Debra PrinzingBring me Slow Flowers
Award-winning author Debra Prinzing will introduce the emerging green flower movement, which is buying from local flower farmers, shortening the field-to-vase journey for fresh cut flowers.
This artisan flower trend is taking place against the backdrop of the $40 billion worldwide floriculture industry that produces "perfect" flowers - perfect-looking, perfectly scent-less, often a week old, and shipped thousands of miles from a distant continent. More and more, consumers are discovering that "freight flowers" are a poor substitute for the heady aroma and romantic beauty of a "just-cut" flower from your garden or the nearby flower farm.
Learn how sustainable growers and eco-conscious floral designers are supplying fresh, healthy, sustainably-grown blooms for their clients' celebrations and special occasions.
Debra is a Seattle and Los Angeles-based outdoor living expert who writes and lectures on gardens and home design. She has a background in textiles, journalism, landscape design and horticulture. A frequent speaker for botanical garden, horticultural society and flower show audiences, Debra is also a regular radio and television guest. She is the author of The 50 Mile Bouquet: Local, Seasonal and Sustainable Flowers, which was photographed by David Perry. Debra authored Stylish Sheds and Elegant Hideaways, a Garden Writers Association Gold Award book, and The Abundant Garden. Her next book, Slow Flowers, will be published in 2013.
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