Week 25 // Slow Flowers Challenge
June 29th, 2015
Happy Independence Day!
We have so many opportunities to celebrate local, seasonal and beautiful flowers and there’s no better one than welcoming Week 25 of the Slow Flowers Challenge which coincides with the July 4th holiday.
Join me in clipping and arranging red-white-and-blue botanicals to honor the holiday.
I am so excited that all of the flowers in this week’s stellar arrangement came from one of my favorite flower farms,Charles Little & Co. of Eugene, Oregon. I visited this past week and received permission from Bethany Little to harvest to my heart’s content. Thank you, Bethany!
Tomorrow begins the inaugural American Flowers Weekcampaign, a tribute to the farmers who grow flowers in all 50 states, and to the artisans who interpret those flowers in bouquets, arrangements and other botanical beauty.
You are invited to take part in American Flowers Week by posting the flowers you grow and arrange on all social platforms with the hash-tag #americanflowersweek.
Learn more and download this lovely logo by clicking here.
Here are a few more details about this week’s bouquet:
- Variegated green-white sedum as foliage (which you can barely see!)
- Queen Anne’s lace
- Double-white Yarrow (Achillea ptarmica ‘Angel’s Breath’)
- Obedient Plant (Psysostegia virginiana)
- Delphinium – pale and dark blue
- Cornflower/Bachelor’s Button (Centaurea cyanus)
- Sea Holly (Eryngium sp.)
Please enjoy this Snapshot of an All-American flower farm:
Charles Little & Co., Eugene, Oregon: