We also had time to visit a farmers’ markets and Omena Cut flowers. If you are ever in the Leelanaw Peninsula area, be sure to try and visit. We enjoyed seeing the fruit of someone else’s labor and love. This farm is a show stopper, right off of M- 22. The farm overlooks Omena Bay. http://omenacutflowers.com/
We had a group from KinderCare come to visit. The kids had fun making samores, visiting with the animals, and picking sunflowers.
The flowers here have been coming in beautifully since the heat of July is over. We’ve been filling a lot of orders for weddings and parties. In bloom this month are:
|Ammi – Green Mist and White Dill||Millet- Purple Majesty|
|Bells of Ireland||Nigella – Pods|
|Black eyed susan||Purple cone flower|
|Calendula – Flashback||Sage – White|
|Celosia – Bombay||Rosemary|
|Celosia – Ruby Parfait||Shasta Daisy|
|Celosia- Pampas Plume||Snapdragons|
|Cosmos- Sea Shells and Orange||Strawflower|
|Delphinium – Belladonna and Pacific Giants||Sunflowers – Branching – Buttercream & Moulin Rouge|
|Echincea||Sunflowers – Procut – Orange, Lemon, Peach, Gold, Bicolor|
|Gomphrena – QIS and Strawberry Fields||Sunflowers – Sun Series-Sunbright and Sunbeam|
|Grass – Tall variegated||Sunflowers – Sunrich- Gold and Orange|
|Hops||Sunflowers – Zohar|
The drying shed is also filling up this month with celosia, statice, strawflowers and millet.
The kids have been having fun playing in the sprinklers and helping in the garden. Laney came to work for me for several days this month and she sure was a lot of help! This is the month to start getting new perennials and old perennial divided. I got a new bed of foxglove in and a few new beds dug out. Next month we’ll begin to tuck everybody in for winter.