I've been overwhelmed by everyone's support of my new adventure in cut flower farming. It takes an incredible amount of time, work and love when growing flowers from seed to vase but the rewards are great when I see your happy faces!
When I decided to expand and start selling my flowers I made a commitment to myself to keep the pressure low and enjoy the journey the first few years. As a result I am keeping my outlet options open and trying different things to see whats the best fit.
How to get my flowers - this year!
- Weekly drops: These are posted on Facebook and Instagram late Thursday/early Friday and on Sunday. All of these arrangement will be pre-made and ready to go. I can deliver to town Friday morning and Sunday night. I accept cash, Venmo & Paypal.
- Pre-orders/special request: Just message me! I can't wait to hear from you
- Wholesale/bulk orders: Please reach out if you are a florist or event planner looking for some beautiful blooms.
What I'm not doing - at least this year
- Farmers markets: Our markets have so many great flowers already and it is also a bit more of a time commitment than I can make at this time.
- Pop up shops: I think this would be very fun and would like to explore this in the future.
What is in the works - any day now
- Website ordering!
- A la cart services: Centerpieces, arrangements, etc for pick up.
It can be difficult to find balance as a one woman show. I have a husband, a cat (Hi Stanley), a full time job and some pretty sweet friends who I don't want to neglect . . . And its soooooo easy to do when you get among the flowers! Thank you, thank you, thank you, for supporting my dream, supporting my growth (more coming next year), and me as I figure out the best ways to get you beautiful flowers!
Its starting to get warm here during the day and all that sunshine is sure helping my lovely flowers to bloom. Every night when I walk out to check I am seeing pops of color!
Lots of little hints of what to come! Stems may be a little short but they make for great jar bouquets and little mini bouquets!.
So far the Calendula stole my heart - I just love the oranges! They remind me of fall and that is something I can't get enough of.
Peony season has come and gone . . . . way to quickly I might add. These flowers are just fantastic.
They look fantastic, they smell fantastic, everything about them is just fantastic. Except maybe for the fact that they only bloom for about 2 weeks.
Boy, oh boy are they good while they last though. I've added some new varieties this year and now I will very impatiently wait (2-3 years, Oy vey) for them to have good strong blooms. I can't wait!
Before I started growing my own cut flowers I really did not have a clue about how long flowers should last, what I could do to extend their vase life or what it was that I was doing to shorten the vase life of the flowers. They just lasted as long as they lasted and that was that. Fast forward several years and I now know that there is a lot I can do to help my flowers last as long as possible. Below are some tips and tricks to help you keep your flowers looking great longer.
1.Good start - Get a good start by making sure the vase or container you put your flowers in is clean and free of bacteria. Wash them thoroughly with hot soapy water.
2. Water - flowers like nice clean water and they like it refreshed often. To help your flowers drink up this water trim 1/2- 1 inch off the stem each time you change the water.
3. Light/Heat - keep flowers away from heat and very bright lights. While many flowers tolerate heat well outside when on the plant that is not the case once they are cut.
4. Produce - Flowers do not like to reside next to many fruits or veggies, ESPECIALLY banannas and apples. Produce puts off ethylene and will cause your flowers to drop their petals quickly.
Some cut flowers no matter how great they are cared for naturally have a shorter vase life but good care will help ensure their maximum vase life.