Humming Along 3/31/23

Humming Along 3/31/23

Posted by Mandy + Steve O'Shea on

Flowers are back!  The poppy plants are looking happy again and are producing beautiful flowers, so we have you covered with gift boxes and poppy bundles for Easter and Passover next week!! 

  We’ve also got a ton of beautiful ranunculus and we’re expecting a bunch of the Potomac Snapdragons to be ready for harvest next week too!  All 3 flowers are bright and festive for your holiday table and you can grab some here before they sell out: Click Here!

  Easter/Passover is the 2nd biggest week for flowers each year and things do tend to sell out quickly, so if you want flowers, head over there now and read this later.  We won’t be doing bouquets this year.  The holiday's falling on the same week as our plant sale and during bumper flower harvests has us way too busy to orchestrate everything required to make lots of bouquets.  Wish we could, but we just can’t.

  This is the last week for our Spring Plant Sale, so if you’ve been waiting to get your tomatoes and peppers, now’s your chance.  They are super healthy and eager to set roots in your garden so you can have your tomato sandwiches, or make your grandma’s pasta sauce with a side of stuffed peppers or grilled Padrons.

  Since the tunnels are looking so healthy and the Snaps and Campanula are looking to join the poppies and Ranunculus in our buckets, we’ve determined that we can expand our subscription to allow a few more people to join, so if you like Poppies, Ranunculus, Snaps, Campanula, and possibly some Butterfly Ranunculus, and want to place one order to fill your vase(s) each week for a month at a discount, you can Click Here to see if there is still space available by the time you read this.

  The farm is humming right along.  Naw and Marry are slated to fly back in from Thailand today and I know they’ll be exhausted, but we can’t wait to see them when they feel rested enough to join us again. 

  Our seasonal hires and even our temporary helpers for the plant sale have all been just fantastic and Rachel has done an incredible job of making this year’s plant sale run super smoothly.  There are so many moving parts out here each spring that our head’s are constantly spinning and when things go smoothly in spite of that, you can’t help but feel grateful.  

  Mandy and I are so thankful to the whole team for pitching in to make this farm so successful at growing flowers and plants from seedlings and bulbs to their beautiful mature selves, and then harvesting, processing and packing them and getting them out to your homes at the exact right time. With all the variables and moving parts, it’s like playing double dutch with 4 ropes and everyone is doing so good at jumping in time that we couldn’t be more pleased.

  Thank you all for coming along on this journey with us.  I never intended to be a farmer.   I never thought I’d move to Georgia.  It has not been an easy ride, but I can truly say that I am happy to be right here in our 13th year of farming this land with my best friend and all the magic she seems to cultivate in her radius. 

  It doesn’t hurt that the Lunaria have carpeted the landscape in purple flowers, the dogwood is blossoming right outside my window,  and the snowball viburnums are at their peak of pure white fantasticness.  The grass is green and the weather is easy.  The buckets are full and the plants are perfect.  I’m sure I’ll bitch again soon, but for now…..I’m good.

  Have a great weekend!