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Week 9

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We can’t believe it’s come to week 9/10 already! In fact, I’m late on publishing this post from last week and we are already now well into week 10! This season seemed to fly by once we dried out from the Urbana Monsoon that was June. Shareholders, please come to the farm this Friday (5-7pm) […]

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Week 6 & 7: the bee’s knees

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The days have been sunny, hot, and humid. The height of excellence in this flower season by far. Our sunflowers are so huge, sculptural and prolific. We’ve been daydreaming about making their wide, seed-filled heads into outdoor shower nozzles. Do you think it would work?! 😉 I think both Liz and Holly have officially declared […]

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Week 1

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This week’s harvest was a pale palette. I think all of the recent rain we’ve had seems to have limited the more colorful blooms. Green and white are nice enough for now though! (and SUNFLOWERS, already?!?)

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week two: a sink full of flowers

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This week’s harvest included red yarrow, lavender, daisies, calendula, fireworks, lilies, hostas, love in a mist, sweetpeas, gooseneck, queen anne’s lace, snap dragons, sage love-in-a-mist, and coneflowers! This week I was also arranging for a wedding. I wanted to make sure I had plenty of flowers for shareholders and the wedding. Sweet Joan from South […]

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Dating the flowers

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Every Friday evening for the past few weeks Sam and I meet up around 6 pm. We head out to the garden with our buckets of water and pruning shears to be swooned by the blooms. We harvest bucket after bucket of bright oranges, dreamy pinks, glowing greens and many other sweet hues that make […]

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floral rebels

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When I say the word “flowers” what comes to mind? Perhaps big bright yellow sunflowers, romantic pink roses, delicate sweet peas or country daisies but probably not your common roadside “weeds” right? The week’s arrangement features two plants often referred to as “weeds.” Queen Anne’s Lace and Teasel. Both of which I wildcrafted in order […]

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my kind of fireworks

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This week’s inaugural bouquet was inspired by the season of fireworks as well as a tribute to my mother, whom died on the third of July ten years ago. She was a dedicated and knowledgeable gardener. I learned so much from her about growing plants, landscape design and the fundamentals of artful flower composition. She […]