Abundance is all around. Everywhere I turn there are flowers budding and waiting to be picked. Chris and I have been in a dead run trying to keep up. In addition to harvesting non stop we’re trying to wrap up a couple of big construction projects, revamping the flower studio and building a equipment shed. I had hoped to be able to unveil both today but as construction goes, they are way behind schedule. Next week hopefully.
The first dahlias went into the hoop house. I prefer to grow the dinner plate varieties undercover because we get much earlier blooms and the flower quality is so much nicer when they aren’t being battered by the weather. I spotted the first little sprout emerging from the soil this morning! My goal is to have them flowering in time for wedding season, which starts in early June.
We’ve received numerous questions about when dahlia tubers will be shipping. Since much of the country is still frozen, we won’t be shipping until mid April. There is just too much risk sending them out early. Thank you for your patience.
The Ranunculus are kicking into gear. Thank goodness the weather is overcast because it’s slowing them down a little. Once the sun returns we will be drowning in these incredible beauties. This is the La Bella ‘Pink Picotee’ mix and all of these unique variations are included. Pretty stunning, huh?
We’ve been working on taking the last of the photos for the winter section of the book. So strange to be trying to recreate winter while all of the magnolias are blooming in the yard! These amazing amaryllis were center stage this week. I can’t believe it’s only now that I’ve discovered the magic of these blooms.
How about you? What’s been happening in your corner of the world this week?