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America is in season

"Flowers are the angels, whereby they write on the hills and fields mysterious truths", Benjamin Franklin once said.

56 men signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776, as of today, there are 56 Certified Flower Farms in the United States... Coincidence?  Yes!



American Grown Flowers Month is an opportunity for flower farmers large and small to step up their game and make July a record sales month.

It may surprise you to learn that there are 56 Certified American Grown farms in the United States, and applications have been streaming in daily from flower farms across the nation.


 
The resolution notes that the U.S. Senate recognizes: that purchasing flowers grown in the United States supports the farmers, small businesses, jobs and the U.S. economy; that growing flowers and greens in the United States is a vital part of the U.S. ag industry; and urges “all people of the United States to proactively showcase flowers and greens grown in the United States in order to show support for our flower farmers, processors, and distributors as well as agriculture in the United States overall.” This led to a bi-partisan resolution designating July "American Grown Flowers Month".

Check out Thomas Jefferson’s Celosia and single bloom Tuberose:


Flowers at Monticello

Books have been written about George Washington’s gardens at Mount Vernon, and if someone has made a vase in the image of your head, well, you must be a serious flower lover.
 

A George Washington bust Tulip Vase

For more information:
The Sun Valley Group
3160 Upper Bay Road
Arcata, CA 95521-9690
T: 800-747-0396
F: 707-826-8708
www.thesunvalleygroup.com

Publication date: 7/4/2018

 


 

Other news in this sector:

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7/16/2018 German flower influencer Marion Schouten promotes Imara and Calliope
7/16/2018 US: Syndicate Sales wins Innovation Battlefield at IFE
7/16/2018 UK: Plant area managers, buyers reminded to sign up for Plant Area Forum
7/16/2018 UK: Awards and accolades at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show
7/13/2018 UK: Award winning Agapanthus grown in the New Forest
7/12/2018 US (OH): Ready for Cultivate'18?
7/12/2018 Deadline extended for IGOTY awards
7/12/2018 CAN: "This might be the start of an annual event"
7/12/2018 Kenya: "Many new stands this year"
7/12/2018 Young floriculture leaders invited to Pro Manager Mastercourse
7/11/2018 Zimbabwe seeks return to glory days
7/11/2018 China: Beijing Expo 2019 witnesses international participation
7/11/2018 Ecuador: Agriflor expects over 75 first-time exhibiting growers
7/11/2018 Italy: Décor District unites creativity, fashion and beauty
7/11/2018 Russia: Polish nurseries to exhibit at FlowersExpo
7/9/2018 China: International flower show to open in Yunnan
7/9/2018 US (TX): Horticultural field day draws ornamental, vegetable gardeners
7/6/2018 American flower farmers, designer head to China on trade mission
7/6/2018 UK: Herbaceous Perennials Technical Discussion Group summer meeting

 

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