Having Missed The Two First Weeks

by David Perry on May 5, 2011

in Florists and Floral Designers,Locally Grown,The Sustainable Marketplace

I finally made it during the third.

I found myself down at the Seattle Wholesale Growers Market at 6:30am yesterday (Wednesday), eager to see how things were coming together, eager to chat and tease with several of these wonderful flower farmers and vendors, and intent on recording background sound texture and hand-held video for possible inclusion in a how-to video that Debra and I were shooting for Better Homes and Gardens starting a few hours later.

Since Debra was picking up the fresh flowers and woody cuts she’d be using to build a half dozen bouquets on camera, bouquets made using flower frogs and chicken wire, and a few of other florist-foam-free tricks learned from floral designers we’ve met as we’ve gathered stories for our book project, I thought it would be great to get some footage of her actually selecting these freshest-possible, locally-grown ingredients to add context and background for the story. So I met her in Georgetown, covered the necessary bases and then made some still pictures just for fun. You might consider them an unintended consequence, or a variation on mission creep. I like to think of them as a little bonus “Eye Candy” for my friends who are following along! Enjoy . . .

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Mike Norman May 8, 2011 at 10:19 pm

Nice shots. Mike

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