Friday, June 26, 2009

Good Bye Spring! Summer is Here!

Summer has finally arrived here in Baltimore! It came in with a rain storm...but at least it's here. Using locally grown cut flowers for our arrangements means that every season (and sometime every week) there are new flowers, greens, herbs, berries and tidbits to use in our arranging.

With the passing of Spring, we say good bye to some of our favorite flowers: ranunculus, tulips, calla lilies and peonies.

Here are some of our favorite pics from this past Spring.

But with summer comes some more of our favorites: lisianthus, hydrangeas, zinnias, sunflowers, crocosmia. Stay tuned to see what summer brings!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Celebrating Balitmore's East Side

Playing Checkers By Ken Royster

Have you seen the City Paper this week? The cover article profiles a new exhibit at the Reginald Lewis Museum called "East Side Stories: Portrait of a Baltimore Neighborhood Then and Now". The exhibit, as well as the book by the same name takes an in-depth look at the East Baltimore community over the past 100 years. Photos, videos and audio stories create a unique experience that all Baltimoreans should check out. The exhibit runs until July 26, 2009.

LoCoFlo was fortunate to work with Save Middle East Action Committee to provide boutonnieres and corsages for all the folks that contributed stories and photos to the book and exhibit. The flowers were presented to them at the opening reception on May 30.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wednesday Market Starts Today!

The Mt Washington Whole Foods Farmers Market starts today! Located in the Whole Foods parking lot, the market runs 4-7pm every Wednesday through the end of October.

While I think it's a little weird for a grocery store to host a farmers market, I love this market because one of our favorite flower growers is there: Bill Harlan of Belvedere Farm.

All summer and fall you can visit Bill's stand and be treated to some of the most beautiful cut flowers in the Baltimore area. For the first week Bill's stand was full of awesome Bells of Ireland, early Sunflowers, red and white Sweet William and red and white Lilies.

We'll be using the Bells of Ireland and Sweet William for weddings this weekend and the sunflowers and lilies for weddings next weekend. Be sure to check back this weekend to see how we use them!