Weeds are an unfortunate part of flower farming

Weeds are an unfortunate part of flower farming

Weeds are a part of life, not just with gardening, but all aspects of life. We bet you’ve dealt with some weedy people, or a weedy job or maybe a weed of a teacher or boss. It’s All About Context The funny thing about weeds is that they are context dependent. When it...
Rainbow of Flowers

Rainbow of Flowers

We saw a rainbow over our flower field this week. It was a reminder that rain and sunlight are two of the three key ingredients we need to glow our flowers (soil, too). It was also a reminder that we can’t do much to control two of those three ingredients. Like our...
Cool flowers soldier on through winter and under cover

Cool flowers soldier on through winter and under cover

As bleak as things may appear in the third week of February at Blue Gables Farm, little plants are happily growing in our flower field. Back in the fall, we planted six varieties of “cool flowers,” which are hearty enough to survive Maryland’s winter. We covered the...
White Gables Farm?

White Gables Farm?

It doesn’t seem possible that Clarksville has received only about half of the average annual snowfall so far this winter. It feels like we’ve been pummeled. That’s probably because we’ve had a lot of storms but no big dumps. “Death by a thousand cuts” as one friend...