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 …

Fresh as a Daisy: 5 Tips for Extending the Life of Your Flower Bouquet

There are several processes that flower farmers use to ensure customers are getting the freshest flowers possible with the most extended vase life. One of the essential factors in keeping flowers fresh is hydration. During the day's heat, flowers lose water through a process called transpiration. Warmer temperatures during the day can cause the flowers …

Gardening for the Birds

In the winter, I love watching birds enjoying a snack at the bird feeders and playing in the heated birdbath. They are both entertaining and fascinating to watch. However, when springtime comes and the birdseed-loving bears are waking up from hibernation, I take down the feeders. Initially, I worried that I would no longer see …