Week #10 – February 29 We’ve had some pretty beautiful days this last week of February here in northwestern NJ. The weather was warm and sunny and we all rushed outside to get some work done. Working outside in February is what we call a “freebie,” a day that you would not otherwise count on to[…]
Week #9 – February 24th 2016 One of the great aspects about my work is that I get to meet and work with new people all the time. This winter I have been meeting with brides and grooms, their moms and dads, sisters, cousins, friends and even a dog or two here and there! Recently[…]
Week #7 – February 10, 2016 LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! That is what all of our customers said about our Flower Subscription Service last year. This year we are offering our subscriptions earlier so that you can give them as gifts to the people you love this Valentine’s Day. It is easy to buy right off of[…]
Week 6 – February 5th I belong to a trade group called the Association for Specialty Cut Flower Growers, which is a group of other flower farmers like myself from all over the country. Flower farming used to be quite an industry in the United States, but now over 80% of the flowers in your[…]
Week #5 – January 31, 2016 Here in New Jersey we had some real weather last weekend. Winter storm “Jonas” hit us early last Saturday morning and lasted throughout the entire day. In our part of northwestern NJ we got roughly 24 inches of snow in less than 24 hours. It was a pretty amazing day[…]
Week #3 – January 22 The seeds are here! As we settle in for the first real snowstorm of 2016 this weekend, I will be happily organizing my seed order, which just arrived in the mail. (Don’t let that little box fool you by the way… there are thousands and thousands of seeds in that[…]
Week 2 – January 15, 2016 My winter work these days consists mainly of office work, updating the website, ordering seeds and supplies and planning out our “season” (which is really three seasons!). I am also in the process of gathering and organizing photos from the photographers from last season to update my portfolio which[…]
Week 1, 2016 Welcome to the new year! It is finally starting to feel a little bit like winter is here with our first day below freezing at 3 weeks into the season. Hopefully this will not do too much damage to the garlic plants that started to sprout up in the field and the plants in[…]
No sooner does the box of holiday decorations make it back into the closet that the seed trays come out. Or so it seems. Each year, Patti starts thousands of seeds. No kidding. The process is part science, part artwork, part luck. So many things can go wrong, which makes “attentiveness” the most critical component[…]
We’ve received many exquisite photos from our clients this year. Nothing makes flowers look more lovely than when they are seen in the arms of a happy bride or groom.
As a result we’ve spent several winter nights “pinning” our flowers to Patti’s Pinterest site. What’s so neat about Pinterest is the way it allows one to organize photos and share them on unique “boards.” We have begun to create a number of boards to display the variety of designs and arrangements available as well as the local flowers that are in season at a particular time of year.