Slow Flowers

Slow Flowers

The US cut flower industry has undergone major upheaval since 2000 in the face of global competition. Yet this period has also seen promising signs of rebirth and innovation in local flower production. Jumbo Jets Imports have heavily disrupted the domestic cut flower...
Flower farming is growing in America

Flower farming is growing in America

Flower farming has been on the rise in America in recent years, with more and more people looking to grow their own flowers. There are many reasons for this growth, including the increasing popularity of locally grown flowers, the desire to have fresh flowers on hand...
December 7 is halfway through the earliest sunsets.

December 7 is halfway through the earliest sunsets.

At Blue Gables Farm, sunset is at 4:43 PM every day from 11/30 thru 12/14, and then it’s 4:44 PM on 12/15 and 4:45 PM by 12/18. It never gets darker earlier than right now! We will celebrate more on December 15, than on December 22, the day after the winter solstice. ...
Today is National Farmers Day!

Today is National Farmers Day!

National Farmers Day is celebrated annually on October 12 in the United States. It is a day to recognize and honor the hard work and dedication of farmers and ranchers across the country. Farmers and ranchers play a vital role in our economy, providing us with the...
Fall equinox marks a change of season

Fall equinox marks a change of season

The fall equinox is an astronomical event that marks the beginning of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere. It occurs when the Sun crosses Earth’s equator. The fall equinox typically occurs on September 22 or 23 each year, but the exact date can vary slightly. On...
February is for fencing

February is for fencing

We never looked forward to January and February quite the way we do now that we’re flower farming. Yes, these tend to be cold, dark, bleak months, but they are when we slow down and catch our breaths, too. In contrast with July, it’s a time when we don’t have an...