What’s in the Garden
Updated: May 31, 2021
Back in the fall, we put a collection of bulbs in the ground. We went through a NC company, Eden Brothers. Among the collection of bulbs were: Anemones, Ranunculus, Tulips, Daffodils, and Alliums. I remember thinking that we had invested a LOT of money in bulbs and I just knew we were going to have a large amount to harvest… but as it turns out- bulbs are expensive and far less cost efficient for a first year flower farmer. So, now it is spring and the bulk of our efforts are going into seeds!
So far we have a large variety of Zinnias in the ground, also Cosmos, Asters, Cornflower, Marigold, Black Eyed Susan, Snapdragons, Bells of Ireland, Salvia, Babys Breath, and Beebalm to name a few. The bulk of our seeds came from Eden Brothers, Johnny’s Seeds, Floret, and a local farm supply store called Big Apple. We have also gotten all of our Dahlias planted and they are doing fabulous!! I am always anxious to see them come up. Sometimes I can second guess myself when it comes to putting a tuber in the ground that may not actually have an eye. As it turns out, all of them had eyes and are maturing well! I cannot wait for July to get her so that we can see all of their pretty blooms!
And finally, we have planted a field of sunflowers! I am so excited for these flowers to pop up! While the majority of the field will be covered in the traditional Orange Summer Sunflower, we will also have other colorful varieties to choose from including the Strawberry Blonde Sunflower, the Velvet Queen Sunflower, the Sparky Sunflower, and the Ring of Fire Sunflower.
It is still early in the season and things are still mostly green but so soon color will be penetrating the farm! I will be sure to keep you updated on the process. Workshops are just around the corner!!