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American Flowers Week: Make a Flower Arrangement and Join the Fun

Posted by Kath LaLiberte on Jun 6, 2017

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Next week is American Flowers Week and we are inviting you to help celebrate! This annual event is designed to raise awareness about the value of locally grown cut flowers. To participate, you don’t need to be a flower farmer, flower shop owner or floral design studio. If you love cutting and arranging flowers, you’re in!

Hyacinth and Daffodil Arrangement—Longfield-Gardens
A lovely spring arrangement by Slow Flowers member Alicia Schwede of Flirtyfleurs.com. The bulbs will be available from us as a collection this fall.

We are proud to be a sponsor of this annual event, through our partnership with Debra Prinzing at slowflowers.com. Longfield Gardens supports the locally-grown cut flower movement because our mission is to help more people grow more flowers – whether that happens in a backyard or on a farm.

By connecting with flower farmers and floral designers we are getting new insights into our products and how to market them. We are also being inspired by fellow flower lovers who want every day to be filled with beautiful blooms.

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The bulbs for this arrangement by Alicia will also be available as a collection.

Join the Celebration

Here’s how you can participate in next week’s event. Make a flower arrangement using your homegrown flowers sometime next week, June 28-July 4, 2017.  Then take a photo and share it in your favorite social media channel using the hashtags #AmericanFlowersWeek and #LongfieldGardens. If your arrangement includes flowers from Longfield Gardens, please be sure to call them out.

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At the end of the week, we will choose one favorite arrangement and award a $100 gift certificate that can be used for anything in our online store.

To learn more about this event (and about the amazing wearable flower art shown in these photos), visit americanflowersweek.com or slowflowers.com. We look forward to seeing the arrangements you create with your own VERY locally grown cut flowers!

 

Topics: Cut Flowers

Kathleen LaLiberte has been writing about gardening for more than 30 years from her home in northern Vermont, where she tends a half acre of flowers, vegetables and fruit. She has been working with Longfield Gardens since 2011.

3 Replies to “American Flowers Week: Make a Flower Arrangement and Join the Fun”

  1. Hello! Are there any rules for this contest? How many photos can one person submit?
    Should they be submitted to Longfield Gardens Face Book Page?

    Thank you!

    1. Hi Joanna,
      Go ahead and submit as many entries as you want! You can share your photos as comments in response to our Facebook post about the contest, or if you are on Instagram or Twitter, you can post them using both hashtags #Americanflowersweek and #LongfieldGardens. Thanks for participating!

      1. Thank you Kath! I have posted several. I hope you like them. I truly have enjoyed making them. I don’t usually take the time to do it even though I certainly grow enough flowers. I mostly enjoy photographing them. In my opinion, they turned out beautifully. I hope you have enjoyed them too!

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