"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
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