Press

Floret Farm’s Small Plot: Big Impact

from workshop.floretflowers.com
"These stories highlight just a few of the many remarkable people who have chosen to grow flowers on a small plot, but in a big way. In most cases their growing areas are quite small. Most plots are less than half an acre, and one is just a few hundred square feet. I hope these stories inspire you on your own flower journey." - Erin Benzakein, founder of Floret & author of Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden

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Treasures and Trails By Tiffany 100K Celebration

from treasuresandtrails.com
"I debated for months about having a party. I could have done the 100K blogger balloon, I could have done a fun shoot, but it kept ringing in my heart to have a CELEBRATION and invite my gal pals and enjoy connect IRL. Since my business is digital marketing and rarely do I get to see anyone outside of the screen. The party was an absolute HIT and SO much fun..."

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Slow Flowers October 2019 Inspiration: Seasonal Decor with Pumpkins & Gourds

from Houzz.com
The Fashionable Pumpkin: Heirloom and specialty pumpkins are in-demand as seasonal decor and fabulous floral displays. Uncommon Italian, French and Australian varieties have also made their way into autumn's diverse pumpkin palette of colors, sizes, shapes, suitable for carving, baking, seed roasting and even oil extraction. Thanks to breeding and heirloom seed preservation, the Halloween Jack-o'-lantern is ready for the runway as a fashionable decor element that appeals to floral customers. While a popular symbol of traditional fall, harvest and holiday decorations, the creativity that pumpkins offer are endless. Here is a lovely and evocative range of design and decorating ideas from Slow Flowers florists and flower farmers around the U.S.

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Slow Flowers July 2019 Inspiration: Domestic Garden Roses

from Houzz.com
Nothing can compare with a garden rose. Clipped from borders and fields, old English garden roses, heirloom roses and even garden-style hybrid tea roses serve as muse for flower farmers, farmer-florists and floral designers. Fleeting, ephemeral, fragrant, of the season and thoroughly American, the garden rose can be a singular sensation or a diva among other blooms. For Slow Flowers members and their floral art featured here, it's truly the summer of the Garden Rose.

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Sowing the Seeds of Love, The Growing Trend of Flower Farms

from Ocala Magazine
There are two hard facts that become glaring obvious to me when I begin doing research on growing flowers: one, it's really hard work and two, the weather gods play a significant role.

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FarmGal Flowers, Organically, Sustainably Grown Bouquets

from Edible Orlando
A simple packet of seeds gave root to Eileen Tongson's FarmGal Flowers. The seeds, a passing gift from her mother, blossomed into zinnias and inspired Tongson to grow a lifelong love of gardening into a specialty cut flower farm and design studio.

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American-grown fashionable flowers on display: See Oregon’s floral portrait

from The Oregonian
There’s so much we don’t know about florists. People who handle flowers for a living -- which also includes seed and bulb producers, growers, designers and sellers -- have a blooming sense of humor. How else to describe botanical bras and other fashion pieces woven with fronds, berries and buds grown in the U.S.? For the fifth year, the petal promoters who organize American Flowers Week in the days leading up to America's Independence Day have revealed a field-fresh and runway-ready couture collection.

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American Flowers Week: Celebrate Locally-Grown Cut Flowers

from Longfield Gardens
Summer is officially here and it’s time to celebrate the fifth annual American Flowers Week. This national campaign seeks to raise awareness about locally-grown cut flowers and introduce some of the flower farmers and floral designers who are at the forefront of the movement.

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The Big Reveal: American Flowers Week’s Botanical Couture Collection

from American Flowers Week
Red, White and Bloom: Introducing the fifth annual American Flowers Week botanical couture collection... Field-fresh and runway-ready, the American Flowers Week botanical couture collection features nine fashionable floral looks produced by Slow Flowers teams across the U.S. Together, these wearable floral garments represent a diverse story of originality and inventiveness. Each melds talents of growers and florists, elevating local and seasonal flowers in unexpected and beautiful ways.

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Art in Bloom

from Orange Appeal
In a novel update to its annual spring event, Council of 101 envisioned an explosion of flowers throughout the galleries with the Festival of Fine Arts and Flowers... (page 116)

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Celebrate & Remember Moms with Local Flowers

from Floret Flower Farm
Here’s a little roundup of some flower-themed ideas to celebrate and remember your mom, mother-in-law or other special ladies in your life!

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Meet Our Designer Dream Teams for American Flowers Week 2019

from AmericanFlowersWeek
For the fourth consecutive year, Slow Flowers will commission designer-flower farmer creative teams to transform popular, American-grown flowers and foliages into Couture Fashion Looks for American Flowers Week!

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Orlando Weekly Best of Orlando 2018

from OrlandoWeekly
A long time ago (well, May 16) in a City Beautiful, all of the stars geared up to fight a war ... a war to see who was the Best of Orlando. And now the people of Orlando have spoken! Read of their triumph on the following pages, where we list the victors in the many battles of Local Color, Music + Nightlife, Food + Drink, Arts + Culture, Sports + Recreation and Goods + Services.

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DIY Flower Arrangements

from LiveLikeAMother
These DIY flower arrangements are the BEST way to liven up any room! I partnered with a local florist FarmGal Flowers who provided us with the MOST beautiful seasonal blooms! Here are a few things you need to make the perfect arrangement. You could bring this as a hostess gift, or keep for yourself and make a weekly arrangement in your home!

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A Blooming Brand in Winter Park, Florida

from LiveWonderful
When someone asks you, “What do you do?”, is there a sense of passion & purpose in your response? I recently had the pleasure of photographing local master gardener, Eileen Tongson. Her passion and purpose are evident in every aspect of her business. Can you tell she loves what she does?

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Slow Flowers for Mother’s Day 2018

from Houzz
Enjoy a seasonal Mother's Day floral arrangement from Slow Flowers founder and creative director Debra Prinzing, plus a bonus selection of arrangements designed by Slowflowers.com farmers and florists. Show your love for Mom with #slowflowers #locallygrownflowers #americangrownflowers #seasonalflowers

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The Monarch Initiative

from The Monarch Initiative
Taking flight this spring, The Monarch Initiative seeks to educate the Central Florida community on the importance of pollinators through outreach and collaboration. See Eileen in the video "Sustainability in Action."

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Go Locavore This Valentine’s Day With Slow Flowers

from TravelChannel
You don't have to just live in the paradisiacal weather of California to experience lovely flowers. Florida residents (FarmGal doesn't ship their blooms) have some bespoke floral options too. If you are looking for organic, seasonal cut flowers, then the Florida purveyor FarmGal Flowers is a great choice.

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Flower Etiquette

from The Fashionable Accountant
I love placing a vase of fresh flowers on my dining room table, or somewhere in my living room to brighten up the space. So when The Grove in Winter Park invited me out to a flower workshop to learn how to create and arrange my own bouquet, I couldn’t resist. I also love giving flowers to my loved ones, however, I feel like there are a lot of tips on flower etiquette we could learn in regards to that. Eileen from FarmGal Flowers answered a few of my questions to give you some great tips.

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The Benefits Of Putting Plants In Your Shower

from Glam
When you bring home a new houseplant, it’s only natural to want to display it somewhere central like your living room or bedroom. However, you may change your thinking after being introduced to latest trend taking over the indoor gardening world: shower plants. According to Pinterest’s 2017 Home Work Report, searches for shower plants have increased by over three hundred percent this past year. “These plants thrive in high humidity, allowing them to grow well in the shower or bathroom,” says Eileen Tongson of FarmGal Flowers about why they’re having a moment. “People often don’t think of the bathroom as a place to put their plants, but they’ll be pleasantly surprised at how well they do in there.” Aside from helping transform your bathroom into a personal sanctuary, here are some benefits of owning a shower plant.

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The 8 Best Houseplants For Beginners

from Glam
From the strategically placed greenery on Fixer Upper to the plethora of garden accents on your Instagram feed, it’s clear that houseplants are having a major moment. In theory, they’re a great home décor option: They infuse a lush element into even the smallest spaces, help purify the air, and are much easier to take care of than any pet. However, for many first-time houseplant owners, those green leaves can turn brown in flash if you don’t know what you’re doing. Since not all plants are created equal—and some require more than meets the eye—we talked to Eileen Tongson, founder of FarmGal Flowers, about the best plants for budding gardeners. No green thumb required.

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The Process with FarmGal Flowers

from East End Market
Eileen Tongson of FarmGal Flowers has taken her love of gardening and turned it into a profitable business. In an almost serendipity way, she found herself planted at East End Market growing flowers and teaching classes to everyone looking to improve their green thumb. We sat down with Eileen and asked her how growing at East End has shaped her business and found out what we can expect from FarmGal Flowers in the future!

Read More at EastEndMkt.com