New project aims to highlight flower farms across the United States

As part of the American Horticultural Society’s (AHS) centennial celebration this year, she’s teaming up to spotlight 100 flower farms across the United States that are modernizing and expanding the notion of “state flowers” with beauty. and inspiration.

Over the past two years, more than 20 million people have turned to gardening to enjoy nature and improve their home environment. Studies reveal that more and more young people are choosing to make a living as flower growers and are focusing their efforts on biodiversity and eco-friendly innovations.

Collectively, this means it’s time to look at floriculture, circa 2022, and share the stories of the people and places that are making a difference in one of the nation’s most important agricultural sectors.

AHS media partner Flower Power Daily will lead efforts to determine the 100 Best Flower Farms in the United States for 2022, and AHS plans to provide input from citizens across the country, people in rural areas and communities. urban centers, people who are gardening enthusiasts and others who like to visit flower farms in cities all over the United States and share their favorite neighborhood flowers and memories.

AHS will be sponsoring a photography contest – details coming soon – featuring beautiful photos of flower farms. It also seeks information on flowers and flower farms preferred by consumers.

These efforts will help the AHS team select the Top 100 Flower Farms in the United States – a list that will continue to grow each year with new farms – as well as help candle maker partners Gibson & Dehn create a “perfume” for different states, and master porcelain maker Anna Weatherley creates a special setting for state flowers.

Landscape architects also have opportunities to share ideas for creating a virtual “50-state flower garden” that not only incorporates the state flower with additional flowers that primarily grow in that state.

Learn more here.


Terisa K. Carn