As we roll into 2014 with great gusto, I am trying to stay on top of my new years resolutions, one being to consistently blog, but as you can see from the awkward gap between posts, it’s been a little rocky so far. Building a new habit is always a bit tricky but once I’ve run through the process successfully a few times, it gets a lot easier. I trust it will be the same with all of this.
The first order of business is to transform this little old blog into a thriving resource center for all things flower. A place to get your questions answered, see examples of varieties you might want to grow or use, a place to explore new techniques, meet floral designers who are using local product in ways that will blow your mind, see other small flower operations around the world, win awesome prizes, get a behind the scenes look at life on a bustling flower farm and so much more.
It’s a tall order I know, but one that’s been on my mind and heart for a very long time. 2014 is the year I’m digging in and giving it a serious go!
Second, our farm newsletter ( yes, the one I’ve only sent out a few scattered times! ) is getting some major love too. In it I’ll be shining the spotlight on a fantastic flower variety each month of the year and will share the little tips and tricks necessary to get the most out of vase life and flower storage.
On the roster so far are anemones, ranunculus, lilacs, peonies, garden roses, dahlias and mums. There will also be flower arranging how-to’s, announcements and early heads up on workshops and classes for the coming season.
If you’re not already signed up, you can do so HERE.
Starting tomorrow the first “official” weekly column for the blog titled Flower Focus will begin. Depending on how much info is needed, each variety might span multiple posts like the sweet peas or just require one.
There are other new columns just around the corner as well and my hope is that they’ll get you just as fired up about local flowers as I am.
A huge thank you for all of your enthusiastic emails, great comments and abundant post shares. It’s been quite overwhelming indeed.
I’m so excited about what we’re going to learn together in the coming year. Happy 2014!