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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Feathered Friends

Took a couple of photos today of the Grosbeaks and Bluejays that are staying with us this winter.

Tried to capture the snow accumulation this year.  We have lots of snow in our yard and in the pasture.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

The growing season begins!

The 2013 growing season has begun.  We have several trays of seedlings growing under artificial light and we will be seeding every week now until May.  We have several varieties of perennials growing right now.  Seeded a few annuals, Purple Majesty Millet, Lithsanthus and Craspedia - Drumstick flower.  The Drumstick flower is great for corsages and button holes.  The daylight hours are growing once again and have noticed the longer days in the evening, but I am still driving to work in darkness in the mornings.  February should be the start of the increased morning daylight.

Lots and lots of snow all around this year.  We had another several centimeters drop this morning and there are drifts everywhere.  Will be lots of water around in the Spring, but the soil was pretty dry in the Fall so it should absorb a lot of water.  What will the Spring bring us this year?

We have a lot of birds living at our farm this winter.  Lots and lots of Grosbeaks, a few Bluejays, Woodpeckers of all sizes, Redpoles and Chickadees.  They clean out the feeders every couple of days and the Woodpeckers enjoy the suet Pat makes for them.

Sharing a few photos of the 2012 gardens taken by Mandy, our daughter, in late August.

Prairie Sun Rudbeckia

Fuchsiana Dahlia

Fireworks Gomphrena

Orange Dahlias

Dahlia patch

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Happy New Year!

The first post of 2013 is a collection of photos, of a few of the wedding flowers we created in 2012.
The weddings consisted of the client buying flowers in bulk and creating their own centrepieces and bouquets, to having us put together all the bouquets, buttonholes and centrepieces.  We are booking weddings again this year, so give us a call, as we are limited to what we can take on throughout the summer.  Keep in mind all of our flowers are grown naturally without any sort of chemicals.  We are totally flexible to your needs and no wedding is too small. 

All of our seed orders are complete and we have received some of the 2013 crop of seeds.  I have seeded several varieties of perennials and about 8 varieties have sprouted.  I will be seeding throughout the next few months and growing lots of new varieties of perennials and annuals.  The dahlia orders are complete and we will start receiving those in March.  We are trying lots of new colours in the oranges, purples, and creams.  The varieties that perform well will be dug in the fall and stored and propagated for the 2014 season.