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The seeds are sown!

Updated: Apr 29

The first seeds for Farmhouse Flowers are sown!


It was difficult to decide which flowers and varieties to sow for my first year, as there are so many beauties to choose from. I placed a handful of orders from a few different sources, many of which I have been using to source vegetable seeds from for years. My choices were based on the following:

  • Flowers that I really love and enjoy growing

  • Flowers that create beautiful airy sprays

  • Flowers that provide a big, stunning focal point for the bouquet

  • Flowers that fill the bouquet with different colour, shape and texture

  • Flowers that are classics or favourites to many

The act of planting a seed brings me great peace and joy. A seed is like a child... all it needs is a whole lot of patience, nurturing and tending to and from there it will slowly grow and blossom. Soon enough, that tiny seed will be absolutely laden with lush leaves, stunning flowers or nutritious food to feed a family. A seed is a gift. It is life. It provides so much abundance and nourishment to our lives. It creates so much life that it can cycle nutrients and fertility back into the soil from which it came. A simple seed encompasses so much complexity. Whenever I think about how much goodness and greatness it holds, it never ceases to astound me.


For anyone who is interested in what will be flowering come spring and summer, here is a list of my order. A lot of these have already been sown, so by early spring you will have the pleasure of enjoying the very first Farmhouse Flower blooms!


These will be the first blooms for early spring bouquets:


  • Anemone

  • Baby's Breath

  • Cornflower

  • False Queen Anne's Lace

  • German Chamomile

  • Larkspur

  • Nigella

  • Poppy

  • Ranunculus

  • Sea Holy

  • Snapdragon

  • Stock

  • Sweet Pea


Here is a list of my full order:


Seeds:

  • Aster (Giants of California,Tall China)

  • Baby's Breath (Covent Garden)

  • Bells of Ireland

  • Celosia (Flamingo Feather)

  • Cosmos (Pinkie, Yellow Garden, Tall Sensation, Bright Lights)

  • Cornflower (Tomb Thumb Mix, Miracle Blue)

  • Crysanthemum (Pure White, Golden Yellow)

  • False Queen Annes Lace

  • Feverfew (Snowball)

  • German Chamomile

  • Globe Amaranth (Tall Rose)

  • Larkspur (Imperial Choice)

  • Nigella (Miss Jekkyl White, Miss Jekyll Blue)

  • Rudbeckia (Gloriosa Daisies Mixed)

  • Sea Holy (Deep Blue)

  • Snapdragon (Tetra Mix)

  • Stock (Giant Column Miracle Blue, Giant Column Pacific Crimson, Giant Column White Christmas)

  • Poppy (Angels Choir, Icelandic)

  • Sunflowers (Van Gogh's Landscape, Double Dazzler, Radiance)

  • Sweet Pea (Miss Willmott, Flora Norton, Mammoth White)

  • Yarrow

  • Zinnia (Lilliput Salmon, Purple Prince, Violet Queen, Scabiosa, Polar Bear White)

Bulbs:

  • Anemones (Mixed)

  • Ranunculus (Mixed, Crema, Rosa Chiaro, Rosso and Salmone)

  • Tulips (Sky High Scarlet, Big Smile, Foxtrot double tulip)



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