Embrace the Slow Flower Movement: A Guide for Gardeners

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Embrace the Slow Flower Movement: A Guide for Gardeners

We Gardeners Embrace the Outdoors. Let’s Make Sure Our Plant Selections are Earth-friendly, Too.

The Slow Flower Movement is a trend that has been gaining momentum in the gardening world in recent years. It is a part of the larger 'slow movement' which advocates for a slower, more mindful, and sustainable approach to various aspects of life, from food to fashion. The Slow Flower Movement specifically focuses on domestically grown, seasonal flowers, and promotes sustainable gardening practices.

What is the Slow Flower Movement?

The Slow Flower Movement is all about getting back to the roots of gardening by embracing native,  American grown, seasonal flowers, with particular focus on consciously purchasing cut flowers from local sources. The concept encourages gardeners to grow their own flowers or at least be aware of where their flowers are coming from and how they are grown. The movement also promotes the use of organic gardening practices, reducing the use of harmful chemicals, and encouraging biodiversity in the garden.

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5 Reasons to Embrace the Slow Flower Movement

  1. Environmental Benefits: Growing your own flowers or buying locally grown flowers reduces the carbon footprint associated with transporting flowers from far-off places. Additionally, by using organic gardening practices, you can reduce the use of harmful chemicals that can leach into the soil and water supply.
  2. Support Our Economy: By buying flowers from American growers, you are supporting domestic businesses and contributing to the economy.
  3. Seasonal Beauty: Embracing seasonal flowers means your garden will change naturally throughout the year, showcasing different colors and varieties as the seasons change.
  4. Biodiversity: Growing a variety of flowers encourages biodiversity in your garden, attracting beneficial insects and pollinators.
  5. Mindfulness: Taking a mindful approach to gardening, being aware of where your flowers are coming from, and how they are grown, can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience.

Learn more about the Slow Flower Movement.

Slow Flowers aims to reconnect flower consumers and professionals in the floral industry with the source of their flowers. We believe that when there is transparent origin labeling of all botanical varieties sold to consumers and florists, we further the goal of placing the highest value on local, seasonal and sustainably-grown florals.

The Slow Flower Movement is not just a trend, but a way of living that encourages sustainability, mindfulness, and a connection to the local environment. As gardeners, it’s a natural fit and can even enhance your garden enjoyment when you spend less time tending the garden and more time enjoying it.