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
Oh it's been such a pretty fall. I wrote about it in my last post...but I might have changed my favorite season to fall. The dahlia season has caught us a little by surprise. It's been beautiful! The blooms have been relatively insect bite free. Some of the dahlias are dinner plate size! Others are round and cute and compact. It's a beautiful variety. I keep thinking it's going to be the last harvest... and then more blooms keep coming. If only this could continue through
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'
What a strange Spring it has been so far. Who could have expected the world to change this much in a matter of months? So much uncertainty, fear, and ups and downs. It's been a rollercoaster ride for sure. I never dreamed that I wouldn't return to school after Spring break. The transition to online classes was surreal. It brought many challenges of having to try and stay organized while receiving what seemed like 100 email updates each day from professors who were scrambl
Ah. Dahlias. What do you think of when you think of them? Cool weather? Leaves starting to turn and fall? It hasn't exactly been easy to grow them this season with some extremely hot temperatures and lack of rainfall... thanks Tennessee. However, with Mom's diligent watering we have gotten some pretty GORGEOUS blooms. The warm corals are my absolute favorite... They remind me of the ranunculus crop in the Spring. It's kind of a way to come full circle; ranunculus as our fir