It's just the beginning of January and we can only dream of picking our own flowers in the garden. But here is a lovely little video to help us remember the colours and beauty we can look forward to.
It's filmed on Floret - an organic flower farm in Washington state in America.
Floret Flower Farm is family owned flower farm run by Erin and Chris Benzakein.
Here is a little bit about Erin and the farm from their website:
"Erin is Floret’s founder, and is honored to be considered one of the nation’s leading “farmer-florists”—a term she has helped popularize to describe those skilled at both flower farming and floral design—and her exuberance for seasonal flowers has helped inspire a new crop of beginning farmer-florists. Known for her lush, airy, romantic designs, Erin is drawn to old fashioned blooms and is consistently pushing the limits of what can be used in arrangements which led to her winning the Martha Stewart American Made award for Floral and Event Design.
A researcher at heart, Erin conducts extensive field trials of a wide selection of flowers and foliage, including many varieties that are highly fragrant, delicate, and not commonly available in the trade. She shares her trial results along with secrets to small scale, high intensity flower production and design techniques through social media as well as during multi-day workshops that attract farmers, designers, and enthusiasts from around the globe.
Erin’s work has been featured widely in numerous books, magazines, and websites and her first book on flower growing and floral design will be published by Chronicle Books in early 2017. A believer in fairies, Erin’s other dream job is to become a midwife, and of all blooms, she loves sweet peas the most."
*****I hope you have enjoyed finding out about Erin and Floret Flower Farm.
Thank you for visiting 'Of Spring and Summer - I will be back later in the week.
~ xoxo ~
[Text © Ingrid Henningsson/Of Spring and Summer.]
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P. S. If you are looking for more floral inspiration you can go over and have a look at my Pinterest boards. I have just over 200 boards all relating to flowers, floral styling and flower arranging. There are boards on individual flowers and shows how to arrange them. Other boards show different ways of using vases and containers. Simply click on the link below and it will take you straight there.