Coffee table book of historical photos and stories of early Californians and others who worked in the flower fields and flower industry since the 1850s, supplying America with flowers from California fields until the imports arrived.
Flower Market History Project
Flower Market History
Sending Flowers to America empowers us with the American dream as played out by European immigrants in Southern California since the Gold Rush. More than 350 photos partner with the stories of flower growers and early horticulturists, florists, and farm families who supplied flowers to customers all over the US before the arrival of floral imports. Hardbound with dust jacket, its 288 full color pages of history and flowers are "a colorful, heart-warming tribute to all who played a role in the birth of the American floral industry," says Ann Quinn, executive director of the California State Floral Association. Proudly published by the American Florists' Exchange - Los Angeles Flower Market.