Updated: Aug 5
It is hard to believe August is here and with it many more changes in the gardens. Spring and cool season crops are gone and summer bloomers are going strong. The come and cut zinnias and dahlias are absolutely amazing! Some of the perennials that had peaked in June and have been dead headed and fertilized so new blooms are shooting up again!
I cut daily from the gardens, morning or evening is best when the temps are cooler. Afternoons may be spent weeding, mowing or filling orders. The wreath above was a custom order ....an everlasting wreath for a memorial service. Most varieties used in this wreath, (fresh as pictured) are "everlasting" flowers that dry well. All were grown and harvested from the gardens. To dry flowers naturally, keep out of the sun ,in a warm ( to hot) place, out of humidity for best colors.The quicker they dry the better the colors. Flowers shrink as they dry so you always want to add more flowers than you think you will need. Fresh wreaths , are wonderful for weddings or memorials as they are a wonderful keepsake. I'm really excited for this weekends wedding 100% from the gardens follow me on facebook or instagram for almost daily flower or garden pictures!!
July kept me very busy with classes. There are 3 class options coming up in August. Mom/Grandma and Me on August 10, ideal for a child and adult geared to ages 4-13..... August 16, new pop up Garden Tour and Bouquet Class, Garden Tour and Bouquet Classes on August 24 ( almost full) and August 26. We will tour the gardens, discuss what is growing, gardening and seeding techniques, discuss cutting from the gardens for fresh or dried arrangements, then cut and make your own arrangement from the gardens. The dahlias are blooming beautifully but will be even more amazing as fall approaches. See the website for details.
September and October will bring project classes. I will be offering a wreath class or 2, a dried arrangement class as well as a fall centerpiece gourd basket class. Join a class or gather a group of 6 or more for a private class. Contact me for more details.
Gardening is an experiment, there are so many new varieties to try, the weather is always changing, something always does fabulous, but then the are the garden flops. But most exciting are the experiments in gardening. Of which there were many this year, join me on a garden tour to hear of some. I love sharing the gardens and my love of flowers. You can enjoy my flowers from, the stand, order from the website, or contact me for a special order. Buy a handful, a DIY pail , an arrangement, CSA , event flowers or join a class.