Episode 147: Cultivating Flowers, Community, and Expos with Anne Long of Dahlia House

Season #6

Welcome to the Paper Talk Podcast! We're thrilled to dive into another exciting episode, where we'll be discussing all things floral with the wonderful Anne Long from the Dahlia House. Get ready to be captivated by Anne's passion for flower farming and her journey to creating a beautiful and welcoming space at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show.

What you’ll learn when you listen:

  • How the botanical world can offer insights into the art of paper flowers.
  • The transformative power of flowers and their profound impact on our lives.
  • Behind the scenes of the Northwest Flower and Garden Show, plus what to expect from Dahlia House’s and Pink and Posey’s booths.
  • What it takes to run a cut flower farm.
  • Anne’s top three flower recommendations for your garden.

Tune in to the episode now so that you don’t miss a single moment. Here’s a sneak peek of what you’ll discover:

Background and Introduction to Anne Long

Anne's journey into the world of flowers began with a move from Missouri to Skagit Valley. It was here that she discovered her love for dahlias and eventually founded the Dahlia House. Anne's commitment to her community is evident in every bloom she nurtures, and it's no surprise that her farm has become a hub for fostering connections among flower enthusiasts.

One of the most heartwarming aspects of Anne's journey is her dedication to community involvement. The Dahlia House isn't just a farm; it's a place where friendships blossom and bonds are forged over a shared love for flowers. Anne's commitment to her community is exemplified in the very name of her farm, which pays homage to the spirit of togetherness that defines her work. You’ll want to listen to the episode to hear the adorable story of how she named her business.

Preparation for the Northwest Flower and Garden Show

As excitement builds for the upcoming Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle, Anne has been hard at work conceptualizing her booth and preparing to showcase the best of what the Dahlia House has to offer. From elegant arrangements to vibrant displays, visitors can expect to be dazzled by Anne's creativity and attention to detail.

Quynh will also be attending the show, and you can hear all about her and Anne’s plans for their booths when you listen to the full episode. You’ll get a fascinating behind the scenes look at what goes on for an exhibition this big. 

The Northwest Flower and Garden Show is a must-attend event for flower enthusiasts in the Pacific Northwest, and this year promises to be better than ever. From stunning garden displays to informative workshops, there's something for everyone to enjoy. If you're attending the show, be sure to check out some of the must-see exhibits and vendors, including the Dahlia House and Pink and Posey booths, of course!

Anne: "Flowers are people magnets. Even people who are quiet keep to themselves. You drop a little bouquet on their front doorstep when they're not home, and it disappears, and then you start getting some smiles and some waves and stuff. They have their own love language."

As we wrap up this sneak peek into our conversation with Anne Long, we want to extend a heartfelt invitation to tune in to the full episode for even more insights and details. Whether you're a seasoned flower enthusiast or simply appreciate the beauty of nature, we guarantee you'll be inspired by Anne's story.
Be sure to listen to the entire episode for many more insights. For more inspiring discussions and helpful tips, be sure to join us on the Paper Talk Podcast or in our Facebook group. Please also consider donating on our website to help us keep producing great content like this. Together, we'll continue to grow, learn, and celebrate the artistry of paper flowers. Thank you for being part of our wonderful community.


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