Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Fresh Baked Bread Brightens Up Everything!

Okay, I know we are flower farmers, but nothing is better then the smell of freshly baked sourdough bread right out of the oven!   Its neat to hear the snap, crackle, and pop of the crust as it cools. Warms things up on a rainy and stormy Fall day... 

Friday, November 18, 2011

Going to the Dark Side of the Moon.

We are big fans of the movie "Apollo13" and the scene where the damaged spacecraft was headed to the dark side of the moon to enable it to safely return home.  There is radio silence and suspense of the crew coming back into contact with Houston and safely returning home.  We have been referring to this time of year for our overwintering flowers as going to the dark side of the moon.


Today is the day where our flowers will begin receiving less than 9 1/2 hours of daylight and they will now stop growing.  They will bide their time and hopefully survive until January 23rd, where they will reemerge from the dark side, the hours will begin to increase and our flowers will begin to grow again.
Although December 21st is the shortest day of the year with 8 1/2 hours of daylight, the plants are actually affected earlier and longer by the absence of enough light for our latitude.  So Houston, our seedlings are going into radio silence.  We will catch up with them on the other side of the moon in January.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Flowers in November

The challenge for me today, was to see if I could do a vase of flowers for the house in the middle of November.  I could see a few Calendulas from the window and decided to scout about for other flowers that still have some life left.  In the bucket I have some Sour Grapes Penstemons, some Dianthus  and a little yellow Rose.  Notice the Zinnias behind are completely toasted.
Not too many Calendulas to choose from.  They look better from the window.

Found a few Hydrangeas in pretty autumn colors.
It came out pretty nice especially after a half dozen freezing nights.  Calendulas, Dianthus and Hydrangeas seem to be pretty tough flowers.  See the one little yellow Rose that didn't know to quit.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Summer Wedding

This summer we had the pleasure of providing wedding bouquets and flowers to a wonderful couple, Bre & Matt.  Their wedding was held in a lovely woodland setting and the couple choose a beautiful color scheme of aubergine, burnt orange and a soft lime green.  They also wanted the flowers to be mostly dahlias and zinnias.  We enjoyed meeting them and helping them with their very special day!
The Bridal Bouquets
The Bride's Bouquet
A Bride maid's Bouquet
The color combinations were breathtaking!
We so enjoyed working with this great couple and we wish them a long and happy marriage!


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

What to do with a ton of lavender?

                                           Lavender, abundant, aromatic and fresh......
                                           Relaxing, clean and soothing.....

                                       How to surround yourself with this lovely fragrance.

Lavender Lovelies are made with colorful ribbon and freshly  harvested lavender buds that stay fragrant for a year or more.

They are small and thin and slip between your towels, sheets and lingerie. They tuck into corners of your luggage, dishtowels  and table linens.

Set one beside your bed for a restful sleep.  They are a lovely gift for a bridal shower, hostess or slip into a Christmas stocking.

Just give them a tiny squeeze to  release a beautiful hint of lavender fragrance.  They come as          singles or in packages of five.

The Perfect Hint of Summer All Year Round!
              You can find Lavender Lovelies for sale now in our Facebook Store    We are just getting started setting up the store and these were our first items uploaded. They are under the the everlastings category.                


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