Early May is one of the best times for locally grown flowers. All the good stuff intersects in a beautiful 2 week period: peonies, garden roses, sweet peas, ranunculus, poppies and many more. I took my fancy camera into the field the other day to capture some of the beauty and I thought you’d like to see!
It’s the first year we’ve had a hoophouse and it has made a massive difference in the quality of our sweet pea crop. Those blooms hold up so much better if they don’t get trashed by every rain storm.
This is campanula or Canterbury Bells. Better known as — “What is that? It’s gorgeous!” I’m still surprised by how many people don’t know this flower. It looks beautiful in an arrangement, a bouquet, and large scale installation pieces. Also, it has a vase life of almost 2 weeks!
Chantilly snapdragons are my all time favorite snap! Their open face design makes them seem so much fluffier and I always like anything a little unusual.
This is orlaya, she’s kinda like if Queen Anne’s Lace and a Lacecap Hydrangea had a baby. She’s sweet and delicate looking but with a strong stem. Also this is one of the toughest plants I know in regards to cold hardiness. You sow these in the fall and they grow all winter with no cover and they are just fine!
This is Abraham Darby. One of the best peachy pink garden roses. It’s not quite ready for production cutting yet but still one of my favorites to admire!
I’ve been working on clematis for about 3 years now and finally have enough of them to share with all my wonderful customers. This is a purple variety that grows in a herbaceous fashion. It grows more like a bush instead of a vine which makes it way easier to cut! You’ll find these in a lot of our Mother’s Day bouquets. They have gorgeous foliage as well as blooms.
This little cutie is called Nymphe. It’s one of the few peonies I can still identify. Six floods kinda reaks havoc on your markers in a field! She’s a great producer, loads of stems.
These are butterfly ranunculus. We grew them for the first time this year— in lt pink and creamy yellow. They are definitely a keeper- high stem production, don’t seem to mind our heat too much, and totally beautiful!
You’ll find a selection of these beauties and more in our Mother’s Day Bouquets. So ladies, don’t be shy— forward this post onto your special someone and let them know you want locally grown flowers this year!