Resources 2017-05-01T19:51:44+00:00

Resources

Locally grown flowers are not only fresher, more fragrant and longer-lasting, they’re also better for the environment and better for the community where they grow. If you’re an enthusiastic gardener, or you’re interested in flower farming, here are some invaluable resources on growing flowers, designing with flowers, and the Slow Flowers movement.

Resources

Locally grown flowers are not only fresher, more fragrant and longer-lasting, they’re also better for the environment and better for the community where they grow. If you’re an enthusiastic gardener, or you’re interested in flower farming, here are some invaluable resources on growing flowers, designing with flowers, and the Slow Flowers movement.

Books


The Flower Farmer by Lynn Byczynski
A must-read for anyone contemplating flower farming. A how-to manual to get your started.


Specialty Cut Flowers by Allan M. Armitage & Judy M. Laushman
My number one resource for variety by variety growing instructions.


Cool Flowers by Lisa Mason Ziegler
An excellent resources for growing early spring flowers.


The Flower Recipe Book by Studio Choo
A beautiful book on design which I especially love because they use many flowers easily grown on the farm.

Groups & Associations

The Association of Speciality Cut Flower Growers
The trade association of flower growers. With an annual conference, a quarterly magazine and a robust message board, this group is an unmatched resource.

Slow Flowers
A place to find growers, and designers who use American-grown flowers, all over the U.S. You can also learn about the Slow Flower movement here.

Farmer-Friends

The Painted Tulip / Waterbury Center, VT

Weatherlow Florals / Westport, MA

Meadow Wilds / New Paltz, NY

Old Friends Farm / Amherst, MA

Carolyn Snell Designs / Buxton, ME

Floriography / Albuquerque, NM

Love’n Fresh Flowers / Philadelphia, PA

Aster B. Flowers