Saturday, January 22, 2011

A Bouquet for Every Season ~ Spring!

Oh, Martha!...Browsing Martha Stewart's bouquets {again}...Look at all of these gorgeous spring/early summer wedding bouquets (...or imagine them in a blue, green or clear glass vase in your home) that are very do-able with all of the annuals, perennials and bulbs that we will have blooming! 

There are so many beautiful, creative options for bouquets & arrangements with our fresh, locally-grown specialty cut flowers during every season!  It's a fun challenge to come up with new looks and designs to help you nourish your life with color and happiness! 

Until Spring...   :)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

How My Garden Grows...

Most of my flower orders for this season are complete.  I cannot wait to see some of the new varieties that I am trying this year!  I have come to love nearly every aspect of garden...each year in college and since, I have seemed to appreciate something new -- perennials, hosta, grasses, trees, shrubs, evergreens, annuals...and while I always loved having a veggie garden while growing up, these past few years, I have especially found a love for having time to plant my own!

In flipping through the newest seed catalogs, I am getting very excited for my veggie garden!  The past couple years, I have focused on selling the crops that I grow.  This year, my retail focus is mostly on flowers and ornamentals.  That means that my fiance, Travis, my mom (we use her land for garden space - thanks, Mom!), and I will be able to eat and preserve *everything* that we grow! 
Last night, I ordered five different types of beans!... for fresh eating, cooking and drying!  The idea of making {my friend} Kelly's bean and rosemary recipe with mostly homegrown ingredients sounds wonderful to me!...especially next winter!  Also, we are going to try two varieties of edamame beans!  If we don't eat them all right away, we'll be able to freeze these for winter, too!

What else?  Well, there will be the usual...lettuce, spinach, radish, carrots, cabbage, kale, broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi, peas, cucumbers, zucchini, onions, tomatoes, peppers, squash, herbs and maybe some eggplant...

For now, to get my veggie gardening fix, I am going to start some celery seeds!...and get those cardoon seeds ordered.  I have never grown either...mostly because they need to be started indoors very early and it is always too late by the time that I remember.  Also, I think some fresh baby lettuce, spinach, and basil is definitely in order!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Sweet {Pea} Dreams

Every few weeks, a new flower or plant absorbs my time.  Currently, it's these pretty little ladies...

Sweet Peas!

These graceful beauties have been a favorite of mine since I was a little girl.  When I was about 5-years-old, they grew along the road near our home.  After my mom telling me what they were, I named one of my cats after them!...he was a sweet pea!  :)

Sweet peas come in almost every color under the sun!  Some of the more traditional, heirloom varieties are also very fragrant.  Preferring cool weather, they make delightful spring cut flowers! 

I will be soon be sowing sweet pea seeds (say that three times fast!) in a variety of colors to have for early spring bouquets and arrangements.  I can't wait to see their first little sprouts of color! 

Interested in a bouquet of sweet peas as soon as they're ready?  A fresh flower subscription from Seeded Earth will guarantee you first "pick" of the prettiest flowers for your home or business!  Send me an email or Facebook message for pricing!...discounted from our farmer's market prices!