Flower Duet Designs over 125 Vases for 2nd Annual Field to Vase Tour to Promote American Grown Flowers

On April 13, 2016, Casey and I were in Carls­bad, Calif. sur­round­ed by a rain­bow of bloom­ing Ranun­cu­lus flow­ers din­ing on splen­did dish­es, wine, beer and cof­fee that were all grown local­ly. We were two of 145 guests seat­ed for the 2016 Amer­i­can Grown Field to Vase Din­ner Tour and we were the flo­ral design­ers for the event!

The set­ting: The Flower Fields owned by the Ecke Fam­i­ly and farmed by Mel­lano & Com­pa­ny.

The occa­sion:  2016 Amer­i­can Grown Field to Vase Din­ner Tour.

The cause: These nation-wide din­ners are being held to build brand aware­ness to the gen­er­al pub­lic that there is a diverse coali­tion of U.S. flower farms rep­re­sent­ing small and large enti­ties across the coun­try. Togeth­er, we want to give con­sumers con­fi­dence in the source of their flow­ers and assure them that the bou­quets and bunch­es they pur­chase come from a domes­tic flower farm. The Amer­i­can Grown Flow­ers coalition’s goal is to cre­ate an iden­ti­fi­able, icon­ic and amaz­ing­ly beau­ti­ful brand that com­mu­ni­cates the domes­tic ori­gins as well as the high qual­i­ty, fresh­ness and con­sis­ten­cy of the flow­ers and foliage they grow.

Read more in our May Newslet­ter.