Updated: Mar 24, 2022
Everyone knows that April showers bring May flowers, and we've certainly had plenty of the former. The latter... not so much.
When you start a flower farm, it's easy to get swept away in ordering seeds, poring over beautiful photos on Instagram, and dreaming of the smiles when someone picks up one of your bouquets. What you don't think as much about, but it quickly becomes abundantly clear — this is hard work, there's a steep learning curve, and even when you do everything right, Mother Nature doesn't always cooperate.
The bulbs were beautiful, with the hyacinth's scent stealing the show. And the seedlings started off strong but when transplanted outside, did not flourish.
But with each season, we are given another opportunity to begin again. Now we are working on our seven raised beds, each 100' long, that are starting to produce zinnias and sunflowers. Our hydrangeas are going strong as well.
We're hopeful they'll yield enough that we will be regulars at the local farmer's markets in June. We're tentatively planning for a visit to the Hancock Farmer's Market this Saturday. Fingers crossed & stay tuned!