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Being a Flower Farmer Means…

  Getting involved in the entire lifecycle of the flowers we grow…from pouring though reams of catalogs and choosing just the right varieties…to ensuring our bouquets are filled with the right colors, textures, and scents… Spending most of our days outside Walking the field at dusk and soaking in the utter beauty that surrounds our daily lives Trying endlessly to get the dirt out from under our fingernails…but never quite succeeding… Watching the farm mascot nap in the sun while the bunnies munch on the flowers nearby Rolling with the punches when mother nature sends you 80+° days in April…forcing you to harvest all your tulips immediately or face losing them Witnessing the inner workings of mother nature and...

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early spring flower growth, flowers in snow

Come on Spring!

  March is a month of anticipation…when is the snow going to melt?  When can we get into the field?  Is it going to be a wet spring?  March is also a month of excitement for the season to come and seeing all your plans come to fruition.  As the cold, dark days of winter start to abate, and the snow begins to melt, a walk around the farm reveals early signs of spring.  The birds are becoming more active, the hellebores are about 3 inches tall, and the spring bulbs are waking up under their insulated layer of snow and soil. Inside, the first round of hardy annuals are germinating, the dahlia tubers are...

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