I woke up and realized we have exactly 13 weeks left of the local flower season!? Somehow that seems too short.
Which means...this week is your last opportunity to snag our lowest price for our weekly, seasonal bouquets made from 100% locally grown flowers!
Sign up by this Friday, 9/1, at 2pm to begin a Remaining Season / Weekly subscription at $60/week.
Fall is a truly fabulous time for flowers - we have loads more unique varieties of Sunflowers, Dahlias, Marigolds, Heirloom Mums and more to savor. The crescendo of our local flower season really begins in August, and hits its pinnacle in late Sept. Fall flowers continue blooming through early to mid-October (whenever a hard frost hits a given farm) and then a much reduced number of specific flowers will bloom through November.
Dahlia, 'Bahama Mama'
The inspiration for our “Seasonal Flower Project” were the many years I spent as a flower grower. I learned to grow flowers in California in ’08 - ‘09, then returned to the east coast where I had to re-adapt to a much different growing climate. Through trial and error, I tested many of the cut flower varieties I had been trained on, and came to discover which thrived in my climate and which did not. Eight seasons later, I had developed a playbook of flowers that did well in spring, summer or fall – or sometimes two or three of those.
Mixed heirloom Sunflowers
Many of the flowers I learned to grow– Ageratum, Scabiosa, Celosia, Stock, Tithonia (to name a few) – were flowers I had never known about. Others I knew from my mother’s garden: Zinnias, Sunflowers, Marigolds, Mums (mostly from our front steps). However, I had never known Zinnias could come in an antiqued pink/green, or that there were rusty red Sunflowers, or creamy white Marigolds. The galaxy of heirloom Mum varieties is dizzying.
The fun of our subscription program is (hopefully) delighting members with new flowers – or new varieties of familiar flowers. This fall, you can expect to see some familiar flowers and also some new ones. Here are some more of my favorite photos from fall flower season over the past few years.
Sophie Bromberg with a giant bunch of Celosia 'Fruit Punch'
Heirloom Mum 'Peach Centerpiece'
We hope you join us for a fall subscription – whether for 13, 12, 8 or 4 weeks!
With love + flowers,