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Inspired Design Retreat & Floral Runway Show

The design team “Inspired Design”, co-founded by Patience Pickner, AIFD, PFCI, and Ace Berry, AIFD, PFCI, recently held a three-day floral education retreat in Chamberlain, South Dakota.  The retreat started with a brunch riverboat cruise and featured several styled shoots, including one on the Missouri River.

The retreat culminated in a Field to Table dinner and Floral Couture runway show in a 100+ year-old barn venue.  The public was invited to this event, and the barn was filled to capacity, where over 175 people attended. They got to enjoy an amazing locally grown/raised dinner, locally produced wine, several speakers who touted the importance and benefits of purchasing American Grown flowers, and the finale of the evening where over 40 floral designs rocked by gorgeous models on a floral runway brought the house down!

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Looking forward to Memorial Day Flowers 2019

Final preparations are underway for this year’s Memorial Day Flowers tribute, taking place on Monday, May 27, at 40 national cemeteries around the country. The national event is led by the Memorial Day Flowers Foundation.

25,000 visitors to Arlington National Cemetery will receive roses and California focal flowers to place at the grave sites of loved ones and others.  Holland America Flowers is donating 700 bouquets for children in T.A.P.S. (the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors).

291,000 flowers have already been ordered for National Cemeteries across the country.  



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CalFlowers Goes to Washington

 

A group of CalFlowers board members and I joined more than 90 retail florists, wholesalers, suppliers and growers from all over the country to walk the halls of Congress last week. Our goal was to speak with our representatives about how they can support a healthy environment for cut flowers in our state.

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