One of the most interesting aspects of a local flower farm is the ability to appreciate each flower in its rightful season. This adds a level of freshness that cannot be rivaled. This can be seen in each flower's extended vase life and fragrance that are harvested from our farm. Smelling a fresh Peony in spring just feels right, as is seeing the vibrant colors of a Sunflower in late summer.
Most people don't know that most cut flowers are shipped into the U.S. from Holland, Central/South America, and Israel. By the time they fly across the ocean and get on a truck headed for delivery to the middle of the country, they have already lost their fragrance and a portion of their vase life. The benefit of being a local farm is we get to avoid all the bumps and bruises that occur in shipping. Nor do we have to douse our flowers in chemicals sprayed to maintain color and the appearance of freshness.
However the downside to a local flower farm means we can not offer red roses 365 days a year, but there are other beautiful varieties that are in bloom on our farm throughout various times of the year. We do offer some of the more common varieties, but we also offer some local, and unique varieties that you can not get from your average retail grocery store. Take a look below and see what would work for you.
“If people did not love one another, I really don't see what use there would be in having any spring.”
― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables
March - June
By mid-March, we are over the cold and drab of winter and have become anxious to break ground and get our hands dirty. As the snow starts to recede and green starts to appear, our spirits are lifted by the potential for what the future growing season has in store for us. These early bloomers kick off the season with a spectacular array of colors.
SPRING FLORALS THAT WE OFFER:
Snapdragons Magnolia Blooms & Foliage Lilacs Rhododendron Yarrow
“I could never in a 100 summers get tired of this.”
― Susan Branch
June - August
Summer is the peak flower season on our farm. During this season we are surrounded by beauty, and this is the time when all our sweat equity in early spring starts to pay off. Out of all the seasons, the summer months offer up the greatest selection for you to choose from.
SUMMER FLORALS THAT WE OFFER:
Strawflower Snow on the Mountain Explosion Grass Sunflowers Tuberose Rhododendron foliage Snapdragons Eucalyptus Grapes Queen Annes Lace Magnolia Foliage Bachelors Button
Zinnias Cosmos Scabiosa
“And all at once, summer collapsed into Fall.”
― Oscar Wilde
September - November
When fall finally arrives at our farm it brings us a much-needed reprieve from the Summer heat and hungry bugs. In fall, our farm is marked with various shades of oranges, reds, yellows, purples, and browns. Whether it's the random purple coneflower in our ditches, the black-eyed Susans in our pastures, or the Dahlias/ Sunflowers blooming late in our flower garden, fall is a more relaxing and joyful time on our farm.
FALL FLORALS THAT WE OFFER:
Grapes Tuberose Rhododendron Foliage Sunflowers Magnolia Foliage Queen Annes Lace Seedum
Fall Grasses Bachelors Button Zinnias Strawflower Scabiosa Drieds Cosmos
“Winter is the season of recovery and preparation.”
― Oscar Wilde
December - February
As the frigid air makes its way south across the prairie, preparations are already underway on our farm to get prepared for the next growing season. Winter can be solemn and filled with melancholy but there is still so much beauty our farm can offer.
WINTER FLORALS THAT WE OFFER:
Berries Red Stem Dogwood Cedar