Happy almost spring, dear HPF friends!
As I type Mike is setting up the boiler in the greenhouse so we can start seeding tomorrow. We ordered plugs of some of our longer bloom time flowers this year so we wouldn't have to fire up the greenhouse until after the conference that we attend every year at this time. Once the greenhouse gets going, especially when it's still chilly and snowy, we have to stay nearby to adjust the temp and such as needed. Smaller baby plants are needier just like humans. :)
Brand spankin' new plastic makes for happy plants!
Little house inside larger house with heated tables.
Boiler fired right up - it's more efficient to heat tables than the air.
King of the potting soil mountain!
Happy ladies got some treats leftover from the conference. Yuuumm.
I had the honor of presenting on Growing and Marketing Organic Cut Flowers at the MOSES Organic Farming Conference this year. It was great to connect with other flower growers, and talk about my favorite things with others who love it too. Christine Hoffman, Twin Cities Flower Exchange and Foxglove Market, was my co-presenter. We had a mostly full house with lot of good questions, and interested folks. It was good.
Laurie of Laurie Schneider Photography took these photos and shared them with us. She's wonderful, and amazingly talented.
Other than that, we're just gearing up for another season of tons of beautiful flowers in the retail mixed bouquets, and more single variety bunch choices and wholesale florist blooms. Happy starter plants are on their way, and some delicious veggies, all that we will have CERTIFIED ORGANIC this season. WOOT!
Please be in touch with questions, or just to connect. We miss you during the off-season, and look forward to seeing all your lovely faces soon.