We’ve had another busy couple weeks filled with flowers, a big magazine photo shoot, some special guests and another exciting round of interviews for our new shop and farm manager positions.
I spent some quiet time in the garden selecting new dahlia varieties from our breeding program and making up some summery bouquets.
This week’s #AYearInFlowers bouquet includes: phlox, hydrangeas, mignonette, cosmos, Queen Anne’s lace, larkspur and sweet sultan.
The goal of the #AYearInFlowers project is to highlight what’s blooming in gardens across the globe each week.
How to participate in #AYearInFlowers
Take a photo of flowers that currently are in season in your area, whether it is a fistful of flowers from your backyard or a bouquet from your local farmers market.
On Instagram, upload your photo and tag it with #AYearInFlowers;
On Facebook, upload your photo as a comment under my weekly post.
In your photo caption, please share what flowers are featured (if you know them) along with your location and date. Bonus points for listing your USDA hardiness zone and week number (i.e. #week30flowers)
Here are a few submissions posted over the past two weeks:
In Spokane, Washington:
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This weeks bouquet subscription at @canopycreditunion featured two of my favorite cosmos varieties: daydream and cupcake blush 😍 Not to mention larkspur “misty lavender” and phlox “blushing bride” #spokane #spokanesmallbusiness #spokaneflorist #grownnotflown #seasonalfloweralliance #ayearinflowers #spokanegarden #week30flowers #growfloret #floretseeds #cutflowergarden
In Rice Lake, Wisconsin:
In Delta, British Colombia:
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We absolutely love the colors of our summer yarrow. They’re so colorful but have pastel tones…oh be still our hearts! While yarrow is great in floral arrangements, they also have medicinal properties and have been used for many other cool things. ——— #yarrow #coolproperties #canadiangrownflowers #locallygrownflowers #grownnotflown #ayearinflowers #socool #summerpastels #instaflowers #iloveflowers
In Grass Valley, California:
In Talkeetna, Alaska:
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In South Wales, United Kingdom:
Buckets of flowers heading out! Sweet peas, stocks, ammi majus, campanula, lavender, phlox, roses, galega, lupins, hesperis, verbena, feverfew, achillia. By: Justine Scouller
Trumansburg, New York, zone 5. Sweet peas, centauria, and lisianthus. By: Locust Acres
A note about week numbers: week numbers are commonly used in the floriculture industry and are standardized across the years. Even though we’ve been doing #AYearInFlowers posts for a while now, this is the 30th week of the year.
By using the #week30flowers hashtag on Instagram, you can sort photos by what’s in bloom this week all around the world. In addition, week numbers allow you to compare what’s blooming in your own garden from year to year.
Next week, I’ll be posting my week 31 flowers to social media. If you’re participating on Instagram, please add the #week31flowers and #AYearInFlowers hashtags to your caption. Be sure to also include your zone and where you’re located in the caption.
Thanks for playing along!