February 2012

February 2012
After such an easy winter, many flowers are already coming to life. The hostas, lilies and daffodils are peeking up; buds are already on many of the trees. Spring is my favorite time of year.  Seed orders are arriving, seed starting mixture is being sifted and mixed, babies are popping up. As it does every year, the power contained in a tiny seed just amazes me. What a beautiful cycle of life. How can something so tiny produce something so spectacular, so beautiful? That little seed holds so much potential when nurtured, much like human life.

A delphinium seedling

New for 2012:

Self-serve pick your own flowers and bouquets. Due to requests for farm visits, we’ve decided to add a pick your flower and bouquet service. We’ll  open for the season sometime in June on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, dawn ‘till dust. Ready made bouquets will also be available in The Flower Shed. More information can be found here.

The Flower Shed is being refurbished and will have all the tools and supplies needed.

New varieties for 2012:

Annuals:

  • Amaranthus-Mira is a bi-color amaranthus. This is in addition to Love Lies Bleeding.
  • Frosted Explosion is a variety of annual grass useful as filler in bouquets. It resembles 4th of July sparklers.
  • Ornamental Peppers – Beautiful in fall bouquets, especially mixed with the bright orange of Pumpkin on a Stick and the yellows of Sunflowers. Edible. May be dried.
  • Kale – Ornamental, Sunrise and Sunset

Perennials:

  • Crocosmia Lucifer is a very tropical looking flower in bright red.
  • Hydrangeas – Pee Gee and Nikko Blue are old favorites – these are brand new this year, so harvest will be limited.
  • Butterfly Bush