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February 25 2022

Flower Club: Bloom Battle!

Tags: At LoCoFlo, Flower Club

We’re so excited to announce Bloom Battle: LoCoFlo’s kinda annual amateur floral design competition! If you’ve ever taken a class at Local Color Flowers or you love dabbling in design at home, this is the perfect opportunity to show off your skills and creativity.

How it Works!

Bloom Battle is a two day event:

  • Apr 8 2022 - Design and Instagram Famous voting
  • Apr 9 2022 - Public display and vote, celebrity judging and glory

How to Participate

  1. Be a contestant. Registration is required. 2022 is sold out.
  2. Be an online fan: Enter your Likes among the three Instagram Famous finalists April 8 2022 from 10:30PM to April 9 2022 11:30AM.
  3. Be a fan in person: View all arrangements at our studio on April 9 2022 8:00AM - 12:00PM and vote for your favorite. Most votes wins People’s Choice prize. Stick around for the announcement of winners.

Prizes

  • Instagram Famous: LoCoFlo staff will select three centerpieces for online voting! Online voting is open between 10:30PM on Apr 8 2022 and 11:30AM on Apr 9 2022. Most likes wins. Prize: A LoCoFlo sweatshirt!
  • People’s Choice: The centerpiece that receives the most votes by visitors to the studio (three votes per visitor) on Saturday Apr 9 2022 8:00AM-12:00PM wins! Prize: A LoCoFlo sweatshirt!
  • Judges Selections Celebrity judges will evaluate entries based on vessel choice, use of color, texture and composition.
    • 3rd Place: $25 LoCoFlo Gift Certification and a LoCoFlo sweatshirt!
    • 2nd Place: $50 LoCoFlo Gift Certification and a LoCoFlo sweatshirt!
    • 1st Place: $100 LoCoFlo Gift Certification and a LoCoFlo sweatshirt!
  • All contestants take home their arrangements at the end of the event. (everyone wins!)

The Rules

  • All centerpieces must be created at Local Color Flowers’ Studio on Friday night, April 8 2022 between 7:00PM and 9:00PM.
  • All centerpieces must be created using the flowers/foliage/branches provided by Local Color Flowers. The use of other flowers gathered from outside the studio whether forged or bought is not permitted.
  • The use of floral foam or Oasis is prohibited.
  • No wagering.
  • Amateurs only! No professional or former professional designers permitted.
  • Only registered contestants will be permitted in the studio for Friday night’s design night.
  • Vase opening may not be larger than five inches in diameter. Contestants are encouraged to use their own vases, Vases are available for purchase. All vases must be approved for entry.

The Celebrity Judges

  • Jess Schreibstein - Head of Social Media at Under Armour, knitter and founder of Mild Woman, climate organizer, amateur gardener
  • Gary Godbey - Designer/Account Manager/Creative Strategist QWRK Collective Environments.
  • Kira Wisniewski - Non-profit professional, accidental runner, cheerleader for everything Baltimore

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January 10 2022

Growin' with the 'Flo

Tags: Farmers

Hey, did you know all of our flowers are locally grown. We do our best to buy flowers grown as close to the shop as we can. Here is a list of our farmers, how far away they are from us and some amusing anecdotes:

  • Hillen Homestead - 3 miles
    Maya is the man, and one of our main growers.
  • Florxeight - 4 miles
    Cut garden roses grown in Baltimore WHAT!
  • Butterbee Farm - 14 miles
    Laura Beth provides the most flowers for us and she's totally normal.
  • Helen's Garden - 18 miles
    Catch her at the Museum of Industry.
  • Belvedere Farm - 18 miles
    Bill, Beth and fam are the bomb.
  • Flowers By Bauers - 25 miles
    Their hydroponic growing provides us flowers all winter.
  • Bloomhouse - 28 miles
    Former best friends Jess and Sam are making a go of it as part-time flower farmers.
  • Two Boots Farm - 30 miles
    Elisa is small but strong, and grows flowers too!
  • Plant Masters - 35 miles
    We've been working with Leon and Carol since 2011.
  • EcoBlossoms - 40 miles
    Bahiyyah is all about peonies, and she is on the home page of our website (so cute).
  • Cut Flowers by Clear Ridge - 43 miles
    This family run nursery added cut flowers just for us.
  • Tierra Blooms - 48 miles
    Jackie used to grow vegetables. Now she grows flowers. That is way more doper.
  • M&M plants - 50 miles
    Madgie is one of the Ms.
  • Belle Blooms Farm - 52 miles
    Flowers and animals on this farm.
  • Locust Point Flowers - 58 miles (100 yards from the farmers market)
    John is curmudgeonly, but convenient.
  • Midsommar Farm - 66 miles
    They got your etched salmon.
  • Hendricks - 81 miles
    Hendricks is our main winter supplier. There is nothing colder than Lititz in February.
  • Roots Cut Flower Farm - 87 miles
    We got roots here.
  • Seaberry Farm - 93 miles
    Wenfei and Rick have planted an impressive orchard in Easton. Ask Josh about Stranger Things.
  • Wollam Gardens - 99 miles
    Bob is flower OG.
  • Van Dyk Bros - 111 miles
    Old man McKeown (Locust Point Flowers) gets us the tulip hook-up through Van Dyk.
  • Battenfeld's - 284 miles
    Batenfeld's always comes through for us when we are short in the winter.

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January 08 2022

Ordering Vase Arrangements

Tags: Stuff You Can Buy

How It Works

Fill out our order form. We will email a confirmation and invoice to you for online payment. Off it goes!

Delivery is available in the Baltimore area depending on the distance from our shop and day of the week. Delivery fees range from $5-$15. We usually need the order at least one day in advance of the delivery. We currently only offer outside drop-off. Our delivery boy will text/email/call the recipient when she leaves the vase.

Pickup is available on Saturday mornings during our Sat@LoCoFlo event and Wednesday afternoons at our Seasonal Flower Happy Hour.

Sample Arrangements

$45
$55
$65
$85
$110

All of the flowers we use are locally grown by our farmer friends, and custom designed by creative floral artists in our studio.

Our dedication to sustainability and exclusively sourcing local flowers determines how we work. The arrangement is made with the best stuff we have at the time of the design. We don't always know in advance what flowers will be in your arrangement. We do know they will be awesome! We don't use any packaging for our vase deliveries - no plastic, no cardboard.

It's weird. We know our model isn't for everyone, but you know who you are if it is, and we want to be your florist.

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January 01 2022

2022 LoCoFlo Bookclub

Tags: BookClub, At LoCoFlo, Nerdy AF

It looks like year nine of our nerdy bookclub will at least start online. Email Ellen (ellen@locoflo.com) for a link if you want to dial in. Meeting online isn't all bad. One author has already asked about joining in! (Hint: It's not Octavia Butler. She will only show up in person.) Check our We're Not Going Viral post for updates.

Meetings are Monday nights at 7:00PM (dates below). We’re always looking for more flower friends to join the fun!

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  • Feb 28 2022 The Unlikely Thru-Hiker: An Appalachian Trail Journey by Derick Lugo
  • Apr 25 2022 (new date) Parable of the Sower by Octavia E Butler
  • Jun 20 2022 Mycophilia: Revelations from the Weird World of Mushrooms by Eugenia Bone
  • Aug 22 2022 The Rambunctious Garden: Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World by Emma Marris
  • Oct 17 2022 My Garden (Book) by Jamaica Kincaid
  • Dec 5 2022 Anthill by E. O. Wilson
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December 05 2021

The LoCoFlo Gift Guide

Tags: Stuff You Can Buy

Registries. Wish lists, Come on. You can do better. Be a creative gift-giver this year.

Surprise sweetie. Delight mom. Enchant Memaw. Anybody can click a box on Amazon. You are different. You are the best boyfriend, girlfriend, wife or husband. So much better than your siblings. A gift from LoCoFlo will make you the envy of givers and will garner eternal gratitude from receivers.

No Black Friday at LoCoFlo. Only unique, thoughtful, gifts that say as much about you as the joy the gift brings itself. Local. Sustainable. Special.

Order Online

We make it easy to be the bombest gifter this season. Check out our order form for

Don't miss our add-ons: T-shirts/Sweatshirts and Butterbee honey.

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