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Flower Farm Update – May 2018

I apologize for theterribly long time since I sat down to write a post. What can I say? I had, like so many of us these days, stretched myself far too thin. My goal moving forward is to post at least once a month, but no more than twice, as I don't want to inundate you, my lovely readers, with too much content. If you are in Georgia, you already know that we have been coping with days and days and days of rain. My phone now alerts me regularly that we are under a flash flood watch and that the expiration for the watch continues to move further into the future. It has certainly made the farm rather lush, but I ...
I apologize for the terribly long time since I sat down to write a post. What can I say? I had, like so many of us these days, stretched myself far too thin. My goal moving forward is to post at least once a month, but no more than twice, as I don't want to inundate you, my lovely readers, with too much content. If you are in Georgia, you alrea...

Inspiring Gardens Series: The Lost Gardens of Heligan

My mom and I love going to England and visiting as many gardens as we possibly can. We've been to Sissinghurst, Hidcote Manor, Kiftsgate Court, Highgrove, Kew, Great Dixter, and many others, both large and small. We go mainly because we are obsessed with gardening and love immersing ourselves in the beauty of these magnificent places. But we are also drawn to these gardens for the inspiration they provide us. Now, sometimes that can be a bit problematic. For example, my mom's yard is tiny, but when we stroll around these iconic gardens, she decides that she needs a pond and a wall and an ornamental tree and a scu...
My mom and I love going to England and visiting as many gardens as we possibly can. We've been to Sissinghurst, Hidcote Manor, Kiftsgate Court, Highgrove, Kew, Great Dixter, and many others, both large and small. We go mainly because we are obsessed with gardening and love immersing ourselves in the beauty of these magnificent places. But we are al...

Firmly Rooted

We have inadvertently lived a nomadic life. Although my husband (whom I call Turfman…he loves lawns) had grown accustomed to moving regularly with the Army, he had left the military by the time I met him. I had no reason to believe that we would leave my hometown outside of Dayton, Ohio, but within a few months, our company moved us to Pensacola, Florida. We thought it might prove to be a place we could call home, and so it was for a few years. But when his boss told us we would have to relocate to a place we weren’t wild about, Turfman instead took a job outside of Atlanta, where I hoped we could put down so...
We have inadvertently lived a nomadic life. Although my husband (whom I call Turfman…he loves lawns) had grown accustomed to moving regularly with the Army, he had left the military by the time I met him. I had no reason to believe that we would leave my hometown outside of Dayton, Ohio, but within a few months, our company moved us to Pensacola,...

Is It Spring Yet?

What a very long winter it has seemed this year. Although today is the Spring Equinox, I'm wondering when spring will actually arrive. I'm still tucking plants in under frost covers at night and running up to the greenhouse to check the temps and consider turning on the heater to keep all of my seedlings warm. But I'm getting ahead of myself here. I haven't told you about all that I've been doing in the last few months. First, we finally completed the greenhouse. I really thought I would collapse from exhaustion before we made it, but after working in the biting winter cold day after day (and developing a w...
What a very long winter it has seemed this year. Although today is the Spring Equinox, I'm wondering when spring will actually arrive. I'm still tucking plants in under frost covers at night and running up to the greenhouse to check the temps and consider turning on the heater to keep all of my seedlings warm. But I'm getting ahead of myself her...

It’s Time to Sign Up for Bouquet and Bucket Subscriptions

I don’t know about anyone else, but all I can think about lately are the warmer, brighter days of spring and the beginning of our growing season. Every time I pick up another seed packet to start sowing, I can see in my mind’s eye the flower fields teeming with beautiful blooms. My fingers are itching to start making bouquets filled with unique flowers again. If you have ever gone to the grocery store to pick up some flowers to add a little extra beauty to your home or office, you may have been a little disappointed by the selection. For the most part, the choices are the same all year round. At Bloomsbury...
I don’t know about anyone else, but all I can think about lately are the warmer, brighter days of spring and the beginning of our growing season. Every time I pick up another seed packet to start sowing, I can see in my mind’s eye the flower fields teeming with beautiful blooms. My fingers are itching to start making bouquets filled with unique...

2018 Desk Calendars Are Ready for the Holiday Season

Every morning begins with a quick visit to the chickens to greet them for the day and let them into their run. After that, I head to the flower fields and get to work. But none of that happens without me first slinging my camera over my shoulder. I never know what delights await me on the farm, and don't want to miss the opportunity to capture something wonderful in a photo. I've learned that the perfect moments are fleeting, and they certainly don't wait for me to run back to the house to grab the camera. As the last of the fall leaves begin to let go and the farm goes to sleep, I like to return to my photos ...
Every morning begins with a quick visit to the chickens to greet them for the day and let them into their run. After that, I head to the flower fields and get to work. But none of that happens without me first slinging my camera over my shoulder. I never know what delights await me on the farm, and don't want to miss the opportunity to capture some...

Special Event – A Morning on the Farm

When Bloomsbury Lane Farm was just an idea in my head, I imagined hosting people in this beautiful space to relax, share ideas, and enjoy working with the flowers I grew. I heard laughter and saw people enjoying themselves in those early visions. As the fields have been blooming all summer, those visions have come into sharper focus. Now I can announce that I have three workshops planned for 2017; the first is a flower arranging workshop in September. Placing flowers in a tall, slender vase is relatively easy, as the vase keeps the flowers upright. But once we start using wide-mouth and/or short vases,...
When Bloomsbury Lane Farm was just an idea in my head, I imagined hosting people in this beautiful space to relax, share ideas, and enjoy working with the flowers I grew. I heard laughter and saw people enjoying themselves in those early visions. As the fields have been blooming all summer, those visions have come into sharper focus. Now I can ...

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