The most long awaited of all the seasons. Ironically, as I sit and write this we have just had a full foot of snow of the first day of Spring. Just a reminder of Mother Nature's control over us, as the one aspect of farming that we can not control, we are forever at her mercy. Reinforcing my husband's life philosophy, "It is what it is"... accept it and move on, do what you have to do. Yet in the end, spring always does come... she proves her strength and vitality. The season of regeneration and renewal. She makes her presence known and awakens the senses after a long winter, with all that is lush and green, and freshly scented.
ANEMONE and RANUNCULUS • COLIBRI (Hummingbird) POPPIES
TULIPS • NARCISSUS (DAFFODILS) • HYACINTH • FRITALLARIA PERSICA
ALLIUM • LILY of the VALLEY • SPIREA • LAMB’S EAR •
HOOP GROWN: STOCK • DIANTHUS • BELLS OF IRELAND • BUPLEURUM
HERBACIOUS PEONIES • DUTCH IRIS • LEUCOJEUM •
the time we all long for... the sun warm against our faces, our skin takes on that healthy glow. And the field is starting to explode with annual production. All of our hard work during the winter months of crop planning and seed schedules and getting trays started has finally started to come to life with color.
Cooler nights are finally setting in, and bringing along with them warmer hues and deeper tones … so much is still blooming through the fall. We will continue steadily until we have a frost, which tends to range anywhere from end of October through mid-November in our zone. We have a few things that will persevere though it, but mist of our annuals will be done in at this time… and we will start to work on clearing the fields and getting ready for the next season. The cycle continues…
Many of the summer blooms above, we plant successions to take us through to frost.
HEIRLOOM MUMS • TWEEDIA • SALVIA LEUCANTHA (Mexican Sage) • MILLET + GRASSES
ORNAMENTAL KALE and CABBAGES
LEMONBUSH EUCALYPTUS • SILVERDROP EUCALYPTUS • SWEET ANNIE • CALLA LILY FOLIAGE