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A July 4th Homegrown Bouquet, from an American flower farm

July 4th, 2014

Just picked, from the cutting garden and fields at Rose Story Farm in Carpinteria, CA

Just picked, from the cutting garden and fields at Rose Story Farm in Carpinteria, CA

Composing this arrangement for the July 4th holiday is my reward for 48 hours of hard work.

I’ve been here in Southern California on assignment for Country Gardens magazine and Deck, Patio & Outdoor Rooms magazine.

I worked with Michael Garland, an LA-based photographer, to capture two wonderful garden stories that you’ll see in the pages of these publications next year (summer 2015). 

Today, after wrapping up at Rose Story Farm in Carpinteria, which has been the subject of past blogs and a podcast interview with founder Danielle Hahn, I got to play with the extra flowers from our photo shoot.

Everything that grows here is lush, and organic, and seasonal and simply devine! Here’s what my flower playtime yielded. Only in Santa Barbara area do the dahlias, roses, hydrangaes and succulents look at their peak on the same day.

If you have to work on a holiday, let it be July 4th and let it be at a American flower farm, right?

One Response to “A July 4th Homegrown Bouquet, from an American flower farm”

  1. Danielle Hahn Says:

    Debra.. what fun we had working together.. in fact, who knew ‘working’ could be such fun? Debra is a gardener in every sense .. she is creative, spontaneous, hands-on, organic, unflappable, sincere, practical & resourceful, and more than all of this, she’s a good ol’ time!! I welcome our next collaboration.. won’t be a minute too soon.. Thank you!!

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