From horses to cows to flowers of her own, Kate from Blühen Acres Flowers is sharing her story this week. Kate has a fun story about making something for herself and some great product ideas that go beyond the standard "market bouquets". I'm sure you'll enjoy her story as much as I did! Interview with BlUHEN ACRES: What circumstances lead you to start your farm? My family and I were living in a small "town" on just three acres when our girls got into riding horses. My husband, the lifetime farmer, saw this as an opportunity to convert our garage (YE[...]
Fall planted cold hardy annuals and perennials is the best way to guarantee earlier flowers next spring.
My biggest challenge was learning the difference between gardening & flower farming. Growing for yourself you will accept flowers that you wouldn’t necessarily sell. Learning how to produce flowers that you feel comfortable selling is another thing.
If you have ever interacted with Erin, you know she’s the real deal. She’s kind, thoughtful, and has an amazing eye for design (she even does cakes!). Here’s a peak behind the scenes of her flower farm, Handpicked Homestead, in Vashon, WA. What circ[...]
It was late May and a friend and I were talking about flowers when she said, “I love my peonies, but every time I bring some flowers inside they wilt all over my table after a day.” Raise your hand if you’ve had that experience too! The secret is tha[...]