Sunday, October 28, 2012

Quotable Sunday 10/28/2012

Inside versus Outside

From our windows, it looks like we still have flowers, lots of flowers.  So why did we end our market for the year?  There is a ton of stuff to do but shouldn't we still be cutting for market because it looks like there is a lot of flowers out there!

Armed with clippers and a camera, I take a closer look.   Well... there are flowers down there but boy you have to look for the nice ones.  It seems like there should be a ton of blooms but the damage is there from the wind, the rain, the bugs and a slight frost here and there.

Most of the flowers are in the field where the weather has been unkind or they have given their all to the cause and are completely spent.   However....The flowers we put in undercover in our hoopty do houses are doing very well.

These dahlias were planted very late with the idea that we want to know how far they will bloom in to the fall.  We are cutting them for our designers to use in Autumn arrangements and I am playing with the rest of them.  
              We also have a little patch of snapdragons and the very last of our gladiolas.

Building these hoopty do houses has been a great improvement for our flower selections and it will help us bring flowers to our markets earlier next spring.  Wish we had built some of these when we first started this enterprise... at least we have a few now, with more next year.    

          With the flowers inside, I hope to offer you a Sunday bouquet for a few more weeks.

"October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came-
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band."
-   George Cooper, October's Party


  1. Wow, so many lovely pic´s and your dalias are so beautiful! We have got the first snow here in Sweden :-(
    Have a nice week!

  2. Thank you so much for the nice words! The first snow must be beautiful but I guess it would make for a long winter. Hope you have a nice week too!!

  3. Your dahlias! Ah me! I love the quote! :)


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