Buying Our Flowers
In this time of social distancing, we hope our flowers can brighten your lives with their natural beauty! The flowers we sell are locally grown on our family farm with loving care and using sustainable methods. Mason jar bouquets of mixed flowers are available weekly during spring, summer and fall for pick up at a location east of Hagerstown, in the Beaver Creek area.
Please sign up for our email to receive more information during the growing season about ordering, pricing, location and bouquet, flower and plant availability. Over the winter we will contact you only occasionally with special offers, such as very early daffodils, anemones and ranunculus in February and our CSA offerings for 2021.
We will be selling mason jar bouquets again beginning in early spring 2021--check back for more information soon and sign up on the email list so that you don't miss out on updates!
What we've been up to:
We are busy planting and planning for next year's flowers. We've inventoried our seeds stores, ordered seeds from far and wide (Germany, England and U.S. commercial sellers), ordered some really special flowers from commercial growers (watch for the upcoming blog on Japanese Lisianthus) and organized all of our planting supplies and so much more. Thousands of tulip and daffodil bulbs have been tucked into the soil, dahlias have been dug and stored. Fields have been tilled and covered for the winter. The high tunnel is cleaned out and anemones and ranunculus have been planted, ready to burst into bloom in February. Sweet peas are sprouting and will sit and wait to jump into growth in late winter to give us their beautiful early flowers. Giant Iceland poppies have been seeded, ready to show their enormous papery blooms much earlier this year.
Over the fall I took two online classes from The Gardener's Workshop in Virginia--one from Lisa Mason Ziegler on growing "Cool Flowers" which is what she calls annuals that can be grown over the winter for super early spring flowering and she been full of practical advice on growing flowers for market. Lisa is a very successful flower grower in the Williamsburg, VA area and one of the mother's of the flower farmer movement. Another class, taught by Jennie Love from Love 'n Fresh Flowers, has been absolutely phenomenal. She is a premier wedding florist who grows all her own flowers on an urban Philadelphia lot and I've enjoyed taking in her wisdom, wit and incredible talent. Take a look at her blogs for a rich resource in flower growing if you are interested in that sort of thing. :)
This year we will continue to offer our mason jar bouquets at the springhouse on Tuesdays, but we will be adding a couple of other options for flower buying in the next couple of weeks. Please check back and feel free to follow us on Instagram for more information.
As always, our flowers are fresh, locally grown, and grown with care for you and the environment.
"In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friend"
- Kozuko Okakura