Thursday, July 19, 2012

Busy Busy Week!

It has been a busy busy week here on the Farm.  Lots of picking and lots of watering.  We have been going through a lot of flowers.  There are just a few sunflower bouquets available and then the next batch will be in about a week.  There are a limited amount of Dahlias out of the hoop house and the field patch should be ready to start picking in about a week as well.  Sweet peas are sold out  for about a week.  It is that season.  Lots of weddings and special events.  I will start picking the antique white hydrangea "Annabelle" for this week end, so there will be bunches available.  Also the Lavender is ready for bunching.  

Here are some lovely bouquets.  Love the orange echinacea.  I definitely need more of this one.   
 I almost forgot snapdragons.  We just started picking so limited, but exceptional.  These are the Chantilly Type.  New this year.  Again should have planted more!  Red and White should be available very soon.
If you are wanting something in particular this week, please give me a call to check availability.
There is also a new section on the Blog specifically about the U-Pick Garden.  This will open in August.  I am also starting to offer Pre-picked Buckets of Flowers and Greens.  Check out the new Album on Facebook.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Sunflowers Pro cut Series.

I just had to share what I picked today.  The Procut sunflowers are blooming.  They are stunning.  This is ProCut Yellow lite.  Gorgeous green center.   This bouquet was snapped up really quickly.  More to come.  

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The flowers are loving the sunny weather.

I have been really enjoying creating with Daisies.  We are currently picking Double, fringed and single types.  Daisies are such a cheerful flower.  Wouldn't you agree?

The dahlias are from the greenhouse and I am picking a bit each day.

 Here are some of my petite posies.  These are so much fun to do with all the little bits from the garden.

The field dahlia are growing strong with some buds already showing.  I will start picking the first batch of sunflowers this week as well.  There are even a few calla showing themselves and the snapdragons are sending up there flower spikes.  It looks like I will be opening the garden for picking in a week or so.  

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Ah!! the sun is shining.

It felt like I was in Ireland this morning. Misty rain coming down and low clouds.  But alas the sun is peeking through the clouds and tomorrow will be a better day.  Farming is definitely not for the easily discouraged.  The garden is slowly progressing.  So what's next?  Lots.  Especially after a few sunny days.  The Foxgloves are perfect for picking as well as daisies, Astilbe, and Yarrow.  The later blooming delphiniums are also  ready for picking.  The dahlia planted in the hoop houses are covered in buds and I actually was able to do my first Dahlia bouquet today.   Unfortunately my Asiatic lily crop has been a complete failure so there will be none of these.  There are so many things in bud right know that the garden will be bursting with color very shortly.  

What a beautiful creation this is.  All different shades of pink using Foxglove, roses, Astilbe, yarrow and alstroemeria.   My rose garden is very new so limited stems this year.  It just makes each rose that much more special.