Lisianthus is the super rose

Lisianthus is the super rose

Lisianthus, often dubbed the "super rose," is a flower that exudes elegance, charm, and versatility in the world of cut flowers. Resembling a rose in its appearance, lisianthus possesses unique qualities that elevate it to a level of floral excellence comparable to...

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Help celebrate American Flowers Week 2023

Help celebrate American Flowers Week 2023

American Flowers Week is an annual celebration of American-grown flowers and the farmers, florists, and designers who cultivate and arrange them. This year, American Flowers Week will be held from June 28th to July 4th, 2023, and will feature a range of events and...

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10 best practices for shopping at farmers markets

10 best practices for shopping at farmers markets

Farmers markets are a wonderful way to support local agriculture and build community. However, it’s important to approach farmers markets with some best practices in mind to ensure that you are getting the best experience and supporting local farmers to the fullest extent.

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Growing Teddy Bear Sunflowers

Growing Teddy Bear Sunflowers

Here are the directions for growing teddy bear sunflowers: Choose a location. Teddy bear sunflowers need full sun and well-drained soil. Choose a spot in your garden that gets at least six hours of direct sunlight each day. The soil should be loose and fertile, with a...

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How to start flower seeds under grow lights

How to start flower seeds under grow lights

Our Blue Gables Farm customers frequently ask how we get our seedlings started. We start about half of them under lights in our basement or in other local growers’ greenhouses (we don’t have one). Starting flowers from seed under grow lights is an easy way to get your flower garden going. Starting and then transplanting seedlings is a great way to make the best use of garden space, too.

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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...

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Farming is a lifestyle

Farming is a lifestyle

Farming is more of a way of life than an occupation. Most farmers love what they do. To quote one of our friends, “You’re never going to meet a happier group of poor people than a room full of flower farmers.” There is a sense of satisfaction from seeing the entire...

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