Even though the flower fields and greenhouses are finally asleep for the winter, the farm is still humming with activity. It’s been a bit of a messy mad dash to get our little shop/studio space all fixed up before we start selling our seeds and dahlias next week. The walls now have a fresh new coat of white paint and Chris has been busy building new worktables and custom storage cabinets to organize all the pretty little packets of Floret Seeds. (Learn more of the back story of why we created Floret Seeds here). There’s still a lot to do, but we have made great progress and will open the virtual doors to our online Shop at 10am PST on Monday January 9th!
On the tech front, we have been promised that the server issue that plagued us during last month’s dahlia launch has been fully resolved. We are now the proud owners of a P4 server, which if you don’t speak tech, is code for a very powerful server. I’m still in a bit of a shock over how much traffic our site receives. But it just goes to show how powerful flowers really are.
In order to make sure that everyone has a chance to get some of our dahlia tubers, we will be limiting quantities on the specialty varieties that we have less of on opening day. Don’t worry, we have many thousands of tubers available, over triple what we offered last year. As a reminder, dahlias do not ship out until early April in order to protect them from cold damage in transit. Sadly we cannot accommodate early shipping.
January is filled with dreams, plans and hopes for the new year to come. It is one of my favorite months of the year. Over the coming weeks, I will be sharing a bit of my personal goal setting and farm planning process over on the blog. In the meantime, if you didn’t catch my webinar interview with Lara Casey about cultivating what matters in both life and business, you can re-watch it here.