Zinnia Rainbow

Ok, how fun is this?!?!?!

We trimmed back the first blooming of zinnias in order to encourage longer stems and more growth, and I couldn’t just let the deadheads languish in the field.

After I took the photograph, there was nothing left to do but sweep the flowers into a bucket and toss them in the compost. I felt like a Tibetan monk with her sand mandala, grateful for the experience of having made it.



Morning Field Walk

The 7am sun was glowing off the undersides of the tree leaves when I pulled into the farm the other morning. Before Clara and I met up for our daily check-in, I took a tour with the lower field with my camera. This is what I found…

Rudbeckia reaching for a morning stretch…

Delphinium yawning open…


Dianthus shaking off the dew…


Snapdragons shaking out their skirts…


Bugs rousing in the false Queen Anne’s Lace…


And sunflowers throwing back their drapes.

Good morning, flower farm. 



Larkspur

Larkspur surprised me. It’s not as showy as the ranunculus or the peonies, but this flower is something special. The petals are papery and dry, loaded with texture and detail. And they dry well, too! We love it.


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