Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Exciting news!! New website and newsletter.

I just hit the go live button on my new website.  A little bit scary to say the least, but also very proud that I was able to mange this next step for my little business.  So here it is:

www.flowersfromacountrygarden.com

Hopefully is all works.   You are now even able to pre-order for pick up, three of our most popular items.

$25 Garden bouquet
$50 Garden bouquet
$25 Mason jar design

If all goes well with the online ordering, I will add more products in the future.

I will also be starting a newsletter on this platform.  There is a newsletter signup right on the website.

This is where I need your help!!  Please sign up to hear what's going on here on the farm.  I will no longer be using this blog and will switch all my communication over to the new website.

In the next week or so, I will send out my first Newsletter.  I am going to be sharing about taking care of your cut flowers to get maximum vase life.  This is something you should not miss, so please click on the link to the new website and sign up for the newsletter.

Thanks for your support,

Judy


Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Officially open for The 2019 Flower season.

We are open for the season.  Hours Wednesday to Saturday 10 to 5pm.


Thursday, May 16, 2019

May long weekend opening.

We will be open Friday and Saturday 10 an to 5 pm.  A great selection of Ranunculus, Anemones and just the start of the peony harvest.  Peonies are very limited and only coral so far.



Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Lovely Lilacs

Finally picking some flowers.  The lilac crops has done really well this year and we will be open Friday May 10 and Saturday May 11 from 10 am to 5 pm.  Lilacs by the stem,  mixed Garden bouquets, Anemones and ranunculus by the stem and some Mason jars arrangements will be available.  Everything is pretty limited so you are welcome to pre-order to guarantee supply.  Email countryflowers@shaw.ca to place your order.

Menu items:
Lilac                   $2/stem  
Anemones          $1.40/stem
Ranunculus        $1.40/stem

Mixed garden bouquets start at $25
Mason Jar arrangements start at $25.

We will be officially opening for the season on May 22.



Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Taking care of your Cut flowers

With the start of Flower season, I thought it would be a good idea to remind everyone on how to take care of your cut flowers for maximum vase life.

First and foremost, flowers cannot be left in your car for even a short period of time.  So I always suggest that your local flower shop be your last stop or your only stop and you go straight home.

When you get them home, give them a fresh cut on a 45 degree angle.  This increases the surface area for water uptake. Use cold water to fill your vase and use the flower food provided.  Follow the directions on the package for amount of water.  Always check you flowers everyday.  They will probably need topping up with water after 24hrs.  Cuts such as peonies and woody stems drink a lot of water and you do not want them to get low on water.

If the water looks cloudy, take the flowers out and wash the vase.  Refill with cold water and give the stems a fresh cut.  You only have to remove about 1/4".  If the water is clear, I would still recommend changing the water and recutting the stems at day 3.

If you do not have flower food, you would want to change the water daily.

Here are a few other tips:

Keep your flowers out of the sun.  No direct sunlight.  Nothing fades cut flowers faster than the sun.

If your home is a bit warm, try putting some ice cubes in the water to cool the flowers down.

But most of all enjoy their fleeting beauty.




Thursday, May 24, 2018

Opening day: May 26th

We will official kick off the 2018 flower season this Saturday.  Hours are 10 to 5 pm.
Peonies are in full bloom.
After Saturday our Flower shop hours will be Wed to Saturday 10 to 5 pm.

Looking forward to seeing everyone again this season.




Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Spring Flower Farm Update.

Spring is finally here!  Things are super busy here on the flower farm.   Lots of new perennials going in.  Select roses opened last weekend and I came home with a truck full of new roses.  I can now officially call one of our greenhouses a Rose house because it is fully planted with just roses.  I am so looking forward to seeing them blooming this year.

I am also about half way through the annuals seeding frenzy.  Needless to say there are lots of baby plants that are needing constant attention.

Here is what's up for seeding this week. Strawflowers, Scabiosa (annual) and Globe Amaranth.  These seeds are planted into soil blocks and put under grow lights until they are big enough the handle the weather outside.

This is the only flower on the farm right now!  One crate of anemones that was left over from last spring's planting.  I put it in one of the greenhouses last fall and forgot about it.  It survived and is celebrating spring.  This one will end up on my window sill this week.


 Aren't these so cute!!  Baby snapdragons.
 Digitalis (foxglove).  Usually I plant these in the fall, but decided to also try a spring planting to get a second crop.  These are just about ready to be hardened off and planted outside.
 And of course, everyones favourite, Peonies.  Just starting to show some growth.   Looking forward to seeing these blooms mid to late May.


Just a reminder that we hope to be re-opening the Flower shop in Mid to late May.