Good news! 🌱
Today I finished seeding my “8-10 weeks before frost” collection of heirloom seeds! Which means we are getting close to SPRING!🌷🌼
I’ve been getting a lot of questions about what sustainability, heirloom seeds & flowers & seasonal flowers means. I want to take this chance to explain the intentions and hopes behind this business to all these new faces and define these terms and words I use so often!
🌱Sustainability: (sustainable agriculture) To meet society’s present needs without compromising future generations resources. Homegrown Blooms is committed to practices of sustainable agriculture. Our flowers are grown with integrity & a whole lot of heart.
🌱Heirloom seeds/flower varieties: This is an extremely important term to understand, especially for future bridal clients! Heirloom (or antique) flowers are plants that have been open-pollinated & have origins dating back 50 years or more. Some of these varieties are centuries years old! They are the same unique flowers your great grandparents would have grown in their gardens. Heirloom flowers are in high demand because they are great in diversity. They have been selected for their color, scent, reliability & long term performance. Heirloom plants have the unique ability to produce viable seeds that can be saved. (Seed saving is a practice of sustainability)
Some of the most popular heirloom flowers I grow are antique garden roses, cosmos, larkspur, foxglove, sweet pea & more! Heirloom flowers preserve history and help the environment. This is a focus at Homegrown Blooms. We try to avoid typical varieties brides might be seeking for their weddings like baby’s breath, typical roses & carnations and replace these flowers with ample options of “in season” heirloom flowers! A great example might be replacing baby’s breath with feverfew & replacing typical roses or carnations with garden roses & dahlias!
🌱Seasonal Flowers: The natural cycle of blooming flowers throughout the year.
As the Industrial Age reshaped modern life, commerce formed around flowers, reducing many floral crops into commodities that are produced, sold and used with little regard to the environment. It’s “High volume, low cost production” is similar to that of food. Homegrown Blooms mission is to use as many domestic alternatives as possible before importing flowers. We place a high value on local, seasonal and sustainably-grown florals & using them artistically to express beauty!