Tag Archives: Flowers

Zinias from B-Side Farms

The Best Flowers To Grow This Summer

Late June in California is a funny time for summer flowers. The early spring-blooming bulbs like ranunculus and anemones are long gone, the peonies have just passed, and many of the heat-loving summer annuals are still small plants in the ground, far from flowering. Without careful planning and manipulating their season a bit, it’s a […]


Sonoma Flower Market – 2.0

I met Nichole Skalski about three years ago through our involvement in a group called the North Bay Flower Collective – which started as a way for local flower farmers and florists to get together and share resources and support, but has grown to be a lot more than that for our ever-growing membership. Nichole, […]


Most Romantic Flowers For Valentine’s Day

Nothing says ‘I Love You’ like local, fresh, fragrant flowers that support sustainable farms, the local economy, fair labor practices, and small (often women-run) businesses. I can’t begin to express how excited I am that the classic (tight, sterile, odorless, lipstick-colored) red rose is finally going out of vogue. With almost 80% of flowers bought […]