After a long winter full of anticipation, spring is finally upon us! Birds are chirping, the grass is greening, and yes, our flowers are blooming!
It’s been a mad rush to get seeds started and transplants in the ground, along with all of the other new-to-us tasks that come with flower farming, while still setting some time aside to enjoy the beauty of spring. There have been tough moments and more tears of frustration than I care to mention. (Ever tried to lay landscape fabric by yourself on a breezy day? Don’t.) But all that washes away when I take my snips to the garden and fill a bucket with the most colorful flowers I’ve ever set eyes on.
The first beautiful bloom of the year popped open on the most fitting day to celebrate the birth of our new nephew, Dean, in the first week of March. With a backdrop of snow, a crop of purple anemones were the first success in this new venture of ours. Since then, we’ve watched as wave after wave of spring flowers opened up: anemones, narcissus, ranunculus, poppies, hellebores and most recently, lilacs.
Last week, my friend Kristine popped over to capture some of the beauty around the farm during a perfect spring sunset. I’ve tried my best to snap iPhone pictures and the rare ‘real camera’ shot, but Kristine’s photos actually do these beautiful flowers justice!
As we approach Mother’s Day and the official kickoff to ‘flower season’, don’t forget to check out our seasonal flower subscription! We don’t have a retail spot (yet!), but you can pick up fresh flowers from our farm on Mondays during the summer through our subscription. And if you have a flower-loving mom, this might just be the perfect gift!
I can’t wrap up this post without taking a moment to thank everyone who’s supported us on the journey thus far. We’ve received such an outpouring of support and enthusiasm for our flowers, from our roadside stand to our pop-up at Gray Apple Market, and lots of bouquet orders in between. I’m so excited to continue to share these beautiful blooms with you!
PS… If you’re looking for family pictures, engagement photos, senior portraits, or anything else captured like the gorgeous shots in this post, check out Kristine Smith Photography! Kristine makes anyone feel comfortable in front of the camera, and she has the ok to do shoots at our flower farm if that’s your look. You can find more of her work on Instagram and Facebook.