Can you believe we are halfway through 2018? It has been a flurry of activity over here with the overlap of planting annuals, harvesting perennials, maintenance, and yes, even ordering for next year (already planning for some more beautiful tulips). Not to mention my full-time position at Blue Bell Greenhouse, over the river in beautiful Lee, NH. It's all plants, all the time!
This year's tulips were a big hit for Mother's Day gifts, were used by other local designers, and helped kick off my new spot at the North Berwick Farmers' Market.
I'll be at the market as often as I'm able, as will some of my fellow flower-growing friends from Kindred Earth Farm and Orange Circle Farm. Their flowers, and some from other local growers around the region like Omniflora Farm, help supplement what I'm able to grow here to fill your vases for birthday gifts, sympathy expression, party decor, or just for the love of flowers.
It's a great time to spread the local flower love. Today also kicks off American Flowers Week, running through the Independence Day holiday. Are you finding American-grown flowers where you shop? If not, Slow Flowers, the ASCFG, and Floret all have directories to point you to the nearest flower farm - check us out!