June 17, 2021

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Visiting a Flower Farm

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Today we’re off to Boonsboro, Maryland, to visit a beautiful flower and herb farm! It is called Native Mountain Farm, and you can see more of it by following the farm’s instagram.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsA glorious bouquet of double peach daffodils. Though the classic daffodil is a bright yellow trumpet, there are many forms—like this frilly champagne confection—that look particularly marvelous as a bouquet.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsPink veronica (Veronica spicata, Zones 3–8) is a hardy perennial that makes a wonderful cut flower. This picture of it blooming heavily in the summer makes me want to plant a whole mass so I can cut it by the bucketful too.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsThese beautiful centerpieces were put together for a baby shower. I particularly love the soft pastel pink sunflowers (Helianthus annuus, annual).

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsA bee stops for a snack on a cosmos bloom (Cosmos bipinnatus, annual). A cut flower garden can easily double as a pollinator garden with the right choices in flowers.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsThe delicious anticipation of blueberries to be!

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsAnd just a few weeks later, beautiful berries are ready to be devoured. If these were mine I don’t think they’d make it into the house.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsMore and more we are used to buying annuals as large plants in bloom at the nursery, but small plants—called plugs—can be the best way to grow a lot of cut-flower annuals. These little cosmos plugs will transplant easily and settle in quickly to grow and produce lots of flowers.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsFlower farmers have to be resourceful. When flats of baby plants arrive and the weather is still cold, you whip up a quick cold frame out of some bales of straw! I think this is a great idea—a simple and cheap way to give tender plants a little extra warmth before they’re ready to move out into the wider garden.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsOh my, this looks familiar—plants piled on every possible surface in the car!

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsCould this tub of flowers get any more beautiful?

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