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
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
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
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
The last time I posted on the blog it wasn't even spring...but now it is, so HAPPY SPRING! And now we're even a couple days into APRIL!! So here's our update: We finally have some color on the farm. Not that I don't love yellow, but it's nice to have some new blooms to accompany the lonely daffodils in the field. We have also had the first ranunculus harvest of the season. Some of the ranunculus start out a little stubby, but it's so exciting to walk out to the field and see