Monday, February 25, 2013

So close I can smell it!

My to-do list is increasing day by day.  I walk outside and I swear I smell hints of spring.  I'm not sure how that can be when it's still so cold and there are about 4 inches of snow on the ground, but somewhere, somehow, the scent of spring is there.  I have the itch to get outside, soak in the sun & work, work, work!  Plugs are ordered for the plants that are just too difficult & time consuming for us to grow from seed -- although, I promise to give a few of these another shot next season!  Seeds will all be here this week and there are just a few more bulbs, tubers & perennials to order.  The high tunnel is waiting to have good soil brought in and then be covered.  Hopefully we can get that project tackled within the next month so that we can get plants in!  SO EXCITED!

We're busier than we've ever been with weddings!  It's a great feeling, but comes with A LOT of "paper" work.  It will all be worth it.  It's so much fun to work with so many fun, neat people and to see the final products come together so beautifully on their wedding dates!

On today's agenda: finish up wedding quotes, go through the dahlias to see which ones are still viable for sprouting and work out the details of our planting schedule for this season.  Better get busy!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Keeping up?

Things are getting busy around here.  The Jaycees Bridal Expo was a huge success!  We met so many brides who were interested in what we do and loved the idea of using locally & sustainably grown flowers for their wedding day.  All of the interest has kept me on my toes.  I've been busy trying to keep up with e-mails, meetings, quotes & contracts.  We are really starting to get dates booked!

Can you believe that I'll be getting the first of our seeds started this weekend?  We're going to be knee deep in field work before we know it!  As soon as the weather allows, we'll be getting our high tunnel covered and bringing in soil to get growing!

Today, I'm ordering mums!  These aren't your typical garden mums...they're fancy, antique & gorgeous!  I cannot wait to see how they perform for us!  They are going to be so awesome for wedding work!!  We'll grow some of in the field and some in our high tunnel so that we have some variation in bloom times.  Here is one variety that we'll be trying:
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 Beautiful, right?!  Ready for spring?  Me, too!!!

Oh, and of course...I can't leave you without a couple 8 month photos of our little Celia!  :)