Guilford Gardens now offers local, sustainably grown Slow Flowers!
Zinnias, dahlias, iris and roses have long been favorite flowers at Guilford Gardens. This year we’re broadening our scope to grow over 25 different varieties of cut flowers at our farm. In partnership with Elia Woods & CommonWealth Urban Farms, we now offer single bouquets, Slow Flower coupons, and weekly or every-other-week season memberships.
Having helped start OKC’s own Slow Food Convivium, we’re proud to now be able to offer Slow Flowers to our community. Like Slow Food, the Slow Flowers movement indicates an appreciation of what is local, seasonal and sustainable, a desire to support small farmers and family farms, and an emphasis on quality of life rather than speed or quantity.
When you buy a bouquet at the store, it’s worth asking:
Who grew the flowers?
Did they receive a living wage?
Were the flowers shipped in from another country? What is their carbon footprint?
What chemicals were sprayed on them?
We grow all the flowers for our Slow Flowers bouquets without chemical fertilizers or pesticides, and we create our bouquets with what is in season. Many of our flowers are beloved favorites, such as snapdragons, sunflowers, and larkspur, while some are lesser known gems such as asiatic lilies and lisianthus.
Slow Flowers means taking the time to smell the daisies – and peonies and sweet peas and lilacs!