Sharing with you a few captured photos of the farm on a winter day, 2019.
Oaks in front of our cottage. Much planning is performed while sitting on the porch gazing out at the oaks. My father has told me the prettier the view while doing your thinking, the more creative your thoughts will become. I do believe this to be true and do not take for granted the blessing of this view.
One of our heirloom chrysanthemum patches. They just had their winter pruning, will take off in the spring and begin to bud. Buds will form throughout the spring and summer, blooming in the fall.
Field of fall planted spring blooms and our greenhouse which is home of the lisianthus.
Snapdragons, Stock, Bells of Ireland, Statice, Godetia, Globe Thistle, Campanula and Bupleurum are a few of the crops planted in this field.
A rose bush row. We have planted seven varieties of garden roses this year. In front of the rose bushes, the daffodil bulbs are tucked in. They will bloom in the spring while the rose bushes are waking from their winter nap.
Our 2019 Rose Selections:
Peace - soft white with pink tips.
Jude the Obscure by David Austin - rich soft apricot.
Phab Gold - canary yellow.
Margaret Merril - clear white.
Deep Secret - one of the darkest red of roses.
Belindas Dream - soft pink
Miranda Lambart - intense mauve pink.
Field two filled with sprouting ranunculus corms. Planting in the fall, blooming in the spring. Below the rows of Ligustrum trees we planted spring blooming anemone bulbs.
Lavender, sweet peas, more ranunculus and anemones are a few of the crops we tucked in under the tree line, far left of photo.
The princess of the farm, lisianthus, tucked away in their prime location, location, location - the greenhouse.
Our 2019 Lisianthus Selections:
Rosanne Deep Brown
Additonally, we have ordered and will be trialing 25 peony roots in here as well. Possibly too hot in our climate for decent peony blooms but I'm pretty defiant and enjoy trying things I'm told will be unable to achieve. We shall see!
I built this driveway with reclaimed crumbled brick removed for my studio remodel. (Oh, how I look forward to the day I am sharing photos of the studio..yippee). This was a real workout, the job is almost complete. No longer will I have to concern myself with tearing up the sod with my 4 wheeler while taking my sweet short cut around the property.
Last, but certainly not least, this farm tour would not be complete without showing you Tucker and Mocha's crib. They spend the days in their pasture producing manure for our compost and evenings comfortable in the barn, safe from the elements. And the coyotes.
I hope you enjoyed the tour and look forward to showing you the "after" photos this spring with everything bursting in bloom.
Peace, Love and Flowers, Y'all,
Farmer, florist, lady with the feed bucket. Horses and flowers make my heart go pitter-patter. Or sometimes clippity-clop.