This spring we planted 2,500 potted mums. We experimented with 24 different varieties and a few different soils, but they all seem to love the Green Bluff sunshine.
Mums are photosensitive, which means they will start to bloom as the days get shorter (darker). Many large commercial farms cover their mums during the day to encourage this earlier in the season, but doing so can cause a shorter life span for the plant. We are letting nature take its course and keeping our mums in natural light.
While researching flowers this past winter, I fell in love with flowering kale. The blooms look like roses, which might be why they are trending in so many wedding bouquets. We started 1,200 kale seeds in our home this past March and transplanted them in May. There are currently 6 different varieties growing – but the deer have found them awfully delicious, so we are doing everything we can to save some for the flower shop this fall.
Trying to narrow down which types of cut flowers we were going to grow our first season was hard – there’s too many beautiful choices! With construction on-going, we decided to stick to ones we knew best:
- Dahlias (12 different varieties)
We’ll be opening August 30th for the fall harvest season on Green Bluff. We’ll be offering our flowers from the Flower Shop, as well as coffee, treats & gifts. We’d love for everyone to stop by and check out our blooms.