Illustrated by Jenny Diaz, our new USA State Flowers coloring map is yours to print & share
Last year’s USA floral coloring map was a big hit with everyone who joined American Flowers Week promotions. We heard from Slow Flowers members who shared free copies at their Farmers’ Market stands, who took copies to their kids’ classrooms, and who handed out the coloring pages at their retail shops.
When it came to planning a 2017 version, artist Jenny Diaz went in a new direction — to celebrate the official State Flower of all 50 states, individually and compiled in to a beautiful new map (seen above).
Looking for a specific State, such as Your State?! Individual Maps can also be downloaded and printed for your promotions. We encourage you to add your own logo to the artwork and PLEASE post images of what you color! Tag with #americanflowersweek and #stateflowermap
Sixteen prizes were donated for our 50 States of American Grown Flowers drawing
A sweet, fragrant and beautiful time was had by all! As the momentum grows for American Flowers Week, we’re already collecting ideas for 2017. Your suggestions and ideas are welcome! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to share yours.
Before I sign off, I have to post my FAVORITE Flower Farmer Moments from American Flowers Week. They are simply beyond compare and you’ll love them:
Slow Flowers member Hedda Brorstrom of Full Bloom Farm near Sebastopol created the cutest American Flowers Week flower bra!
Slow Flowers member Dennis Westphall, one half of Jello Mold Farm, took inspiration from the film “American Beauty,” and posed ‘au naturele’ in a bath tub filled with Cafe au Lait dahlias. Wow.
The Pabody family of Triple Wren Farm created a fantastic Instagram mosaic to celebrate #americanflowersweek
P.S. With Canada Day occurring each year on July 1st, we’d like to launch #canadianflowersweek to help our Slowflowers.com members in Canada promote domestic flowers.
Get in touch if you’re interesting in serving on a planning committee for that campaign.
That’s a Wrap! Thank you to everyone who participated in American Flowers Week 2016! (c) Amanda Dumouchelle
The 2nd annual American Flowers Week is a wrap, folks! So many of you participated this year and we’ve calculated a 250% increase in social media engagement over 2015. That’s seriously impressive!
Later this week I’ll post more on our “American Flowers Week by the Numbers,” but for today, I want to announce our winners and thank our sponsors.
We noted more than 1,080 #americanflowersweek posts on Instagram and that’s not counting shares and reposts! A total of 111 of you designed and posted American Flowers Week bouquets for our “50 States of American Flowers” gallery. Not every state was represented, but flower farmers and floral designers from 33 states did participate — that’s pretty awesome!
Here are the winners from our random drawing. You’ll be connected with the prize donor by email with more details:
The winners are:Maple Flower Farm of Vermont (Liz Kreig); Erika’s Fresh Flowers of Oregon (Kathleen Barber); Pot & Box of Michigan (Lisa Waud); Daniele Alion Strawn of California; and Flower Duet of California (Kit Wertz and Casey Schwartz) CONGRATULATIONS!!!
The winners are:Mountain Road Flower Farm of Massachusetts; Morningsong Farmer of Washington (Janelle McCrackin); Lollie Fleur of Washington (Kim Richards); Five Forks Farm of Massachusetts; and Emerald Petals of Oregon (Hilary Holmes) CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Beth has donated a box of 20 stems of her gorgeous Alaska peonies to the July 4th American Flowers Week drawing!
So far, we’ve received 35 entries from 21 states . . . so here’s your reminder! There’s still time to submit a photo of your Red-White-And-Blue bouquet, centerpiece or armload of blooms to the 50 States of American Grown Flowers invitational! Lots of great prizes will go to winners in our July 4th drawing.
Our Sponsors, Friends and Partners are super-generous! To show their support for American Flowers Week, these “flower friends” are donating some awesome prizes for our July 4th Drawing. Below is our initial list — we’ll soon expand this list with more prizes.