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DESIGNING A BEAUTIFUL SUCCULENT PLANTER - TIPS & TECHNIQUES WITH HITOMI ...

Christina Burton-Fox AIFDfloral artist & instructor

Thursday, April 27, 2017

TIPS & TECHNIQUES WITH HITOMI / Episode 002: BEARGRASS NOUVEAU STYLE



Christina Burton-Fox AIFDfloral artist & instructor

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On the Flower Farm With Debi Lilly
Debi Lilly Wows A Sold-Out Design Workshop and Dinner Audience

Debi Lilly
Debi Lilly provided guests with a beautiful tablescape to enjoy in Carpinteria.

Wow!  We've worked with a lot of designers over the last three years of the American Grown Field to Vase Dinner, but this was the first dinner where we partnered with our designer to host a design workshop prior to our main dinner event. We could not have had a better person to test this concept with than Debi Lilly of A Perfect Event. (Read more here.) 

David VanWingerden Highlights the Resourcefulness, Resilience of America's Flower Farmers
Open House Interview Shows Off the Beauty, Encourages Consumer Support





David VanWingerden

Click to watch David VanWingerden share his passion and commitment for growing flowers in California.

David VanWingerden of Westland Orchids, a Certified American Grown flower farm, went on camera with Santa Barbara's local KEYT during the 9th annual Carpinteria Greenhouse and Nursery Tour and did a great job highlighting the resourcefulness and resilience of flower farmers in the face of tough competition from foreign imports.  (Read more here.)

We'll Just Agree to Disagree
American Flower Farmers Lobby for Border Adjustment Tax, SAF Lobbies To Exempt Imported Flowers

You've probably heard someone use the phrase, "let's just agree to disagree."

It's often used when you get to that point in a conversation with your spouse, friend or colleague where neither side is budging on their opinion or perspective regarding an issue and someone finally says, "well, let's just agree to disagree."  

American Flower Farmers
America's flower farmers recently lobbied in support for a Republican proposal for a Border Adjustment Tax that would help level the playing field with imported flowers.
This phrase seems to sum up the relationship between the Society of American Florists (SAF) and America's flower farmers regarding the Boarder Adjustment Tax (BAT) being proposed by House Republicans as a part of their "blueprint" on reforming the nation's tax system. (Read more here.)


Let's Caravan To Homer!
Tickets To Homer Dinner Are Running Out


Scenic Place Peonies

I'm really looking forward to experiencing the beauty of Alaska in the summer. I've been to Fairbanks when it was minus 41 degrees, so returning in July for the American Grown Field to Vase Dinner at Scenic Place Peonies in Alaska is going to be a lot of fun ... and warmer!  (Read more here.)
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Turn Your Field to Vase Dinner Tour Experience Into a Full Alaskan Adventure


Alaska's peonies are something to behold! Imagine yourself surrounded by them
while dining with fellow flower aficionados in the peony fields in July.

The American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour is a special event in itself, but this July, we are taking the adventure to the next level with a stop in Homer, Alaska, and we want you to be prepared!

You'll have the chance to wine and dine among the blooming fields at Scenic Place Peonies farm beside the Kachemak Bay and set against the mountain backdrop that is central Alaska. It's a dream come true for every flower aficionado in the country.

But a journey to Homer involves so much more, and requires a bit of planning (read more here).



Returning To Carpinteria  


Before We Head Off To Carlsbad, Let's Look Back 
On One Amazing Night at Gallup & Stribling Orchids

A beautiful tablescape of Certified American Grown Flowers designed by Debi Lilly at Gallup & Stribling Orchids.
Tomorrow, we will be breaking bread in the middle of the beautiful ranunculus in The Flower Fields of Carlsbad, but before we go there, we want to take you back to Carpinteria to share with you all of the amazing images photographer Linda Blue captured that evening among the orchids. (Read more here.)

Up Next... We're heading to Destiny Hill Farm


After our dinner at The Flower Fields, we'll be headed to Washington, PA, on June 24, where you we will be surrounded by lush lavender at the beautiful Destiny Hill FarmLearn more here.

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