Field to Vase: Belle Fiori’s Partnership with Sustainable Flower Farms
One of the sure signs of spring here at Belle Fiori isn’t just the arrivals of daffodils and hyacinths, it’s the arrival of the farm van full of flowers from our partner farm in Cecil, Wisconsin. “The farm van is here, the farm van is here!” the delighted designer’s crow, as they inspect the beautiful heirloom blooms that will be added to bouquets for brides and for floral arrangements that will be delivered all over Milwaukee WI.
The Field to Vase Movement
As we all move to leave a smaller carbon footprint on the earth, buying local can significantly reduce fuel and travel time for flowers. While our climate doesn’t allow for growing tropical flowers, many flowers bloom during our summer and fall season and are grown here from approximately April to November. Our partnership with sustainable flower farms means fresher, healthier and more vibrant blooms that make stunning floral arrangements that Belle Fiori is known for in Milwaukee.
Heirloom Curated Collections
Incorporating Wisconsin-grown natives, prairie flowers, cattails, and grasses are a favorite of many of our customers as they remind them of summers up north, fields near their grandparents and sentimental memories of growing up in the Midwest. Some of the favorite seasonal flowers we may incorporate are flowers such as Queen Anne’s Lace, Black Eyed Susan’s, Tulips, Dahlias, and Zinnias.
Our partner farm works with both the interest of the earth and of our customers. By using crop rotation, they monitor careful the health of the soil and the land so that the blooms that produced are of the highest quality. Because young seedlings are especially delicious to bugs, they are treated with minimal chemicals to insure their growth and health and are kept sheltered from damaging wind and rains by hoop houses which help them grow strong and pretty.
Sending Seasonal Flowers
If you want the unique, beautiful arrangements featuring seasonal flowers contact us at the shop and our designers are happy to advise you on what is fresh and beautiful. Call Belle Fiori at (414) 272-2234.