Represent Your State and take part in our "50 States of American Flowers" Gallery! Flower Farmers and Floral Designers coast to coast are invited to create and submit a bouquet or arrangement featuring their local and seasonal blooms. RED, WHITE & BLUE floral designs are encouraged.
How One Designer is getting ready for American Flowers Week
Knowing that American Flowers Week is set for June 28th to July 4th, Andrea Grist of Andrea K. Grist Floral Designs got super creative to plan a media appearance and a workshop to promote Kansas- and Missouri-grown flowers.
We’re so impressed with this idea, we wanted to share it with you!
Behind the Scenes with Susan McLeary's "Floral Fro"
We’ve had so much enthusiastic response to our beautiful, fashionable “Flower ‘Fro” featured in the 2016 American Flowers Week graphics, so it’s time to give you the back story of designer Susan McLeary.
She says: "I started with Rice Flowers. They’re nice and light, but they added further structure and more body to her hair. Then I layered on everything else and wove stems to balance on top of the crown."
What motivates Susan?
"When you use local and seasonal flowers, it gives your work a 'soul,' and I believe you’re part of something special and not just anything that could be designed anywhere.' -- Susan McLeary of Passionflower Events