Sunday, April 15, 2012

Quotable Sunday  04/15/2012

Opening Day at the Corvallis Farmers' Market

Wow, what a week!  Busy,busy busy.....  This time of year is very hectic as a grower of flowers.  From March through the middle of July, we wear many hats on the farm:  the gal who sows the seeds, the gal who transplants the seedlings to bigger plugs, the guy who preps all the ground for planting, the guy who field plants the majority of seedlings to the prepped ground, the guy who manages the tunnels,  the couple who picks all the ready blooms and the couple who markets the lovely flowers. Later in the season  we can take off some of our hats but this time of the year really has us running.

We started with these anemones ready to pick and ended with these buckets of beautiful blooms.

 We started with this hoop house full of ranunculus blooms and ended with several carts full of lovely flowers. 

We started with carts full of blush pink and watermelon color tulips and ended with buckets of perfect tulips.

 We shared our flowers with our favorite designers and some new flower friends. Then we packed up the truck and brought our blooms to our local farmers' market.  

The day was gorgeous, the sun was shining, the people were friendly and so happy to see our flowers for another season. 

Sometimes when it is raining, snowing, or hot as blazes; or the alarm is going off at 4:30 in the morning, and you wondering why the heck you are doing this.  A designer will tell you how perfect your flowers are for their event or how it will make that perfect bouquet. Or the customer who asks you to tell them all about this gorgeous flower or how it will brighten their home or make their friend or mother-in-law so very happy.  You then remember why you do it all, because flowers are your passion and it is SO much Fun to share this passion with others.
What a great day!!!

"The actual flower is the plant's highest fulfilment, and are not here exclusively for herbaria, county floras and plant geography: they are here first of all for delight."
                                          John Ruskin


  1. You said it guys. Simple beautiful. Ok, what are the names of those tulips? How close to you grow you ranunculus mine seem more far apart. Are anemones easy to grow? They are so pretty. I'm sure my daughter will love to stop by your booth when she's able to get to the market.

  2. Those anemone and ranunculus are just incredible! If I lived closer I would be at your booth buying armloads of those flowers!!!


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