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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Local flowers

I stumbled upon a great local flower vendor last week at the Clarendon Farmer's Market (Wednesday evenings).

Wollam Gardens - Specialty Cut Flowers. Located in Jeffersonton, VA (kinda near Warrenton), they deliver to DC area farmer's markets and florists and they do special events too.

I had pretty much given up on the idea of getting locally grown flowers since our wedding is in early spring, and none of the flower vendors at farmers markets I've encountered so far start selling until May. So when I approached this vendor I didn't have much hope - but the woman I spoke to said for the first time this year they plan to grow through the winter! I'm still not sure what all will be available, but it sounds promising.

They sent me a packet of their services - they range from totally DIY, where you just put in your order and go pick it up, to full service, where they help you design your arrangements and they deliver and set up for you. The pricing seemed reasonable for the services, but I haven't seen their pricing for the flowers themselves.

I'm thinking since my mom works for a local florist, she will help me decide what to order and how much, and help set it all up correctly on the day. Anyone else know of other local flower farms that offer early spring flowers?

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2 Comments:

Blogger sK said...

i would contact tonya at occasional flowers. i found her on the knot - she's in herndon and deals only with locally grown flowers, i believe, and caters to all budgets!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 9:58:00 AM  
OpenID eclpse said...

I'm a little late, but in case anyone else is looking for locally-grown flowers, try Ellen at Local Color Flowers. I've been chatting with her via email and she's had some really great ideas.

Monday, February 01, 2010 3:21:00 PM  

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