frost, winds and the end of our 2018 season

Dear loyal flower friends,
 
The trusty flower truck is on the road this week with the last of our 2018 crops.  We will continue to harvest through the end of this week.
 
Our Medford greenhouses are still producing beautiful flowers and greens safely tucked under cover.  Our Phoenix field is high enough to escape early frosts, here we grow most of our trees and perennial shrubs which are still productive.  However, our largest flower field sits low along the banks of the Bear Creek in north Ashland.  It was hit hard by this weekend’s frost and punishing dry winds, so the bounty is over.
It may sound strange, but I find this season of senescence among the most beautiful to witness.  It’s as if nature were in a deep sigh (so are we).  Starting next week we’ll be tucking all the fields to rest for the winter months, hoping for rains to feed the soil and heal the trees from weeks of summer smoke, repairing broken parts and equipment —  then soon enough we’ll be planning and planting for 2019!
 
Our flower farm exists only because you choose to support fresh flowers which are seasonal and grown right here.  With all my heart I give thanks and again thanks and wish you well till we meet again.
Joan 🌸
Availability:

African marigolds – orange, gold or mixed colors

amaranths (purple & some red hanging)

Ammi Daucus or lace flower (Black Knight mix)

bright orange mini French marigolds

Broom Corn

cardoon foliage

Celosia Plumosa (feathery plumes)

coxscomb celosia

Dahlias

dried flowers, 2018 crop

Dusty miller (broad leaf and lacy leaf)

eucalyptus – very fresh, cut garland style or florist length

garden roses (small fall crop)

Gourds, Ornamental all colors and shapes

gypsy dianthus, fall crop

Hydrangea Greens, turning color

Lisianthus (few)

Ninebark, chocolate foliage – hardy, long lasting

Northern Sea Oats Grass

ornamental peppers

raspberry fruit, fall crop

Red Twig Dogwood

Rose Hips, coffee bean

rosemary, beautifully green and tall

Scabiosa fama blue (some)

scabiosa pods

seeded eucalyptus – cut to order

statice sinuata (pastels & brights, mixed or single colors)

Strawflowers

succulent blossoms – cut to order

sunflower hearts

viburnum foliage, lovely fall coloring

white ornamental pumpkin-shaped gourds

succulent plants in 4″ pots, certified organic