2019 Flower Memberships

I know it can be hard to think about 2019 when we still have three months left in 2018, but the truth is, a flower farmer has been prepping for the 2019 growing season for a couple of months already. I was methodically starting about 200 seeds a day in early September, and now I have thousands of seedlings that are going into the ground for their long winter nap. Part of the thinking and planning ahead requires getting a good idea of how many people I will be growing flowers for in the coming year. That helps me determine how many plants I need in production every week of the growing season, and that helps me kno...
I know it can be hard to think about 2019 when we still have three months left in 2018, but the truth is, a flower farmer has been prepping for the 2019 growing season for a couple of months already. I was methodically starting about 200 seeds a day in early September, and now I have thousands of seedlings that are going into the ground for their l...

2018 Farm Workshops

So, in my last post, I announced my intention to post twice a month. That was in May. It's now the end of July. In the past, I would likely be unkind to myself about not meeting my own expectations. Now I simply see this as something that happens regularly in a life beset by all sorts of interruptions to our plans, and I'm feeling okay about missing the original mark. Nevertheless, I do want to apologize if you have been missing my posts. Perhaps in the fall/winter I will find more time to wax lyrical and philosophical about the farm and gardening in general, but this post is simply practical. I wanted to anno...
So, in my last post, I announced my intention to post twice a month. That was in May. It's now the end of July. In the past, I would likely be unkind to myself about not meeting my own expectations. Now I simply see this as something that happens regularly in a life beset by all sorts of interruptions to our plans, and I'm feeling okay about missin...

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...

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 ...

Repurposed Flower Vases

We own two actual vases. One was a gift from a friend, and the other is a memento of a wonderful day with my stepson during a vacation in Colorado years ago. We took him to see a glassblowing demonstration at a studio in Frisco, and since we were the only people in attendance, the artist asked my stepson to help. He was a teenager then, so he was generally unimpressed with anything. Throughout the trip, I kept giving him the same scenario: “If your happiness were a gas tank, where would the needle be pointing right now?” The answer was almost invariably “about 1/4.” It always stung a little, as my answer ...
We own two actual vases. One was a gift from a friend, and the other is a memento of a wonderful day with my stepson during a vacation in Colorado years ago. We took him to see a glassblowing demonstration at a studio in Frisco, and since we were the only people in attendance, the artist asked my stepson to help. He was a teenager then, so he was g...