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Over the past several weeks you’ve heard my conversations with floral designers who are leading the way when it comes to sourcing their flowers, leaves and branches from local farms. They place high value on seasonal blooms, because they know their bouquets and arrangements will be all the more beautiful and cherished by the customer – a customer who is also asking, Where do my flowers come from?

We’re kicking off this important conversation with Joost Bongaerts, owner of Florabundance in Carpinteria, California.

Joost has been involved in the horticulture and floral industry his entire life – and through Florabundance he sells flowers to retail florists and designers all around the country.

Located as they are in the flower-basket of the U.S., Florabundance has the unique ability to source from small and large flower farms in California and in many other states on an almost a year-round basis.

I applaud Joost for labeling all of the CA-grown options on the Florabundance web site. In the future, we should see other wholesalers adopting this practice. And next, we’ll urge them all to identify other states, as well as use the soon-to-launch American Grown Flowers logo.

To read the full story including the Podcast with Debra Prinzing of Slow Flowers and Joost Bongaerts of Florabundance, please click here.

 

Fritillaria is a delicate flower that comes in various shapes and colors (how pretty is this spotted purple and white variety above?), and is perfect for a spring wedding.

Fritillaria can be used in a variety of ways from simple centerpieces to elegant one-bloom bouquets like this:

Order some of spring’s most delicate flower right here! Happy arranging!

Persimmons are a beautiful deep orange fruit that is perfect for a simple Thanksgiving centerpiece. Here our persimmons branches are mixed with orange ranunculus, dusty miller, orange dahlias, and bittersweet to make the simple centerpiece.

Use a low shallow bowl, pile persimmons and tuck in dusty miller for a very quick version of this look.

Photos: Nancy Neil via SB Chic

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