This Week on the Farm: Week 7 Mother's Day Madness

_DSC0356 The week of Mother's Day is our peak week for flowers.  All season long I've been planning and planting to have the highest volume of flowers blooming for all the mammas out there!  We sent buckets and buckets of bouquets to the Union Street Farmer's Market  Wednesday.  I'm so glad we took a moment to snap a photo of  them with the crew.

The first of the marigolds began blooming in earnest this week.  These flowers take me back to my mom's garden growing up.  She always had them planted around the edges of her tomato beds and I would stroll through them enjoying their distinct scent.  I  took the luxury of collecting some for petals this week and we had a blast scattering them.  There's nothing quite like being showered with petals falling from the sky.

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Friday I prepared bouquets for the Haile Village Farmer's Market Mother's Day Event until midnight and still couldn't finish all the arrangements!  I spent the first two hours of market making bouquets until every last stem was gone!

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This weekend I was so tickled to receive phone calls from California,  New York, and France from sons and daughters wanting to send their moms in Gainesville locally grown flowers!  This is a new service we are offering for the first time this season and it was a treat for me to be able to deliver a special little bouquet of love on their behalf.  Across the country, business like Farm Girl Flowers in San Francisco and Local Color Flowers in Baltimore are offering people a way to send beautiful locally grown flowers.  We're tickled folks are interested in supporting this growing part of our local flower business right here in Gainesville.

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I am so thrilled to be teaming up with Robyn Moore of Small World Greenery to lead our first collaborative Summer Floral Design Workshop next Saturday May 16th at the farm!  This is sure to be an enchanted evening as we provide limitless buckets of stems and a unique vessel to create a stunning centerpiece to take home.  More details can be found here. Hope you can join us!

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