America is in Season

"Flowers are the angels, whereby they write on the hills and fields mysterious truths."
                                                                                  - Benjamin Franklin

56 men signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776, as of today, there are 56 Certified Flower Farms in the United States... Coincidence?  Yes!

Welcome to American Grown Flowers Month!


This is an opportunity for flower farmers large and small to step up their game and make July a record sales month! There is no better time to shine the light on flowers grown in the United States.

It may surprise you to learn that there are 56 Certified American Grown farms in the United States, and applications have been streaming in daily from flower farms across the nation. Know a flower farmer? Forward them this blog, now is the perfect time to get certified and plug into this ground swell movement. [No Pun Intended!]

The resolution notes that the U.S. Senate recognizes: that purchasing flowers grown in the United States supports the farmers, small businesses, jobs and the U.S. economy; that growing flowers and greens in the United States is a vital part of the U.S. ag industry;  and urges “all people of the United States to proactively showcase flowers and greens grown in the United States in order to show support for our flower farmers, processors, and distributors as well as agriculture in the United States overall.”
This led to a bi-partisan resolution designating July "American Grown Flowers Month"  ...yes, Democrats and Republicans actually agreed on something, this is cause for rejoicing in itself!

Celebrating Independence Day with American Grown flowers on the table makes sense. The likes of Thomas Jefferson and George Washington always had American Grown flowers on their table, right? would have been weird to call them British Grown, did this lead directly to the American Revolution? 

Check out Jefferson’s epic Celosia and single bloom Tuberose. Nice!

Flowers at Monticello

Books have been written about George Washington’s gardens at Mount Vernon, and if someone has made a vase in the image of your head, well, you must be a serious flower lover.

A George Washington bust Tulip Vase!

Have a great, flower filled Fourth of July!

American Grown Flower Month