This was my first solo onsite wedding ever. It was amazing. I had been waiting on July 2nd for months: planning, emailing, daydreaming... In the week leading up to the wedding, I just wanted to start because the anticipation was killing me. When Wednesday finally came, I was ready for showtime. We picked up whimsical cosmos and white scabiosa from Little Mountain Flower Farm. We also snagged gorgeous white dahlias, fragrant mountain mint, and veronica from Sevier Blumen. Th
Way way back when in November, we planted tulips. Nothing too fancy. It was just a fun experiment. A last minute decision. It was a learning a experience and we kept our hopes fairly low. We didn't want to get our hopes too high since we ordered our bulbs late. The only tulips we had ever grown were in the yard and had been there since I was a kid. I remember walking up to the lilac bush in the rain to pick the red tulips and yellow daffodils that grew around the bottom.
Every once in a while, I like to show some of my film! This is the first year I'm going to be able to document the flower season completely on film and I am quite excited. All these beautiful garden shots were all taken this Spring. Film forces me to think more about each shot I take. With my digital camera, I can take as many pictures as I need. Most of the time that means I take too many pictures. . .after all these years I'm still obsessed with flowers and it shows in t
So 2020 is over. 2020 was. a. year. To be honest, I've forgotten how the year started. I don't remember learning that we weren't going to have our traditional farmers' market in Market Square. I barely remember setting up the online shop here on the website. What a strange "new normal." But we can't forget the flower season, can we? It was too beautiful to be forgotten. In order to brighten up your January, we're doing a look back on our favorite moments from the flower fa
Oh y'all are in for a treat! Napping Cat Flower Farm + Wildfire Hearts Photography styled shoot! My dear friend Emily reached out to me the other day with a need for flowers. She had a styled shoot scheduled one morning on the Foothills Parkway and needed something to match the mood for her vision. Emily sent me a beautiful Pinterest board with the dress, makeup, flowers, and all the pretty details of what she planned for the shoot. But, the thing with Pinterest is that you o
It's fall in East Tennessee and what a stunning fall it is. When people say that fall is their favorite season, I can't agree with them, but only because fall seems so short to me. I'm partial to summer honestly. I absolutely love fall, but I always feel like right when we're settling in to the cooler and less humid days and chilly nights, suddenly it's winter. But right now I'm enjoying myself immensely and will enjoy the autumn weather while it lasts. My roommate and I ha
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
Today was our first Farmers' Market of the 2019 season! We're so thankful the rain held off and gave us a beautiful, sunny morning of selling flowers! We had beautiful bouquets with bells of Ireland, poppies, peonies, sweet peas, clematis, delphinium, forget-me-nots, and stock. It was the last week of ranunculus...until next year! Summer blooms are on their way in the garden. If you missed us this week, stop by next week and grab a bouquet for Mother's Day! If you've never 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