Visiting Flower Farms in Skagit Valley

In June, I had the amazing opportunity to visit the Skagit Valley in the state of Washington, home of many small flower farms.  These farms are owned by flower entrepreneurs who supply local floral designers and event planners with beautiful, locally grown flowers and greenery.  Part of the ‘slow flower’ movement, these farms support local economies and embrace environmentally friendly farming and marketing practices.

I was so excited to participate in a floral design workshop at All My Thyme rose farm owned by Dawn Severin.  Our co-host and floral instructor for the day was talented floral designer Alicia Schwede, of Flirty Fleurs.  Find both on Instagram @allmythme and @flirtyfleurs respectively.

The professional photography is provided by Becca Jones at B. Jones Photography,

We created a garden-style arrangement with greens, roses and other flowers all sourced from Dawn’s farm.  The style is loose, creative, and dramatic.



Dawn, left, and me with my arrangement. We used a compote container, chicken wire, and water. No foam used here!
Love this shade of orange
One of Dawn’s roses, another favorite of mine
Cosmo type flowers in the field.
Greenery included maple branches and lady’s mantle


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