Oh the weather outside is frightful, my fields are so delightful....
It's the peak of winter in southern Louisiana and I am feeling truly blessed. Our fall planted crops are thriving in the fields. From bulbs to seedlings to the direct seeded wee ones, everyone is healthy and happy. Including me.
Here's a first look at our tulips emerging. All the way from Holland, we imported the bulbs and planted out this fall. The varieties are to die for, I am in love with each of them.
Armani - a deep luscious red, yum. Blushing Beauty - So named for it's blushing color, blushing rosy red fades to canary yellow at the edges of the petal, simply irresistible. Camarque - begins as pale yellow with raspberry flames and matures to ivory with raspberry striations. I'm in love! Daydream - a 1980 hybrid with varying shades of soft apricot and warm orange with a rosy glow. This one is fragrant, ohh, la, laa! Impression Mixture- A mixture of the most unbelievably large hybrid tulips, colors are soft apricot, salmon, pink and rose. These are the giants of the tulip patch! Toyota - vibrant hot pink with delicate white edges. Smashingly gorgeous.
Along with the tulips, our daffodils are emerging. Sir Winston Churchill, Misty Glen and Chromacolor. White with pale yellow, white with white center and white with orange. I simply can not wait for these guys to bloom and spring to have arrived!
These flowers look too perfect to be real, Ranunculus! Planted out as corms this fall, our ranunculus are thriving and healthy, growing essential roots to support the lush blossom that will grace us this spring. Amandine cream, La Belle Gold and La Belle Pink are our selections this year.
Also planted out as corms this fall, Anemones! De Caen Mix. These poppy-like flowers are a mixture of vibrant reds, blues, purples, yellows and whites.
Oh Snap! Snapdragons, getting tall and already time for me to pinch them back. Amazing how quickly these little ladies shot up. They are enjoying our mild Louisiana winter and will bloom in the spring. We are growing two varieties of snaps this year - Madam Butterfly and Potomac.
And then there's BLUE. Hyacinth, in shades of blue. Oh how I love true blue flowers. Getting plump and happy, moving right along and on target to bloom early spring.
I enjoyed sharing with you the progress of some of our spring crops. We have many more out there doing equally as well. I'll save for another post and will continue to post our crop updates. Be sure to check out our Spring Subscriptions so you too, can enjoy five weeks of generously portioned bundles of blooms this spring.
Until next time,
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.