80% of our cut flowers today are imported from other parts of the
world. They come to us from huge farms whose environmental and social
practices are often of very low standards. Thankfully we live in a town
which supports the slow food and local economy movements.
proudly grow flowers on my farm in Fort Collins that have been selected
for their suitability to our climate, delightful fragrance, long vase
life, and old-fashioned charm. I feel it's important to learn what flowers grow locally and to enjoy them in their rightful seasons. Roses in February just don't make sense!
I feel my talent is combining a modern
aesthetic and sensibility in design with solid ethical standards of
production and procurement. When I need flowers or plant material that I
cannot supply on my own, I look locally first, then to farms whose
values and practices are in alignment with my own.