Floral of the month: Keepin’ it Local

Sean Bishop is the founder and owner of The Fox and Olive on Mathews Drive

Keepin’ it Local

Primary flower origin: Deep South

“Keepin’ it Local” is the perfect July arrangement because it showcases the best of the summer season, particularly flowers grown in the Deep South. It includes: 

  1. Zinnia
  2. Gaillardia
  3. Snapdragon
  4. Japanese aster
  5. Spray rose
  6. Eryngium blue bell

Why it works 


This arrangement does not have a focal point; rather, it shows the euphony between each wildflower. 

Out of the way

The low profile of the vase allows for this arrangement to be placed anywhere and not disturb the decor in the room. 

The Fox’s care tips 

For most fresh florals these are tips to prolong the life and beauty of your fresh arrangement:

1. Change the water every 2-3 days. This means removing the florals and washing the vessel. 

2. Never use plant food. Sean says, “If nature wanted flowers to be fed food, there would be food in the rain.”

3. Prune the stems every four days.

4. Preen flowers and leaves as they wilt or die.

5. Choose quality stems over cheap ones. Quality and care will prolong the arrangement and more than pay back the cost difference.

Little-known Fox fun fact: 

Wildflowers support the ecosystem by providing seeds, nectar, pollen and leaves as a source of food. 


Similar Posts