It's finally fall and the abundant world of flowers we enjoyed for the past few months has disappeared. Now is when most gardeners give a huge sigh of relief and put the garden to bed for the winter. I'm learning that flower farming is about thinking two months or more in advance. So this means I'm busy starting seeds, ordering and planting bulbs, clearing beds and amending them with compost. Getting ready for next season begins now, when the leaves are barely on the trees and winter's chill hasn't yet set in. The colder months are a great time to clean, organize, order and plan.
Right now is the time to plant tulips, daffodils and other spring blooming bulbs, indoors and out! While I may not have a greenhouse to grow plants in this winter, I'll have the luxury of potted bulbs like paperwhites, tulips, hyacinths and daffodils to cheer the gloom of mid-winter. Some folks don't like the smell of paperwhites, so this year I'm growing a couple of different varieties than the usual 'Ziva': 'Erlicheer' and 'Golden Dawn'. I'll keep you posted on this project as it unfolds!
Join me often in this space to experience the seasonal flow of Nature; definitely how flowers were meant to be enjoyed!