Sunday, July 27, 2008

Flowers for Sale

We're not called Thousand Flower Farm for nothing. When we first started growing flowers back in the late 80's we grew mostly statice and other everlasting for drying. We sold them mainly as dried flower wreaths made up of thousands of flowers. I was reminded of the medieval tapestry technique of weaving a background of small flowers called Mille Fleur and called the farm after that. Today we sell only fresh cut flowers but still grow a lot of statice for sale to customers to dry themselves. I sell it at market and also at a flower stand at the end of our driveway.

I love trying new flowers and the bucket of flowers above is a new to me variety of godetia in a gorgeous salmon color.
At market on last Saturday I had bunches of ornamental amaranth, sunflowers, the lovely godetia, my first dahlias and more.

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