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January 07 2021

What We Do in the Winter

Tags: Farmers

Procuring locally grown flowers is hard enough when conditions are optimal in our region. Winter really tests our mettle. Not only do we persist, we thrive! It takes some changes - for us, for our growers, and for our customers.

Hendricks is our main winter supplier

Supply, logistics, products, expectations all shift. It's only natural - a rhythm that brings new and wonderful flowers, foliage, branches, berries and more into our shop. It also brings, to borrow from Future Islands, a craving for what has gone away - the local variety of spring, summer and fall field flowers.

Ellen was a guest blogger for Botanical Brouhaha (and was interviewed on their podcast). She detailed all of her challenges and what life is like for a local-only florist when the fields freeze. Read all about what we do in the winter.

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December 31 2020

Oprah Ain't Got Nothin On Us

Tags: Nerdy AF

LoCoFlo usually has an end of year nacho party. I don't remember why it's a nacho party, but that's how we do. There is also a themed baking competition that Nancy always wins.

Anyways, we hardly saw each other this year and missed all the gabbing going on in the shop. So, we decided to catch up and share our favorite things at an online party. There were some nachos. Here's our list:

Movies

Shows

Food

Music

Books

Podcasts

Potpourri (pour one out for Trebek)

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December 26 2020

Regal Moth

Tags: Bugs

This handsome chap is a late bloomer.

Like a lot of us, the regal moth has a troubled youth. Known as a hickory horned devil before transitioning, this moth usually hangs out around nut-producing trees that we don't use in our arrangements. So, it's a minor mystery how it showed up at the shop.

Compare with our friend giant leopard moth.

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December 14 2020

2021 LoCoFlo BookClub List

Tags: Nerdy AF, At LoCoFlo, BookClub

Note: Check our We're Not Going Viral post for updates.

The ocho, nerds!

Our book club is super casual - just drop in. Meetings are Monday nights at 7:00PM (dates below). The over/under on resuming the LoCoFlo BookClub in person is sitting on June 21. So, we'll be online for at least the first half of the year. Email Ellen (ellen@locoflo.com) for the link. We will let you know when the book club will be back IRL at the studio We’re always looking for more flower friends to join the fun!

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  • Feb 22 2021 Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement by Monica M. White
  • Apr 19 2021 H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
  • Jun 28 2021 (new date) All We Can Save by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, Katharine K. Wilkinson
  • Aug 22 2021 Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy
  • Oct 18 2021 Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey
  • Dec 13 2021 Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land by Leah Penniman
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December 01 2020

Winter in a Jar

Tags: Stuff You Can Buy

OMG! Can you even? So festive. It's Winter in a Jar!

Enhance the season with these spirited arrangements. Quart mason jars are stuffed with local mixed evergreens, berry branches, foraged Lake Montebello pine cones, jingle bells and joy.

Also, wow, what a gift! Send some winter wonder to a loved one.

$40 for one jar. $75 for two jars. $100 for three jars. $30 each for four+ jars. Order using our order form.

Available seasonally.

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