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0117january2017frontcoverJanuary 2017 welcomed the arrival of a new, expanded and redesigned FLORISTS’ REVIEW Magazine and Slow Flowers is featured inside its covers in a big way.

Thanks to our relationships with many lifestyle publications like FLORISTS’ REVIEW, we are providing more creative content about American-grown flowers and the farms and florists who supply those blooms with audiences hungry for authenticity and inspiration!

We’re expecially excited about Debra Prinzing’s article entitled “Four Seasons of Floral Design,” which features the artistry of Kelly Shore of Petals by the Shore, and the flowers, foliages and plants grown by Leon and Carol Carrier of Plant Masters flower farm.

From left: Carol Carrier, Kelly Shore and Leon Carrier. The perfect collaboration between florist and flower farmers. (c) Kirsten Smith Photography

From left: Carol Carrier, Kelly Shore and Leon Carrier. The perfect collaboration between florist and flower farmers. (c) Kirsten Smith Photography

It was after learning more about the Slow Flowers movement that Kelly asked herself, “What would happen if I made a bouquet in every season on someone’s farm?”

Kelly and her team have generously shared a few photos with us here to inspire you as you plan for American Flowers Week 2017! Whether you’re a flower farmer or a floral designer, we encourage you to think about how you can team up to create some magic that conveys the best of American-grown flowers!

WINTER Wonderland

Kelly started the #ayearoflocalflowers social media hash-tag and you can find her on Instagram @ayearoflocalflowers

Kelly started the #ayearoflocalflowers social media hash-tag and you can find her on Instagram @ayearoflocalflowers © Audra Wrisley Photography for the winter series.

Floral crown, bouquet, centerpieces and other decor are made from Plant Masters' greenhouse and field products, including poinsettias and succulents.

Floral crown, bouquet, centerpieces and other decor are made from Plant Masters’ greenhouse and field products, including poinsettias and succulents.

Love the amaryllis + poinsettias + succulents + paperwhites + cedar + ilex for a stunning winter bouquet -- all local!

Love the amaryllis + poinsettias + succulents + paperwhites + cedar + ilex for a stunning winter bouquet — all local!

Authentic winter botanical beauty - from the farm.

Authentic winter botanical beauty – from the farm.

Florals – Petals by the Shore
Coordination – Rose Gold Events & Styling
Hair/makeup: Lori Nansi
Photography:  Audra Wrisley Photography
Ribbon/fabric: Silk & Willow
Dress: TLC bridal boutique
Earrings: The Jewel’s Nest
Model: Alexandra Penn

SPRING Awakening

Kelly's "spring story" focuses on a girl who is out in the flower fields picking every element of her wedding flowers -- and then designing them. © Joy Michelle Photography

Kelly’s “spring story” focuses on a girl who is out in the flower fields picking every element of her wedding flowers — and then designing them. © Joy Michelle Photography for the spring series.

A young bride gathers and arranges her garden-inspired wedding flowers from Plant Masters' fields and greenhouses.

A young bride gathers and arranges her garden-inspired wedding flowers from Plant Masters’ fields and greenhouses.

Kelly's intern, Rosalind Elles, is the "spring awakening" model

Kelly’s intern, Rosalind Elles, is the “spring awakening” model

Here, Rosalind designs with just-picked sweet peas, foxgloves, peonies and lilacs.

Here, Rosalind designs with just-picked sweet peas, foxgloves, peonies and lilacs.

Florals – Petals by the Shore
Coordination – Rose Gold Events & Styling
Hair/makeup: Something Blu Beauty
Photography: Joy Michelle Photography
Dress: Gossamer
Ribbon/fabric: Silk & Willow
Ring:  Boone and Sons
Model: Rosalind Elles

SUMMER Explosion

Kelly's summer story involves a real-life couple among a sea of Plant Masters' 'Limelight' panicle Hydrangeas. (c) Kirsten Smith Photography for summer series.

Kelly’s summer story involves a real-life couple among a sea of Plant Masters’ ‘Limelight’ panicle Hydrangeas. (c) Kirsten Smith Photography for the summer series.

The lovely bouquet explodes with zinnias, rudbeckia, dahlias, lilies, cosmos, tuberoses, ornamental grasses and much more.

The lovely bouquet explodes with zinnias, rudbeckia, dahlias, lilies, cosmos, tuberoses, ornamental grasses and much more.

Kelly asked a local vendor called Picnic Pos to bring artisan flavored ice pops as a charming summertime prop.

Kelly asked a local vendor called Picnic Pops to bring artisan flavored ice pops as a charming summertime feature.

Romance in the zinnia field at Plant Masters.

Romance in the zinnia field at Plant Masters.

Florals – Petals by the Shore
Coordination – Rose Gold Events & Styling
Hair/makeup: Lori Nansi
Photography:  Kirsten Smith Photography
Popsicles: Picnic Pops
Vintage rentals: Faccia Fresca Vintage
Dress: Gossamer
Ribbon/fabric: Silk & Willow
Ring: Trumpet & Horn
Models: Kyle & Jennifer Ertter

FALL Romance

Fall represents the height of harvest at Plant Masters farm. (c) Kirsten Smith Photography for the fall series.

Fall represents the height of harvest at Plant Masters farm. (c) Kirsten Smith Photography for the fall series.

The sweetheart table is embellished with seasonal vegetables, gourds and pumpkins, as well as local pies and local flowers in Kelly's gorgeous centerpiece.

The sweetheart table is embellished with seasonal vegetables, gourds and pumpkins, as well as local pies and local flowers in Kelly’s gorgeous centerpiece.

The high tunnels at Plant Masters reveal the floral agriculture that defines this beautiful Maryland flower farm.

The high tunnels at Plant Masters reveal the floral agriculture that defines this beautiful Maryland flower farm. Mexican sage, ornamental cabbages and marigolds thrive here, ready for harvest.

Fall-blooming celosia and late-season dahlias are the focal elements of the bridal bouquet.

Fall-blooming celosia and late-season dahlias are the focal elements of the bridal bouquet.

Florals – Petals by the Shore
Coordination – Rose Gold Events & Styling
Hair: Hypnotic Salon & Spa
Makeup: Makeup by Kevan
Photography: Kirsten Smith Photography
Invitation/paper goods: Natalie Drake Design
Pies: Butlers Orchard
Dress: Gossamer
Ribbon/fabric: Silk & Willow
Models: Edward & Britney Gourley

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