Roadside Blooms Shop Blog

A Better Approach to Buying Flowers
In a recent post, "All Flowers Aren't Created Equal" I talked about the dirty truth behind the global flower trade.  From labor to environmental issues, the industry is plagued with waste and inequity.  There is a better way. Living in a foodie town like Charleston, you’ve most certainly heard of “slow food,” but have you heard of “slow flowers”?  Debra Prinzing, the “Queen of the Slow Flower Movement” and one of my mentors, describes the practice: “At its simplest, it...
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All Flowers Aren't Created Equal
Consumers have increasingly paid close attention for years to where their food comes from, how it’s grown or raised, and even how it’s packaged. Certifications such as free-range, cage-free, non-GMO or organic, influence decisions at the supermarket. Many products include photos of farmers next to their products, tapping into an innate human desire to relate to the hands that grow food. Conscientious consumers are willing to pay a bit more for goods that match personal ethics.  They often put their...
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Colorful Affair at Cannon Green
The color palette of this wedding is one that made our hearts swoon.  The rich foliage at Cannon Green served as the perfect backdrop to make these colors pop.   Be sure to scroll all the way down for a quick behind the scenes video as we were finishing up as well as a few iphone photos.  We've also included a couple images from the couples' floral quote and showed the final product next to it!  Lastly, we were able to share the arrangements...
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American Flowers Week 2019
"American Flowers Week began in 2015 as a community-focused floral holiday to encourage participation from everyone in the floral marketplace — from flower seed and bulb producers to growers; from designers to retailers; from cutting garden enthusiasts to artists. It's the original, American-grown floral holiday that stimulates interest in beauty, seasonality, local agriculture and sustainable floral design." In March we collaborated with flower farmer Laura Mewbourn with Feast & Flora to bring the heritage and culture of coastal South Carolina's Gullah...
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