$ 50.00

Thank you so much for contributing to our floral heavy float. Below is our official float description, my initial sketch, and some progress shots. More images soon from the float barn. It's all going to be so big and beautiful. The Grand Floral Parade is June 8th at 10am – please come if you can. To volunteer your time styling the float, please email.

The bulk of our float will be covered with locally farmed flowers: over 2,000 peonies, foxglove, garden roses, freesia, apple branches, rose geranium and mutli-petal hydrangea. The City of Vancouver, Parks and Recreation Department, is generously trimming hardier branch material for filler. It's going to smell incredible.

'Hello beautiful Portland! With love from your neighbor in the apple state, Vancouver, Washington. We are honored to participate in your 117th Grand Floral Parade for the first time in many decades. Our design inspiration draws from both the fruits of our Pacific Northwest landscape and Grand Floral Parade history to style floats with homegrown roses. We present a float that conveys a bountiful orchard above a field of flowers with the use of large scale apples, locally farmed florals, and foliage snipped from our own backyard. We hope you enjoy its sweetness. Please come over the river soon, neighbor, to visit Vancouver, "the city with a colorful past and bright future". A special thank you to the Battle Ground Rose Float team for the use of their former Grand Floral Parade chassis – it’s the apple of our eye.'

Thank you to the Columbian newspaper for the lovely article. See here.

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