Bouquet of the Week
October 6, 2016
Wheat Celosia, Zinnias, Cockscomb, Cosmos, Ageratum
As patches of color in the woods continue to grow and expand, the colors of flowers in the field take on an unmistakable intensity. As growth slows in October, we find that the colors of our flowers become deeper and richer, as if the waning season awakens an inner light.
After the mad rush of summer, life on the farm eases up to a more leisurely pace in October. Weeds grow more slowly. The weekly planting schedule is finished. Harvesting the last few rows of annual flowers is less of a marathon. And little by little, the flower beds are covered in a banket of carefree emerald-green cover crops.
With the change of season, Kellie has taken the time to improve her golf game the past couple of weeks, and before long she'll be breaking out the easel for the beginning of her winter painting season.
Ahead of the fall fund-raising season, Tim has been working on the Annual Report for Healing the Children, a children's charity that provides free medical care for children around the world who lack access to the care they urgently need.
The renewal and diversity of seasonal changes are one of the benefits we enjoy on our Kentucky flower farm. Since we grow all of our flowers outdoors, our market season continues until the first frost in October. We'll have sunflowers, zinnias, celosias, tuberose, and more late season flowers and bouquets with us this Saturday at the Bardstown Road Farmers Market.
See you there!