Roadside Blooms' Month of Giving
Roadside Blooms is thrilled to present our Flora-Booth Photo Experience to benefit local charities throughout the month of December. What's a Flora-Booth? This is our spin on a traditional photobooth backdrop. Our team will design a beautiful, unique, and immersive plant and flower photobooth experience for each charity we will support. What Charities will be Supported? The Lowcountry is filled with many non-profits doing amazing things. The Roadside Blooms' team selected the following, as they all hold a special place in our hearts. 12/4-12/7 Charleston Animal Society (December 4th the booth will be at The Found Market and the rest of the time will be...
What Plant Can't I Kill?
Plant care begins with patience and understanding. At Roadside Blooms, we set new plant parents up for success with all the tools and knowledge needed.
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 means enjoying flowers grown with sustainable farming practices harvested in their natural season of bloom, sourced as close to you...
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 money where their values are. Local and regional sourcing designations on meat and produce often sweeten the attraction of a...