Buying Our Flowers in 2021
We sell bouquets of specialty flowers that are grown on our family farm with loving care and using sustainable methods. Currently all sales are through this website in the "shop" section. To access the shop you will need to sign up to be on our email list to receive the password. Mason jar bouquets of specialty mixed flowers are available during spring, summer and fall for weekly pick up at a location east of Hagerstown, MD, in the Beaver Creek area. You may purchase bouquets by the month or by the season.
Our email list is not shared with anyone we and will use it only to update you on what we are doing on the farm. Information will include more about weekly bouquets, special flowers and plant availability. Once you sign up for our bouquet service we will send you weekly reminders, but we only occasionally send out emails to the rest of the list.
What we've been up to:
Thousands of tulip and daffodils have been harvested, the anemones and ranunculus grown over the winter in the high tunnel have been blooming since early March, taking a little break which worried me just as it was time to begin weekly bouquets in April, but they have resumed putting out flowers at a tremendous rate. The baby plants that will be summer's flowers are growing under lights, waiting for frost-free days to go out into the field. Sweet peas are beginning to climb their support. Giant Iceland poppies plants are absolutely huge in the high tunnel and have started to bud, ready to show off their enormous papery blooms much earlier than last year.
The supply chain problems that are affecting every other part of life are affecting us, too. We have already placed our orders for fall bulbs, something that is usually done after they bloom in the spring, but which growers have been warned must be done early this year due to shortages in Holland and possible difficulties with shipping. We are having to order more of everything in the hope that we will get enough of what we need. It's quite a wild year. But we have our seed, which was no small feat, and can get through the summer. We also have the precious dahlia tubers and heirloom mum cuttings that we need to get through the fall. Hallelujah.
We will construct two new high tunnels this summer courtesy of grants to aid farmers (hoping that all the supplies are still available) and look forward to even more winter grown flowers next year. I'm especially excited about growing heirloom mums in one tunnel to allow us to extend our season past our last frost date which has been so erratic the last few years and was devastatingly early last year. The high tunnels are an absolute essential part of growing in the unpredictable weather we've seen the last few years. Inside of them it's like a lovely day in England, while outside it might be windy and cold.
Over the fall and winter 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. Please check out our shop for purchasing them and feel free to follow us on Instagram for more information and pictures of bouquets and flowers.
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