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Kelly Shore’s beautiful red-white-and-blue American-grown blooms in a compote arrangement (c) Beth Caldwell

You’re invited to join the Social Media experience and share images of #redwhiteblueflowers for #americanflowersweek (June 28-July 4). Of course, we hope everyone features local and seasonal flowers — from your own garden, or sourced from a flower farm in your area.

We love what Kelly Shore of Petals by the Shore and The Floral Source has launched as part of her AMERICAN FLOWERS WEEK promotion and we want to share it here to inspire your own floral plans!

Kelly Shore of Petals by the Shore and The Floral Source

Kelly created the “American Grown at Home” weekly floral delivery subscription program to help flower lovers and florists familiarize themselves with botanicals from U.S. flower farms.

Every two weeks she features a curated collection of stems from one of the farms she supports (and most all are Slow Flowers members, as well). 

This direct-from-the-farm-door-to-your-door box program is a way for me to help create more awareness of what is grown seasonally and regionally, help the farms move their abundance of product, instill a sense of national pride in where our flowers come from and provide you a sense of hope & inspiration in the home with beautiful botanicals

For American Flowers Week 2020, Kelly’s special Red-White-And-Blue Floral Box will feature an assortment of blooms and foliage from CamFlor and also red charm peonies from Alaska Perfect Peony

Your box will ship Tuesday June 30th to arrive Wed July 1st.

The cost is $150 (shipping included) and features 100 stems, including: red peonies, crocosmia and dahlias; white foxglove, cottage yarrow and alstroemeria; blue nigella, tweedia and scabiosa; blue eucalyptus and mint. 

He’s your opportunity to experience a variety of Red-White-and-Blue domestic blooms and explore creative ways to celebrate local and American grown flowers – whether you’re making a bouquet, installation, centerpiece or wearable. PREORDER YOUR BOX HERE.

How to share your flowers!

Thanks for getting involved and supporting this initiative to promote and educate consumers on the source of their flowers.

Flowers at Town & Country Market on Bainbridge Island, Washington (c) Grace Hensley

Please help out the campaign by doing the following:

1. Photograph Your Red-White-and-Blue Flowers: Assuming you’re making wrapped bunches or bouquets, please take at least one image of your finished design. We’d love to see your creativity!

2. Order AFW Bouquet Labels for delivery tags, bouquet wraps and other packaging. Available only to active Slow Flowers Society members, you can purchase labels here.

3. Post your photo to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter (or all three!) and please tag #americanflowersweek and @myslowflowers.

4. Download more resources and free artwork at americanflowersweek.com.