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26 Jan · Mon 2015
We have started seeds for this years' crops of gorgeous new flowers. My favorite new flower from last season was the Icelandic poppy. You can see images on our web page or on the Field to Vase blog, http://fieldtovase.com/folls-flower-farm-june-weddings/ The June weddings last year had lots of poppies as did some of the July weddings. We are also growing lots of new dahlias this season and some stunning new zinnias, foxglove and delphinium. It is hard to contain my enthusiasm about spring. Even though it is ten degrees out and snowing I am getting excited about another season of flowers and weddings. These are flowers from last July.
Posted by Thea @ 03:56 PM EST [ Comments  ]
19 Jan · Mon 2009
January is the month that most spring and summer brides begin to really think and plan for their upcoming weddings. It seems like time flies when you are having fun and before you know it the season is here so you need to book your flower specialist (florist or grower florist) now.
Using locally grown, sustainable and organic flowers makes sense for the bride, farmers and the environment. It is certainly better to use flowers grown locally than those grown in South America or shipped from overseas as most regular florist and grocery store flowers are. Locally grown flowers are fresher and come in many varieties that are not available otherwise. There are hundreds of different flowers that can not be shipped easily and last for a fleeting period. One of my favorite and rare flowers is the tree peony flower. It is very expensive to purchase a tree peony plant, it then takes 3-5 years to really produce some blooms and the blooms last less than one week. But they are so spectacular! Huge and as delicate as silk with a brilliant iridescent sheen, they are the goddess of the garden. I read that an early plant explorer traveled to Tibet and was given a gift of three tree peony plants that he then brought back to England for propagation. These were the only known tree peonies at that time and later the monestary burned down destroying the original plants. The story states that all the tree peonies in the world came from that gift. I can not verify the truth of this tale but it makes me love the blossoms all the more.
Posted by Thea @ 11:30 AM EST