In a sea of unlabeled, imported flowers at floral shops and grocery stores, it isn't always easy to find locally-grown blooms. That's why Debra Prinzing, a South Seattle writer and gardener, started the Slow Flowers Society.
Driving the news: The movement, started in 2013, aims to expand definitions of what constitutes floral beauty as well as to help flower lovers find local growers, florists, and floral designers who use regionally grown blossoms and plants.
- Since then, it has grown into a worldwide movement with members in Canada, Asia, Europe, and Australia, Prinzing said.
- In the U.K., Slow Flower practitioner Shane Connolly used only local and seasonal blooms for the 2023 coronation of King Charles III and the 2011 wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Westminster Abbey.
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