Did you know over 80% of the flowers sold and purchased in the United States are actually grown overseas? Yeah, neither did we. Local Color Flowers is a Baltimore owned-and-operated floral design business. They create arrangements and bouquets from fresh and locally sourced flowers and are committed to being eco-conscious and supportive of local businesses. Local Color Flowers, also known as LoCoFlo, get their product from growers whose farms are located within 100 miles of Baltimore. They have a passion for sustainability and they share that with their growers, partners and clients. They are committed to buying local, composting, recycling, partnering with eco-friendly vendors, and power their studio by wind energy.
Local Color Flowers also hosts workshops and other events open to the public. On Wednesday night, Julie and Shae attended their Open Studio at their space in Charles Village (Danielle had every intention of joining until her silly pup got into a little bit too much dark chocolate). Walking into LoCoFlo during a snow storm with below freezing temperatures was like walking into a small paradise. The small studio space serves as an office, workspace and a garage for the LoCoFlo delivery van. Dried flowers hanging from the ceiling accompanied by string lights strung back and forth make the space inviting, colorful and, best of all, warm.
Our hosts Irene and Carling had tubs of flora and fauna resting on tables and were very welcoming upon arrival. We both chose to create flower crowns and Carling gave a very succinct yet informative tutorial. As we got to work, more people arrived, all of them choosing to work on beautiful floral arrangements. Flower crowns may not be as popular this time of year but for us they never go out of style. Our projects definitely took the longest as we were one of the firsts to arrive and the last to leave — the flower crowns were very time consuming (not helped by our perfectionist natures) but the time spent was essential to making sure the crowns looked full and detailed. Very well worth it!!
Local Color Flowers is committed to delivering beauty and promoting sustainability. They’ve fostered a community that is conscious and aware of the benefits of growing and buying local and create relationships between the grower and their clients. In addition to being a favorite florist in the Baltimore wedding business, they also supply flowers for events, host workshops and other events, deliver individual arrangements, and help you host a floral DIY party. Check out their website and be sure to connect with them on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Flickr to learn more about Local Color Flowers. We’ll hopefully see you at the next open studio, which as of now is scheduled for March 11th from 6:30-8:30 pm at their Charles Village studio – 3100 Brentwood Avenue. Baltimore, MD 21218.
Again, thanks to Irene, Carling, Ellen, and the rest of the LoCoFlo family for welcoming us and allowing us to share the great work you do with the greater community. Also, thanks for this adorable picture of us – we love our crowns!