A Season in Blooms

Meet your Farmer Florist

Benchpressing bouquets. flowers Uplift me. I love growing and designing bouquets from field to vase.

I love sharing how flowers inspire me at our farm and have inspired, delighted, confounded, forgiven, and wowed us through the ages. We just starting to seed our flowers and wake up the farm and we would love to share our blooms with you!

Please contact me if you are interested in flowers from our farm for your wedding day, through our Flower CSA program, or just because.

I left the non-profit world and joined the merry farm band in 2007 and have steadfastly grown and carved my niche as resident Farmer Florist and Fruit Forester. I never anticipated my farm focus would embrace so many F-words! Ask me if I set out to be a farmer, I would give you a smile and a blank stare. My mother would tell you I wanted to be a surgeon in New York City. Instead, I've settled on a different sort of health care provider role. I can't deny my agrarian roots and have spent many a childhood hour 'dead-heading the zinnias' watching ants pollinate peony petals, pulling weeds and singing songs about picking potato beetles with my sister. I guess this stuck as I went on to dig miles of holes surveying soils in Alaska, plant thousands of fruit trees and native plants from the NW to the Midwest, direct and manage NGO's, and help teach/collaborate with other women farmers in Wisconsin and throughout the world. I've since settled into a life of growing from my roots and enjoy the beauty, balance, and peak expression I find in working with fresh flowers I have a hand in growing.

Why Flowers on a Vegetable Farm?

Flowers and herbs paint the farm landscape, bringing both beauty and balance while serving a variety of ecological functions on our farm- as food for our honeybees and native pollinator friends, as pest managers and companion plants, to illuminate the landscape with color and beauty, and to provide for a diversity of culinary and medicinal uses on our farm.

A Season in Blooms

October 2016 Flower Viewpoints

September 2016 Flower Viewpoints


August 2016 Flower Viewpoints


July, 2016 Flower Viewpoints

June 2016 Flower Viewpoints

Larkspurs Lining the Flower Field Edges at the FArm. Photo by Rob McClure

Larkspurs Lining the Flower Field Edges at the FArm. Photo by Rob McClure

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February 2016 Flower Field Notes:  Embracing F-words at the start of the 2016 season...

2015 - A Season in Blooms

A Spring mix of lilacs and tulips for our CSA

A Spring mix of lilacs and tulips for our CSA

 
Early Summer lily Magic

Early Summer lily Magic

 
Late Summer Zinnia Transformation

Late Summer Zinnia Transformation

 
Fall Dahlia delights

Fall Dahlia delights

 
Fall Frost, Flower Dormancy

Fall Frost, Flower Dormancy