Debra Prinzing

Show your Love with Local: 5 ways to survive Valentine’s Day floral insanity

– Posted in: Seasonal Gardening
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"I'm delighted to introduce my colleague and friend, Debra Prinzing, as a Guest Contributor. Debra is the force behind educating American consumers about the importance of purchasing cut flowers from American flower growers. Through her Slow Flowers directory and pod cast, she is helping American flower growers survive and thrive, while at the same time, [...]

10 Tips On How Designing Stunning Floral Arrangements Can be an Exercise in Mindfulness, Playfulness, and Creativity

– Posted in: Garden Design
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If you think that buying fresh cut local flowers and creating stunning floral arrangements for your home is a luxury, think again. Research has shown that being in the presence of flowers increases your level of optimism and sense of security, helps to decrease stress, and can have a significant effect on your 'happiness' factor. [...]

Why You Should Read The 50 Mile Bouquet: Q and A with Debra Prinzing

– Posted in: Garden Plants, Sustainable Gardening
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The 50 Mile Bouquet is one of those books that gardeners (and those who love flowers) should have on their bookshelves. Debra Prinzing has done a stupendous job of inspiring and educating us about the slow flower movement. David Perry’s photographs….as always….don’t disappoint. They capture the sumptuous beauty of the flowers and the emotions on [...]

Memorable Garden Hideaways

– Posted in: Garden Adventures
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As a child growing up in Southern CA, I spent golden summer afternoons climbing avocado trees; furnishing a fortress walled with living bamboo; and lazing in a lawn glider as sprinklers splashed its plastic cover and library books ushered me to OZ. Decades later, as a scout for newspapers and magazines, I occasionally encountered some [...]