Why Local Flowers?

One of the questions I've been asked in my first season as a commercial cut flower grower is, "What's the difference between your flowers and those I can buy at the grocery store?" or "Why is buying local flowers important?" I know it can seem like these flowers are the same, but several key differences …

What’s Growing on in the Garden: September 2022

Somehow, we have successfully navigated the back-to-school marathon and all the music ensembles, athletics, and extracurricular activities that come with it. My son's event calendar was enough to keep me on my toes in September; after all, I am his primary chauffeur, personal administrative assistant, and head cheerleader at all his events. Such is the …

Fall is for Planting

Ahhh, fall has officially arrived, bringing cooler temperatures, the smell of freshly fallen leaves, and the start of sweater weather and soup season. I love fall; it may just be my favorite season. There is nothing quite like biting into the first fresh apple, sipping hot apple cider, and seeing the leaves put on a …

Water Woes

This week’s post isn’t going to be pretty. It’s not filled with photos of beautiful flowers, harvested vegetables, or even cute wildlife (well, maybe a few). But it will give an unedited glimpse into the reality of being a grower during climate change. As the climate crisis worsens, we are seeing natural disasters occur more …