#flowermonday: La Primavera Farms

Jul 21 2014 by
Categories : Culture

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Lovely and local: this week’s bouquet from La Primavera Farms.

This week’s Flower Monday takes us on a journey to where flowers come from (you know, before the stork delivers them to florists). This colourful bouquet came to us fresh from the fields of
La Primavera Farms, a Dundas, ON flower farm!
La Primavera Farms has over 40 acres of cut flowers growing on their property in the Ontario green-belt (just imagine how amazing that must smell, people). They hand-cut each bloom when it’s ready, and then send their (beautiful) crop out to local farmer’s markets, which includes the
Toronto Flower Market (
next held August 9, make it a date). We chatted with Joanne Feddes, the third generation of her family to work those green acres (they’ve been doing flowers for the past 17 years, FYI), about life on the flower farm, what her favourite flower is, and her most cherished flower related memory.

What was the inspiration behind this bouquet? At La Primavera Farms we are inspired by joining different textures and working in a colour palette- the rough edges of the statice are contrasted with the softness of the lisianthus. A bouquet with different textures draws in the eye and keeps it dynamic.
What flower should every home gardener cultivate? A sunflower! Easy to grow, and great for the soul and the birds.
What was the best bouquet you ever received? The thing about being a flower farmer is that you don’t receive too many bouquets! I once got a dozen roses in grade 12 as my prom date interrupted my class to ask me to go with him! That was pretty memorable! Other than that, husband Matthew is good at remembering that I love freesias, so on birthdays, when he is out of town, and when i had my daughters, he was thoughtful enough to have freesias sent to me from our local Dundas florist, Grays.
#flowermonday: Toronto Flower Market
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Categories: Culture