Special events are being canceled left and right — but many members of the floral community are refusing to let darkness win
As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread through the U.S. and beyond, many events — from weddings to corporate
parties to religious ceremonies — have been postponed or canceled in order to practice safe social distancing.
This has left florists across the country with a surplus of fresh cut flowers that were intended for these events, many of which have a very short life span. But while some businesses have been forced to throw out their abandoned blooms in these difficult times, others have gotten creative — repurposing the greenery to spread a little joy and positivity in their communities.
DFW Event Design, an events company based in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, took several trucks full of flowers from now-canceled events and used them to “flower bomb” Philadelphia’s typically tourist-filled Rittenhouse Square on March 18.