You probably found Flourish Flower Farm because you purchased a bouquet from one of our partners around Asheville - thank you so much for supporting your local flower farm! Flourish is a small specialty cut flower farm located in Candler, about 20 minutes from downtown Asheville. It is owned and operated by Niki Irving, with help from her husband William. We are passionate about growing organic (though not certified) heirloom and unique types of flowers.
WHY LOCAL is so important
Did you know that 80% of the cut flowers sold in the USA are imported from other counties? This means that your flowers have traveled thousands of miles to reach your table, often cut weeks before you even buy them, and are typically drenched in chemicals to help them survive the journey. Similar to the growth of the local food movement, conscious consumers are catching on and choosing local and American Grown flowers. We are proud to belong to Slow Flowers and the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers. We are also Certified Local through the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project.
FRESH + LONG LASTING FLOWERS
Our flowers are harvested fresh each morning and delivered to our partners the following day. Our flowers are given the best care post-harvest to ensure that they remain fresh and beautiful on your table for as long as possible. By providing our flowers with fresh, clean water they should last over a week in the vase. They are pesticide-free and safe for all family members (2 and 4-legged) in your home.
how to care for your flowers
1. As soon as you bring home your cut flowers, add warm water and floral food (half the provided packet) to a clean vase. Cleanliness is of the utmost importance as bacteria will clog the stem, preventing the flower from drinking up water.
2. Trim the stems at an angle using a sharp knife. A sharp knife is better, as scissors tend to crush the stems and inhibit their ability to soak up water.
3. Discard any leaves growing low on the stem that may touch the water. Leaves in the water cause bacteria to grow, which is the #1 cause of short vase life of cut flowers. (Are you sensing a theme here with the bacteria?)
4. Change the water every other day using warm water and a little flower food. Cut flowers react the same way we humans do when dunked into cold water!
5. Keep your flowers in a cool location and out of direct sunlight, if possible.
6. Admire your blooms and share on social media using #flourishflowerfarm
Be sure to follow us on Instagram share a pic of your blooms using #flourishflowerfarm.
Each month we will give away a fresh bouquet to one lucky follower!