Well the leftover & customer donated pumpkins have been eaten by the goats & sheep, all the flower beds have been prepped for planting in the spring, and now it is time to start new seedlings for the 2021 season! The teeny tiny Lisianthus seeds will be the first as they take forever to grow, but the end result is pure heaven! I’m trying some new varieties this year… stay tuned to see the progress as these are one of the slowest growing flowers I know
The Evolution of a Flower Farm
At the age of two I went missing, My panicked parents found me, lying on my tummy, in the middle of a flower garden carefully inspecting the blooms. My father handed me some pansy seeds & a gardener was created. My eyes sparkled with anticipation that the tiny seed I planted would someday be a flower. As I aged I would come and go from the garden, as all youngsters do, but the scent of the sweet peas would bring me back every time. For a time I was a gardener for my profession, but college graduation brought all the changes and responsibilities it does. Marriage, kids and house; I was never without a flower garden in all of my many years. Earth is life & growing is spiritual for me. Touching the earth, supporting the dirt, growing substantially, farming is sacred work. I dreamed someday I could spend every day in my gardens.
In the middle of the pandemic, I found I NEEDED my flowers, and so I focused on my cut beds more than ever! I realized others were in need as well. So, this year I donated my stems to those who were having a tough time. To see memories on someone’s face who received a bouquet of flowers that remind them of a simpler time is priceless! Acres Abloom will continue as a flower farm for the locals of New Hampshire. A place where you can get local long lasting flowers that have been grow sustainably and with mother earth directing growth.