That’s a wrap on the summer flowers of 2021! I cut thousands of stems over the season in spite of making SO many mistakes. The 2021 flower season began for me in January when I seeded my first lisianthus. I waited for those things to germinate for a month, then tossed the seed tray aside…
What’s Growing on the Farm?
Our first year growing cut flowers! This is a dream come true, spending the day digging in the soil surrounded by blooms. I went a little crazy during the cold COVID winter months looking at seeds to buy.
UPDATE: We are out of summer flowers! Planting more now (September) and will post here when they are available again!
We currently deliver weekly bouquets to several Southern Maryland local businesses, and have set up buckets of fresh flowers for sale at the following locations:
- Spice Studio, Leonardtown
- No Thyme to Cook, Solomon’s Island
- Port of Leonardtown, Leonardtown (coming soon)
Market Bouquets and Mason Jar Bouquets can be ordered ahead in our Farm Store
We are currently germinating and growing the following in our greenhouse, and in the field:
|Bells of Ireland||Persian Cress|
|Lily of the Valley|
The vines are in! After two years of soil prep and nematode eradication, we planted 500 baby grape vines in the spring of 2021.
- Chardonel (White)
- Arandell (Red) A new hybrid that is designed for flavor and disease resistance
Our test field of lavender is in and growing! In Spring and Summer 2021 we planted over 500 lavender plugs that have done very well, and will be blooming next year from late May through July.
The varieties that thrive this year will be propagated over the winter, and planted en masse the spring of 2022.
Varieties we are testing this summer include:
- Richard Gray
- Gross Bleu
The bee hives on our farm are belong to The Birds & Bees Apiary, our local bee experts! Happy, healthy, sustainable bees is their motto. They are committed to producing healthy, quality bees and teaching others to do the same.