Patti has taken quite a bit of inspiration from Debra Prinzing this winter. She recently made a donation to Prinzing’s “SLOW Flowers” initiative to support the effort behind creating a database of American designers, florists, and flower farmers.
Remarkably, 80 percent of the flowers purchased in the United States come from overseas. Debra and her supporters are trying to turn the tables on that sad statistic.
Locally grown flowers last longer, are more fragrant and support local farmers. (Organically grown local flowers are even better!)
Ms. Prinzing has also done a great job in posting about a dozen podcasts that are very educational and are helping to connect many like-minded flower professionals. You can check them out on iTunes.