It’s been an emotional ride. We were just short of devastated by flooding rains all of September. But, we also had particularly kind and enthusiastic florists and wedding couples this fall. I’m so grateful to each of our customers for their dedication to our farm!
Now that we’re past the hurricane, I’m remembering how truly great this season has been despite the weather stress.
One big success this fall was our eucalyptus field (above), we’ll plant even more next season!
We also enjoyed our best lisianthus year ever (above), and first crop of smokebush (the dark foliage on the right below), which smells like a wood stove when we cut it. Yum!
Our team this year has been ROCKING. Peter, Courtney, Sam, Nancy, Jess, Ben, and our fairy godpartners Jascha and Spencer, trudged through mud for days to get flowers harvested and off to their homes in bouquets and vases.
And our tunnel build team (you know who you are!) worked every sunny weekend on our new greenhouse, giving me heart when things got frustrating and helping me take the whole thing a little less seriously.
More and more, I think- what would this farm be without the beautiful souls who give it love? Our team, our customers, our neighbors and friends- they breathe more life into this farm than I ever could alone.
Thank you, friends!
I wish you all a little time outside on this beautiful October week!