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!
We are proud to be a sponsor of this annual event, through our partnership with Debra Prinzing at slowflowers.com. Supporting the locally-grown cut flower movement is perfectly aligned with our company’s mission. We want to help more people grow more flowers – whether it’s 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. Plus, we are endlessly inspired by fellow flower lovers who are working every day to fill the world with beautiful blooms.
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. Next, take a photo and share it in your favorite social media channels. Use the hashtags #AmericanFlowersWeek and #LongfieldGardens. If your arrangement includes flowers from Longfield Gardens, please be sure to call them out.
At the end of the week, we will choose one favorite arrangement. The winner will receive 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!