Spring was busy, as always, with a few surprises (global pandemic anyone?) thrown in for good measure. It’s the time of year when I have lots of beautiful photos to share as the flowers take off, but inevitably fall behind on anything requiring typing at the computer, so the blog and email newsletter can get a bit quiet. For now, following along on Facebook or Instagram is the best way to keep up with what’s blooming. But I’ll continue to share more in-depth content here and via email as time allows. Keeping the flowers growing and serving customers comes first!
Though most large weddings and events have been called off or downsized due to the pandemic, I (and most other growers I know) have been thankful to be able to provide “everyday” flowers to our local communities. Utilizing contact-free deliveries and easily able to keep physical distance, our flowers have been spreading cheer for birthdays, holidays, and general thoughtfulness. I am grateful that I already had online ordering and payment in place and have been feeling the support of the community.
The events of the past few months have pushed inequities of all kinds to the forefront of our awareness, serving as a reminder of the need to be more intentional about inclusion and equity. To that end, I am working on an official statement of values, but can simply state that I value diversity, and welcome and respect everyone, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. Diversity is important in our human communities as it is in nature.