It is officially spring and Modern West Floral Co. is excited to announce that we are in Phase II of our own flower production! We have a mixture of bulbs, anemone and ranunculus corms, tubers, perennials and over 60 varieties of annuals that we are trialing on the farm this year.Read More
Modern West Floral Co and Farm looks back at their first year of local, sustainable flower growing and designing in the Roaring Fork Valley.Read More
Check out the results of Modern West Floral Co.'s collaboration with the Cooking School of Aspen, Harvest Table Company, EAT Private Chef and Catering, and Alpine Party Rentals. We're so excited to show off some beautiful American grown flowers and MWFC designs!Read More
Spring in Carbondale! In this post we talk about what's in bloom in Carbondale this April. Apricot blossoms, forsythia, choke cherry and much more!Read More
A few years ago I had a friend who sent me the video called Blood Roses and Deadly Diamonds. It was part of the Vanguard TV series and talked about the irony of how unloving these two symbols of love actually are because how they are produced or obtained is so unkind. This was the first time I heard or even thought of the ugly side of pretty flowers.
I started thinking about it more as the years went by and looked for signs of loving flowers that actually were made with love. Sometimes at the grocery you find a sticker on the outside of the plastic sleeve that says in very patriotic letters GROWN IN AMERICA. In our valley Whole Foods also has flowers that say they were grown in our own state, Colorado. But how do we know how they were grown? And why is it important?
I wanted to find answers to these questions and share them with you in Modern West’s first blog series! It will tackle the questions of the behind the scenes of the floral industry and look into how flowers are grown and distributed. Keep an eye out for our next post and please share your comments with us!
Check out Modern West Floral Co.'s guest appearance on Aspen 82's 'Talking Dirt' Aspen's only local real estate show. We're giving out tips on flower arranging for your home!Read More