That means American Grown Flowers Week is happening this month from June 28 — July 4th, 2021!
AND.…drumroll.….now published.…a mind-blowing collection of photographs and creation stories of high-end floral fashion in celebration of American flower farms. Since 2017, Debra Prinzing, founder of the Slow Flowers Society, has published designers work that features flowers grown on American farms in the form of Botanical Couture.
Flower Duet was delighted to be asked to team up with Talia Boone of Postal Petals and Yoni Levenbach of Flowers Without Borders based in Los Angeles to engineer and create the vision that was designed by Talia Boone.
Talia wanted to make a Los Angeles Lakers jersey in fresh flowers to honor Kobe Bryant and Flower Duet was happy to engineer the design along with a long train of fresh flowers that was detachable for the photo shoot. The photo shoot was held at what can be argued as the most iconic location in Los Angeles with a storied athletic past. You can read all about it in the digital flip book published by the Slow Flowers Journal and Bloom Imprint for American Flowers Week.
We had never met Talia or Yoni, but we connected through Debra Prinzing and collaborated as members of the Slow Flowers Society and worked to make Talia’s vision come to life. Kit figured out the best way to prevent the glue from seeping through the jersey during construction as well as how to make a detachable train full of fresh Gerberas, Statice, Asters, Strawflowers, Kangaroo Paws, Fern, Grasses and Ruscus. Flower Duet’s team of designers helped to make the 3‑day preparation happen quickly and smoothly in our studio.
It was delightful to meet other flower people in Los Angeles who love to promote the locally grown flower. We hope you enjoy our creation along with all the 2021 Botanical Floral Couture designs from florists and farmers across the United States.
Want to know where you can purchase American Grown Flowers? Check out the directory of farmers and floral designers who work with them at SlowFlowers.com.
Flower Duet’s floral basketball for Talia Boone and American Grown Flowers Week. Photo by Randy Schwartz Photography
Kit took the skirt home after the photo shoot and displayed it in her front yard. Here’s a silly GIF of her holding it a few days after the shoot and it still looked amazing!