Plymouth’s Len Busch Roses Helps Spread ‘The Flower Movement’
At Len Busch Roses in Plymouth, it’s not unusual to see people putting together floral arrangements.
Yet on Wednesday afternoon, a group of people who work in the flower business (who had no floral design expertise) were doing just that.
“We’re really pushing them out of their scope of comfort because none of these people are flower designers,” said Georgia Edgington, a floral designer at Len Busch Roses.
The people making the flower arrangements are members of the Wholesale Florist and Florist Supplier Association of America (WFFSA) who are in town for a convention.
“Very excited to be here,” said Alejandro Henao, a florst from Ecuador. “Love Minnesota, love Minneapolis.”
The convention included a friendly competition to see who can put together the most flower vases.
“And I’ll tell you what, you’re putting me behind,” Chicago-based florist Heido Brezinka said with a laugh to a CCX photojournalist.
All joking aside, there’s another reason behind the floral arrangement activity.
Raising awareness for ‘The Flower Movement’
This group is looking to generate awareness for “The Flower Movement.”
“The idea behind it is to let the community know the importance of flowers and how productive they make people,” said Henao. “Just because they appeal to their creativeness, to their happiness, to their joy.”
The Flower Movement is simply about getting people to share their love of flowers with others, whether that’s giving someone a bouquet or teaching someone how to plant a flower garden.
“And that’s what this is about,” said Edgington. “Not about making a dollar. Nobody profits from this.”
All told, the friendly competition produced nearly 500 vases.
Thursday morning, crews from Len Busch Roses delivered 200 of those vases to Trillium Woods senior living community in Plymouth to help kick off the movement.
“I just am so overwhelmed with the flowers,” said Linda Stanton, the director of sales and marketing at Trillium Woods. “It’s so beautiful. I just can’t get over it.”
A small gesture to bring smiles to the faces of the various residents.
“They’re gonna love to bring these beautiful flowers into their home, and we’ll be bringing some of them to our health centers, to our residents that are there,” Stanton said. “Just to brighten everybody’s day. It sure has brightened mine.”
The Flower Movement officially kicks off the week of Aug. 8.
To share your contributions to The Flower Movement, use the hashtag #OneFlowerFamily
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