Is there a flower seed shortage?

Is there a flower seed shortage?

We typically order most of our cut flower seeds in December and January from Johnny’s Selected Seeds in Maine and GeoSeed in South Carolina.  This year, we ran into a problem.  Some of our favorite varieties were sold out, and we were told that they wouldn’t be...
Another lap completed around the flower field

Another lap completed around the flower field

Years feel to us like laps in a journey where December represents the home-stretch sprint to the start/finish line.  When the ground goes dormant, and the daily demands of farming lighten, we have an opportunity to slow down and assess the most recent lap. To reflect...
Feeling Thankful

Feeling Thankful

As Thanksgiving approaches and we contemplate all that we’re thankful for, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with gratitude. We are grateful for the customers we met at farmers markets, those who came to our farm for custom cuts and special events, our CSA subscribers,...
Buying local flowers has global implications

Buying local flowers has global implications

The United States has a significant cut flowers trade deficit.  Although Americans consume more cut flowers than any nation – $7.9B in 2020 – the US isn’t among the top 10 nations in terms of production.  And given that flowers are perishable, this means that a LOT of...
Dahlias’ burdensome beauty

Dahlias’ burdensome beauty

Ask any flower grower and they will tell you that dahlias are among the most popular flowers. It seems ironic or maybe it’s fitting that they are also among the most difficult to grow. They are native to Mexico where they survive outdoors as perennials from year to...
Putting down roots

Putting down roots

As you might expect, we have a house full of cut flowers.  We put various things in bottles, jars and vases and stick them on the kitchen windowsills, island and table.  We often do this to “vase test” new plants to see how they do before we put them in arrangements...