party table scaping can be the ultimate slow flowers expression as your florals. Enhance human interactions mark occasions both special and ordinary and celebrate the art of dining many of you design table scraps for styled shoots some of the most adventurous and theatrical meals imaginable. Let's celebrate the objects. We cherish and create pallets that honor both how food is grown and the origin of the floral decor eye view. The theater of the tabletop as a way to honor the gift of time this insights key takeaway for you. How can you combine your flowers and floral designs into a full package. Hannah marriott's article in the guardian triggers. So many ideas that you want to explore in twenty twenty one. She writes thanks to social distancing and unbridled screen time. The table scape hashtag now has four hundred fifty five thousand instagram posts and counting and it is lifting sales the crisis in lockdown with the hospitality industry on pause table. Scaping took a different direction for one thing. It provided an income stream or at least a trickle to companies whose businesses might have capsized the crisis..

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"slow flowers" Discussed on Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

02:14 min | 9 months ago

"slow flowers" Discussed on Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

"Of nature insight number one floral wellness the yearning for a connection to nature is truly unprecedented in our society. Something many of you witnessed firsthand when mother stay. Twenty twenty shattered prior years records for floral sales demand. Edit up to three words. People need flowers in pass forecasts. I've touched on similar themes including the popularity of aromatherapy bars in two thousand eighteen and the year of the house plant in two thousand nineteen. Flora wellness is more sweeping in its meaning more than ever consumers and their senses are drawn to your blooms. They are drawn for fragrance and sent for medicinal qualities for skin and body care benefits for nutritional meals and palate satisfying beverages and four above all their mental health. I define flora wellness as an embrace of the therapeutic importance of flowers. Both in our own environments nsm meaningful way to share with others. Flora wellness nurtures positive and habitual desire to have flowers in our lives and as an expression of our desire for others to also experience flowers. Emotional physical mental and psychic value. This idea can be manifested in ways both simple and accessible to your clients as well as more ambitious from the rise of flour workshops in person at a safe distance or in many virtual forms she the explosion of csi subscriptions as more consumers desired more flowers the theme of flora wellness took root in two thousand and is yours to nurture and enhance with new offerings. To your community. In twenty twenty one a few comments bubbled up from march twenty twenty one member survey that underscore this idea and i'll share them here. This is what some of our respondents said. People want more flowers more local. And more of it i believe local will become more desired. People want to bring more flowers into their homes. Are getting into floral design as a hobby. Flowers bring smiles and happiness in time when we need it..

How the Pandemic Has Highlighted Our Need for Nature

Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

02:30 min | 9 months ago

How the Pandemic Has Highlighted Our Need for Nature

"So let's get started. I have ten insights to share with you for the year to come. I'm calling are twenty twenty one. Slow flowers floral insights and industry forecast report in pursuit of nature. A you can understand. Why right as we enter. Twenty twenty one at least in the short term. Not much will feel different from the past months. And if there's anything we've learned since mid march of two thousand twenty. It's the essential and irreplaceable role of flowers and plants for our survival. And that's why. My outlook is deeply connected to humankind's pursuit of nature. And how floral entrepreneurs like you cannons should tap into and enhance that. Through your efforts. I learned about the term biofuel. Iaea in october of two thousand and nineteen when i interviewed tom. Pract and sarah dakin of grateful gardeners. Tom is a big advocate of by affiliate any opened my eyes to its relevance as we make personal and business decisions that impact our planet's survival. He discussed the definition when i interviewed him. But here it is again a to. Miriam webster a hypothetical human tendency to interact or be closely associated with other forms of life in nature by affiliate. Well all you have to do is read the headlines of twenty twenty to see a collective shift toward nature plants the environment and yes flowers. A recent article in the washington post caught my attention. The headline reads the isolation of the pandemic caused her to form a new an intense relationship to nature. She was hardly alone. It went on to say the benefits of being outdoors for your physical. Mental wellbeing are well documented but in this corona virus. They may be immeasurable then. I saw forbes headline reading nature is good for your mental health. Sometimes i'm not sure what that means. The university of washington showed this research dose of nature at home could help mental health wellbeing during covid nineteen. The report stated studies have proven that even the smallest bit of nature a single tree a small patch of flowers a house plant can generate health benefits wrote kathleen wolf a uw research social scientists in the school of environmental and forest sciences. She continues look closely in your neighborhood and the bit of nature. You may have taken for granted up until now may become the focus of your attention and help you feel better.

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"slow flowers" Discussed on Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

02:15 min | 9 months ago

"slow flowers" Discussed on Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

"One of the pr. Experts urged me to create a powerpoint slide deck that included an overview of floral trends. I associated the emerging slow flowers movement in creating that deck which became my first forecast for two thousand fifteen. I learned a few important lessons. And i share this in the context of the social media term imposter syndrome. Because it's no surprise. We all feel that sometimes when lola marla encouraged me to write a trend forecast at first i thought who am i to forecast trends. Isn't that a role for the experts. Their response was this. You have a point of view and it's based on hundreds of interviews that you conduct for articles and for your podcast course of each year. See what bubbles up from those topics and themes that excites you about the year to come. I realized that since i was the one who conducted those interviews and wrote those articles. I was viewing trends through my own lands and filter the slow flowers perspective when i shared that powerpoint deck with editors and had positive responses as in. They took it seriously during our meetings. I later decided to post the ten insights on my blog and record slow flowers podcast episode about that list and you can go back and listen to episode one hundred and seventy four from december thirty first two thousand fourteen to hear what i said. The powerpoint deck showed with editors became a blog post. And as i mentioned the podcast show notes then. I shared it with slow flowers members in my monthly newsletter and then a few floral trade publications picked it up and as a result i became an accidental forecaster and that is elevated slow flowers unique and relevant viewpoint in the floral marketplace. I've learned some valuable lessons. We're no longer waiting. For martha stewart oprah or chip and joanna to tell us what's on trend. Each of us can speak with an authentic voice about our observations key cultural shifts. A new creative directions in the floral space in the end. The forecast is a tool a roadmap. That helps me and others consider what is around the bend or across the horizon. It's sparks conversation and sometimes to be. Honest is sparks controversy. But it is unforgettable.

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"slow flowers" Discussed on Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

03:05 min | 9 months ago

"slow flowers" Discussed on Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

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"slow flowers" Discussed on Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

02:17 min | 9 months ago

"slow flowers" Discussed on Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

"Product sourcing to outside experts on wellness. Mindfulness and we dabbled with breakout rooms. Which is more manageable for smaller groups to converse and connect after eight weekly meet ups by the beginning of june. We shifted to monthly sessions to date. There have been seven monthly meet ups attracting more than three hundred and fifty members. You seem to love our floral design demos and crop specific topics as well as our speakers are giveaways and the important lifeline to connect with kindred spirits. Most of the meet ups were recorded. You can find the playback videos on youtube where there have been hundreds of additional views reaching those who couldn't attend in real time. The virtual meet will continue into twenty twenty one. Our first of the year is scheduled for friday january eighth so stay tuned for more details in the january newsletter and on social media. I hope to see you there. American flowers week american flowers week. June twenty eighth to july fourth took place against the covid backdrop. You are not deterred in participating. We showcase five beautiful botanical couture. Fashion looks for twenty twenty featuring orchids from hawaii peonies from alaska local flora from south dakota dahlia from washington state and annuals from maine floors review published the photography of these incredible creative floral stylings in the june issue. And we picked up some local press interested in telling the story of locally grown flowers in their markets several of you joined the momentum led by lisa wad to use local flowers for public installations in their communities milwaukee and detroit to portland maine with the goal of raising awareness supporting flower farms and celebrating beauty at a time when everyone so needed it. Plans are already underway for twenty twenty one and we have just unveiled our new branding by illustrator. genetic gonzales. so check that out and please save the dates. I'll have links in our shonno's during june twenty eighth of july four. Th this coming year we will be celebrating our seventh annual american flowers we campaign you can order your bouquet labels anytime in our slow flowers mercantile shop find the lincoln today's show notes or visit sloth our society dot com to find the mercantile link. And you're the first. Here are big american flowers week announcement with our media partner florist review..

"slow flowers" Discussed on Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

02:57 min | 9 months ago

"slow flowers" Discussed on Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

"We pinched ourselves whenever we thought about it. Fi lowly historic house and garden in woodside california of san francisco. Well as san francisco than the rest of the bay area. In the entire state of california began to shut down and limit public gatherings close contact with the filing leadership to assess are many options ultimately after considering moving the summit. Too late fall of this year we made the decision in mid-may to reschedule the entire conference to the exact same dates for two thousand twenty one. Last week i sent out an email to our registrants members and followers with a summit update share leaked to that report in today's show notes. If you're interested in seeing it the top items of note we are moving forward with the conference into 2021 we know for certain that vilely is taking the utmost precaution in making it safe for guests to visit their grounds despite ever changing policies for public gatherings in their county and state for the summit specifically we're shifting plans to have an all outdoors conference made possible by filali's incredible gardens and infrastructure such as an outdoor meeting space where seating a socially distanced an outdoor stage and boosted wifi among other logistics. Being attended to as well as all accommodations for outdoor catering and services. The other. big news is that we've invited to additional speakers to join our expanded educational program out already amazing lineup of speakers that means author and speaker of conquer the soil and floral designer. Max skill will be part of the program when we all gather june twenty eighth through thirtieth twenty twenty one. I truly cannot wait on the topic of member and social media. Communications the talents of our social media manager. Nisha blocks of fetching social. Our engagement has hit ninety. Eight million impressions for slow flowers with a thirteen million reach in two thousand twenty one of the most meaningful things nisha has done and this requires a serious investment of time is to find ways to highlight as many members as possible by showcasing your flowers and designs in our social media posts and stories. I am in all of the attention to detail that nisha brings to this effort. For example each month we highlight new and renewing members usually forty to fifty of you and that means nisha dig deep into your social media feeds websites to find just the right photograph to represent you and your brand. We just surpassed thirty thousand instagram. There's all organic growth. Thanks to the time and attention. The nisha takes to showcase engage with you by the way. Have you noticed how cool the graphics are looking on instagram facebook stories. It's all nisha. She's become a canvas pro elevating the way we're communicating all things slow flowers with our members and followers thinks to karen and nisha coordination were more intentional than ever about consistent and cohesive branding and visuals.

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Local Flowers for California's Wine Country, with Santa Rosa floral designer Olivia Rivas of Papillon

Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

04:58 min | 1 year ago

Local Flowers for California's Wine Country, with Santa Rosa floral designer Olivia Rivas of Papillon

"You had been. In this was pre pre. I think that we talked about you had kind of been transitioning to be more of a everyday flower. Go to studio or retail space rather than putting all your eggs in the wedding and event basket is that am I portraying that? Correct? Yeah I kind of got burnt out the wedding. Industrial Complex and had some bridezillas last year and I thought you know. People just don't get it. They're not understanding what I do what I bring. You know I bring a service, I bring my services a form of art to make their debut. But I'm not a servant young. And it has somehow through the years it had changed you know or maybe it was just my bad luck and certain clients just not appreciating. what I do, and it's not just me. I found I was talking to my girlfriend's. The. Same thing across the board like. I, know you know them understanding exactly what I was talking about by you know somebody freaking out over certain color not being the exact color that they were thinking it was or or some flour being included that they never talked about something just something petty. Just bumming me out. So I went I went more full force into the store thinking you know. Now I can really just express myself and not have to worry about. Ruining someone's big gay. Or Yours. Yeah Oh. Yeah. Well, the store the store. Is seemed like you were able to really highlight your aesthetic even in the gift and garden items that you are. You're selecting for your your merchandise I've never been in the store, but I've spent time on your website and I love your quirkiness and. You don't really want reproductions want artisan pieces you want local Items and you're kind of you know to use that tired word curated IRRIT- definitely. Choosing what you're I, what appeals to you and your I What I would like to buy and what What turns me on. So I'm my biggest customer. Pretty good for the bottom line Mirror Olivia. Now. I try to not get myself too big of a discount. So, you're telling me about your space and where it's located in how you like when did you open that space? Opened it last year in June before we were next door is just a small pop up in the front of another another person studio and then the girls who were at my space moved decided to move to Hillsboro. And I was able to take over this beautiful space about the square feet. Gorgeous. Little picture windows in front. Awning I was able to get Nicole skalski sister the artist. She goes by heart and hand creative. She did this a beautiful mural inside of monster eras and tropical plants and we did this funky. funky color scheme of a green and pink. I told her I said I have eighty s Miami vice in my mind and she totally went for it. So cool. She totally nailed it. Oh, and then you mentioning National Skalski she owns is one of the CO owners of California sister in California sister is it Is it Petaluma. What town is she in? As she's in Sebastian Oval. Yeah at the Barlow. And she's hanging in there retail. Wise. Well I met you both on the same trip and I could tell you were kindred spirits and it's cool that you're both in retail forestry and. Not Competitors you're you've figured out how to. Put your friendship I and because you're not really in the same market really are you know we're we're very different I love what Nicole does I can't deal with Nicole does. Her in Katherine, their style is Gosh I don't know how to describe it. It is it is also romantic, but it's in A. It's in a different way she's she's super local in her products in her flowers. Yeah. But I'm more quirky. I'm more funky I don't know what to say like I'm more. You know if we're talking San Francisco, she would be located on Union Square and I would be located on Haight Street. That's a great analogy. It's

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High desert flower farming in Arizona with Aishah Lurry of Patagonia Flower Farm

Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

05:20 min | 1 year ago

High desert flower farming in Arizona with Aishah Lurry of Patagonia Flower Farm

"Was thinking about you all week thinking, how is she farming when it's over a one hundred degrees so give us sort of a snapshot of your farm and like how do you cope with those conditions? Well, let me tell you first of all, we're in what's called the high desert where about four thousand feet above sea level. So we're in the mountain. Okay. So near probably always consistently ten degrees cooler than Tucson in almost fifteen degrees cooler than Phoenix. So settle a little secret about where you are is because of allegation exactly now it's hot outside it's a little hot, but you know it works in it's funny because one of the benefits about living here it does snow. We get snow in the winter, but it's usually gone by noon our ground never freezes. So the soil is always workable all and very rarely have like a hard frost. So if you think of like I, go up in Boston, it would start to get colder and colder nine pm pm and that's when the coldest would happen. But here the coldest time it seems like is early in the morning three or five. In the sun rises in warm things up in usually. So is just a click fraud so that can damage some plants but for the most part, we have no problem. So I don't know and I I just I guess, I have the desire to grow flowers GonNa make it happen or the variances is what's crazy is that it can be like ninety five degrees during the day and then in the thirties at night. It's crazy I mean I was thinking when you talked about snowing in the morning at least you're getting precipitation where other parts of Arizona are not getting precipitation. So even though it snow, it becomes the moisture the roots need that's in. It's wonderful when the snow slowly melts in and gets into the soil, you really can't beat that. while. So give us snapshot of Patagonia Flower Farm, and of course I pick a Patagonia as the clothing, but it's actually the name of a town and I believe a mountain somewhere, right? Yes. In it's actually pronounced Pentagon Yep. Okay Not like the brand to girl. No. So it's very hilly. We got a lot of grasslands here Yes. So it's really really beautiful. A lot of people think of Arizona and they think of Oh. It's everything's GonNa be dry. We've got quite a bit of green going on Yeah. It's really a beautiful town the Pentagon, yet self only has about a thousand people that that live here Old Mining town in it's quite a lot of retire. You can imagine a lot of artists, letter retirees, a lot of women. So it's an interesting sweets out. Wow. That's I wanNA visit. That sounds really wonderful. Yeah and is there much agriculture they're like. Are. You a lone ranger to use the Weser your lot. Of course. Now, a lot of people are gardening. You know it's funny because there is A. Organization here in town that I work very very closely with called Borderland Restoration. So they have a big greenhouse here where they sell native plants in the harvest seeds germinate the season, create more plans to restore the over you know. Overworked will say off. Areas of. Of. Southern Arizona. So so yeah. So. There are few. Let me think. So, before I moved here like years before there was a A Dalia grower here believe it or not, and I know that they must have had a lot of shade because we need the shape of the Dahlia's but But yeah. So a little bit here and there but I think borderlands nursery is the biggest like grower right now and it is mostly native Oh. That's so interesting. So your what's the size and scale of of your farm and give us a snapshot of what all the pieces to the puzzle there. Okay. So. I am what is called a micro farm about or thousand square feet, and I'm growing things very tightly together and I. You know I took 'em a Florette alumni I took her class in twenty seventeen. So I follow a lot of her protocols and the only differences I do a no till I keep the landscape fabric down and Yes. So so that's if I do the landscape fabric I've got who those short tunnels I don't have a greenhouse yet, but one day. And yes, I have an area where I'm doing mostly perennials and then I have my annual and at borderlands has been so gracious of allowing me to use a quite about fifteen hundred square feet where I've been growing sunflowers in in the ground or undercover know in the ground vendor landscape fabric on their property warring. Yeah. But I love it that like you've been entrepreneurial enough to figure out how to. Access land that wasn't being utilized, but you knew would be perfect for some flowers. Eight. Wow.

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"slow flowers" Discussed on Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

01:33 min | 1 year ago

"slow flowers" Discussed on Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

"Deborah Printing at g mail dot com before we close. I want to draw your attention to a couple additional pieces of news. I slow flowers. Leads off insightful. report that just appeared on December twenty fourth in the international publication application floral daily published out of Holland. The article is headlined. Slow Flower Growers Stand United Across States authored by editor Jan Jacob. Meeks the piece starts out with these opening lies. A six percent rise in wholesale value eight percent more producers and an increase piece of twelve percent in acreage the report card for us. Floriculture is looking pretty good when comparing two thousand eighteen to the situation three years earlier from the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. So things are looking up for growers in the US but will it remain that way and what are the challenges and opportunities the the industry can expect to see in the near future more domestic cultivation. Deborah printing is the founder of slow flowers community based branding and media campaign and that advocates for the floral industry and its consumers to embrace local seasonal sustainable flowers. She's noticing not only an increase in the amount of domestic growers but also more interest in the slow flowers movement we have continued to experience audience and participation growth in all channels. The term. Slow flowers is more widely recognized jason ever before in the four years since we began subscribing to Keyhole an independent tracking service. The Hash Texaco. Flowers has generated.

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"slow flowers" Discussed on Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

01:46 min | 2 years ago

"slow flowers" Discussed on Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

"Setting year in so many ways, according to keyhole dot com are trekking service slow flowers metrics are higher than ever our social media maven Nisha Lanka's of fetching social media has worked tirelessly to represent slow flowers and its members through the medium with great results. It's in the past three hundred sixty five days on Instagram and Twitter, combined slow flowers has appeared in more than forty seven thousand posts has had engagement of more than one point four million has had reach of more than ten million and seated impressions by more than seventy nine million to that. I say what are you waiting for? We'd love you to join slow flowers and put your resources creativity personal engagement and passion to work for a movement that gives back to you in volumes. You can start the new year with a commitment to supporting slow flowers, and you can join us for as little as fifty dollars a year to to enjoy the many programs and benefits for members the link to join is at today's show notes or at slow flowers dot com slash join. Thank you for being part of this movement. And I hope you'll make the next step by investing in the continued relevance and success of this brand. I'm Deborah printing host and producer of the slow flowers podcast next week, you're invited to join me in putting more. For American grown flowers on the table one base at a time. And if you like what you hear please consider logging onto items and posting a listener review, the content and opinions expressed here are either mine alone or those of my guests alone, independent of any podcasts sponsor or other person company or organization, and as, you know, the slow floors podcast is engineered and edited by Andrew friend. Lynn learn more about his work at sound body movement dot com..

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"slow flowers" Discussed on Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

03:46 min | 2 years ago

"slow flowers" Discussed on Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

"In fact, I'm contributing editor for the regular monthly slow flowers journal found in the pages of floors review. I hope you realize how incredibly fortunate we are to be given a literal seat at the table inside the leading floral industry trade publication, the only independent periodical in the floral marketplace. I went to publicly thank Travis Rigby owner publisher of parent company while floor media for his vision and Embiid to deliver a wide range of editorial content to readers in all facets of floral wholesale distribution and design since we launched the slow flowers journal standalone section in August two thousand seventeen I produce hundreds of thousands of words about the progressive mindful intentional people engaged in pioneering slow flowers. Always told the lens of professional floral design. This section has provided an important platform in the mainstream. Marketplace each month stories are beautifully illustrated and written with the goal of sharing solid. Inspiring information on how to succeed in the floral business while also staying true to domestic source in goals, sustainable, design values, an a deep commitment to community since January. We've featured forty nine articles in the slow forest journal and elsewhere throughout the pages of floors review, covering floral designers. Artist farmer Florus retailers manufacturers and producers of hard goods and floral accessories in the US as well as events and projects centered around the values of slow flowers. This is important and incredible. And I'm grateful to share it with you also into thousand eighteen I started a monthly feature in super floral. The magazine originally developed to reach mass market and grocery store floral professionals, which is expanded with it's brilliant tagline flower industry, news from seed to consumer over the course of two thousand eighteen might twelve stories. Featured flower farmers who partner with grocery floral departments to give shoppers the choice about the flowers. They buy not to mention fresh local and seasonal product. There's no doubt that these stories signaled a perceived shift in the marketplace. Are you curious about these articles? Well, they're posted each month as slow flowers journal dot com complete with free. Downloadable PDF's. Are you curious about subscribing to either publication? Well, please follow links at today's show. Notes for more details on how to do. So we'd love to have you as a reader. Theme seven awards the work. I've done to promote and communicate the slow flowers story. Earned three accolades in two thousand eighteen and I want to highlight them here because your support of this mission is one important reason for the awards in June, the American horticultural society recognized me with its Francis Jones poker award in honor of achievement in the field of floral design the were highlighted my work advocating for and promoting domestic flowers, and it recognizes significant contributions to floral design in publications on the platform, enter the public both Florus review and the American gardener magazine published articles about the award, and you can finally to those stories in today's show notes when I travelled to Washington DC to attend the gala dinner and awards ceremony held at the beautiful river farm in Virginia. I was in awe of the deep talent pool of other great American Gardner award recipients. I was mindful of the platform that this. Award. Give slow flowers in accepting it I shared the five attributes of the slow flowers. Manifesto? I talked about the amazing reach of the slow flowers hashtag on social media. And I highlighted the network of flower, farmers floors and creatives shaped by you and others. I talked about community over competition and about the importance of collaboration in growing this movement. It wasn't incredible honor..

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"slow flowers" Discussed on Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

04:44 min | 2 years ago

"slow flowers" Discussed on Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

"Of Sinclair and more Nancy tease -ly of oaken the owl and Alicia and Adam Rico of bows and arrows, I was there. To lead a number of creative writing exercises. For attendees guiding floral creatives through various modules of describing flowers color memories. In a new way, we gathered upstairs in the dairy barn where there was a creative space for writing photography and floral design and together, we learned that the personal floral narrative is a powerful one. And the timing was perfect for those who brought their pens paper and open minds and a little vulnerability to the process. Thanks to all who participated, the slow flowers forecast reports took up a lot of my time this year in next week's podcast the first of two thousand nineteen I will reveal the slow flowers floral insights and industry forecast report for the year. I'm excited to share it with you as it turns out, I compile the report a little early earlier than usual into eighteen thanks to four invitations to speak about the cultural shifts taking place in the slow flowers community. So let me knowledge thank the conferences that invited me to bring those insights to their audiences the. The series began in Vancouver BC where I was a guest of Hitomi Gilliam at the two thousand eighteen floral trends summit, a marvelous and invented experience encompassing. Five days of creativity and reimagined the trend summit occurs. Every two years, and it is nothing short of a powerful gathering of leaders, educators and thinkers from office. It's floral I joined the speaker lineup with design innovator. Holly hydra chapel of hope flower farm and chapel designers and the new Holly X syndicate collection with Panton colored. Transmission liters is men and global floral design icon Gregor lurch as well as Tony Gilliam and Florus reviews publisher Travis Rigby, I'm grateful that slow flowers was invited to have a seat at that table to me that is a significant indication of the strides. We've made in the past five years since this concept took root and became my passion. They idea that progressive and mindful, flower, farmers, and floral designers. Can collaborate for a better and more sustainable profession for humans and the environment alike. In August, I traveled to Charleston, South Carolina to speak at the first ever, southern flowers symposium. I number of incredibly talented farmers and designers participated in the one day conference, which was themed future. Forward flower success. I was honored to be invited by in hosted by Jim Martin of Charleston based compost in my shoe slipped lowers member and the low country flower growers leadership team who produced the southern flowers symposium. Thank you, Jim and to Laura mewbers of feast and flora farm along with their core group of local growers for setting up such a great one day symposium Rita. Anders of cuts of color in went Ymer, Texas on established flower grower and slow flowers. Member led off the day with a fabulous zone specific presentation on growing premium flowers in the humid hot southern climate. And I shared a preview of the two thousand nineteen slow. Flowers floral insights and industry forecast and I- moderated a floral design demonstration focused on appealing to millennial consumer's all the arrangements were created with lowers donated from attending farms displayed in USA made vessels donated by syndicate sales. It was a great experience. I also shared my future looking floral industry. Overview an early peek at the forecast with the floor farmers and farmer floors of the association of specialty cut flower growers. I last spoke at an ASEF G conference six years ago at the two thousand twelve symposium in Tacoma, Washington. Right when the fifty mile bouquet was published so much has changed for the good in the subsequent years, and I was excited to share. My forecast insights and experiences with a sea of cheese attendees in two thousand eighteen. In November a joint Katie Lind of the Washington department of agriculture and slow flowers. Member Beth mort of Snapdragon flower farm on a panel presenting consumer research findings for marketing local cut-flowers supported by specialty crop block grant, the session featured research and reporting on vest practices within the cut flower industry as well this forecasting marketing trends, by the way, that session was videotaped by the tilt coalition, and I've shared the video link in today's show notes in case, you wanna watch sharing the sloth our story with horticulture and floriculture audiences is part of my ongoing mission as a professional speaker. A Matt leads to the cata the third category of lectures, the slow flowers story and associated floral design workshops in two thousand eighteen the slow floors. Message reached.

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"slow flowers" Discussed on Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

02:43 min | 2 years ago

"slow flowers" Discussed on Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

"Third annual slow flowers summit taking place, July first and second two thousand nineteen as an expanded conference offering you more value and benefits for attending the early bird pricing continues through December thirty first. So there's not much time left to save one hundred dollars off your ticket and grab a seat to join me and some wonderful speakers in Saint Paul Minnesota. I'll share the Lincoln today's show outset. Deborah printing dot com or you can click over to slow flowers summit dot com to sign up. Theme number two going together like hand in glove or flowers. Innovates is American flowers suite two thousand eighteen held June twenty eight through July fourth this original flower promotion holiday launched in two thousand fifteen celebrated its fourth annual campaign. I was encouraged and inspired by friends behind the British flowers week to create American flowers week and to continue their generosity, I helped support the creation of Canadian flowers week this past temper. Our grassroots all inclusive campaign provides editorial branding and marketing resources to flower, farmers, Florus designers retailers wholesalers who wished to promote American grown flowers. And Wow, Did you participate this past year? We've been tracking engagement on Instagram Twitter, which this year was a little tricky because new rules on those platforms restricted our ability to measure, the potential engagement of our followers followers. And if you saw what happened with Facebook this year. I'm sure that makes sense even with those tracking limitations you and your participation in American flowers week generated amazing numbers three point six million impressions in the month leading up to the two thousand eighteen celebration. We know the real total engagement was much higher due to tracking tools not being able to capture traffic on Facebook. All I can say is thank you to each of you who joined the fun by designing red white and blue book as taking photos and posting tagging them as hash. Tag, local hashtag American hashtag seasonal and hashtag slow flowers. Thank you to those who ordered are Boakye labels to use on your market and grocery bouquets and for CSA's and pop up events and thanks for building the bus to raise awareness about the importance of conscious choices when it comes to buying flowers. The more fun, and fashion we can share with flowers the more their origin becomes a top of mind decision at the cash register and speaking of fashion two thousand eighteen was the third year of our American flowers week floral fashion collection, a brilliant season of botanical garments revealing the beauty of flowers..

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