Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Photos, Friends and Flowers at Butterbee Farm

Last week Team LoCoFlo headed out to Butterbee Farm for an early evening photoshoot. It was a warm night and the farm was just starting to come alive with summer blooms. Our idea, was to get some shots to help promote our upcoming classes at Butterbee Farm.

What a fun night! We played with flowers, toured around the farm, drank limeade (thanks eric!) and enjoyed the beauty that surrounded us. Thanks to Stacy Bauer, photographer extraordinaire, we got some amazing photos of our models, our team and our dear friend Laura Beth, owner of Butterbee Farm.

The first class we’ll be offering is our Mid-Summer Head Wreath Class On July 26th . Head wreaths are hot right now! Attendees will be able to tour and pick flowers at the farm, enjoy sweet snacks and cold drinks, and make their very own floral head crown. What fun!


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Our second class is our Down on the Farm Summer Centerpiece Class on August 17th. Learn how to arrange locally grown flowers, herbs, foliage and more!





Thanks to all our our amazing models (Rachel, Molly, Lindsay Anne and Sarah), our creative designers (and great models) Carling and Irene,  Laura Beth for being a pretty badass farmer and for Stacy Bauer for taking some sweet photos.

Check out Butterbee’s blog for more photos or to see the full photo album, check out our flickr page!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

CSA 2014 : Week 2

The hot weather had arrived just in time for the longest day of year!

This week’s CSA bouquets are filled with

  • Purple Campanula (bell like flowers)
  • Dahlias (red in this photo, some people got orange or pink)
  • Yellow Yarrow (be sure to smell this one! it’s got a really unique scent!)
  • Orange Asclepius (this is one of my favorite Summer flowers)
  • Sunflowers
  • Safflower (the green “flowers”. They are still in the bud stage which we love. It may bloom orange).

Photo: CSA pick up today between 430 and 7pm! Summer has arrived this week! Sunflowers, dahlias, yarrow, campanula, Asclepias ad safflower!! #locoflocsa

Last week we met Capital Flower Growers and Seaberry Farm on the blog. The provided some of your flowers this week too.

The campanula, yarrow, dahlias and sunflowers came from Capital Flower Growers and the Safflower came from Seaberry Farm.

This week your Asclepius came from our friends at Plant Masters down in Gaithersburg.

Husband and wife farmers, Carol and Leon Carrier have been farming for over 30 years. They grow flowers and plants and can be found at The Montgomery Farm Women's Cooperative Market year 'round and The Olney Farm Market (Sun 9-1 @ MGH grounds 5/9-11/7) and The Potomac Farmer's Market (Falls & Democracy,Thurs. 2-6)

Leon and Carol are always so generous with their flower knowledge. We love working with them!

Now that the weather is getting hot, be sure to keep your flowers in a cool spot out of direct sunlight. Keep them filled with water (add water every day) and change the water every other day.

Enjoy the flowers! Happy Summer!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

CSA 2014: Week 1!

It’s our first week of the CSA and we’re so excited!

For those of you who are CSA members, this week’s CSA bouquet is filled with peonies, larkspur, snapdragons and bells of Ireland.

Your snaps were grown in Jarrettsville by our friend Matt Bauer of Flowers by Bauer's.

The larkspur and peonies were grown by our friends  Rick and Wenfei Uva from Seaberry Farm out on the eastern shore.

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The Bells of Ireland were grown by Capital Flower Growers, a collaborative effort by Wollam Gardens and Greenstone Fields.

From left to right, the flowers are Bells of Ireland, larkspur, peonies, and snapdragons.


Since everything is TALL this week, if you’re going to display your bouquet as it’s currently arranged, choose a tall vase that will allow your flowers to show off all of their blooms!


Since this is our first week for flowers I thought I’d share some tips about how to keep your flowers looking fresh for as long as possible.

  1. Replenish the water daily. Change the entire vase of water every 2 days.
  2. Trim the ends of your stems before your put them in the vase and each time you change the water.
  3. Keep your flowers out of heat and direct sunlight.
  4. Be sure the vase you are using is CLEAN.

Each flower has a unique vase life (how long it will live in the vase). Your flowers will be happier and live longer if you follow these tips!

Hope you enjoy these early summer blooms! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #locoflocsa if you share photos on social media.

If you are reading this post and still want to sign up for the CSA, there is still time. Sign up on our website today! (the price will be prorated!)

See you next time!