Thank you to California Grown for encouraging me to connect with California growers and encouraging California consumers to “Choose California Grown” when they can.
For every birthday, family gathering, wedding & holiday I go out to my local farmers market or grocery outlet to buy CA. Grown flowers. It isn’t just they are pretty flowers but I see the impact of purchasing CA grown flowers first hand, living on the Central coast of CA.
We are in & next to the heartland of our growers; who in turn help support the people working for them & the vitality of our area. Its a win, win! Because when I buy CA Grown flowers & products it supports CA. And it supplies me with the freshest, prettiest flowers & produce I could ever imagine! This is why it is important for me to purchase CA. grown. I always look at the labels at my grocers. If I can’t find CA. grown I can always ask my grocer & so can you!
For this past holiday it was no different, along with the desserts I made I also took the time to arrange some beautiful CA grown roses to bring my hostess. When I was offered the chance to get closer to my growers I was so excited. I have used many local CA. Grown suppliers when creating special arrangements for various events. The best part of all this is getting to know my suppliers first hand & now you can too by watching this video about my supplier. You will love her story as much as I did. I promise!
You don’t need to live in CA. either to help support our local growers, but if you do you should buy CA. Grown & help our economic vitality! All you have to do is check the labels, ask for CA. Grown & purchase those products to support our CA. Growers whenever you can!
Did you know that 75% of cut flowers are grown in the state of CA & CA is home to 250 flower farms?
Here are a few basic tips from me for when you purchase & arrange your flowers:
- Cut off leaves that would be in water & cut bottoms of stems at a diagonal
- Use cold water & flower food changing often
- Keep cool & out of direct sunlight
- To straighten any slouching flowers, when extending their life, use 21-22 gauge floral wire insert into base just below the flower petals & wrap remaining down & around the stem
- Think beyond the vase; use jars, tins, tea cups & tea pots there are many great alternatives to using a vase.
- Visit CA. Growers to view more arranging tips
What are your favorite CA grown flowers to purchase? Do you enjoy photographing flowers? I sure do!
Thank you again to California Grown for sponsoring this blog post. Please click here to learn more about all of California Grown growers. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective. All opinions are my own. #CleverCAGrown #sponnbsp