In the Weeds: End of Summer on the Farm

It's hard to believe that we're approaching the end of the summer and another growing season on the farm. Here's what's going on at the flower farm this week...

vizsla puppy flower farm

The dahlias are finally pulling ahead of the weeds and it’s absolutely beautiful! Peaches n Cream has officially taken the No. 1 spot in my list of top dahlias with Sweet Nathalie right on her tails. On the farm we’re mixing dahlias in our subscription and retail bouquets and selling them by the bunch at the shop and in the self-serve stand.

In case you missed it, I shared the story of how I started the farm & became a flower farmer, plus a behind the scenes look at my bouquet making setup.

We’re gearing up for something SUPER exciting happening at the farm in a few weeks and I can’t wait to share it all with you but in the meantime here’s a clue. Leave a comment and let me know what you think it is!

flower farm shop

To Do List

Here’s what I’m focusing on around the farm this week…

  • Prepping the beds for fall by tilling, and replacing landscape fabric as needed. Our fall-planted hardy annuals will go in the ground mid-September and I want the beds to be ready to go! Here’s what I’m planting.

  • Cover cropping for the fall and winter seasons. In parts of the field that aren’t in use, we use buckwheat during the warmer months and winter wheat over the winter (duh). Cover crops help to control weed pressure and add nutrients back to the soil.

  • Maintenance and preparation of the low tunnels. We’ll plant our anemone and ranunculus corms in about a month and the caterpillar tunnels need to be ready to go before the weather turns cold. These flowers will be the first to bloom very early spring!

Currently Loving

A roundup of my latest favorite gear, supplies and more…

current favorites flower farmer

  1. Tan Drops. I’m all about the sunscreen for full days in the flower field, but I still love that summer ‘glow’. These are super easy to use.

  2. Raising Wildflowers Tee. An cute basic that goes from school dropoff to the field and back again.

  3. Tripod. Hate to admit that it’s come to this, but this thing spends the day with me. If you’re creating content for your business and social accounts you should have a tripod! The little bluetooth remote is helpful, too.

  4. Shirt Dress. A great transition piece. I wore this constantly last fall, so I’m planning to grab it in black for this season. Casual enough for the flower shop but elevated enough for church or date night.

  5. Mason Jar Pitcher. Random, I know. But perfect for transporting my sangria to the lake! (Try this recipe!)

  6. Denim Apron. We wear these daily in the flower shop and I’ve started to wear it in the field as well.

That’s all for this week’s weeds. I can’t wait to hear what you think and continue the discussion in the chat!


end of summer on the flower farm

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