Oh to be in drought season... It's HOT out there in East Tennessee these days. Most days are about 95 degrees or above with a heat index of 100 degrees at least! Not to mention the humidity....! The mosquitoes (AKA prehistoric pterodactyl-sized death creatures) have been terrible in the garden. They like to hide in the field in the tall plants and grasses and attack you while you're harvesting flowers. They can also get you through your clothes. Absolutely horrifying. They'
We're finally transitioning out of spring and into summer flowers! Not that I don't love spring flowers. I LOVE spring flowers. Ranunculus, larkspur, stock... all the cool weather flowers that are such a relief to see after a long winter. But now the HOT weather flowers are coming in: sunflowers, scabiosa, yarrow, statice, and so many more. I'm stoked. So for you curious flower lovers, I'm gonna take you through what's in the garden now! First up, Sunflowers! Sunflowers are
Although every year is different, this year has been extremely unique. It seems like several of our flower crops have been much bigger and healthier than previous seasons. It's really neat to see! One of the crops doing unusually well are the sweet peas! We made sure to build sturdy structures so that the sweet peas had plenty to climb. We've been doing our best to keep up with harvesting in order to encourage more blooms. We had a difficult start to the sweet pea season be
Photography has been a hobby of mine for a couple years now. I remember walking around the garden when I was in high school and snapping shots of flowers I thought were cool with my phone. Later in high school, my senior year I think, I took a photography class. I remember making my own pin hole camera and going outside and taking pictures in the parking lot. We got bonus points if we managed to capture clouds (thanks Ms. Cedeño). I feel like we could only take one picture
We had our first pop-up of the season at Wild Love Bakehouse Saturday morning! We had almost perfect weather while harvesting the ranunculus from the field... you can go check out my previous blog post if you want to go check out some amazing pictures of the ranunculus harvest! After making bundles of ranunculus, we loaded up the van. Thanks to the cloudy skies and cool weather, they held their tight little buds! Although Saturday started out rainy, the ranunculus were the p
I feel like the first 12 days of April have been an absolute BLUR. Suddenly, I mean really suddenly, everything is turning green. And I'm so excited. This also means that the ranunculus are HERE so prepare yourselves for beautiful photo overload on the blog and instagram! I mean, just look at these guys... Oh, but hang on. I know they're stunning in the field and just by themselves, but the real magic happens when the harvest begins. I honestly cannot decide what I like bett