Friday, July 29, 2011

Beets & Other Bouquet Ideas

How would your friends respond if you dropped off a bouquet of beets to celebrate a new baby? I am sure Debra Prinzing, author of the upcoming book A Fresh Bouquet (http://afreshbouquet.com), would be delighted. Prinzing spoke to a group of garden writers about bouquets of vegetables and fresh regionally grown flowers and there was a collective aha moment among the group.



Chemically doused, artificially coloured, imported flowers suddenly seem old school and scary. There is a reason why florists wear gloves to protect themselves from the chemicals sprayed on imported flowers. The message is simple: seasonal fresh cut farm or back yard flowers are better. Bursting with colour, beets and blooms are in season now. With a little ingenuity fall stems, seedpods and evergreens from your yard or a nearby farm can provide colour well into fall or winter. Prinzing thinks this is the next big thing in local farming. Local farmers agree....

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3 comments:

arlee said...

HA! As a retired florist, i heartily approve :)

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Patty B said...

oh my word, I absolutely love this idea! I am going to have to plant beets next year - maybe several colors so I can mix them together!