Saturday, December 17, 2011

Winter Closure!

I would like to thank everyone for your business this past year. I would also like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Joyous New Year. We will be closed from Dec 18th until Feb 2012.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas Shopping.

If you are looking for the unique one of a kind gift, you have to come for a visit.
Santa Oyster Shells. A perfect addition to any tree.

Handcrafted wood pens and many more lovely gifts. All made locally.

We will be open to Dec 17 for your shopping pleasure. Winter Closure Dec 18-Feb 2012.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Closed for Remebrance Day.

We will be closed Friday for Remembrance Day. Regular hours Saturday and Sunday.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Free Pumpkins!

My Pumpkin Patch was very prolific and I have some wonderful pumpkins left over. These will make great pumpkin pies, cookies, muffins or whatever you like to make with pumpkin. We have already made a few pies and they were very tasty. Please come and get one and make something with it.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Garden is closed!

Thank you for another wonderful flower season. The frost came last night so the garden is done for the year.

Here is a colorful vase to bid farewell to flower season.

Our Gift store is still open so please stop by to do some shopping.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Garden closing Oct 16th.

The last day for flowers will be Oct 16th. For this last week I am having a bucket special. Come out and fill your picking bucket for $20 (plus HST). What a great way to bid farwell to another flower season. All bouquets will be by special order only. You are more than welcome to call ahead or have it made on the spot. Flower selection is limited.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. May you enjoy good company, good food and hopefully everyone had some lovely flowers to grace their homes.

Here is my pumpkin centerpiece. After many years of wanting to do this, I finally made it happen this year.


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Thanksgiving flowers.

I cannot believe that Thanksgiving is this weekend! The garden is definitely starting to slow down, but there are still lots of Dahlias and the Delphiniums are going strong. Their second bloom this year was a little late.

I will be busy putting together pre-picked buckets for pick up and a limited number of garden bouquets. It is getting slim picking for bouquet material, so if you are wanting a special bouquet this week, please let me know ahead of time.

Here was my booth last weekend at the Shed Row Market. What fun! and lots of great things to buy. I came home with lots of treasures.


Thursday, September 29, 2011

Shed Row Market.

This weekend I will be selling flowers at the Shed Row Market, just down the street from our farm. The Market is Sat 9:30 - 5 pm and Sunday 10 - 5 pm. The location is Fields and Flowers Farm, 900 232nd street. Over 25 artisan and vendors will be exhibiting in the weekend benefit of the New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society. Come out and get all you need for your Thanksgiving Feast and maybe do a bit of shopping for yourself. For more info visit the website listed under upcoming events.

The Picking garden is open this weekend and there are lots of dahlias to pick. I will also have lots of pre-picked buckets available. My Dad will be helping with flowers this weekend.

You never know what you will see in the garden. Isn't this little guy just amazing. I can't believe I actually got a picture of him. This is a new Dahlias called Elija Mason. What a great spot to stop for a rest.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Langley Art Studio Tour and Dahlia bouquets.

There are lots of events coming up in the next couple of weeks. The first is the Langley Art Studio Tour. This event is Sept 24-25 & Oct 1-2. It is a self guided tour with 43 artists, 17 working art studios and 6 new "stops of interest", a range of mini-workshops and demos, and plenty of art to be seen. I am one of the "stops of interest" and Official Guide-maps are available on site or check out the website.

I planted quite a few new dahlias this year and some of them are just spectacular. This bouquet is done with a new one called Sept Morn and Mellow Yellow. Is not the color just amazing!

This is not a new Dalia, but one of my favourite this time of year. I love the bold color combination of Blue, red and yellow.

I was playing today and came up with this vase for the store. A new Dahlia called Firebird and lots of grasses, hypericum, goldenrod and foliage. Very Fall inspired. I was definitely in a fall mood today with this rain.

Friday, September 16, 2011

I am back and Bucket of Dahlias!

I am back from a wonderful trip to Washington, Oregon and Northern California. I visited three different dahlia operations and the Farmer Market in Olympia, Washington. I sure did learn a lot! Good thing I took some notes. Below are pictures from Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregan. They host a Dahlia Festival the last weekend in August and the first weekend in Sept. What a place to visit. There was over 40 Acres of Dahlias in bloom. Needless to say I have a large list of new varieties for next year.

Starting this week end I will be offering the Pre-Picked Bucket of Dahlias. So no matter what the weather is like you can still get flowers. I am slowly getting caught up with bouquets as well and will have the cooler full for the weekend. Come for a visit and I will tell you all about our trip.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Judy is away but Store and U-pick garden are Open.

I will be away from Sept 2 until Sept 16. I am off to see some dahlia farms, a Dahlia Festival with over 400 dahlia arrangements on display and numerous Farmers' Markets in Washington, Oregon and Northern California. I have never been to San Fransisco so that will be one of our stops in California. I am looking forward to seeing the Waterfront.

While I am away the U-Pick Garden and store are Open. Vivian will be in the store and you can pick yourself in the garden. The Dahlias are finally looking fabulous and need to be picked. Look at all that color!! I have also done up lots of bouquets, but they will sell out fast, so come and get one this weekend or early next week.

There are plenty of buckets for picking, so grab a pair of clippers out of the basket and take a wagon and have fun. The weather is going to be just fabulous for the next two weeks. To keep things as simple as possible, please try to keep track of how many you cut so you know your total when you get to the store.

For anyone that is needing some flower therapy, you are more than welcome to do some deadheading for me. I will make it worth your while when I get back. How does some free flowers sound. Just let me know how many rows you did when I get back.


Friday, August 26, 2011

Township 7 Winery "Art in Vines"

The Township 7 Winery "Art in Vines" Event is this Sunday August 28th from 11 am to 5 pm. The Artisan fair has over 40 vendors producing crafts, jewelry, paintings and local preserves/cuisine accompanied by live music of two local bands. I will be of course selling my Garden Bouquets. So come out and enjoy the music and do a little shopping. I always come home with a new treasure.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Snapdragons and Zinnias!

The Garden is just full of flowers. Here are some shots in the Garden of Snapdragons and Zinnias.
The snaps are available in Pink, White, Red, Yellow. These are such beautiful flowers. Did you know they are lightly scented?

Look at all the Colors. I planted a few new ones this year and I am really pleased.
Here is another new variety of sunflower called "Solar Power." This Bouquet also features statice, frosted explosion grass and alstromeria.

The weather looks good for the rest of the week, so come out and pick some flowers.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Gladioli are ready for picking!

Glads are such a wonderful cut flowers. Lots of bang for your buck!
Here are the colors we are currently picking.

This is another of my favourite color combinations, white and blue. Blue is such a challenging color in the garden. The Delphiniums are just coming into bloom again as well as some late planted white hybrid lilies called "Eye liner". Also featured in this bouquet are Dahlias, Lysimachia, Status and Scabiosa. The garden is finally just brimming with flowers.

If you are looking for a stunning color combination then red, yellow and orange are the way to go. Cuts used in this Custom order vase where Dahlias, Calla Lilies, Hypericum, Frosted Explosion grass, Zebra Grass, crocosmium and golden rod. Wow!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wow! look at all the Calla Lilies!

I finally have a good crop of calla lilies. I have been trying for a few years and this year all is going well. They are stunning by them selves or mixed with other flowers. Here are some of my creations.

Sunflowers and Callas. Again my current favourite color combo. Yellow and white.

Dahlias and Callas. This Yellow calla is unbeleivable!

Callas with Liatris, sea Lavender, alstromeria and status. Just Lovely!

Calla are available pre-picked in single stems, bunches or bouquets.

We also have a good supply of Dahlias. The field has lots of color. For those of you that have not visited yet, don't panic when you do not see Dahlias on the driveway. They needed a bigger area and now are just behind the store in the new flower area.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

More sunflowers and much more!

We have lots of sunflowers now thanks to the beautiful weekend weather. This is a wonderful double yellow called "Panache".

Here is Panache done with golden rod and Lysimachia. This is currently my favorite color combination, Yellow and White. So cheerful!!

Or maybe a combination of sunflowers with crocosmia, golden rod and alstromeria. This is the vase I have done this week for the store.

What else is blooming you ask? Lots! There are a limited selection of the following this week:

Sweet Peas

Please call ahead if you are coming for these flowers to make sure they are available.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The start of Sunflowers!

With this continuing cooler weather the flowers are a bit slow. We are just starting with sunflower season. Here is Chocolate, Moulin Rouge and Joker. Joker is the Varigated yellow one. There are five more varieties still to come. Next should be a double yellow.

The calla lilies are slowly coming along as well. There is an assortment of color available. This purple throated calla is Picasso and looks stunning with green and white.

Or in a mixed color scheme of Yellow, purple and white.


Thursday, July 21, 2011

A little bit of this and that.

There is an assortment of flowers just starting to bloom. We are just starting to pick some dark red sunflowers, goldenrod, hydrangeas and calla lilies. This is a hydrangea named "Anne belle". She makes a lovely display all by herself in a vase or nestled in with other flowers.
Here is a custom order bouquet done in Red, Yellow and oranges. I love the mix of grasses and foliage in this one. Unfortunately there is a very limited selection of Lilies left. Just the stamen free Pink and Sunburst orange.

Please don't get too excited about the Dahlias. This is some of the first blooms out of the greenhouse and there will not be a good supply for about another week or so.


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

More Lilies.

This is a new one this year and it is a beauty. The pink with a white throat is very striking.

Here is The lovely Landini in a Garden Bouquet. A classic color combo of Burgandy and White.
And finally a vase with Landini and a new climbing rose that has sprays of flowers in a sunset orange color.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Farewell Peonies Hello Lilies!!

Firstly, wishing farewell to another Peony season. There are just a few bouquets left so if you did not get one, please do not delay. The Peonies were even on a Photoshot. What a lovely picture to remember them. The very talented Photographer is Leanne Campbell .
The next Feature Flower in the Garden are Asiatic and Hybrid Lilies. Sometimes Lilies get a bad rap, mostly regarding scent. All the Asiatic and Hybrids are UNSCENTED. Colors currently available are the Sunset Orange "First Crown", Dark Burgandy "Black out and Yellow Stamen Free "Fata Morgana. Lily flowers last best if the stamens are removed just when the flower opens.

Other flowers coming on line this week: Daisies, double and single varieties, Liatris, purple and white, and spirea.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

One more week for Peonies!

First I wanted to share some pictures from the "Art in Vines" event that was last Sunday. What a great day all round, beautiful weather, good music, food and of course lots of vendors. If you missed this one. Mark your calendar for Aug 28th. Township 7 winery is having this event again. Don't miss it.

So what's going on in the garden this week? We are winding up Peony season. There is very limited supply of red and a good supply of pink while they last. I hope to get one more pick in today or tomorrow. We have a good supply of Delphiniums and I will be offering the "Designers Choice" Bouquet again this week. Next up for flowers is Asiatic lilies. We should start picking by the weekend if we get some sun.

The Store will be closed July 1st, but I am available for flower pick up until noon. Just give me a call or email. We will have regular hours Saturday and Sunday.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Peony Vases amd bouquets.

Just thought I would share some more lovely bouquets and vase work.
This vase was done for the store.

This one I did for my kitchen.
These two are garden Bouquets that are available in the cooler. Aren't they just beautiful!!

We should have peonies for about another week or so. Sarah Bernhard, the last Peony to pick is just starting. I hope to have a good pick of her this evening.

Don't forget I will be at Township 7 Winery on Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm. Come out and see me! This is a wonderful event with live music, good food and lots to see.

Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Designer's Choice Bouquet Special

Here is the Bouquet special of the Week. I know that Peonies are taking center stage right know, but don't forget about Delphiniums. These bouquets are special priced for a limited time.

I also wanted to let everyone know that I will be selling bouquets this Sunday at Township 7 Winery. They are having their 'Art in the Vines" Event on Sunday June 26 from 11 am to 5 pm. There will also be bouquets available at our store. I will post more pictures later in the week.


Friday, June 17, 2011

It is finally Peony Season!!

Look at all these wonderful flowers. Those of you that have been patiently waiting come out and get some flowers.

Here are two Bouquets that are ready to go. I will have lots of bouquets ready for the weekend or you can create your own.