Our flowers are grown the slow way, from seed and with lots of love. Flowers are available April to October of each year, this does mean that there are months where I don't have fresh flowers, BBBUUT I have been working hard on plans to expand and add flowers that will extend out growing seasons in the spring and fall!
Things will be changing a little but this year to allow me to keep my head above water and meet all my customers needs. Like everyone else out there I need to find a balance between my farm, my handmade clothing gig, my full time job, my husband and my friends. Yes you read that right I work full time and have 2 side gigs, I am crazy, it's a lot - but I love everything I do.
Looking ahead to 2020 I carefully took into consideration all the wonderful suggestions from my customers to set my game plan. Below are the ways that you can get flowers from me in 2020!
Love the idea of weekly farm fresh flowers gracing your home or office? Check out our Bouquet Shares that can be picked up every Friday at our farm stand or delivered to your home. These are large premium bouquets! CSA shares will get top priority each week and be filled before anything else - this is my commitment to you for investing in me.
What is a CSA? CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. In becoming part of the CSA bouquet share program, you help us to invest in the coming season, it is literally “seed money” and we give you a premium share of the flowers grown here at River Road Flowers.
Each week a beautiful premium bouquet will be made from the flowers, foliage and herbs grown here at the farm. This bouquet share features the absolute best of our summer flowers, including blooms like feverfew, sunflowers, snapdragons, marigolds, zinnias and so much more
We would love to coordinate with local businesses for subscription pick up in the Tri-cities - If you have an idea for a bouquet share pickup, drop us message!
All flowers are available for wholesale to designers and florists in the lower valley from Finley to Selah. Our greatest pleasure is growing beautiful blooms that allow you to make beautiful designs. Our relationships with our florists and vendors are very important to us. We look forward to building a relationship with you. Please Contact Us to discuss how we can meet your needs.
Bouquet Bars are fantastic addition to many events like baby showers, wedding showers, birthdays or just for fun to spend some time with your friends. We bring buckets of blooms and the supplies to make a wonderful arrangement!
Our farmstand will still be in place for customers on Saturday and Sunday.
Updates on will be posted on our Facebook and Instagram pages regarding availability and offerings. The farm stand is based on a first come first serve basis – apologies in advance if the stand sells out. Prices range from $10-$20.
*** Under Construction** No joke here, it is currently under development as I type this. There are some logistics that we are working and some hurdles we need to navigate but I hope that we can offer a couple u-pick dates in 2020.
I am very excited about the coming season and sharing with you the different things that we are adding. I have planted hundreds of tulips, daffodils, and other spring flowering bulbs. There are 20 new Peony plants that will went in the ground this falls and quite a few other perennials! Every penny from 2019 has been re-invested in plants, seeds, compost, fencing and fertilizer! I have a feeling 2020 is going to be a great year.
When I started blogging my flower farm adventures this year I had big plans to share so much. Then the flower season kicked into full gear and those plans unintentionally went right out the window. To say this growing season was a whirlwind would be an understatement. At times it verged on insanity. I could have used 2 or 3 more of me quite a few times but somehow managed to get it all done.
This season I learned so much, as I always do. Whether you grow on a small or large scale there are always problems and challenges to overcome. Ants, grasshoppers, fungus gnats, sparrows and slugs are the worst offenders this year. Throw in some powdery mildew and cabbage moth caterpillars and it seemed I was always fighting someone. It is very important to treat all problems gently so that the hummingbirds and bees who visit my flowers are able to do so safely and happily.
Next year I plan to be more proactive on a few fronts (hello praying mantis & sluggo) to work on building a happy healthy growing area. To be honest it might not be happy for the grasshoppers, I kinda hate them – actually I hate them a lot. But happy for the bees, birds and my praying mantis friends.
I am also working hard creating healthier soil for my beautiful flowers. We sit on a sand bed. It’s amazing anything grows here at all. It really is all sand on most of the property or if you dig down enough there is a layer of ash from the eruption of Mount Saint Helens back in the 80s. Compost (thank you horse friends, benefits of country life) and cover crops have made a big difference and this will continue to be an area of focus in 2020.
I am so excited to share with you more projects around the farm over the winter and the spring, I’ve got big dreams and big plans. None of this would be possible without your support and there are no words for how grateful I am to have the opportunity to provide beautiful blooms to our community.
Dry flowers, everlastings, what ever you want to call them they are making a come back and I AM EXCASTIC! I don’t know why I love dried blooms so much, but husband think I like to have them hanging around because it feels a little witchy (this may be a fair observation – thank you Practical Magic and the lady who owns Sugarfoot on Heartland). Whatever the reason, I love them and quite a few of you do to.
They are surprisingly versatile; bouquets, wreaths, accents, flower confetti, garlands, even as florals for weddings. I played around with a few creations this fall and It’s hard to pick a favorite but I REALLY like the accented pumpkins!
In 2020 I have added additional varieties for drying and plan to drastically increase the number of strawflowers I grow; they are just fantastic fresh or dry!
Below are some great resources and tutorials I have found using everlasting flowers, happy crafting!