Valentine's Day has never been about red roses and sugary treats in our house. My husband rarely bought me flowers even before I had a flower farm and design studio, and of course even less often now. Perhaps its because no matter how thoughtfully he displayed them, I always wanted to rearrange them, put them in a different vase, move them to a new location - basically to put my own touch on the arrangement (sorry honey!). William and I tend to shy away from the consumerism surrounding most holidays, but use February 14th as a day to celebrate our marriage, to reflect on how grateful we are for each other and to plan an extra special date night. 

In the spirit of thoughtful gift-giving and celebrating the person you love (friend or sweetie), I wanted to share a few ways to experience the magic happening at Flourish Flower Farm this coming season:

Workshop

I am so excited to invite you to the farm, which is usually not open to the public, for "An Evening on the Flower Farm." After receiving so many requests to visit, requests to bring a friend or mother out to the flower farm and seeing the desire in kindred spirits to get their hands on our beautiful flowers, I created this evening to satisfy those cravings. 

We'll begin the evening with a short stroll through the flower fields and then we'll move into designing a compote centerpiece. You'll receive a demonstration with tips on simple design principles, and then have your turn at creating your own. The beautiful ceramic vase is your's to keep. Our goal is that you express your creativity using flowers and feel empowered to buy a bundle of flowers from a farm or grocery store, and have the confidence to create something spectacular. 

Its the perfect opportunity to plan a date with a friend and spend a beautiful evening amongst the flowers. The workshop is June 10th from 3-6pm and cost is just $105. All flowers, supplies, tools are included, plus light snacks and beverages. Adults of age are welcome to bring their own adult beverage. Space is limited - register here

Bouquet Subscriptions

Flower bouquet subscriptions, also know as a flower CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), are the perfect way to enjoy fresh, local flowers throughout the growing season. At each pick up, you will receive a lush, hand wrapped bouquet of seasonal flowers. Rather than giving just one bundle of flowers on Valentine's Day, give a season's worth of gorgeous, local, organic flowers. Gift certificates are available.

For Asheville folks, our Spring Bouquet Share is currently open. Space is limited. Details here.

Waynesville friends, we are so excited to partner with our dear friends at Fiddlehead Farms this year for our pick up location! Fiddlehead Farms offers a vegetable CSA from May through the Fall. While you don't have to be a member of their veggie CSA to participate in our flower bouquet subscription, you won't want to miss out on the incredible bounty from their family farm. The Waynesville bouquet subscriptions run from May through August, with one pick up per month. More details here. 

Whether or not you choose to include some magic from Flourish Flower Farm in your Valentine's Day, I hope that this season finds you surrounded by your favorite people and lots of love. We can certainly all use more beauty, kindness and flowers in our lives!

With love, Niki

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