Wednesday, January 6, 2010

LoCoFlo in Baltimore Bride Magazine!

header_cover Whoever thought Baltimore Bride Magazine would be promoting locally grown wedding flowers? Sure enough, in the January 2010 edition, Martha Thomas has written a great article entitled Think Flowers, Act Local. It’s great to have a mainstream bridal magazine focus attention on the use of locally grown flowers and on LoCoFlo specifically! It’s really exciting to to know that Buying Local is becoming more popular than ever.

There are a few things I feel like I need to clarify from the article.

  • Local is not the same as native. I don’t expect non-flower folks to know this-but local and native are not interchangeable. Locally grown is just that- grown locally-or close to home (Baltimore). Native plants are those that occur naturally (or for many years…but this is a point of contention) in an area. For example, succulents (which are like cactus, agave, yucca) are native to hot dry areas of the world (the US Southwest, Australia) but they are grown locally here in Maryland (right here in my yard!)
  • Fall is one of our busiest seasons. We had flowers until the first week of November this year. There are lots of flowers available in the fall (that weren’t included on the list ) such as dahlias, snapdragons, tuberose, celosia, gomphrena, salvia, mums, grasses, berries and more.

Clarification blah blah blah…I am THRILLED that we made it into Baltimore Bride Magazine! I am THRILLED that brides from all over Maryland will be reading about WHY they should choose locally grown flowers for their wedding! Thanks Martha! You ROCK!

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