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Got Ideas? Take our Year-End Survey!
 
 
 
 
It's time to share your ideas and opinions with SLOW FLOWERS! For the fourth consecutive year, we will publish our annual Floral Insights and Industry Forecast when the calendar page turns to the New Year.
Our Slow Flowers Report will also be published in Florists' Review's "Slow Flowers Journal" (January 2018 issue) as well as on the Slow Flowers Podcast Episode 330 on January 3rd.
To compile our Key Insights, we have created a quick survey (see link below). Would you invest 5 minutes of your time to answer six questions on various themes and topics as they relate to you and your business?
THANK YOU!! 
Don't forget: As a Member Benefit, our 2018 report will be available to you for sharing with your own clients and customers, as well as local media, as of January 2018. To refresh your memory, here is our 2017 Report!
 
 
Click here to complete our Year-End Survey►
 
 
You're Invited: Seattle Holiday Meet-Up
 
 
 
 
 
SAVE THE DATE!
Slow Flowers Meet-Up & Holiday Potluck
Debra Prinzing's Home (Des Moines, WA)
Sunday, December 3rd, 4-7 p.m.
​​​​​​​$15 per person
All flower farmers and florists are invited to our first ever Slow Flowers Meet-Up in the Seattle area.
Bring ideas, biz cards, a dish to share and your presence! 
Be the first to see the 2018 Floral Insights & Industry Forecast, which Debra will unveil at the gathering. Plus: Door Prizes!
 
 
Click here to RSVP and Reserve your Holiday Meet-Up TICKET►
 
 
Advance PR Opportunities:
Johnny's Seeds & Valentine's Day
 
 
 
 
It's not too late to talk about Valentine's Day 2018!
Consumer print and broadcast media outlets plans well in advance, so we're working with Mediaworks Nashville to develop Valentine's Day 2018 story pitches to editors at lifestyle magazines, broadcast media and wire services.
Do you want to get involved? Yes?! Great!!
Click on the link below to complete our story-starter survey. We'd love to include you in the press roundup of progressive and sustainable floral design for Valentine's Day giving!
Photo above: Courtesy Foxglove Market
 
 
Click here to complete our Slow Flowers V-Day Members' Survey►
 
 
It's time to share What's Now, New & Next in the 2018 Slow Flowers' Wedding Report
 
 
 
Slowflowers.com has partnered with our sponsor Johnny's Selected Seeds to contribute a series of fresh, flower-focused articles in The Advantage, Johnny's monthly newsletter. We are excited to include YOU and other Slowflowers.com members, your flowers and your design work! 

The upcoming JANUARY article 2018 article will highlight the forthcoming WEDDING SEASON. Share your story with us!
Here are the questions to answer when you submit photos:
  • Describe NOW -- how do you approach growing and designing for Wedding Clients?
  • What NEW flowers are couples interested in (or that you're encouraging couples to consider)?
  • What palette is NEXT for 2018 bouquets and boutonnieres?
  • Are you marketing FULL-SERVICE, DIY-BULK FLOWERS or a HYBRID Pacage to wedding clients?
  • What tips to you have for anyone interested in jumping into the wedding world?
Send your answers and images to: debraprinzing@gmail.com
Deadline is December 15th! As a small measure of our thanks, Johnny’s would like to send you an offer code for use on your next purchase if your material is featured in the article.
 
 
 
 
 
For our October article in Johnny's Selected Seeds' Advantage Newsletter, we posted an in-depth Q&A with Slow Flowers member Lisa Ziegler of The Gardener's Workshop.
The article, "5 Cool Flowers to Plant Now (or very early next spring)" explores the many ideas covered in Lisa's popular book Cool Flowers (St. Lynn's Press).
The book explains how and when to plant hardy annuals successfully, either in fall or very early spring.
As Lisa points out, once their needs are met, this diverse, easy-to-grow group of flowers will bloom weeks earlier than typical spring-planted annuals. And for flower farmers, that means you can bring beautiful flowers to market (and thereby generate income) just as early.
 
 
Click here to read "5 Cool Flowers to Plant Now"►
 
 
What's New in the Slow Flowers Journal
 
 
 
 
"Slow Flowers Journal" (print edition) appears in the pages of Florists' Review. Inspired by our online magazine, also called Slow Flowers Journal, the print edition is packed with beautiful, relatable stories about florists, flower farmers and other pioneers in the Slow Flowers community. Here's a recap of October's beautiful and informational editorial section:
Several Slow Flowers Members appear in the October issue, including:
Dawn Clark and Mary Coombs of A Garden Party Florist & A Milkhouse Party Event Space in an article called "You're Invited to a Garden Party"
Colorado's Palmer Flower Companies in an article called "American-Grown in the Rockies"
Kelly Shore of Petals by the Shore and Beth Van Sandt of Scenic Place Peonies in an article called "An Alaska Peony Love Affair"
and Alicia Schwede of Flirty Fleurs and Longfield Gardens in "The Gardener-Florist"
Discover more fresh, original content online at SlowFlowersJournal.com
 
Click here to read the recap and download PDFs of each October article►
 
Click here for Florists' Review's special subscription offer►
 
 
Slow Flowers in the News

 
 
 
Grown at Home 
National Geographic | November 2017
We worked on landing this coverage for nearly two years and we couldn't be any more grateful to have longtime colleague Lindsay Roberts pitch this story to National Geographic!
With beautiful visuals captured by Becky Thale, we are thrilled to flip through the November issue and see Slow Flowers
member Andrea Gagnon of LynnVale Studios, who is also part of Certified American Grown, featured in this beautifully written piece! 🌸 Floral design by Andrea Gagnon of LynnVale Studios!
 
 
 
 
The First Annual Slow Flowers Summit
By Lennie Larkin, B-Side Farm
ASCFG's Cut Flower Quarterly magazine
(Fall 2017)
Farmer-Florist Lennie Larkin is a Slow Flowers member and West/Northwest Regional Director for the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers. We invited her to attend the SLOW FLOWERS SUMMIT in Seattle this past July and she recently reported on it in her quarterly column.
Calling it a "fabulous conference," Lennie has thoughtfully shared her response to a few of the presentations. You'll want to read more by clicking the link below.
 
 
Click here to read Lennie's column►
 
 
LISTEN: Slow Flowers Podcasts for October
 
 
 
 
Each week the Slow Flowers Podcast releases a new episode featuring timely interviews with flower farmers and floral designers whose wisdom and insights will inspire you! Listeners have downloaded more than 250,000  to date!

Check out the wide range of guests introduced to you last month and join the thousands of listeners we educate and inform each week:

Episode 317 (October 4): Flower farmers shift into retail floristry – update from Floriography Flowers in Albuquerque, NM
 
 
Click here to subscribe to our FREE weekly Podcast►
 
 
Welcome to our New Slow Flowers Members
 
 
 
 






 
 
 
 
We welcomed 11 new & renewing members to Slowflowers.com in October! Check them out and be sure to say hello!
Blue Eye Flowers, Belcherwood, Virginia
Farmgal Flowers, Orlando, Florida
Feast & Flora Farm, Charleston, South Carolina
From the Ground Up Floral, Kent, Washington
Grace Gardens, Birmingham, Alabama
Green Light Farm, Prairie Farm, Wisconsin
Hilltop Community Farm, LaValle, Wisconsin
New Seasons Market, Portland, Oregon
Petal & Print, Baltimore, Maryland
The Never Ending Flower Farm, Barnardsville, North Carolina
 
 
Click here to Create Your SLOWFLOWERS.COM Listing►
 
 
Sponsor Thanks
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
THANK YOU to our family of sponsors for 2017
 
 
 
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