Recently flower farmer/florist Aishah Lurry of Patagonia Flower Farm caught our attention in her series of Instagram posts (@patagoniaflowerfarm) highlighting the stories of her fellow Arizona cut flower farmers. That led us to listening to her interview on Debra Prinzing’s Slow Flowers Podcast (find it here).
The episode covers how Lurry went from Boston city life to organic micro flower farming in the mountains of Patagonia, Arizona; how she grows tulips hydroponically in the desert; and the joys of lisianthus. She also talks about expanding her subscription bouquet delivery service to new areas and her efforts to bring the state’s flower-farming community together.
If this episode perks your ears, you will want to catch up on the rest of Prinzing’s Slow Flowers Podcast series. As our longtime readers will remember, Prinzing is a former columnist for Flower magazine. In addition to her podcasts, she recently came out with a new book Slow Flowers Journal – Volume One (Wildflower Media, June 2020), a collection of her essays about the Slow Flowers Movement for Florists’ Review.
More Flower Podcasts for Your Playlist
Scott Shepherd, widely known as Cutflower Scott, recently kicked off his fifth season of The Flower Podcast with an interview with the fabulous Ariella Chezar (listen here). Kelly Perry of Philosophy Flowers (previously featured in Flower magazine) and her husband Jesse produce the Team Flower Podcast, an educational resource for those in the floral industry. Know of others? Let us know, and include the subject line “favorite flower podcast.”
If you are new to podcasts, you can find them on music apps such as Apple Podcasts/iTunes, Spotify, and Stitcher, as well as the links provided above.
By Terri Robertson