Friday, June 25, 2010

Recent Work

It's crazy busy right now with wedding season in full swing but I thought I'd take a minute to post a few photos of some recent work. -Christine

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Our Green Focus in Our Work and in Life

We offer flowers to our customers that we buy from local CT farms, often hand-picking the blooms ourselves right from the fields. Buying local and supporting small farms is something I strongly believe in and it's definitely something that translates to my every day life. Our green offering is not just a marketing angle or a response to a trend - it's the way I live. I hope more of our customers agree and will love CT grown flowers as much as I do!

At home I have flower, fruit and vegetable gardens, all organically grown. We often use heirloom seeds and rarely buy a vegetable from May to September, eating only what we grow. When we have extras, we dry herbs and hot peppers for long term storage. We make jams, pickles and relishes for enjoyment all year. We also grow winter vegetables that can be stored for cooler months, like onions, winter squashes and potatoes. Below are some photos from my home, CT flower farms and arrangements I have created from 100% local flowers.

Flowers in my garden now.

Foxgloves and strawberries that we are enjoying now, too. On the right is a batch of strawberry rhubarb jam that we made this week with our own crops - yum!

Three arrangements from CT grown flowers - a fall urn arrangement of local football mums, a fun arrangement of pink and white cosmos, and a mixed garden style arrangement of spring flowers like muscari, hellebores and daffodils.

A field of zinnias and dahlias right here in CT.