What do flower farmers do in the winter?

Winter has arrived and while some may dream of sugar plum ferries dancing in their heads, we dream of flowers.  We’ve now completed our fall plantings of cool hardy annuals that will overwinter in our fields and hoop house and burst forth at the first signs of spring.  We spend hours researching and ordering new seeds for annuals that we want to grow next season.  We also add to our collection of perennials.  This year’s newest members of the perennial club include a classic full white rose, Claire Austin, and a hydrangea that we’ve fallen for, Everlasting Noblesse, that has white petals fringed in lime green.

Do you dream in flowers?  If you have a special event this next season and have a specific flower or colour scheme in mind, it is not too late for us to order the seeds and plant specifically for you.  We’d be happy to arrange a farm tour so you can see for yourself your personal floral choices emerging into blossoms.  Not only is this a unique experience, but you will also be helping to support local, sustainable farming practices.