It’s summer in the fields

When I see the dahlias in their protected houses slow down production to survive a few weeks of intense heat and the fields counter by bursting into rich textured color, I know we have arrived — it’s summer.  Wearing our gas masks we harvested all day to fill the flower truck.  Then by evening time we plugged it into its electrical outlet and smelled sweet goodness as the flowers cooled down.  There’s hope and abundance after all.

Amaranth, upright purple plume

Amaranthus “love lies bleeding”, Green Tassels

Amaranthus Love Lies Bleeding, red tassels

Ammi Daucus or lace flower (false Queen Anne’s Lace)

Annabelle hydrangea, turned green & hardy

blackberry fruit (brilliant red)

bright orange mini French marigolds, feathery foliage & long stems (sweet!)

Café au Lait dahlias (some)

Celosia Plumosa (feathery plumes, rich colors in straight or mixed bunches)

cockscomb celosia (rich burgundy velvet)

Dahlias (color availability varies)

Dark bronze sunflowers

dried flowers, 2018 crop

Dusty miller

Echinacea pods

eucalyptus – fresh & scented

feather fern, petite & hardy

feathery marigold foliage

flowering fennel (the best scent!)

Foxgloves, New Crop

fresh lavender

frosted explosion grass

Globe Amaranth, red (Gomphrena)

Gypsy Dianthus (bright fuchsia)

Helenium (“Helen’s Flower”)

Hydrangea Greens

Hydrangea macrocephalia, pink blossoms turning color

Hydrangea paniculata Limelight (strong stems, beautiful white cone shaped blooms)

Lime Rose zinnia (shades of rich pink, lime and peach, medium sized blooms)

Lisianthus (purple, white, pink/mauve, cream, mixed colors)

Madame Butterfly snapdragons

Marigolds, African (orange & gold)

miniature zinnias, like colorful candy!

Northern Sea Oats Grass (lovely green “rattles”)

pastel mix cottage yarrow

raspberry foliage

Red Shuttle Flower (Leicesteria)

Ribbon Grass

Scabiosa fama, periwinkle blue

scabiosa pods

seasonal wildflower style market bouquets, certified organic & 100% locally grown!

Spirea Foliage

statice sinuata (beautiful pastels & brights, mixed or separate colors)

Strawflowers

succulent blossoms – cut to order

succulent plants in 4″ pots, certified organic

Sweet William (mixed shades of pink, light & dark)

tansy (scented yellow button filler on a long stem)

Veronica, lavender-blue

wild bear grass

Zinnia – all the colors of summer