Michigan Flower Farm Newsletter
It's peony season!
Well, what a season! Winter was long, spring was short, to near nonexistent. The ground was still froze late into the year, now the heat has made it a bit tough to get all our sensitive little seedlings in the ground.
But... we're getting caught up and next week it seems the weather might leave it's chronic schizophrenic state! Just somewhere around 3500 seedlings left to go, a few hundred dahlias, and our somewhat endless succession sowing. We've planted out 12,575 seedlings, roughly 900 dahlias, 1200 sunflowers and misc this and that. So not too bad at all for a challenging year!
Blooms are exploding! We're leaving tulip season, just as we're entering peony season, with lots of additional beauties coming in.
Carmen was back early this season and such a blessing! She has graduated from MSU and ready to also start her own farm this year. Congratulations!
We've hired a new man, Lee. Lee can fix about anything, is the only person I know who can seriously outwork Carmen and I, and is pleasant to be around! We all work well together, even when we're burnt out, filthy, sweaty, stinky, and out and out cranky. That says a lot! Like Carmen, Lee has a good work ethic, can see what needs doing and just do it. What a great crew I have this year!
Another blessing came into my life - a small tractor with a loader my wonderful hubby found for us. We've a monster tractor Pat uses to put up hay, but it's just too big to be practical in our flower fields. This will sure help with mulch, compost and a million other tasks.
The studio is coming along, Jerid got the computer and printer set up for me. Once we get planting done, catch our breaths, we'll open one day a week to our floral designers.
A lot of exciting, good, changes and we're sure looking forward to the season!
To our wedding couples- Please don't forget to schedule your wedding date as early as possible. We've still got some openings through the season, but are filling up fast. Wedding and Event Information can be found here. Thanks!
Printable Price List ~ Prices change throughout the season, but not dramatically. This list will help you to plan your floral budget.
What Blooms When ~ This is a printable PDF of tentative bloom times for most of the flowers we grow. Please be aware that many things determine bloom times and you should always contact us in advance, as this is by no means a guarantee of what will be in bloom.
Florist and Floral Designers ~ For those who don't wish to D.Y.I., this is a list of extremely talented florists and floral designers who work with our flowers. You are also free to use your own florist or floral designer.
Until next newsletter, take care and God bless ~ Michigan Flower Farm