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February 25th 2011

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/video/embed

One of our lovely flower subscribers in Seattle sent me this yesterday and I just had to share it here.


Everything about this video is absolutely stunning. From the tiny glimpses into these little flower farms, their hard working owners and the beautiful flowers that they grow all the way through to the narrators haunting words and profound message. I adore every ounce of it!

If you are in need of a little more inspiration, here are a few links to lose yourself in today:

Honey and Poppies beautiful blog, Ghosty Dreams and Flower Things.

I love everything about Saidos da Concha, especially this beautiful post.

Overlooking Mississippi, an all around beautiful blog.

Small Stump + Studio Choo’s beautiful poppy photos.I cannot wait until ours bloom!

10 Comments

  1. Floret Flowers on

    So glad you all enjoyed the video!
    I too am saddened by the possible gloomy fate of the flower growers in Britain. Here in the states I have seen this same situation due to cheap imports flooding the market and driving prices into the ground. As a local grower it is impossible to compete on price but… we can kick major ass with quality, freshness, customer service and selection!
    Don’t forget, we all have a say how it turns out! Buy local and vote with your dollar :) If you are a floral designer or flower lover looking for local product, be sure to visit the ASCFG's website wwww.ascfg.org to find a grower in your area or email me erinbenz_at_msn_dot_com and I'll connect you with farm fresh blooms.

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  2. Rona on

    Thank you so much for sharing this very moving video. It's a beautiful film yet it's also a very sad insight into how much the Cornish flower trade has changed. Has really provided some food for thought for me…

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  3. Florist in the Forest on

    I saw this video the other day too and it was amazing hearing their tough stories. I do hope that the few that are left manage to keep going, it would be so sad to completely lose this industry in Britain.

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  4. Belinda @ Wild Acre on

    I have just come back from holiday and watched the video. It made me feel quite emotional seeing this beautiful, and once proud way of life vanishing from England. There are so few growers left here, and it is such a struggle for many who still grow, really sad. It was heartening to hear and see the determination of few who continue and I know there has been a recent trickle of boutique growers who grow on a very small, local scale to niche markets. I suppose I am an example of the very smallest of all, growing and selling from my garden to the local area, no big fields or tractors yet, but flowers being grown and enjoyed with no airmiles. Lets hope there is a turning of the tide. Thank you so much for sharing the video with us.

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  5. Concha on

    Absolutely stunning video!! I've just spent a few days in Cornwall and loved driving through the fields of daffodils.

    And what a surprise to see a link to my blog! You are too kind.

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  6. Overlooking Mississippi on

    Wow what an insightful video..loved it..
    then I saw you mentioned my blog..how sweet of you-made my day :)

    Thank you so much and have a great weekend!

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  7. bohemianbramble on

    Wow, beautiful and informative video! Thank you for sharing.

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  8. anastasia on

    beautiful video. thank you for sharing.

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