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January 13 2024

Open Studio Pop Ups

Tags: At LoCoFlo, Open Studio

Drop-in. Design. Do it.

These events are scheduled sporadically. Make sure we're open! Stay up to date with us by subscribing to Ellen's newsletter.

What is it?

Open Studio is a self-directed flower design event. It’s super casual. Bring a vase or buy one from us. We have the flowers, the corkscrew, and everything else you need for a magical afternoon of floral enchantment.

Come solo for some alone time with flowers, or bring friends for a unique social outing. Please give us a heads up for groups of four or more so we can save a table for you. If you have eight or more, give us a call or email for a private class/flower party.

How it works

Just drop in. We sell flowers by the stem. You pick them out. Stay and design your arrangement or wrap them up to take home. Ellen will be available for critique and advice.

When Is It?

Open Studio is a pop-up event. Check our Classes and Events for the next scheduled Open Studio or subscribe to Ellen's newsletter to stay up to date.


December 20 2023

2024 LoCoFlo BookClub

Tags: BookClub, At LoCoFlo

Meetings are Monday nights at 7:00PM at the shop (dates below).

BookClub on Zoom! I'll be hosting online meetings Tuesday nights at 7:00PM following the in-person Monday night meetings (join my email list for the zoom links).

  • Feb 26 2024 North Woods by Daniel Mason
  • Apr 22 2024 Soil by Camille Dungy
  • Jun 24 2024 Fire Weather by John Vaillant
  • Aug 5 2024 This Country by Navied Mahdavian
  • Sep 23 2024 Birnam Wood by Eleanor Catton
  • Nov 11 2024 Land of Milk and Honey by C Pam Zhang


July 23 2023

Mrs. Worldwide: Ellen's Online Course

Tags: Classes

Ellen is taking her talents online! In a partnership with The Gardener's Workshop Ellen has created an online course called Florist School Online: Growing Your Business with Local Flower Sourcing. In this course Ellen shares how she built a thriving floral business exclusively sourcing locally-grown flowers. In this course you will learn:

  • How to build relationships with farmers in your area
  • The logistics of procuring locally-grown flowers
  • Marketing, selling and differentiating with locally-grown flowers
  • How to build and sustain a network of local, interdependent suppliers and consumers
  • An overview of the landscape of the global and national cut flower industry and the significance of locally sourced flowers in the industry and to your business
  • How to examine your motivation for going local and capitalize on your authentic story
  • How to build a loyal and returning customer base for a thriving floral business

How it Works

This course is available on demand and is self-paced. Also included in your enrollment:

  • Access to The Gardener's Workshop private Facebook group for students.
  • Ellen's webinar: Dried Wreath Making Tips.
  • Over 300 searchable FAQs on the course content.

Learn More

If you are an aspiring florist, an established florist looking to re-invigorate sales, a farmer-florist who needs to embellish your own output, a farmer looking for new sales outlet, this course will provide you with a thorough roadmap to source your product locally and insight into the business of local flowers. Join the course news email list to stay informed on offerings, give-aways and other marketing for this course.


July 21 2023

Rent LoCoFlo for Photoshoots

Tags: At LoCoFlo

LoCoFlo will be available for photoshoots fall 2023! We are currently fitting out the space, making improvements and buying equipment. We are still a working flower shop, but the space is just too dope not to get it on film (or, I guess, flash card).

We decided to offer this service after we had several of our own successful photoshoots with professional photographers. We look forward to converting our space into a professional quality studio location for commercial and personal shoots.


July 04 2023

Email Scam!


Someone is pretending to be us and sending scam emails offering gift certificate deals through Amazon. Sorry, we can't offer half priced gift certificates without going out of business. We also don't sell anything through Amazon. Do not buy this! Here is what we know, what the email says, what we were are doing and what you can do.

The Scam Email

The scam email is sent from one of these addresses using Local Color Flowers as their email name: localcolorflowers@outlook.com, info@workflw.co.ke, a user name from @ufpe.br or a user name from @gmail.com. None of these are our email address. We only send email from our domain: locoflo.com. The subject of the email includes: "Promo: up to 60% OFF on our gift certificates". Here is a sample of the the body of the email:


Don't miss our promo. Save hundreds on Local Color Flowers Gift ceritificates, functional for all Local Color Flowers products online and in-store.

Our Offers are:
- $200 Gift card for only $100
- $500 Gift card for only $200

NB: * Only amazon vouchers are accepted for this offer.
To buy your discounted gift certificate follow these steps:

1- Follow this link https://www.amazon.com/...

2- Choose a $100 or $200, Receiver Email : localcolorflowers@outlook.com

3- Reply to this email with a screenshot to confirm your payment.

4- You will receive your Local Color Flowers Gift ceritificate in a few hours after confirmation.

Do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

Thank you

What We Are Doing

We have reported the email scam (multiple times) to Microsoft, Google, FTC, Internet Crime Complaint Center and our email marketing company.

We reported the fake gift certificates to Amazon.

We wrote to the Workflw, the Kenyan staffing service whose domain is used to send some of the scam emails. We assume they are a legitimate business and are also victim of this scam.

We changed our passwords everywhere!

What You Can Do

Do not buy this fake gift certificate offer on Amazon!

Block emails from localcolorflowers@outlook.com and info@workflw.co.ke.

If you want to report: Forward scam emails from localcolorflowers@outlook.com to abuse@outlook.com


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