About The River

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

American Flowers Week

American Flowers Week
June 28 - July 4, 2017


Happy American Flowers Week
a project of  Slow Flowers

 This site is the creation of Debra Prinzing, a writer, speaker, outdoor living expert and advocate for American flower farming.

Debra explains her motivation for starting the SLOW FLOWERS directory:

Over the past several years, while doing media interviews and speaking to audiences about American-grown flowers, I continually heard the questions: 'Where can I find American flowers?" and "How can I find a florist who I trust will sell me locally-grown flowers?"
It became apparent to me that people want locally-grown, domestic flowers. But it isn't easy to find American-grown flowers in the sea of unlabeled imported ones. It's also hard to discover those very special, dedicated designers committed to using flowers from their local farmers or event flowers grown in nearby states, such as during the off season.
I was inspired to launch the SLOW FLOWERS online directory as a one-stop resource for consumers in search of florists who guarantee the origin of the flowers they use.
It's simple. When you contact a florist, flower shop or designer on SLOW FLOWERS, they commit to you, the consumer, that their flowers are truly homegrown.
You should be able to know the origins of the flowers you order to send to a loved one. You should be assured that the bouquet you carry down the aisle was grown by an American flower farmer. You should know that jobs are being created and nurtured in your community.
It's all about making a conscious choice.

I will be sharing some exciting news regarding slow flowers on Friday, June 30th.


  1. I love the bouquet with the flag and the red plaid tablecloth. Looks great for the Fourth!

  2. I never heard about Slow Flowers but nice little bouquet.
    I care where the food I consume comes from but where the flowers come from, frankly, I really don't care. Flowers are as free the birds and the wind who scatters the seeds. They bring joy and beauty where ever they grow.
    Smiles & hugs, Julia

  3. How pretty the bouquet looks on the red and white plaid! I've never heard of Slow Flowers or thought about where the flowers might come from. Looking forward to your news on Friday!

  4. Interesting! I can't wait to hear your exciting news!

  5. Beautiful and love this concept! Thanks for sharing! Have a great day.


  6. I didn't know such a website existed, what a great tool to have. I will look forward to hearing about your news too :)

  7. What a lovely arrangement in your photograph, Carla. There's a couple in our town that has started a business selling cut flowers, which they grow in their gardens, for local weddings, the farmers market, and a couple of retail stores. I hope they do well. Can't wait for your exciting news! Hugs, Nancy

  8. This is so interesting! I was unaware that so many flowers were imported, but makes sense now that I think about it. Thanks for sharing this :)


High Fives from Wisconsin!