Welcome to the very first installment of The Seasonal Flower Alliance.
Here’s how it works. Each week we’ll make a bouquet using seasonal flowers sourced as locally as possible. Nothing too strict as far as distance but I’m going to be cutting from my garden and sourcing product from other specialty growers in my area. The idea is that we will all try and work with what’s available seasonally, locally and celebrate each weeks offerings as much as possible.
Now I haven’t figured out how to add a way for you to upload a link to your blog post/Facebook page/Instagram photo right into the body of the post, so in the meantime a link in the comments section will have to do but don’t worry, that’s coming soon.
Once your bouquet is created, you photograph it, document the ingredients used, post it somewhere online and link to it here. That way we can all see what’s being harvested, sourced and created around the world.
I have a feeling it’s going to be incredibly inspiring!
You don’t have to make anything elaborate, even a handful of blooms is fine, but if you want to use the opportunity to try a new technique or practice the art of floral design, go for it! The point is to have fun, get creative, try new things and share the beauty of the experience with others.
This week in my garden the lilacs are exploding into bloom and I based my arrangement around their fluffy, abundant purple blooms. If only I could share how amazing the bouquet smelled. Sigh….it was heavenly.
So, if you’d like to join The Seasonal Flower Alliance, then you better get snipping.
I can’t wait to see what you create!
Jonathan Leiss, Spring Forth Farm on
Excited to have a place to view and share bouquets! Here’s one using poppies, calendula, agrostemma, bupleurum, and wild peppergrass we repurposed while weeding: